Longtime Collbran cowboy cashes in grazing permit after 61 years

Clifford Hill, 84, born and raised in Collbran, held a cattle grazing permit from the BLM for 62 years until selling it earlier this month. “It’s been a good life,” Clifford said. “A good wife, a good family, a lot to be thankful for.” His wife, Janice Hill, 71, pictured next to her husband as they pose in front of a barn on their 80-acre ranch, said her husband is a cowboy through and through.



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Clifford Hill, 84, born and raised in Collbran, held a cattle grazing permit from the BLM for 62 years until selling it earlier this month. “It’s been a good life,” Clifford said. “A good wife, a good family, a lot to be thankful for.” His wife, Janice Hill, 71, pictured next to her husband as they pose in front of a barn on their 80-acre ranch, said her husband is a cowboy through and through.

Clifford Hill hardly ever gets more than a half-day’s drive from his home in Collbran. “I got to be home by chore time,” Hill said. Those chores still have the 84-year-old…




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