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4H Senior Spotlight- Paiton Butterfield

Written by Paiton ButterfieldMy name is Paiton Butterfield and I have been in love with horses ever since I can remember. My cousin is the one who I am forever grateful for getting me involved with 4-H. She took me to practice even though I didn’t have a horse and I just worked the gate until ...

Tom Bennett; One-Man-Band

Written by Lacie KofordWestern Wasatch ContributorGrowing up on a farm in West Georgia, Tom Bennett packed up and decided to move out west to pursue career opportunities and better hone his skills in music and lifestyle. He had always had a fascination with the west, the wide expanse it ...

Plymouth man bringing bull competitions online

By TIM VANDENACKStandard-ExaminerCLINTON — Travis Mills had already been thinking about some sort of online means to hold bull competitions.“Then the coronavirus came out,” he said, and conditions suddenly coalesced for his proposal, <a href="https://www.outofthechute.com/" ...

Utah Farm Bureau; Farmers Feeding Utah

Written by Lacie KofordWestern Wasatch ContributorAllen Bennett, a 4th generation farm owner, is just one farmer and rancher who has been hit hard by the economic effects of the current Coronavirus pandemic. His farm, started in 1896 by his great grandfather has been passed down through ...

Ty and Gary Grant: Junior High Rodeo Association Member Spotlight

Written by Lacie KofordWestern Wasatch ContributorTy and Gary Grant are close brothers who have been partners for 5 years, and the last year in the Junior High Rodeo Association. Team roping together has created an avenue for both brothers to build a strong relationship with each other while ...

Turn Pro Jackpots Meet the Member- Tonia Davis

Written by Lacie KofordWestern Wasatch ContributorTonia Davis is a local barrel racer who is a member of the Turn Pro Jackpots Association and the Rocky Mountain Barrel Racing Association. Being a part of the two best local associations in Utah has been something Tonia is very proud of, and she ...

Utah Reined Cow Horse Association Meet the Member: Hadley Bayles

Provided by Gary Ryan BaylesEver since she could walk, Hadley Bayles has had a special connection with horses. From leading and grooming her first horse, a miniature pony named Mitzi, to practicing sliding stops on her current horse, her love for these animals runs deep. It’s no surprise that ...

Cowboy Poetry- Jagged Kidney Stone

It hit me after I got home, I’d just walked through the door When suddenly, I found myself all writhing on the floor The pain down in my abdomen was just unbearableThe next few hours of my life were indeed terrible“What could it be?” I asked myself, as sweat poured from my brow I told my ...

Teri Arnold; A Story of Trial and Triumph

Written by Lacie KofordWestern Wasatch ContributorOvercoming trials and showing triumph seems to be a common occurrence in the local community here in Utah. One such story of trial and triumph is that of Teri Arnold, the wife of Brian Arnold, Saddle Strings band lead singer. Teri’s trial ...

Cowboy Poetry- Tradin’

From as long as I remember I have had a love for things handmade.But as a broke young cowboy all I had was things to tradeSo I gathered all my tack up to start my new career.And I put it all on Facebook with the title “cowboy gear”I traded bits and saddles, spurs and reins & ...