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Empty Saddles: Peter Mark Bruised Head

Pete Bruised Head on Blue Yonder, Taber Rodeo, 1969. Photo by Fred Kobsted. 1936 — 2017 Peter Bruised Head passed away in Lethbridge on Feb. 21, 2017, at the age of 80 years. Pete competed in the arena in the bareback, saddle bronc, bull riding, steer wrestling and...

Feds to Release Bison in Popular Riding Area

The bison herd in 71,000-acre (288-sq-km) Custer State Park, Black Hills, S.D., are rounded up (except the bulls; too dangerous) each year to brand (S on LS), vaccinate, preg check and to cull about 200 head, which are sold at auction. In 1914, some 36...

Giving Back

The Kispiox Valley Rodeo poster, created by internationally renowned B.C. artist, Roy Henry Vickers. The saddle bronc rider is Dan Black on Bearman at Merritt; bareback rider is Jim Peterson on Gitksan Gal at Kispiox; Kaleigh Allen on her barrel horse at Kispiox; Wade McNolty...

No New Bovine TB Cases

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) announced in February that there haven’t been any new confirmed cases of bovine tuberculosis in the past month. However, there will likely be no release of the quarantine until possibly the fall. The CFIA slaughtered all the mature cattle (about 28,000 head) from the...