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, January 18, 2013
Miss Wyoming Represents Ranchers In Miss America Pageant
In 2009, former 4-H member Katie Stam wowed the judges and earned the crown, all while boasting about her good old days representing the four-leaf clover of 4H. In 2011, Miss America Teresa Scanlan’s winning platform stressed the importance of agriculture to support our nation’s economy. In fact, she often called farmers and ranchers the “backbone” of the U.S. economy. The 2013 Miss America pageant aired over the weekend, and the third runner-up was Miss Wyoming Lexie Madden. She was stunning in a timeless black dress, with a talent of a piano number she composed herself, and her interview reflected her rural upbringing in the small town of Torrington, where she participated in 4-H and showed goats. "I actually used to show goats in 4H. I know that's something very unique and odd, but it was fun and it taught me a lot about responsibility," Madden said during her pageant interview...more