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AUTHENTIC CATTLE WRANGLER — Diego Mendoza has spent about 40 years tending Cows, riding horses and roping in the Lower Valley. Mendoza suffered a broken shoulder, five broken ribs and punctured lung as an unruly cow hooked him and the herd trampled the cowboy in a November accident.

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Cowboy community ropes in support for long-time wrangler

Like his dad and uncles who worked cattle in Mexico, Diego Mendoza was born to be a cowboy — a wrangler rope in one hand and set of steering reins in the other is what drives him to be out there on the range, living his authentic brand the only way he knows.

January 8, 2019 noon read more..


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