The Last of the Hawaiian Cowboys

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Monty Richards, owner of Kahua Ranch is photographed in his living room in North Kohala, Hawaii.  "Ranches are struggling," says Richardson, who sold a large piece of his ranch to real estate developers a number of years ago and also added ATV and horseback riding adventures to his ranch's offerings. High land taxes, rising costs of shipping cattle to the mainland and changing weather patterns have all adversely affected the viability of ranching in Hawaii.