Nathan Rice has been showing sheep at the Scotts Bluff County Fair since 2002. His brothers and sisters started about 12 years before that. He’s now seeing the other side of the competition as the new manager of the sheep show. “It’s different to be behind the scenes,” he said. “You have to make sure everything is lined up and organized. Because those arrangements are made ahead of time, the biggest change for me is in taking care of any emergency or problem that comes up.” This year’s sheep show had about 62 entries, down from an average of 100 in past years.