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April 24, 2017
Pro rodeo's rags-to-riches bull proving hard to ride
LAMOURE, N.D. — Kelly Klein likes to watch cattle sales while he eats dinner. Back in January 2015, he saw some "wild, longhorn-looking...
April 24, 2017 - 9:30am
December 6, 2016
The Jamestown Civic Center will renegotiate its contract with the Roughrider Rodeo Association regarding the annual rodeo finals. The rodeo finals had come under fire in September because the event had lost about $17,000 for the Civic Center last year. This year, the event lost $6,500,...
December 6, 2016 - 7:16am
October 1, 2016
Rodeo event on probation at Civic Center
The Roughrider Association Finals Rodeo might be saddling up for a final ride at the Jamestown Civic Center for its event Oct. 28-30, according to Jeff Fuchs, city administrator. The Jamestown City Council had previously approved giving notice to discontinue its contract with the...
October 1, 2016 - 7:42am
September 21, 2016
Riding herd on the rodeo
Members of the North Dakota Roughrider Association Rodeo are disputing the negative financial impacts of the association's final rodeo held in Jamestown each fall. Greg Carlson, Jamestown, a member of the Roughrider Association Board of Directors, told the Civic Center & Promotion...
September 21, 2016 - 6:17am
June 30, 2016
Saddle up for James River Rodeo this weekend
Coinciding with the Stutsman County State Fair this weekend is North Dakota’s largest annual full-performance rodeo. Marlin Bertsch, president of Roughrider Rodeo Association, said moderate temperatures should bode well for the riders and livestock at the 15th annual James River...
June 30, 2016 - 6:57am
July 3, 2015
Rodeo organizers expecting record number of entries
This year’s edition of the James River Rodeo could be the biggest ever, depending on the number of entries and the weather, according to organizers. The...
July 3, 2015 - 7:07am
December 29, 2014
Alvin Nelson, rodeo champion, passes away
GRASSY BUTTE, N.D. -- To be considered a legend, one has to make a lasting impact. Alvin Nelson did just that. The cowboy was the first saddle bronc rider from North Dakota to win the PRCA world championship, inspired other North Dakotans at the world stage and helped revolutionize...
December 29, 2014 - 8:00am
Rodeo participants, helpers and a horse look on Saturday as Cody Perbix gets out of the chute while competing in the bareback competition of...
September 29, 2014 - 7:20am
September 27, 2014
Preparing for the rodeo
John M. Steiner / The Sun Lori Alfson of Binford, N.D., tends to her two quarter horses, Twirl and Buggie, back, Friday in preparation for the...
September 27, 2014 - 8:30am
September 25, 2014
Rodeo finals ride into town
The North Dakota Roughrider Rodeo Association state finals will be in Jamestown this weekend, and event organizers expect a crowd of 10,000 to 12,000 to attend the three-day event at the Jamestown Civic Center. NDRRA Secretary Mary Carlson said this will be the third year of a...
September 25, 2014 - 6:52am
September 24, 2014
Prepping for the finals
Workers begin setting up Tuesday for the North Dakota Roughrider Association state finals that start Friday and continue through Sunday at...
September 24, 2014 - 7:03am
July 28, 2014
Young N.D. rodeo queen competes at national event
JESSIE, N.D. — Taylor Zimprich of rural Jessie recently returned from competing in the National High School Rodeo Association Queen Contest in Wyoming. The 17-year-old took 18th in the nation and said she placed in the top 10 in personal interview. “The competition was really...
July 28, 2014 - 7:26am
April 3, 2014
Herman to join Pro-Rodeo HOF
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Wayne Herman was one of the top professional rodeo cowboys of his time. Now, he’s officially among the all-time greats. The 50-year-old Dickinson, N.D., native is one of four cowboys who will be inducted in the 2014 ProRodeo Hall of Fame on Aug. 9....
April 3, 2014 - 7:29am
December 12, 2013
Carlascio finishes as third runner-up in Miss Rodeo America
Krystal Carlascio was named third runner-up Monday in the Miss Rodeo America 2014 competition in Las Vegas. Carlascio, Miss Rodeo North Dakota, said she was very happy to make the top five. “It’s an amazing accomplishment making the top five,” she said Wednesday. “This is...
December 12, 2013 - 6:35am
December 9, 2013
Cody Ohl ties for first in tie-down roping
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Six-time season champion Cody Ohl tied for first in tie-down roping Sunday night in the National Finals Rodeo for his second straight round victory. Ohl, from Hico, Texas, matched Ryan Jarrett of Commanche, Okla., with a 6.9-second run in the fourth round....
December 9, 2013 - 8:13am