Ranchers in Southeastern Colorado are still trying to recover from the back to back blizzards that ravaged the area in December. Most Ranches in the area are still buried under two feet of snow, making it impossible for cattle to graze.
Some ranchers have reported spending more than $1,000 a day just to feed their cattle.
Now some relief may be on the way. Country Singer Michael Martin Murphey is holding a benefit concert in Pueblo March 18th to help out the struggling ranchers.
On Friday Murphey toured a ranch in Southern Colorado ranch to see the devastation for himself, "what struck me is how deep the snow is still out there, and then the wind is continuing to cause drifts to pile up over the top of barn doors", Murphey said.
Murphey will be joined by other entertainers including cowboy poet Baxter Black. They hope the March 18th concert will raise half a million dollars in ticket sales and another half million in donations.
The concert will be held at the Colorado State Fair Events Center. You can get your tickets by logging onto www.ticketmasters.com or call 303-830-TIXS.
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