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Roundup teams with autism group

DODGE CITY, Kan. – When her son was diagnosed with autism, Trista Fergerson didn’t fret about it; she went to work. Fergerson and two other mothers of children on the autism spectrum started gathering together in a makeshift mom support group. It’s grown over the years into what is now known as Perfect Fit Foundation[...]
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A record week at Rooftop

Kathy Grimes made a spectacular, 16,64-second run to establish a new arena record at Rooftop Rodeo. (PHOTO BY GREG WESTFALL)
Grimes earns barrel racing title after a record-breaking run in Estes Park ESTES PARK, Colo. – If Kathy Grimes didn’t like Rooftop Rodeo before, she loves it now. A year ago, Grimes placed fourth with a time that would have been an arena record, but there were three other ladies that were faster in Estes[...]
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Top artists coming to Lovington

LOVINGTON, N.M. – The Lea County Fair and Rodeo is known for having the best concert series in the Southwest, and this year’s lineup is no different. “We’ve got a great entertainment lineup,” said Dean Jackson, a Lea County commissioner and former chairman of the Lea County Fair Board. “We, as a commission, have some[...]
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Edler moves into Gunnison lead

Jacob Edler transitions to his steer during a 3.7-second run Friday night at Cattlemen's Days PRCA Rodeo in Gunnison, Colorado. (PHOTO BY ROBBY FREEMAN)
GUNNISON, Colo. – Jacob Edler has a college degree, but his education continues in professional rodeo. The lessons are coming to fruition, and he proved it Friday night at the Cattlemen’s Days PRCA Rodeo. He wrestled his steer to the ground in 3.7 seconds and owns a lead of seven-tenths heading into Saturday’s final performance[...]
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Blasting into Rooftop’s lead

Ty Blasingame turns his steer for heeler Brandon Bates as the tandem stops the clock in 4.4 seconds to take the team roping lead at Rooftop Rodeo. (PHOTO BY GREG WESTFALL)
Blasingame closer to NFR bid with quality run with Bates in Estes Park ESTES PARK, Colo. – Ty Blasingame’s rodeo lifestyle got a little easier in March when he and his then-partner, Kyle Lockett, won RodeoHouston and more than $55,000. That pushed him to No. 1 in the team roping-heading world standings, a spot he[...]
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O’Connell is ready to ride again

Tim O'Connell rides Cervi's San Luis for 87 points to take the bareback riding lead at the Rooftop Rodeo. (PHOTO BY GREG WESTFALL)
ESTES PARK, Colo. – Tim O’Connell’s final ride of the 2018 season earned him his third straight world championship, but it almost ruined his 2019 campaign. Almost is the key word. On Thursday night during the fourth performance of Rooftop Rodeo, O’Connell rode Cervi Rodeo’s San Luis for 87 points and owns the bareback riding[...]
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