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Rodeo photographer Louise Serpa in her Tucson home, Sept. 2006.

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

A quiet moment before the final performance at the 90th annual Fiesta de los Vaqueros.

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»

Dusty Hausauer of Dickinson, N.D., took 64 points in Saturday's saddlebronc event.

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

Steer wrestling at the 2011 rodeo.

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»

Heath DeMoss of Heflin, La., with some serious hang time on Four Aces. He didn't make it the full eight seconds, however, earning him no score.

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»

Clay Parsons, an Arizona cowboy from Marana, took the third best time of the day in Saturday's tie-down competition with 11.8 seconds.

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»

Rehett Kennedy of Chowchilla, California, scored just under the day's best time with 6.4 seconds in the steer wrestling event.

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»

Will Lowe takes a victory lap after winning the day and the rodeo in bareback.

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

Shon Gibson, of Taylor, Ariz., scored 82 points on Rage.

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»

Tom Lewis, of Lehi, Utah, wrestled his steer for a day's best of 5.6 seconds.

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»

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»

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»

Wade Sundell scored 84 points on No Date Kate

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»

Cort Scheer, of Elsmere, Neb., hangs on during the saddle bronc event on the second day of the Tucson Rodeo on Feb. 20, 2011.

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»

Stetson Herrera, of Magdalena, NM, loses his seat on Comanche Moon on on the second day of the 85th annual Fiesta de los Vaqueros.

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»