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Rooftop Rodeo postponed until 2021

The 2020 Rooftop Rodeo has been canceled as the community focuses on the future while dealing with the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. (PHOTO BY GREG WESTFALL)
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, officials focus their efforts toward next year ESTES PARK, Colo. – Due to uncertainties brought on by the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, the organizers of Rooftop Rodeo have decided to postpone this year’s event. “This was a difficult decision but one made in the interest of our community,” said Rob Hinkle,[...]
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Guymon rodeo postponed

Coronavirus pandemic forces Pioneer Days to move to August EDITOR’S NOTE: The times and actual dates may change. GUYMON, Okla. – The champions won’t be playing in May. For years, the Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo has utilized the tag line, “Where Champions Come to Play the First Weekend in May.” With the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic[...]
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Clements eager to compete

Mason Clements rides Calgary Stampede's Shadow Warrior during the 2017 National Finals Rodeo. Clements was off to a hot start, winning both San Antonio and Denver, but the season is on hold due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Still, he's found the silver lining. (PHOTO BY TODD BREWER)
Even during COVID-19 quarantine, Utah cowboy finds a silver lining SPANISH FORK, Utah – The last time Mason Clements strapped himself onto a bucking horse, he won the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo’s bareback-riding title and $23,500. That was more than a month ago, and he’s been itching to get back to the work[...]
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Stewart provides NFR experience

Andy Stewart, one of the longtime voices of the Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo, called the action at the 2019 National Finals Rodeo. He will bring back that experience to this year's rodeo, set for the first weekend of the day. (PHOTO BY ROBBY FREEMAN)
GUYMON, Okla. – At rodeos all across this land, Andy Stewart’s voice has resonated across the grandstands and into the back pens to tell the tales of the sport. Along with local personality Ken Stonecipher, Stewart has been a mainstay at the Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo, which will have four performances this year set for[...]
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College rodeo season put on hold

Bridger Anderson has won the Central Plains Region bulldogging title for the second straight year, including this year's shortened season because of COVID-19. (PHOTO BY RIC ANDERSEN, courtesy of Bridger Anderson)
ALVA, Okla. – As the threat of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic continues to strengthen, the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association last week decided to cancel the remaining events on the 2019-20 regional season. For Northwestern Oklahoma State University and the other colleges in the Central Plains Region season, that means the March 13-15 event in Fort[...]
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Rodeo group keeping tabs

Pioneer Days is in limbo; committee continues to monitor coronavirus GUYMON, Okla. – The new normal isn’t quite normal to most, but the safeguards that have been put in place were developed to help control the spread of the coronavirus. Still, that leaves several community events in limbo, including the Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo, set[...]
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Let’s practice common sense

Common sense seems to be missing in today’s society. Yes, I understand there is a pandemic, and I understand that certain restrictions must be met, but panic seems to be the norm in today’s society, and that means common sense has been thrown out with the wash. Late Tuesday afternoon, Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly closed[...]
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Zimmers finds Fort Scott success

ALVA, Okla. – Hannah Zimmers was excited to have qualified for championship round at a Central Plains Region rodeo for just the second time in her three-year college rodeo career. But because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the short round at the Fort Scott (Kansas) Community College rodeo was canceled this past weekend. Still, Zimmers’ breakaway-roping[...]
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CTEC title is Taylor-made

Santos holds off Tierney to become 16th man to win CINCH Timed Event crown GUTHRIE, Okla. – Taylor Santos’ youth was spent in roping pens and rodeo arenas. When he wasn’t practicing or competing, he was watching it on TV. The family’s pile of video cassettes included years of the CINCH Timed Event Championship, and those[...]
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