Profile of CJ Hadley, founder of Range Magazine, airs on KUNR

Author: 
Rachel Hopkin
[Photograph courtesy of Jeff Ross]
 
Following on from Nevada Humanities' piece about the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering that aired on Reno Public Radio (KUNR) in February, we are delighted to now have new partnership in place with the network to bring to listeners Nevada's Hidden Stories - an occasional series which will focus on the unique people, places, and communities that make Nevada the place we call home.  
 
The latest edition of Nevada's Hidden Stories features writer, photographer, and Nevada resident, CJ Hadley, who was recently presented with a prestigious Wrangler Award for Outstanding Poetry Book from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma.  The award honored the latest book from Range Magazine, which Hadley founded, edits, and publishes.  It's called Brushstrokes and Balladeers: Painters and Poets of the American West
 
I actually met CJ Hadley for the first time at the aforementioned Cowboy Poetry Gathering where she was collecting material for Range. The publication is - according to its website - “devoted to the issues that threaten the West.”  I’m always interested to find out more about foreigners who love America as much as I do, and was particularly intrigued when I learned that the person behind Range was an Englishwoman from an industrial Midlands town, so I decided to pay a visit to her home in Washoe Valley to find out more about her and her personal beliefs and motivations.  
 
Here is the piece that resulted: