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Cowboy coach

Julia M. Dendinger-News-Bulletin photo: From atop his quarter horse stallion, Hollywood, Troy Rogers gets ready for a throw at a steer. Rogers is a versatility ranch/stock horse and working cow horse competitor, clinician and coach living in Los Trujillos, south of Belen.

The horse's hooves fall softly on the loose arena sand. The occasional creak of the saddle carries on the breeze as the equine and rider move in tandem, working a cow back and forth against the back wall of the cedar plank-lined pen.

Public input sought for mill levy

A little more than a year after getting a voter-approved quarter mill increase to property taxes, the Valencia Soil and Water Conservation District is turning to the public to find out what its constituents want to see done with the money.