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Mutton busting adds fun to rodeo

LOVINGTON, N.M. – Whether they ride bucking beasts or rope and wrestle steers, many cowboys in ProRodeo today got their starts as youngsters just dreaming of playing on the big stage. For a big number of those, some of their first steps involved riding sheep, better known as mutton busting. Rodeos all across the country[...]
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Lovington special to past champs

LOVINGTON, N.M. – There is something about this community. This is the desert, and the terrain is only for the most rugged to handle, but it’s also inviting for just about anyone. That’s because of the people and the work ethic that packages everything together. It’s why there is a major exposition in this town[...]
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Luke has a champ’s mentality

Branquinho is still in position to make a run at sixth gold buckle The first time Luke Branquinho won the steer wrestling world championship, he was 24 years old. Ten years later, he earned his fifth Montana Silversmiths gold buckle. Father time has been good to the California bulldogger, but like any athlete, things get[...]
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Roundup is a top draw for many

DODGE CITY, Kan. – For people in Ford County, Dodge City Roundup Rodeo is simply the marquee event of the annual Dodge City Days celebration. For those looking in from the outside, it’s the biggest rodeo in Kansas, an event that’s forever memorialized in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Make no mistake, however; this is very much[...]
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Fair board bring in big concerts

LOVINGTON, N.M. – Over the years, the Lea County Fair and Rodeo has been recognized for its firepower when it comes to outstanding concerts. There are six nights of musical entertainment on the main stage, and the concerts offer the kind of variety needed in a diverse region like southeastern New Mexico. Fans of all[...]
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