Branding tradition draws community together

ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS - In this May 27, 2017, photo, participants in Branding Day at the Cow Camp Ranch bow their heads for a prayer prior to the start of the calf branding outside of Laramie, Wyo. (Shannon Broderick/Laramie Daily Boomerang via AP)

LARAMIE, Wyo. — Spitting out a mouthful of blood, I clambered to my feet and tried to regain my bearings.

Animal activists disrupt Utah gov.’s turkey pardon

A protester is escorted away as Norbest president & CEO Matt Cook speaks at a ceremony to pardon a turkey for Thanksgiving outside of the State Capitol in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. A few animal-rights activists have disrupted the Utah governor's Thanksgiving pardoning of a turkey. (Kristin Murphy/The Deseret News via AP)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two animal-rights activists disrupted the Utah governor’s Thanksgiving pardoning of a turkey Tuesday, rushing the podium and shouting as the CEO of a turkey plant spoke to a crowd of mostly children.

Youth wins first 4-H award of its kind in county

Courtesy of Tami Perez
Kagen Perez sits on AweSam with some of the awards he's won. Kagen competed on AweSam in Western equitation, working ranch horse and English equitation and his Bonneville County 4-H Gold Seal Equestrian Award. Kagen is the first to ever win the award, which was first offered about four years ago.

Kagen Perez is Bonneville County’s first recipient of the 4-H Gold Seal Equestrian Award.

Two IWUA members honored at convention

Courtesy of the Idaho Water Users Association
Dale Swensen, left, of St. Anthony, is honored by National Water Resource Association leaders at the group's convention last week.

BOISE — Two members of the Idaho Water Users Association were honored at the 86th annual convention of the National Water Resource Association held Nov. 15 to 17 in Tucson, Ariz., IWUA officials said.



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