Ropin' Rascals, The Summit, Miete & Cash Cowboys
Ropin’ Rascals is an annual one-day sponsored children’s charity event that takes place at the Huwa Family Ranch in Keenesburg. Under the supervision of the charity’s generous volunteers, our special needs charity helps children transform into cowboys and cowgirls for a day and develop skills and memories to last a lifetime. A past Ropin’ Rascals event at the Keenesburg ranch hosted 450 guests with 37 sponsors, raising over $100,000. The special needs children’s charity event takes place on a working cattle ranch.
The only event of its kind, The Summit is a unique construction conference where professionals come together to learn, share, and network with industry experts dedicated to protecting the environment. The full-day event includes a full schedule of interactive stations and live demonstrations, and roundtable discussions and panels with land restoration and construction industry experts. Attendees get hands-on experiences with equipment and implementing cutting-edge industry technology and best practices, and when they’re ready for a break there are food trucks to enjoy!
In the series, the Huwas’ — Brent, his wife Tonya, brothers Tyrun and Corey, father Rich,
the rest of the Huwa crew, and their extended “family” from their Keenesburg, Colorado
community and numerous businesses — combine their faith, and entrepreneurial spirit,
to build a strong, growing team, who protect and save the landscape.
The heart of the series is all about cowboy culture, and the spirit of the West. These cowboys are just as likely to be riding a five-ton bulldozer as a one-ton rodeo bull, a 200-horsepower excavator as a horse on the range.
The series is about big equipment, tough terrain, bucking bulls, mother nature, and extreme deadlines that keep them on their toes. Stakes are high, and there is no room for error! Still, they make safety a priority, take time to appreciate each other and enjoy life, and live as modern-day ambassadors for strong, American values. Where the Huwas come from, family is about more than blood — it’s about having each other’s backs and sharing values.
The Huwas’ are a self-made success story, as salt of the earth people, who want to improve the world. Their reclamation business started in 2002, when they were tasked to clean up after the Hayman fire — one of Colorado’s worst forest fires — which had created a serious risk of contamination to the water supply of 1.5 million people in the city of Denver. After this project, the Huwas’ realized the value and need of their years of knowledge and skill in working with the land.