Niobrara local injured

Clay Ashurst, 38, was seriously injured at the Eastern Wyoming Ranch Rodeo, in Lusk, on Saturday, July 29, 2017. Ashurst was the pick-up man during the bronc riding event when his horse collided with a bronc.

Ashurst remains hospitalized at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, Wyoming .

Two events are being planned to show support for the Ashurst family.  An online benefit auction and stray gather with match trailer short round event are in the works.

The Clay Ashurst Benefit Auction can be accessed online at To donate items or services, you may message here and the site administrators will place your item in an album. To bid on items posted, place your bid in the comments section under the photo. The winning bidder will be sent an invoice via PayPal at the end of the auction. The last day to bid will be on August 31, 2017. For those that do not have internet access, donations and bids can be made by contacting Lacey Brott at 307-216-0053 or Savanna Simmons at 307-663-7610.

The Clay Ashurst Benefit Stray Gathering and Match Trailer Loading will be held in Torrington, Wyoming on September 1. Two-man teams will be $200 per team and must be paid, cash only, before 5:30 p.m.

Event Rules are at 5:30 p.m. at the Goshen County Fairgrounds Outdoor Area in Torrington, Wyoming. Roping starts at 6 p.m. For pre-entries or to make a donation, contact Logan Milligan at 307-534-5193.

The Arizona Cowpunchers Associations is also accepting donations in support of  the Ashurst family. Donations may be sent to 5824 North Lazy Bones Trail, Rimrock, Arizona 86335. Please designate your donation in the name of Clay Ashurst.


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