Month: June 30, 2017

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Tuffy picks up slack for patients

GUNNISON, Colo. – As a RAM 1500 pickup, “Tuffy is rugged and durable. But that’s not why it has the moniker. Tuffy is the Cattlemen’s Days Tough Enough to Wear Pink’s transportation truck that was bought to help breast cancer patients get to their out-of-town medical appointments safely and comfortably. In the Gunnison valley, it[...]
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Carr, Eagle make for great rodeo

EAGLE, Colo. – The cool mountain air that surrounds this picturesque community serves as a refreshing outlook for some of the greatest athletes in rodeo. That includes the animals that are part of the exciting Eagle County Fair and Rodeo, set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 19-Saturday, July 22, at Johnette Phillips Arena on the[...]
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Rooftop changes start time

Rodeo will begin sooner, with gates opening at 5 p.m., ProRodeo starting at 7 p.m. ESTES PARK, Colo. – Everyone’s time is valuable, and the organizers of Rooftop Rodeo understand that as well as anyone. It’s the reason the six performances of the rodeo will move up half an hour to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July[...]
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BFO beginning rodeo run

Cody Stampede will be the first of several big events for Bullfighters Only The Cody (Wyo.) Stampede is one of the most established events in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, with a history that dates back nearly 100 years. It’s also the kick-off point for Bullfighters Only’s summer run that includes more than a dozen[...]
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Smith makes his mark in Gunnison

GUNNISON, Colo. – The volunteers that organize the Cattlemen’s Days PRCA Rodeo work hard annually to make it one of the best. “One of the biggest things we have is our stock contractor, Stace Smith,” said Margo Patton Blair, president of Cattlemen’s Days. “Stace Smith is one of the greatest producers in rodeo, and the[...]
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Rumford is ready to rock Eagle

EAGLE, Colo. – Justin Rumford can’t remember the first time he was horseback; that happens when one grows up cowboy. The Kansas-bred cowboy has done everything imaginable when it comes to rodeo. He was the third generation of his family’s stock contracting business, and there isn’t a task he can’t handle or hasn’t tried. “I’ve[...]
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Allen, Devers finish CNFR in top 10

ALVA, Okla. – For the second straight year, two Northwestern Oklahoma State University steer wrestlers finished among the top 10 at the College National Finals Rodeo. Joby Allen of Alva and Cody Devers of Perryton, Texas, finished fourth and 10th, respectively, at last week’s finale in Casper, Wyo. Allen had a four-run cumulative time of[...]
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The Rooftop Rodeo legacy

Longtime volunteers reflect on the history of Estes Park’s marquee event ESTES PARK, Colo. – There’s a reason why Rooftop Rodeo is considered one of the best ProRodeos in the country. “It’s the people that made this organization fun to be in,” said Gary Cleveland, a longtime member of Western Heritage Inc., a group of[...]
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Bronc busting on the Plains

Hard Grass Bronc Match to pit top cowboys vs. great horses in big money event POLLOCKVILLE, Alberta – They crave good horses and the opportunities to cash in when the rides go well. Now the top saddle bronc riders in North America will converge on this tiny hamlet for the Hard Grass Bronc Match, set[...]
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