Published on Monday, 06 October 2014 18:27
Written by David Elliott
The Grass March Cowboy Express, a group of horse riders raising awareness and bringing attention to the plight of ranchers who are, in their opinion, having their grazing rights on federal land stripped away, will be traveling through Russell County Tuesday and Wednesday.
According to their website, the Cowboy Express began their ride on September 26 in California with petitions in hand.
The riders will travel a distance of over 2800 miles to Washington, D.C.
The petitions being carried call for relief from federal agencies that they say do not listen to local community people.
Among the petitions are pleas regarding endangered species, water, wildlife, wetlands, wilderness and other alleged mismanagement failures of the federal government.
The riders are tentatively scheduled to ride into Russell Tuesday via Highway 40 from Colby and stop in Russell for the night. They will leave again Wednesday to head east.
For more information, go to www.grassmarchcowboyexpress.com or find them on Facebook.