Linda-Lou Howarth

Cowboys from three ranches gather their cattle at Riske Creek in preparation for moving their herds from the Raven Lake Range across Highway 20 to Harper Meadow Range.

Round-up time in the Chilcotin

Ranchers are approaching their busiest time of the year, rounding up cattle from the summer ranges.

Cowboys from three ranches gather their cattle at Riske Creek in preparation for moving their herds from the Raven Lake Range across Highway 20 to Harper Meadow Range.
The Douglas Lake Portland Division team of Curt Martindale

Ranch rodeo puts skills to test

Twelve ranch teams from throughout B.C. gathered at the Williams Lake Stampede Grounds Sept. 10-11.

The Douglas Lake Portland Division team of Curt Martindale
Laurie Schuk

Fabric shop business blankets Tatla Lake

Imagine you cannot get to a big city to buy material because you live far, far away.

Laurie Schuk
Roberts Ranch participant Ryan Roberts moves a calf across the line to load it in the trailer during the trailer loading. Reg Desmond follows to lend a hand.

Third annual ranch rodeo showcases skills

Ten ranch rodeo teams entered the ranch challenge during the Williams Lake Harvest Fair to vie for the title of top ranch rodeo team.

Roberts Ranch participant Ryan Roberts moves a calf across the line to load it in the trailer during the trailer loading. Reg Desmond follows to lend a hand.
Shelly Loring presents the George Palmantier Memorial Award to her nephew

Riske Creek Gymkhana crowns champions

Younger and older riders and spectators joined the fun at the annual Riske Creek Gymkhana Aug. 3.

Shelly Loring presents the George Palmantier Memorial Award to her nephew
Val Telford from Alexis Creek (left) and Carole Satre from Tatlayoko Valley found a quiet place to chat at the Tatla Lake Ladies Tea. Everyone enjoyed socializing and great food.

Ladies Tea marks spring in Tatla Lake

A fashion show and a great luncheon were the order of the day for the 15th annual Ladies’ Spring Tea.

Val Telford from Alexis Creek (left) and Carole Satre from Tatlayoko Valley found a quiet place to chat at the Tatla Lake Ladies Tea. Everyone enjoyed socializing and great food.

$20,000 raised for Tatla health centre

On Valentine’s Day the Tatla Lake Community Association held a fundraiser for the West Chilcotin Health Centre.

Johanna Kirby had the misfortune of  falling and breaking her wrist about 7 weeks ago

Tatla Lake rallies for clinic with Have Heart fundraiser

Tatla Lake is at it again, stepping up to the plate to raise funds for the local health clinic.

Johanna Kirby had the misfortune of  falling and breaking her wrist about 7 weeks ago
Linda-Lou Howarth and her granddaughter Lyndsey Gano mix up some peanut butter/oatmeal cookie dough with chocolate chips at the Tatla Lake School Cookie Bake.

Cookie bake Christmas sharing Tatla Lake

The kitchen at Tatla Lake School was very busy for the Christmas cookie bake, share and take home.

Linda-Lou Howarth and her granddaughter Lyndsey Gano mix up some peanut butter/oatmeal cookie dough with chocolate chips at the Tatla Lake School Cookie Bake.
Riske Creek’s  Kagen Russell won high point his age group.

Riske Creek gymkhana winners announced

Trucks pulling horse trailers drove into the Riske Creek riding arena, while contestants arrived early.

Riske Creek’s  Kagen Russell won high point his age group.
Riders gather around the campfire for some warmth and good food at the annual Cowboy Horsemanship Clinic held at Kleena Kleene during the May long weekend.

Horsemanship clinic a success despite rain

Our annual cowboy horsemanship clinic was held in Kleena Kleene out in the beautiful Chilcotin country on this recent May long weekend.

Riders gather around the campfire for some warmth and good food at the annual Cowboy Horsemanship Clinic held at Kleena Kleene during the May long weekend.
Tatlayoko residents Sam Emke (left)

Tatla Lake Ski Club takes trip to Sun Peaks

Tatla Lake Ski Club held a huge successful bingo night at the Tatla Lake community hall to raise funds for its third annual ski trip.

Tatlayoko residents Sam Emke (left)
Mitchell Hunlin

Redstone celebrates Family Day

Tsi Del Del held a Family Day celebration in Redstone in February with quite a good turn out from members of the community.

Mitchell Hunlin
Craft fairs popular with Chilcotin area residents

Craft fairs popular with Chilcotin area residents

Out in the Chilcotin the community of Tatlayoko Valley hosted a Christmas Craft Fair in the Tatla Lake school gym.

Craft fairs popular with Chilcotin area residents
Postmaster Melodie Gano (left) helps out Linda-Lou Howarth and Don McDonough with their postal needs using the new RPS machine installed at the Kleena Kleene Post Office last week.

RPS postal service comes to the Chilcotin

Kleena Kleene Postmaster Melodie Gano and staffer Mary Klepacz spent last week learning how to operate a new piece of equipment.

Postmaster Melodie Gano (left) helps out Linda-Lou Howarth and Don McDonough with their postal needs using the new RPS machine installed at the Kleena Kleene Post Office last week.
Evan Howarth takes time out of pushing cows into the chute for a cup of hot chocolate on a chilly Oct. 11 morning.

Fall on the ranch a busy time

All throughout the Cariboo/Chilcotin every ranch house and yard is teaming with cows, calves and riders.

Evan Howarth takes time out of pushing cows into the chute for a cup of hot chocolate on a chilly Oct. 11 morning.
Giving a great big wave of gloved hand to the Loring boys

Early morning winter cattle drive stirs a rider

Imagine you’re in your home, the kids are playing in the living room and you notice your horses acting all wild.

Giving a great big wave of gloved hand to the Loring boys
All the Spa-Tea Party girls lined up for a group shot in the dining room of Myrriah Miranda’s home on Jan. 26. Gerry Sheldrake (back left)

Rural women gather for a day of pampering

Rural women gathered recently at a friend's home for a spa day of pampering and visiting.

All the Spa-Tea Party girls lined up for a group shot in the dining room of Myrriah Miranda’s home on Jan. 26. Gerry Sheldrake (back left)
The Kleena Kleene post office has a new location and a new postmistress

Kleena Kleene gets a new postmistress

Once again a road trip out west proved eventful when we stopped at the new Kleena Kleene post office.

The Kleena Kleene post office has a new location and a new postmistress
Fred Palmantier rode his horse to round up cows at the Till Place on the third day of the Becher Prairie Roundup.  it was a little bit cold but Fred was pretty warm and showed his true skill as a cowboy as he forgot his headstall and bit

Fred Palmantier back in the saddle again

Being a member of the older generation does not mean you need to sit in the rocking chair and contemplate life as it passes you by!

Fred Palmantier rode his horse to round up cows at the Till Place on the third day of the Becher Prairie Roundup.  it was a little bit cold but Fred was pretty warm and showed his true skill as a cowboy as he forgot his headstall and bit