If you're looking for an alternative to sitting around and watching the corporate TV networks' never-ending coverage of the anti-American protests this weekend, one north state event will highlight people who actually keep the country moving by working on the land.
The JP Ranch Rodeo tonight and tomorrow night at the Tehama District Fairgrounds in Red Bluff will make competitions out of activities that actually happen on ranches. Twenty-six three-man teams will compete in such rodeo events as herd counting, calf branding, a ranch horse competition, ranch sorting, ranch doctoring, calf roping and bronc riding. Live concerts follow the action on both nights. Here are the details.
Because we all know that those "deplorable" ranchers rape the land, mistreat their animals, steal all the water and pollute the air with all those cow farts. At least I think I heard that somewhere.