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.
Friday, July 15, 2011
Bob Norris of Colorado's T-Cross Ranch is no ordinary cowboy
All over the state of Colorado, on ranches large and small, it is branding season. And that is certainly true on one of the largest and most well known ranches in Colorado, the T-Cross Ranch. To be more correct, that should be ‘Ranches,' as Bob Norris and his son Steve have numerous properties in the Colorado Springs area and near Limon. Bob Norris came to Colorado Springs over 50 years ago, started buying ranch land, and has the oldest registered brand in Colorado. Currently, the T-Cross ranches are a little over 120,000 acres, and the largest land owner in El Paso County. The T-Cross brand is well known as producing some of the best working ranch horses in the country and has been nominated for the prestigious AQHA Best Remuda Award. Bob Norris has served on the board of directors of many of the most well known rodeo and equine organizations in the country. He has a charitable foundation and contributed generously to CSU in the form of a $500,000 donation to help build the Pickett arena...more