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Local rodeo going with "the big boys"


The little local rodeo that almost stopped happening nearly a decade ago is poised to join the ranks of the larger professional rodeo world.

The Ridge Riders Saddle Club’s annual Colorama Rodeo each May will likely join the Professional Cowboys Rodeo Association, following a vote of the Ridge Riders board of directors Nov. 6.

President George Kohout announced the coming change at the chamber of commerce luncheon the next day.

“This is by far the biggest chance we’ve ever taken,” Kohout said.

The move was instigated by the group’s stock contractor, who wants to provide services to...

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