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  • Kids from around the Rocky Mountain West enter Pioneer Stadium for the opening ceremonies at the Ogden Pioneer Days Rodeo on Wednesday, July, 24, 2013 in Ogden, Utah.

  • Wildlife biologist Steve Bates, left, checks for an ear tag on a bull bison while Bob Middlemas, right, tries to detract the animal and control its head at Antelope Island State Park on Monday, November 10, 2014. Most years, the large bulls are not rounded up with the rest of the herds due to their aggressive nature. This year, all of the animals were brought in so that genetic testing could be down in order to see if there are cattle genes mixed in with the herd.

  • Tao Weilundemo examines the head of a buck after killing and cleaning his first deer. Weilundemo is working to re-establish the abandoned Maya Creek, a commune in central Missouri where he was born and lived as a young child.

  • Crystal Giordano helps her daughter, Isabella Giordano, 5, across the slackline at The Front Climbing Gym in Ogden during the Shin-Dig fundraiser for the Ogden Trails Network.

  • Riders carry their bikes over a pair of barriers during the Utah Cyclocross State Championships at Mt. Ogden Golf Course on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. Designed especially for poor weather, cyclocross races involve multiple laps on short courses filled with obstacles. At the state championships, riders had 45 minutes to an hour to try and complete as many laps as possible on the 1.7 mile course which included hurdles, a fence hoping and numerous sharp, slick turns.

  • James Reeder finishes attaching his regalia ahead of the opening ceremonies at the 9th Annual Social Pow-Wow at Clearfield High School on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. Reeder came down from Logan to dance along with his wife and son.

  • Residents watch as police evacuate the neighborhood near the mouth of Ogden Canyon as strong winds fuel the Indian Fire on Saturday night, July 19, 2014.

  • Sybill Amelon, a wildlife research biologist with the US Forest Service, handles an Indiana bat in her lab in Missouri. Indiana bats are one of several endangered bat species throughout the United States.

  • Kara Fierro kisses her husband Isaac Eaves after Fierro's first attempt at a difficult new move in their pole fitness class at Kairos Fitness in Ogden on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. Fierro is battling cystic fibrosis, a deadly genetic disease that has been getting worse in recent years. "Sometimes I do feel hopeless and depressed, but exercise has really helped me a lot," says Fierro. During Fierro's recent hospital stays, she set up a pole and a hoop in her hospital room to help stay active and positive.

  • Kirsten Bahr, left, explores Heaven's Gate Cave while John Cox waits for a free rope to climb out on Wednesday, August, 14, 2013. Bahr, a geology graduate student at USU, is measuring caves in the region as part of her master's thesis project. The large ice structure on the right, named St. Peter by local cavers, changes shape throughout the year but never fully melts.

  • Elijah White-Scott waits as Kevin Styles combs out his hair before a haircut at Marshall White Community Center on Monday, August, 19, 2013. Styles, who is a barber at Envy Me Salon and Spa in Roy, was one of nine barbers from around the region giving free back-to-school haircuts.

  • Eric Chabot lets a young golden eagle flap its wings after attaching a solar transmitter to its back at a nest site near the Utah/Nevada border on June 11, 2014. Biologists from HawkWatch International attached the devices as part of a project to track young eagle populations. After putting the 45 gram transmitter on, Chabot lets the eagle move its wings to make sure everything fits properly.

  • Bonneville High School softball players and coaches celebrate after their extra-innings quarterfinal victory over Mountain Crest in the 4A state softball tournament.

  • Dustin Stanton, 17, started raising chickens after taking part in a 4-H project when he was six years old. After starting with six chicks from his uncle, he now has around 7,000 chickens and sells eggs to restaurants, grocery stores and schools around Missouri.

  • Tyler Nelson, form Victor, Idaho, competes in the bareback riding during the final night of the Ogden Pioneers Day Rodeo on Thursday, July 24, 2014.

  • Best friends Harper Wright and Katie Radel, both 15, collect their supplies after their first duck hunt at Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area in Missouri. Each fall, the conservation area opens a week ahead of the regular hunting season for a special youth only hunt.

  • Nate Spencer swims laps during swim team practice at the Layton Surf and Swim in Layton, Utah on Sept. 5, 2014. Spencer lost the use of his arms when he was three. Now 13, Spencer has been swimming competitively for two years and also plays soccer and skis.