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Weber County Fair Showmanship Champions

<strong>Grand Champion Hog Senior Showmanship:</strong> Gavin Douglas<strong>Reserve Champion Hog Senior Showmanship:</strong> Ty Campbell<strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Champion Hog Intermediate ...

Little girl dreams of glitz and glamour realized as Utah HS Rodeo Queen

Written by Lacie KofordWestern Wasatch ContributorDalli Holyoak has been surrounded by glitz, glamour, and the prestige that comes with rodeo queening for half of her life. At only 8 years old she found inspiration from her parents and grandparents to become involved in rodeo and more ...

Youth rodeo spotlight, Bailey Douglas

Written by Lacie KofordWestern Wasatch ContributorAt only 9 years old, Bailey Douglas has already experienced the thrill of winning multiple competitions and titles in her budding rodeo career. Beginning at only 18 months old, she began riding, and entered her first rodeo at the age of 3. At ...

Judging the judge?

I got a phone call the other day from a ‘concerned parent’. She had taken her daughter to a 4-H horse show (and they have been few and far between this year) and was extremely unhappy with one of the judges. In 4-H, the shows run on a ‘Danish’ system of judging which means for each ...

Hat history

Written by Tod BellRockin' B Hats ownerThe original variation of the cowboy hat dates back to the early 13th century when Mongolian horsemen preferred a wide brimmed tall crown hat. Although no one is really sure when the hat we now know as the cowboy hat received its name, John Batterson ...

Water turn, a blessing and a curse?

Water turn may just be the blessing and the curse to cowboys of this valley. Many times have I seen a friend stop by, and every time it’s the same! You ask if they’ll get comfortable and say “would you sit a while?” And the reply is always the same... “I’d love to, but it’s my ...

The leather jacket, a western staple

Leather is just one of these staples in western! Leather has been used for the western lifestyle for so long and in many ways, saddles, chaps, bridles and especially clothing. It has been most specifically used in outerwear. Now Leather is also a western fashion statement. Everyone needs to ...

When the quarry is down, the real work begins

It took my brother Chet and me thirteen years to harvest our first Wapiti. Back in those days in the area we hunted, you were more likely to come across a camel than a bull elk!We spotted a small herd with a satellite bull mid-morning. We moved swiftly to get into position. Our hearts were ...

Five for five at seventy five

Written by Dave GroverSo You think you want to go moose hunting?I had committed to this hunt in early February close to my 75th birthday. I knew that if I didn’t go this year, that I would most likely not have the opportunity again. That being said, I spent the next eight months trying to ...

Utah triumphs again at the Silver State International Rodeo

Written by Lacie KofordWestern Wasatch ContributorSilver State International Rodeo Queen, Emma Howell, just recently started her reign for the 2020-2021 year this past July, however, this achievement wasn’t always something Emma thought she would always be a part of. As a child, she tried a ...