Issues of concern to people who live in the west: property rights, water rights, endangered species, livestock grazing, energy production, wilderness and western agriculture. Plus a few items on western history, western literature and the sport of rodeo... Frank DuBois served as the NM Secretary of Agriculture from 1988 to 2003. DuBois is a former legislative assistant to a U.S. Senator, a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Interior, and is the founder of the DuBois Rodeo Scholarship.
Thursday, February 03, 2011
American Idol: It’s time to cowboy up
Wednesday, the “American Idol” judges went to Austin, Texas, and wrangled a real winner — a cowboy named John Wayne Schulz. Bowing to maternal pressure (she wanted him to audition), the humble rancher wowed the judges with a Brooks and Dunn number. He had a nice clear voice and a strong, loving heart. Mom, he told the judges, had battled breast cancer and he wanted to do something to please her. “He’s the kindest person you’ll meet,” mom said. And, sure enough, he prompted tears, got the golden ticket and sang like a dream. Look for him to rope a spot in the finals. Goodness deserves success...more