Rodeo royalty: Humiston, Biernat

       Holly Humiston, 20, will reign over this year's Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Days as the Girl of the West. The Hanover resident will be joined by April Biernat, 20, of Black Forest, the 2008 Aide to Girl of the West. Both are members of the Pikes Peak Rangerettes performance horse-riding group and were active in high school sports. Holly Humiston (left) and April Biernat.
Courtesy of the Family Studio
       By the start of the 68th annual rodeo July 9-12, the Girls of the West will have promoted it at more than 100 locales, including parades, service visits and media appearances.
       Humiston, who grew up on her family's small ranch, will be a junior at UCCS, where she is studying for a veterinary career. Biernat will be a sophomore at UCCS, pursuing a degree in nursing.

From a press release