Donnalou Ramirez is currently ranked seventh nationally. Photos provided by Donnalou Ramirez.

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Local female bodybuilder raises the bar

Donnalou Ramirez ranks seventh nationwide.

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Lilla Bell weaves through a series of poles on her horse in the 14-18 year old pole bending division at San Benito County Fair's Junior Rodeo in 2017. Bell will compete at the Gilroy Rodeo this weekend. Photo by Joshua Miller.

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SBC locals gearing up for Gilroy Rodeo

Numerous county residents are competing.

Miss California Rodeo Salinas 2019 Kelsee French and Miss San Benito Rodeo 2019 Bonnie Mansmith at this year's Saddle Horse Show and Rodeo. File photo.

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Hollister local named Miss California Rodeo Salinas

Kelsee French wins competition; will represent for an entire year.

McKenna Wood, CHSRA District 4 Queen Karly Camozzi and Jake Bourdet. Wood and Bourdet, both from Hollister, qualified for the NHSRA finals in Rock Springs, Wyoming. Photo provided.

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Hollister teens punch ticket to rodeo nationals

Two will represent San Benito County in Rock Springs, Wyoming.

Corissa King (far left) and Kelsee French (far right) are competing for the title Miss California Rodeo Salinas. Photo courtesy of California Rodeo Salinas.

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Two San Benito County women compete for Miss California Rodeo Salinas

Winner will be announced at the July 18 opening performance.

Local rancher Bryan Granger assisting Cal Fire with the Trail Fire on July 16. Photos provided by Lacey Bourdet.

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Trail Fire contained near Thousand Trails campground

Local rancher initiated fire suppression.

Blane Strohn and Craig Slibsager pose with Miss San Benito Rodeo 2019 Bonnie Mansmith, along with their team roping buckles. Photo by Blaire Strohn.

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86th annual Saddle Horse Show and Rodeo a family affair

Cousins Blane Strohn and Craig Slibsager take home top honors in team roping.

Derek Lacasa and Pat Ricotti entertain the crowd on their bucking tractor. Photo by Blaire Strohn.

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2019 Saddle Horse Show Downtown Parade winners revealed

Groups and individuals placed in categories like Best Commercial Float and Drill/Dance.

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100 plus old sheepherder's wagon was restored by Dave Wright for the Downtown Parade. Photo courtesy of Blaire Strohn.

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Parade kicks off San Benito County rodeo festivities

A herd of longhorns leads dozens of parade participants.

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Kohen Nelson (left) and Billy Aviles (right) will compete at the NJHFR in Huron, South Dakota. Photo courtesy of Dana Aviles.

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Local teens to compete at National Junior High Finals Rodeo

Two will represent San Benito County in Huron, South Dakota.

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Bonnie Mansmith is Miss San Benito Rodeo 2019. Photo courtesy of Corissa King.

San Benito Lifestyle

Bonnie Mansmith named Miss San Benito Rodeo 2019

The new rodeo queen will make an appearance on horseback at the annual Saddle Horse Show Parade in downtown Hollister on Saturday, June 22.

Miss San Benito Rodeo 2017 Corissa King and 2018 Queen Kelsee French, waving to the crowd at the 2018 parade in downtown Hollister. Photo by Blaire Strohn.

San Benito Lifestyle

Miss San Benito Rodeo to be crowned June 15

Two contestants vie for year-long honor.

Roping at the San Benito County Saddle Horse Show and Rodeo. Photo by Joshua Miller.

San Benito Lifestyle

2019 Saddle Horse Show roping in a new era

Event changes up its food and entertainment offerings.

Sports & Recreation

Students participate in four-wheel drive safety clinic

Course at Hollister Hills tailored to teach off-road driving safety.

Local high school rodeo state finals qualifiers. Photo courtesy of Liz Westrick.

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Local rodeo athletes competing at state finals

They’ll be representing San Benito County at two upcoming events. Top athletes move on to nationals.

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