Girl of West judging picks Humiston, Biernat

       In the midst of the mid-July Pikes Pikes or Bust Rodeo, judging at Penrose Stadium and the Clarion Hotel named two area cowgirls to be emissaries for the annual event next year. Amy Amack (center), the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo’s 2007 Girl of the West, is flanked by Holly Humiston, the 2008 
Girl of the West (right); and April Biernat, the 2008 Aide to the Girl of the West, at the Clarion Hotel. The photo was taken after judging by a volunteer committee 
selected Humiston and Biernat, who will begin making appearances for the rodeo next May.
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       Holly Humiston was given the title of Girl of the West for the 2008 rodeo. April Biernat will be her Aide, then is slated to become the 2009 Girl of the West.
       Amy Amack wore the crown for the 2007 rodeo.
       Both Humiston and Biernat are members of the Pikes Peak Rangerettes, a drill team on horseback that performs at various events through the year.
       The two were selected by a volunteer rodeo committee based on their horse-handling skills and an interview/speech process.
       The duo, individually or together, will make at least 75 appearances to support the rodeo, starting in mid-May next year, according to committee spokesperson Corliss Palmer.
       Humiston said she is especially interested in spreading the word about the rodeo's contributions to military charities. “It gives to us and we give to them,” she said.

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