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Tony Vagneur: ‘It's A Tragedy’

Jul 11, 2020

Writer and rancher Tony Vagneur says, while those occupations often involve isolation, social distancing because of the pandemic has been different.
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Tony Vagneur’s work as a rancher wasn’t affected by the stay-at-home order. Vagneur calls himself a “freelance rancher,” raising cattle in Castle Creek and horses in Emma and working the Diamond W ranch, headquartered in Woody Creek. 

 

Vagneur said he kept riding his horse, and working in his hayfields. 

What changed, however, was how he interacted with his loved ones. 

“There’s nothing I love better than to see my grandkids run up and jump and I catch them in the air and give them a big hug,” he said. “Can't do that anymore.”