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D. "Bing" Bingham, Contributing Columnist

Opinion
Mar 16, 2012
“Sure,” I said. It was a warm spring day—hayfever season for some of us—and the neighborhood kids were chasing each other through the street and surrounding yards. Not wanting to take my eye off the space between child and truck, without thinking, I blew my nose— with one finger.
Opinion
Mar 9, 2012
Before the sun was up, the old-timer had cut the stallion’s track on a wide circle. He followed and found the big bay snoozing in the rimrock as the sky was getting light. Working slowly and quietly, using juniper trees as cover, he and his ranch-tested filly tiptoed to within 400 yards of the stallion.
Opinion
Jan 13, 2012
A while back, my wife and Fortunately the waitress I were invited to a friend’s was used to dealing with the Angora goat shearing. I was public—especially the ec- given the distinctive hon centric ones. Politely, she or—at least, that’s what explained that she’d marked they told me—of being the my drink with a chocolate designated mugger.
News
Dec 16, 2011
After going through the bills and getting the bad news, my wife and I opened the strange envelope and got a surprise: two crisp $50 bills. There was an unsigned note, which said the person sending us the money had prayed and received a message that we could use the cash more than he could.
News
Nov 11, 2011
Over the years, I’ve seen horsemen work with their horses, but never experienced it. A long time ago, I gave it a try from the ground up. I adopted a young colt from the Bureau of Land Management. He was born deep in the desert of the Great Basin and had likely never seen a human before the gathering.
News
Oct 14, 2011
Tom was new in town. at the bull's head. After This ranch foreman and shaking the dog off, the bull stock dog trainer was get- would pile drive it to the ting the lay of the land with bottom of the pond. Quickly, his family at his new place Tom called them off.
Opinion
Aug 12, 2011
She�s a little bit of a thing, doesn�t weigh as much as a big bag of dog food. This Aussie/Border Collie cross is short on cow skills, long on sheep, and her favorite thing in the world is an unruly hog. Ordinarily, I�d never think of her as a theft target�except for one thing� packrats.
Opinion
Jul 29, 2011
Dear WLJ Editor: I apologize for missing the deadline on my monthly Bull Tales column. I was preoccupied at the time. You see, I was headed into my office when I spotted a plume of smoke a couple miles southeast of my place.
Opinion
Jun 17, 2011
For us, this has been a rugged winter. I know this because I have my tractor mechanic’s phone number memorized. This is not speed dial—we’re talking memorized and available at a moment’s notice. In my old age, I might forget my own phone number, but his is burned in my memory. One day, he and I were sipping coffee at a restaurant in town and discussing options for my aged backhoe.
Opinion
May 20, 2011
Its not commonly known in all parts of the country, but yours truly takes photographs. Ive spent years chasing around the Pacific Northwest taking pictures of rural and agricultural people in all sorts of situationssome dire, others, proud and happy.
Opinion
Nov 12, 2010
Ben and April Nichols were cleaning up the Buzzard Allotmentwith around a hundred bullson the Grand Mesa National Forest just before hunting season. The highways were full of hunters headed to the hills, eager to point a rifle at something with hair.
Opinion
Sep 17, 2010
Recently, we had a range fire kick up about 25 miles from our place. It was far enough from our ranch not to be of immediate concern, but close enough that we wanted to pay attention. I headed out looking for information and ready to give assistance..
Opinion
Jul 9, 2010
On that early afternoon, a neighbor was checking his fields. He spotted a column of smoke on our side of the canyon. A juniper tree had taken a hit in the previous nights storm and was smoldering in the freshening breeze. Nothing serious, no homes were nearby.
Opinion
Jul 9, 2010
On that early afternoon, a neighbor was checking his fields. He spotted a column of smoke on our side of the canyon. A juniper tree had taken a hit in the previous nights storm and was smoldering in the freshening breeze. Nothing serious, no homes were nearby.
Opinion
Jun 11, 2010
It was raining lightly on a cold and blustery day. I hurried across the yard looking for a staple gun in a tool shed. Out of habit, I called my Border Collie/Aussie cross dog to follow me. Halfway across the yard, I realized she wasnt tagging along..
Opinion
May 15, 2010
It was a couple of days before Jeff fully understood he had shattered everything between the knee and ankle in his left leg, broken his collar bone and two ribs. However, the news which bothered him most was when the doctors didnt know how long hed be off his feeta tough situation on a mom n pop ranch.
Cattle Market & Farm Reports, Editorials
Jul 25, 2008
Dear WLJ Editor, This letter is in response to the ‘Guest Opinion’ appearing in the July 7, 2008, issue of the Western Livestock Journal stating "Split-state status still wrong for Montana cattle industry" by Steve Roth, president, Montana Stockgrowers Association. As a cattle producer in a state that was granted split-state status in its fight to eradicate bovine tuberculosis (TB) in its deer herd, I wholeheartedly agree with the position of the Montana Stockgrowers Association. Michigan has endured a tremendous economic cost and an endless managerial hardship associated with this disease for over 10 years and it is my opinion that having


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