JEAN LUTTRELL. Riffey, the Last Old-Time Ranger


JEAN LUTTRELL. Riffey, the Last Old-Time Ranger. Visnu Temple Press. 152 pages; paperback, $14.95, vishnutemplepress.com.

When John Riffey was assigned to the Tuweep Ranger Station on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon in 1947, his main task was to manage grazing permits of homesteaders who ran livestock in the National Monument. By the time he died in 1980, no livestock was allowed in the Grand Canyon National Park. This is his story told by the daughter of a neighboring homesteader, who remembers Riffey and the decades of friendship.