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Back in the saddle

Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering returns for 18th/19th year


Photo courtesy Rachel Cogswell

"Buck Stops Here" is the title of this year's Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering promotional painting by world renowned western and wildlife artist R. G. Finney of Riverside. For the past 17 years Finney and his wife Lynn have donated a painting which is featured on posters, in advertisements and press releases and fund raising including raffling off a framed print.

The Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering will be celebrating two years in one this summer. The annual event, which sees cowboy poets and musicians from across the country descend upon Encampment, was cancelled last year due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

This year, however, the event will return with plenty of bang for your buck; especially since it will be free.

Beginning on Friday, July 16, attendees will be able to take in a free open mic poetry/music event before gathering around the campfire at Grand View Park in Encampment for a jam session. On Saturday, July 17, the morning will begin w...

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