Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

Tipi Raisers ride again


August 2, 2018

Tonia Copeland/Western Nebraska Observer

Riders begin on Friday morning between Dix and Potter, making their way to Sidney, where a community meal awaits, before continuing on to Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. The group expects to ride onto the reservation during the Aug. 4 PowWow.

As sketchy weather closed in a group of more than 20 riders on horseback, The Tipi Raisers, were welcomed to the fairgrounds in Kimball as they sought last-minute refuge last Thursday.

"We weren't really planning on staying here tonight," Executive Director Dave Ventimiglia said. They stopped in Bushnell for a break and planned to ride through Kimball and stay the night near Dix.

On this, the fourth annual Tipi Raisers ride, Ventimiglia doubled the number of riders and doubled the need for suitable accommodations. He offered thanks to the community and to Ag Society leader Doug Lukassen f...

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