Long trip awaiting saddle bronc champ

By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent Winning may have its perks, but it wasn’t going to exempt James Willert from driving duties in the dead of the night. The South Dakota resident earned top honors in the saddle bronc Saturday in the Pioneer Days rodeo, but the thrill didn’t last long. “From here, it’s probably about […]

PRCA rodeo begins weekend run

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Chase Runyan of House looks to get out from under a cow during the Wild Cow Milking Contest in the 35th annual PRCA Rodeo Thursday at the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Eric Butler The 35th annual Pioneer Days Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Rodeo kicked off in grand fashion Thursday […]

Sons spurred by father’s roughstock riding success

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Carr Vincent, of Des Moines hangs on during the bareback riding competition Friday at the 34th annual Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Rodeo at the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. Photo by Eric Kluth By Ryan Lengerich Heath and Jarrod Ford’s father has what they wanted — a set of spurs from the Clovis rodeo. In […]

Rodeo ciruit keeps cowboys on the move

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Matt Austin of Wills Point, Texas, hangs on during Thursday’s bull riding competition at the 34th Annual Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Rodeo at the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. CNJ photo by Rick White By Eric Butler, CNJ Correspondent As the 34th annual Pioneer Days Rodeo kicked off on Thursday night, probably only the astute […]