Empty Saddles ~ James Dodds

James Dodds, Lacombe, Alta. 1946 – 2021 Jimmy grew up on the family ranch south of Ponoka, and after a career as a professional bull rider, he worked in off-shore oil drilling for 30 years. After retirement, he returned to Ponoka, horses and the western lifestyle he loved. Each year at the Ponoka Stampede, Jim …

Making of a (New) Legend

There’s a new name in rodeo, and they’re riding in on the Kesler’s 70+ year breeding program. This past spring, the Kesler family’s multi-award-winning rodeo livestock was purchased by Rowland “Roy” Brewin of Rowland Seeds, a third-generation farmer near Taber, Alta. The deal includes 325-plus bucking horses, roughly 75 rodeo bulls and the stock contractor …

Even More Westerns!

With the fabulous success of Yellowstone, Paramount has signed creator, writer Taylor Sheridan for at least two new series. The first will be a prequel, entitled Y: 1883. It will follow the journey of the Dutton family as they cross the Great Plains on a journey to a new life in Montana. A second series, …

From Ice Cubes to Ice Age

While digging in Matthew Perkins’s backyard this past spring in Las Vegas to build a pool, construction workers made an unexpected discovery: bones buried about five feet deep in the soil. After Vegas police determined the bones were not a mob hit, Perkins connected with Joshua Bonde, a palaeontologist with the Nevada Science Center. Bonde …