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By LuAnn Schindler

Conserving the American spirit

Group travels Cowboy Trail on horseback


LuAnn Schindler

A group of horseback riders ventured along the Cowboy Trail, and occasionally along Highway 275 Monday.

Destination: Valentine.

What initially began as a fundraiser for wildlife conservation in the state has turned into a week-long venture for four college friends and the father of two of the riders.

Cooper Blum, Wyatt Blum, Jonathan Johnson, Jackson Leonard and Rick Blum started the journey Saturday in Norfolk.

After COVID-19 struck, the group was concerned about requesting donations.

"It didn't seem right," Cooper said.

Yet, they were determined to make the journey this week.

"They finis...

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