Month: June 30, 2012

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Electric finale set for Pecos

For the second straight weekend, I’m working from the cool confines of my home in northwest Missouri, but my mind’s 1,000 miles away in west Texas. The West of the Pecos Rodeo is where hundreds of cowboys and cowgirls kicked off their 2012 Cowboy Christmas. Tonight will feature the final performance in Pecos, and some[...]
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Gala to support Western Wishes

The “8 Seconds to Glory” gala is more than a reunion for the 1992 movie “8 Seconds.” The celebration is a benefit to Western Wishes, which was founded in 1994 by Donnalyn Quintana. The gala will take place at the Little America Event Center Grand Ballroom on July 21 in Cheyenne, Wyo., coinciding with the[...]
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The inferno continues to breath

Far removed from the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains, it’s sometimes difficult for me to be in touch with the news touching Colorado. That’s not the case right now. The wildfires that are scorching the beautiful landscape have made national news. Destination locales for vacationers have been blackened and charred. And now, the breathing[...]
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Ridin’ for the spurs

It’s almost time for the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo short go-round, which features the top 12 contestants (and teams) from the preliminary rounds in the western Nevada city. Tonight’s field is filled with world champions and regular qualifiers to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Payouts have been made in each of the first two go-rounds, so[...]
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