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.
Monday, February 29, 2016
Saddle up the cowboy spirit at two-day Las Cruces festival
Thousands of cowboys, cowgirls and cowpoke-wannabees are expected to hit the trail and head for the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Museum for the 17th annual Cowboy Days, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 5-6.
“A lot of people are playing a part in providing talented people to help make Cowboy Days a great experience for everyone,” museum spokesman Craig Massey said.
Massey said the family-friendly celebration of the state's ranching and cowboy traditions is the museum's most popular event, attracting fans with a fun mix of cowboy music, food, books, storytelling, demonstrations, living history re-enactments, children's activities, pony rides, stagecoach rides, arts and crafts vendors, a plant sale in the museum's greenhouse and more.
“Everybody can take on that cowboy spirit for a couple of days,” said Mike Hosea, who helped put together the musical roster for the event and performs himself as James Michael, joining featured performers Voz Vaqueros, Bruce Carlson, Washtub Jerry, Glenn Moreland, Wayne Thomason, Jim Tomlinson, and Kenny Arroyo...more