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By Kathy Brown
Gillette News Record Via Wyoming News Exchange 

Ranchers deal with 15 days of sub-freezing temperatures


March 7, 2019

Jeff Moberg

A small group of cows and calves do their best to soak in a bit of Tuesday morning's sun east of Sundance. John Costello, who is helping with calving chores, noted this year has been going along fairly well considering the weather challenges.

GILLETTE - Charlene and Doug Camblin, like many ranchers in Campbell County, aren't calving yet.

But there are always a few surprises in a cattle and calf operation.

A week ago, on Doug's birthday and with temperatures close to minus 15, they found a newborn heifer. They were lucky, though. The Camblins carried the calf to their home, where they were able to warm it up and it managed to survive despite the wind chill.

Monday morning dawned with similar cold temperatures in northeast Wyoming and Charlene answered the phone with: "I'm frozen to an ice cube."

Also Monday morning, Campbell Coun...

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