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'Those bulls don’t know it’s a gay rodeo': Arizona event embraces LGBTQ+ community

The recent Arizona Gay Rodeo - started in 1984 when Arizona became the fifth state to host a gay rodeo - at the Corona Ranch and Rodeo Grounds highlighted an event and a community determined to provide a safe space for anyone interested in participating in western activities. ... Read more»

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Pride of Navajo Nation: Diné College works to rebuild rodeo program amid pandemic

Since the COVID-19 pandemic struck, Diné College - in the heart of the Navajo Nation - has taken a major hit, but a top-ranked bull rider and a world champion coach are trying to return the school to its status as one of the premier programs on the college rodeo landscape. ... Read more»

Crowns and cowgirls: Horsemanship, pageantry part of Miss Rodeo Arizona event

The 39th annual Miss Rodeo Arizona Scholarship Pageant - part of a long-standing tradition in the American West - recently crowned its 2022 Miss Rodeo Arizona, Kennadee Riggs, and Miss Teen Rodeo Arizona, Tova Conner, at Heart Cry Church in Queen Creek.... Read more»

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

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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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»

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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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Windy day doesn't flap Tucson rodeo-goers

Despite a stiff and cold wind, nearly 7,000 people spent Sunday afternoon at the Tucson Rodeo Grounds for the second day of La Fiesta de los Vaqueros.... 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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Photos: Tucson Rodeo

Even though the parade is over, cowboys and cowgirls are still getting dusty at the Tucson Rodeo... Read more»2

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Photos: Tucson Rodeo kickoff

The Tucson Rodeo got underway this weekend, with competitions in bareback riding, steer wrestling, roping, barrel racing and bull riding. ... Read more»

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