Carbondale Wild West Rodeo

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    Carbondale Report: Trustees bring uniformity to commissions

    Carbondale trustees tackled a diverse agenda on May 23. All were present, with Chris Hassig joining remotely, though Erica Sparhawk left early citing “family obligations.”

    The unanimously-approved consent agenda included a special event liquor license for Coventure, a license renewal for Izakaya, the modified Meadowood schoolread more →

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    Small town rodeo, big time changes this season

    After being closed down in 2020 due to the pandemic, the folks at Carbondale’s rodeo expected the 2021 season to be big, and it didn’t disappoint. Fans, participants, tourists, and volunteers came out in droves to celebrate the western way of life at this local rodeo. What was unexpected was… read more →

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    No BYOB at Carbondale Rodeo, Sweetwater Lake protections advance

    Monday, April 10, the Garfield County Commissioners (BOCC) continued public hearings about the Sweetwater Lake 1041 designation after a morning of approvals and grants. The Funky Bear Café in Battlement Mesa is one step closer to its grand opening after the BOCC approved a hotel and restaurant liquorread more →

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    GarCo Report: Carbondale Rodeo changes, wastewater treatment upgrades in Glenwood Canyon

    Garfield County Commission Chair John Martin was absent from Monday’s meeting. Chair Pro-Tem Tom Jankovsky filled in. Jankovsky and Mike Samson barreled through the first several agenda items, including approval of minutes from regular meetings, dating back to 2019. County attorney Heather Beattie wants to see the Board approve minutes… read more →

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    Riding into the wreck

    It was the summer of 2019 and I was sitting in the grandstand at Gus Darien Arena. The first round of ranch bronc riding was underway. A bronc came flying out of the bucking chute and took that cowboy clear across the arena. A man on horseback roderead more →

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    Chasing cans

    Love of competition, need for speed and control, a sense of community. These are the backbone of barrel racing, a Women’s Pro Rodeo sanctioned event dating back to Texas rodeos in the 1930s.
    This summer, Carbondale’s own five-year-old Teagan Rice has competed in three Junior Barrel Racing events at… read more →

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    Un día más para José Cano

    Traducción por Dolores Duarte

    Cada jueves por la noche en el Carbondale Wild West Rodeo, la monta de toros es el evento final. ¿Por qué nos gusta ver a los valientes atletas montar 1,500 libras de agresividad? Por la misma razón por la que reducimos la velocidad en… read more →

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    Just another day at the office for José Cano

    Every Thursday night at the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo, bull riding is the final event. Why do we love watching brave athletes ride 1500 lbs of rank meanness? For the same reason we slow down on the highway to gaze at a multi-car pile up: we want everyoneread more →

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    Let's rodeo!

    “Our heavenly Father, we pause at this time, mindful of the many blessings you have bestowed upon us. We ask, Lord, that you be with us in this arena of life. We as cowboys do not ask for special favors…” The last time Carbondale rodeo fans heard Brandenread more →