Take Care of Yer Friends

By Baxter Black, DVM Friend is a word that I don’t throw aroundThough it’s used and abused, I still like the sound.I save it for people who’ve done right by meAnd I know I can count on if ever need be. Some of my friends drive big limousinesOwn ranches and banks and visit with queens.And …

Ranching in the West ~ Willsies of the West Country

Alberta’s Trailblazing Ranchers ~ By Dianne Finstad People with a sense of adventure love to visit the West Country of central Alberta’s Parkland. But the real adventurers were those who came to the region when it was truly untamed and stayed to carve out a place and build a family legacy. George Albert Willsie was …

Trailblazers ~ Hank Snow

The Singing Ranger ~ by Fred Hauck When we think of singing cowboys, we think Gene Autry and Roy Rogers, and here in Canada, we add Wilf Carter (also known as Montana Slim) and Clarence Eugene Snow. If the name C.E. Snow doesn’t ring a bell, maybe his stage name of Hank Snow might. Hank …

Kamloops 2021 is a Go!

    Although the 2020 Kamloops Cowboy Festival was cancelled, some things, just like ranching, kept right on happening. The best examples of the ongoing awards are the inductees to the Hall of Fame, the winner of the Joe Marten Award and the Student Scholarship winners. Congratulations to horseman and silversmith Richard Tenisch of Merritt …