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Rancher Jim Meeks uses cowboy ingenuity and a steady horse to boost his cell phone reception. Photo by Elsie Meeks.
Rancher Jim Meeks uses cowboy ingenuity and a steady horse to boost his cell phone reception. Photo by Elsie Meeks.

Saddle-ite Service

Jan 14, 2013

 
Jim Meeks is a busy guy. The Jackson County rancher raises wild bulls and horses for rodeo stock. He serves on the tribal council for the Pine Ridge Reservation. And he is the patriarch of a big family. 
 
So Jim relies on his cell phone as much as anyone. Unfortunately, the good lands and bad lands of southwest South Dakota are notoriously bad for cell phone coverage. But you don't survive on a Jackson County ranch without some cowboy ingenuity. Here's a little trick you might try — but be careful that you choose the right horse.
 
We're guessing this isn't one of Jim's rodeo broncs?
 
 

Comments

01:44 pm - Tue, January 15 2013
mikeyc, that's me! said:
Now if he can just train that horse to climb trees, he'd really have something!

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