Cheyenne Frontier Days canceled for 1st time in 124 years

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Cheyenne Frontier Days, billed as the world’s largest outdoor rodeo, has been canceled for the first time in its 124-year history due to the coronavirus, the city’s mayor told The...

DATE: May 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

Bull riding may be 1st U.S. pro sport to welcome fans

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – One of the first professional athletic sports to allow spectators to attend as states gradually lift restrictions imposed because of the coronavirus is known for its wild,...

DATE: May 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Time has come for Durango Athletic Hall of Fame

One hundred forty years. When the town of Durango was formed two miles south of Animas City in 1880 to serve the San Juan mining district, it would have been impossible for those settlers to...

DATE: March 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

March brings food, rodeo and women’s history to the Pine River Valley

Communities in the Pine River Valley – from Vallecito to Ignacio – have a host of happenings this month, including a junior rodeo, events around Women’s History Month and several food-centric...

DATE: March 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Fiesta Days to feature parade, rodeos through weekend

The 83rd annual Durango Fiesta Days will celebrate local history and culture through the weekend with a parade and rodeos. At 10 a.m. Saturday, there will be a parade on Main Avenue from College...

DATE: July 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tough go in the short go for NHSFR team ropers

It’s been said that a man owns up to his mistakes. Reflecting upon his 2019 National High School Finals Rodeo experience, Bodie Hine certainly did so. And without hesitation. “I messed up in the...

DATE: July 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Bodie Hine buckles down for nationals

“Cowboy Christmas” usually refers to the days nearest the Fourth of July, with rodeos, and in many cases, prize money, to be found seemingly anywhere and everywhere an interested rider or roper can...

DATE: July 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports

Mitchell Story finishes fourth at NJHFR

Whether it was sixth sense or something else, Madison Story knew she had to hit the road. With a younger brother set to ride in the short, or championship, go-round at the 2019 National Junior High...

DATE: July 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports

Ignacio’s Teagan Roukema gears up for Junior Rodeo Nationals

Extended daylight equates to extra improvement. That’s what National Junior High Finals Rodeo qualifier Teagan Roukema is certainly hoping for. Roukema, who will be an incoming freshman this fall...

DATE: June 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports

Mitchell Story hopeful for Junior Rodeo Nationals

Mitchell Story is feeling a lot more confident heading into his second National Junior High Finals Rodeo. This time, he will head into South Dakota as a state champion. Story, a 15-year-old from...

DATE: June 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports

The Ute Mountain Roundup: Looking back at a Cortez celebration

The 89th annual Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo offers a chance for wranglers, bull riders and even young mutton busters to prove their mettle. But it’s also a celebration of community, of time-honored...

DATE: June 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rodeo performers set arena records at Ute Mountain Roundup

The final Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association performance of the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo reported a sold-out crowd that witnessed many of the newly crowned 2019 UMR champion competitors,...

DATE: June 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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