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Guy wins $25,500 at Charlie 1 Horse Roping

June 22, 2018 — RENO, Nev. – Lari Dee Guy left no doubt about why she's the winningest female roper of all time on Thursday during BFI Week in Reno. The horse trainer and roping clinician from Abilene, Texas, won first and second in the Charlie 1 Horse All-Girl

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Smith and Johnson win $16K, first-ever Hooey Junior BFI

June 22, 2018 — RENO, Nev. – The youngest brother of world No. 1 header Clay Smith joined forces with the middle son of world champion heeler Jhett Johnson on June 20 to win the first-ever Open Hooey Junior BFI Championships in Reno by 3 full seconds. The inaugural

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The Fence Post obituary: Harry Schlagel

June 22, 2018 — Harry Schlagel, 94 Aug. 30, 1923 – May 31, 2018 Longmont, Colo. Harry Schlagel, 94, passed away peacefully at his home in Longmont, on May 31, 2018. Harry was born to Peter and Sophie (Wagner) Schlagel on Aug. 30, 1923, in Longmont. Harry's parents were

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The Fence Post obituary: John E. “Jack” Humphrey

June 22, 2018 — John E. "Jack" Humphrey, 81 March 12, 1937 – March 16, 2018 Cheyenne, Wyo. John E. "Jack" Humphrey, 81, of Cheyenne died March 16 from injuries sustained in a golf mishap at a golf course near Parker, Ariz. He was one of Wyoming's most revered

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The Fence Post obituary: Katherine Louise Renner

June 22, 2018 — Katherine Louise Renner, 73 May 27, 1944 – March 22, 2018 Bennett, Colo. On May 27, 1944, the Lord blessed our world with a very precious gift, the arrival of a sweet, ornery bundle of joy, Katherine "Kathy" Louise Renner, in Denver. She was called

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The Fence Post obituary: Jeffrey Ray Gould

June 22, 2018 — Jeffrey Ray Gould, 31 May 8, 1987 – June 2, 2018 Northern Colorado Jeffrey Ray Gould, 31, died in an automobile accident on June 2, 2018. He was born in Boulder, Colo., on May 8, 1987, to Dennis Gould and Jackie (DeSousa) Gould. Jeff was

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Events, shows and sales

June 22, 2018 — JUNE 23       Saddle Series Gymkhana, 4 p.m., Bob Walker Memorial Arena, Livestock Exchange, 28601 Hwy 34, Brush, Colo., http://www.livestockexchange.org/Bob-Walker-Memorial-Arena.html 23     Robert Guidotti Estate Massive Liquidation Auction, 9 a.m., Custer St., Cheyenne, Wyo, (307) 534 5156, mcnameebrothersauctions.com 23     Blast From the Past Auction, 10 a.m., Phillips County Event Center,

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Events, Shows and Sales

June 22, 2018 — JUNE 23 Saddle Series Gymkhana, 4 p.m., Bob Walker Memorial Arena, Livestock Exchange, 28601 Hwy 34, Brush, Colo., http://www.livestockexchange.org/Bob-Walker-Memorial-Arena.html 23 Robert Guidotti Estate Massive Liquidation Auction, 9 a.m., Custer St., Cheyenne, Wyo, (307) 534 5156, mcnameebrothersauctions.com 23 Blast From the Past Auction, 10 a.m., Phillips

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Petersen: Crystal cuddlers

June 22, 2018 — This true story took place quite a few years ago. Della, a ranch woman — then in her 80s — operated her own small ranch. She was an old-time rancher, almost entirely self-sufficient. She raised an assortment of sheep, goats, chickens, rabbits and tended an

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Sanders: Generations

June 22, 2018 — Naming generations seems to be a past time of historians. Perhaps the most known is "The Greatest Generation," a name coined by Tom Brokaw in his book of the same name. The years from 1901 through 1924 were the ones that produced the fighters of

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Yield: Birthday pennies

June 22, 2018 — Birthdays are something you can't live without. When you quit having birthdays, you're kaput. That said, however, some folks enjoy having birthdays with parties and presents. Other folks would be happy if their birthdays came and went without fanfare. All this discussion about birthdays was

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Hanks: How tough do cowboys have to be?

June 22, 2018 — How tough do cowboys have to be gentle readers? Well, Baxter Black says the toughest man he ever met was a cowboy who was bucked off and came down on a "bob" wire fence. It slit him from his crotch right up to his chin.

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Black: I know you’ll miss this man

June 22, 2018 — The Lord spoke to the heavy hearts that stood with hats in hand "Your sadness pains me deeply and I know you'll miss this man But, it's true what you've been hearing, Heaven is a real place. That's no small consolation. You should use that

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Pitts: I wish I was a cow

June 22, 2018 — Sometimes I wish I was a cow because they lose their teeth by the time they're 10 and they never have to go to the dentist. I hate to admit this but I'm afraid of dentists. I've been opened up by surgeons from stem to

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Kansas farmer outlines costly toll of overregulation

June 22, 2018 — America's farmers and ranchers are facing an economic storm. With farm income levels that have been slashed by half since 2013, a continued slump in crop prices and export markets in serious peril, the hit farmers are taking from costly regulations only intensifies the storm,

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CBO releases Senate farm bill score

June 22, 2018 — The Congressional Budget Office late Thursday released its analysis of the Senate farm bill, estimating it would cost $867 billion over 10 years. CBO makes its estimates over 10 years, even though farm bills last only five years. The analysis includes a detailed discussion of

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NAWG joins more than 638 organizations urging aenators to oppose crop insurance cuts

June 22, 2018 — WASHINGTON – Today, the National Association of Wheat Growers, along with many state wheat grower organizations, sent a letter from more than 638 organizations to the senate urging them to oppose the introduction of harmful crop insurance amendments as the farm bill moves to the

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PRCA Standings as of June 21, 2018

June 22, 2018 — June 21, 2018 All-Around 1 Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas $107,981 2 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 62,061 3 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 57,988 4 Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah 52,837 5 Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta 51,405 6 Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif. 41,268 7 Dakota Eldridge, Elko,

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Barta Livestock builds more than toys with scale-model livestock

June 22, 2018 — Zach Barta, the son of a ranch hand growing up in the Nebraska Sandhills, has always dreamed of quality livestock and, like many ag kids growing up in the '90s, spent his youth playing with 1/64th Ertl Farm Country sets. But as he grew older

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Nebraska High School rodeo results

June 22, 2018 — June 21, 2018 Barebacks 1. Trey Seevers 2. Gauge McBride 3. Jared Schultis Barrel Racing 1. Bailey Witt 2. Lexie Lowery 3. Sydney Adamson 4. Reece Stanley Saddle Bronc 1. Sage Miller 2. Gus Franzen 3. Trey Seevers 4. Garrett Long Breakaway 1. Emily Knust

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