Agrologist of the Year

Earlier in May, Cariboo Chilcotin agrologist Chris Armes was awarded Agrologist of the Year by the BC Institute of Agrologists (BCIA) during its virtual annual general meeting. In his nomination, he was lauded for making significant contributions both professionally and personally to the agriculture community and is referred to as the ‘Range Godfather.’ Chris loves …

Mel Hyland

Early in October, two-time World Champion Saddle Bronc rider Mel Hyland of Valleyview, Alta., suffered a massive heart attack while training young horses.   Physically devastated, Mel is on the road to recovery, but it’ll be a long road. His cousin started up a page for donations to help the superstar during his recovery.  To …

Cloud’s Legacy: The Wild Stallion Returns

Emmy-award-winning wildlife filmmaker Ginger Kathrens knows how to draw the reader in with her storytelling skills in both writing and photography. She earned her spurs filming all over the world for outfits ranging from Animal Planet to National Geographic. It was when filming the two-part series on “Year of the Mustang” for Wild America that …

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 …