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Baxter Black: Sometimes you ask yourself ‘why?’

Jeff needed a workin’ pen for his little herd of cows. He decided all he needed was some panels and a head gate. He rounded up some 16-foot panels of continuous fence, a metal head gate and two 8-foot posts.

Baxter Black: Stupid is as stupid does

In the movie Forrest Gump, the hero is a nice man with a low IQ, whose simplistic reasoning usually made sense. His response to anyone who called him stupid was to say, “Stupid is as stupid does.”

From Pipi’s Pasture: A cow named 'Ucky'

This summer, I’m helping two mother cows feed their calves — at least for a while. The calves are nursing on their moms; the cows are nurturing their calves, but I’m not sure just how much milk the babies are getting.

Baxter Black: The roto tiller saga

It all started because Jo wanted a small lawn behind the house. Tom encouraged her. Tom’s friend offered to lend them his heavy duty, magnum, HumVee version of a tiller.

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Moffat County Cattlewomen offer gift to parents of Father’s Day baby

The Moffat County Cattlewomen recently provided a unique gift to local parents in honor of Father’s Day.

Baxter Black: Man against beast

Man against beast is a theme in many a story, from days of yore to 21st century wolves ravaging baby calves.

Conference to bring small-business owners to Craig

Small-business owners will have a chance to learn how to start up or expand their business at a Craig conference June 12 and 13. The Craig Chamber of Commerce and Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership worked together to bring the Rural Entrepreneurship Marketplace to the area. The conference is one of the goals that local leaders focused on after Downtown Colorado Inc. assessed Craig’s business community.

Baxter Black: ‘Bronc to Breakfast’ tells story of true cowboys

Bronc to Breakfast is my favorite Charlie Russell painting. The scene represents the typical roundup out west. In the foreground is a campfire with cooking pots and pans on the fire or hanging from the cross bar. A cowboy is sitting with his plate of beans, Cookie’s in an apron standing by the chuck wagon and in the background are some cowboys by the horses on a picket line.

Friday’s Moffat County High School agriculture event offers food, student projects

MCHS Future Farmers of America team to attend national competition

The Moffat County High School agriculture program has had a great deal happening lately. The Vocational Agriculture program and the Future Farmers of America will host a project auction and plant sale at 6:30 p.m. Friday in the ag shops at MCHS.

Baxter Black: High price of food?

How should we as food producers interpret the media’s looming concern about headlines saying “Rising Food Prices Bite Budgets?” Examples given from previous 12 months’ list of percentages increases show: Ground beef, 4.9 percent; eggs, 5.7 percent; tomatoes, 6.9 percent; pork sausage, 8.7 percent; potatoes, 9.2 percent; fresh fish, 9.9 percent; and oranges, 12.2 percent.

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Driving horses through Northwest Colorado

Great American

The Sombrero Ranch Great American Horse Drive passed through Northwest Colorado on Sunday, where cowboys and cowgirls transferred 400 domesticated horses from winter pasture to spring and summer pasture.

Business Buzz: DBA to meet at Bell Tower this week

Round up of local business news in Craig and Moffat County.

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Moffat County horse drive attracts national, global attention

Activity to pass through Maybell Sunday for spectators

It’s that time of year again for Walker and the rest of the Sombrero Ranches family, when they greet a variety of guests from all kinds of locations for the Great American Horse Drive, which takes place this weekend. The drive traverses more than 60 miles across Northwest Colorado’s landscape as participants get to live the cowboy life by engaging in the transfer of 500 horses from their wintering grounds on Walker’s 50,000-acre property near Browns Park to his 18,000-acre ranch 11 miles west of Craig.

Baxter Black: The western migration invasion

The legalization of marijuana in Colorado has brought to a head a common point of contention that has happened in state after state. It is a generational change, a population shift that is the result of the inevitable roll of civilization.

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