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Photos: Friday at the Tucson Rodeo

La Fiesta de los Vaqueros continued Friday with plenty of action.... Read more»

Rodeo photographer, Western legend Louise Serpa dead at 86

From the archive: Rodeo photographer, Tucson fixture, mother and legend of the West Louise Serpa died Thursday. There are a lot of things I wish I had the chance to say to Louise before she mounted up and rode out into the ether.... Read more»6

Quiet sadness for rodeo photogs this year

Rodeo photography is an experience difficult to describe. It's not the same as sitting in the stands, overlooking the arena at altitude. Photographers are ground-level, eye-to-eye with the livestock. It's dirty, a little dangerous, filled with nervous energy, and it's fun. There was a quiet sadness in the press room this year at the Fiesta de los Vaqueros. Without knowing that Louise Serpa was up in the stands with her camera, and without Will Seberger's wry humor down in the photo pit, it was difficult to get through the events. ... Read more»

Photos: Saturday's Tucson rodeo action

Saturday at the 90th Fiesta de los Vaqueros, cowboys and cowgirls put their horses and steers through their paces.... Read more»

90th annual rodeo parade to trot through South Side streets

For the 90th year, horses, wagons and bands will march, roll and clip-clop through Tucson's streets Thursday morning, marking the annual Fiesta de los Vaqueros. Thursday and Friday, local school districts and Pima Community College will be closed for Rodeo Break.... Read more»

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Rodeo photos: Whipping winds don't vanquish vaqueros

In true rodeo fashion, neither a drop in temperature nor cutting, gale-force winds kept spectators away from Sunday's sixth and final performance at the Tucson Rodeo Grounds. The roster was full for the championship round in what is predictably the busiest day at the rodeo.... Read more»

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Rodeo photos: Clouds of dust under sunny skies

Clear skies and warmer weather brought a near-record number of spectators to the Tucson Rodeo Grounds on Saturday afternoon for the 88th annual Fiesta de los Vaqueros.... Read more»

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Photos: Tucson Rodeo kicks off, bucks, stomps on

About 8,000 people filled the grandstands Friday, the fourth day of the 88th annual Fiesta de los Vaqueros — good attendance considering the unexpectedly cold weather of the last few days. One cowboy learned the hard way that sometimes you ride the bull, sometimes the bull rides you.... Read more»

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Photos: Tucson Rodeo winds up

A sold-out crowd of about 11,000 people cheered the winners of the 87th annual Tucson Rodeo on Sunday.... Read more»

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Photos: Roping and riding at the rodeo

Ten thousand people sat in on Saturday's Tucson Rodeo, which was the second-to-last performance of this year's Fiesta de los Vaqueros.... Read more»

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Photos: Rodeo action continues

Under 75 degree skies and a mild breeze Thursday, about 9,000 people who were not at the golf tournament went instead to the 87th annual Tucson Rodeo.... Read more»

Rodeo parade to bring road closures, delays

Tucson's annual Fiesta de los Vaqueros Parade brings as much joy as it does pain for motorists traveling along South Sixth Avenue. Police are reminding drivers to be aware of road closures and expect delays. ... Read more»

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Tucson Rodeo spurs school holiday

Today's teens may be more likely to spend the day at home playing video games than attending the rodeo, but local school districts still honor Tucson's Western heritage by closing for Rodeo Break.... Read more»

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Sun shines on 87th Tucson Rodeo

La Fiesta de los Vaqueros, better known as the Tucson Rodeo, kicked off its 87th year Saturday under sunny skies, with about 5,600 people watching from the stands.... Read more»

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Eight days in February: Tucson Rodeo is back

The big-show crowd-pleasers like bull riding tend to be the draw for many in the stands at Tucson's rodeo, but it's everything else that makes the annual event something more than just a way to pass the afternoon.... Read more»

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Rodeo photo roundup (2010)

Cowboys, cowgirls and fans have celebrated La Fiesta de los Vaqueros for 85 years. The Tucson Rodeo has grown to be one the the top 25 in North America. Photographer Will Seberger was on the scene, getting dusty and muddy so you don't have to.... Read more»