“Pops” Williams, Who Lives On The Streets

Homeless man holding a sign by a lamppost

By Ron Stauffer

LONGMONT, COLORADO – When Russ Williams’ family moved from Montana to Colorado in 1958, his first few days here were a shocking surprise. He woke up one morning, completely abandoned.

“My parents left me in a motel room when I was five years old. I’ve been here ever since.”

Learning that his parents had disappeared, he was forced to provide for himself, his two little sisters and younger brother. Continue reading ““Pops” Williams, Who Lives On The Streets”

The Annual Bison Roundup at Tallgrass

By Ron Stauffer

TULSA, Okla. — It’s a cold and foggy morning at the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, where cowboys work for the second day in a row in their week-long annual bison roundup.

For the past three weeks, they’ve used four-wheelers and pickup trucks to round up the nearly 1,500 bison that call the nature preserve in northern Osage County home. The animals will be counted, weighed, and inoculated for brucellosis (also called “Bang’s disease”). Some will be culled for sale, and this year, ranch hands are on the lookout for any exhibiting pink eye. Continue reading “The Annual Bison Roundup at Tallgrass”