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Routt County in photos: July 27, 2014

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The late Earl Bascom, who was a native of Vernal, Utah, and worked on cattle ranches near Hayden, was recognized with the 2014 Cowboy Keeper Award on Saturday during celebrations of the National Day of the Cowboy.

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Real-deal cowboy artist with ties to Routt and Moffat wins award posthumously

Earl Bascom overcame his on-again, off-again education to became a highly collected Western artist, as well as a legendary rodeo cowboy whose designs for early bucking chutes and the one-handed bareback bronc saddle changed the sport forever.

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