There is a story in the national news of a clown shortage.  We decided to get to the bottom of this story.  We spoke with Steve Russell this morning.  Steve lives in Colfax and he was at one time a professional clown with Ringling Bro's Circus.  Steve feels that it may actually be a ploy by Ringling Bro's to stir up excitement for their traveling circus.  CLICK HERE for details on the clown shortage story.  Below are some pics of Steve at clown college (he's in the center of the pic with red hair-black hat-yellow ruff around his neck, Welcoming people to the circus, as Steve the clown, and Steve today as a professional juggler (In Capable Hands).

 

Thanks for your time Steve!