For many North Park youth, the hay field is the first exposure to a real job. The life lessons taught in the hay field stick with a person. From long days that build an appreciation for perseverance to repairing a broken-down tractor that hones the importance of maintenance, a summer spent in the hayfield is the job without training wheels for adolescent youth. The hay industry doesn’t only turn out hard working young people in North Park, it’s a driving force behind the ag
If you made it to the Academic Awards Assembly last week at the school you were in for treat! Many amazing accomplishments of our students at North Park Schools were celebrated. We also had an outstanding meal prepared by our food service staff, led by Cary Ramsey. People are still talking about the mouthwatering meal we indulged in. If you missed it, you lost out on a truly incredible roast beef dinner that was donated by the Castle Peak Ranch right here in North Park.
Calving season is nearly done and area ranchers are celebrating their calf crop at brandings throughout the Park. This time honored tradition is a bucket list experience for photographers. The images caught on camera represent a classic piece of western heritage and the yearning to capture this living history is sought by many. Morgan Smith Photography has the perfect opportunity and just the right eye. This aspiring young photographer has a talent for capturing the wester
It all started with me picking my first heifer out of my parents herd. I raised her and named her Miss Calloway, from the movie "Home on the Range"! I showed Miss Calloway at the 2016 North Park Fair breeding heifer open class. Then it was time to kick her out to pasture. When we got her back in she was bred, and this calving season she had her first baby. I named her calf Grace because in "Home on the Range" Miss Calloway is Grace's mentor and here Miss Calloway is Graces mo
Jim Beauprez, a fourth generation Coloradoan who grew up on a dairy farm, and wife Julie operate Eagle’s Wing Ranch, Coalmont, Colo. The young couple is assisted by Jim’s parents, Bob and Claudia Beauprez. Bob is a former U.S. congressman for District 7 in Colorado and ran for governor in 2008 and again in 2014. Dad first started talking to me about his interest in bison when we were still on the family dairy farm in Lafayette, Colo.,” said Jim. “I was in my early teens, but
The scene could easily be one from sixty years ago—not March, 2017. Little has changed from the days when Twist and Ruth Meyring ranched this land in North Park, Colorado. Today, their youngest son, Danny, and wife, Lucy, continue carrying on a legacy and a way of life that has continued through four previous generations. It has been said that winters in North Park are “Hell on Horses and Women”, and yet our summers are an absolute “Cow Heaven” with knee high grass and an
The windmill was built in 1900, just two years after Charles Henry Fischer homesteaded in "New Park" in 1898. Many things remain from those years the Fischer ranch first put roots in the ground in Jackson County. The bunk house built in 1901 still stands as well as the 1917 home that has raised four generations of Fischer cattlemen. Also remaining is Scott Fischer, a fourth generation owner of the Colorado Centennial Award Ranch located east of Walden. The Fischer Ranch was a