Bill Aller has fond memories of War Bonnet

Bill Aller cradles the custom-carved gun he won at the 2000 War Bonnet in steer wrestling. Bill Aller turns a steer in Lewistown, Mont., back in 1968 when he was riding the PRCA circuit full time.

Bill Aller has been rodeoing a long, long time, and even though he won’t be competing in this year’s War Bonnet Rodeo, he credits staying active as a rodeo participant with enhancing his life into his 70s.

Archery, shooting sports popularity grows in 4-H

Kathy Corgatelli NeVille / for Farm & Ranch
Kids in Bonneville County's first archery 4-H club practice at Idaho Archery in Idaho Falls, recently. The club led by Kelly Mullinaux has about 20 kids enrolled.

Sixteen-year-old Davy Powell is competing in archery contests. Connor Cole, 14, is learning archery so he can bow hunt with his grandpa in a few months. And Cambreea Nelson, 14, discovered a love of the sport recently at girl’s camp.

Farmers impressed with no-till, low-till

Becky Cook / for Farm & Ranch
Upper Valley farmers found the no-till equipment almost as attractive as the results it produced in the field. At each stop on last week's conservation tour near Rexburg, they were drawn not only to the mostly weed-free fields, but to the power in the machinery that is partially responsible for the results.

REXBURG ― Eastern Idaho farmers were given a look last week at farms already using low-till or no-till practices at a conservation tour near Rexburg.

Festival honors Idaho sheepherding

Courtesy of Sheila Kelley
Representatives of the Trailing of the Sheep Festival receive a donation from the U.S. Bancorp recently. Front, from left, are Mary Austin Crofts of the Trailing of the Sheep Festival and Charlotte Westendorf of U.S. Bank. Back, from left, are Kathi Kimball, Laura Drake, Melissa Humphreys of U.S. Bank, Susan Overton Nieves, John Peavey and Joan Davies.

HAILEY — The 19th annual Trailing of the Sheep Festival will be held Oct 7 through 11 in Hailey.

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