Rodeo News

Here's What's New!

So much new at the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo. Come out and enjoy the new Announcer's Stand/Crow's Nest, Covered Bleachers, Picnic Pavilion and Improved Sound System. You don't want to be late to the rodeo so you can be under cover on the new covered bleachers.

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Hold On -- It's Time for the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo

Hold on -- Everyone is getting excited about the start of the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo 13th Annual Season. June 1st marks the start of your summer rodeo fun! Come and join us! Don't miss out! Every Thursday Rain or Shine. Slack at 5:30, Grand Entry at 7:30. We have a lot of new things going on at the CWWR. Be the first to sit under the covered roof and enjoy the picnic pavilion and the improved sound system. Our announcer and timers will no longer sway with the wind or suffer in the rain. We have a new announcers stand too!

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Carbondale Wild West Rodeo in the Post Independent

The Glenwood Springs Post Independent featured an article on May 30, about the first rodeo of the season. We are glad the community is excited as we are about the start of rodeo season and the new additions to the Gus Darien Arena. It is our lucky 13th year and we are so happy and proud to be a part of the community with such superb sponsors, fans, contestants, and volunteers. It wouldn't be possible without you. You all rock!! Here's to the best season yet.

Take a look at the article which talks about our new roof on one grandstand, new announcers stand and the picnic pavilion.

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Josh Rogan to Kick Off Carbondale Wild West Rodeo Season

Josh Rogan will kick off the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo with his music that he describes as "rock and roll soul". Josh has been a most welcome fixture of the last few rodeo seasons. His music engages fans and ramps up the enthusiasm of the crowds. Josh will also be appearing on July 6, our rodeo celebration of July 4, Independence Day. "With his latest (album), At the End of the Day, he has tapped back into his acoustic blues roots and plays heart-felt, wrenching soulful original tunes.

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Branden Edwards -- New CWWR Announcer

Branden Edwards of Grand Junction is the new rodeo announcer for the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo for the 2017 season. Branden calls Grand Junction home. He is a graduate of Fruita Monument High School and of Mesa State College. Branden attended the Chad Nicholson's Rodeo Announcer's Training Seminar and has been heavily involved in rodeos in and around Grand Junction, Fruita and the state of Colorado. Welcome Branden!

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CWWR will miss you Court Will

It was with heavy hearts that we heard about the passing recently of team roper, stock contractor, and friend to all Court Will. Your smile, enthusiasm and kind words for all rodeo contestants, volunteers and spectators will be missed. You were always quick to tell others good job or you'll get it next time. You are gone too soon and will be sorely missed!

Carbondale Wild West Rodeo Association Board sends its condolences to Court's wife -- Ronnie Will, parents -- Perry and Susan Will, daughter -- Kina Anston, and the rest of Court's family and large circle of friends.

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