Lonnie Smith, owner of Drifting Cowboy Saddle Shop, stands in the doorway to the workshop, a rented out former feed shop, right across the street from his main shop in Ree Heights. In the slowly shrinking town of Ree Heights, pop. 60, Smith didn’t want to move out of town when he realized he needed more space for his shop and approached the owners of the former feed shop who Smith said were happy to rent it out to someone in town.
Taos Weborg, left, gets some words of wisdom from Jerry Hutchison, of Burke, before competing in the mini-saddle bronc during the 28th Annual Burke Stampede Rodeo on Saturday night at the Burke, South Dakota Rodeo Arena in Burke. Future Broncs and Bares events were added to the Burke Stampede Rodeo for the first time this year. Weborg won the HPYR Saddle Bronc & HPYR All-Around Champion.