Rodeo News

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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Picnic Pavilion New Addition at Rodeo Arena to Honor Community and Pioneers

The Tom and Roz Turnbull Family are making a generous donation of a picnic pavilion at the Gus Darien Arena. The Carbondale Wild West Rodeo Association genuinely appreciates the continued support of the Turnbull Family. Below Roz and Tom tell us a little more about the pavilion and why they felt it was something they wanted to do for the rodeo arena and for the community as a whole.

"Picnic Pavilion

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Carbondale Wild West Rodeo 2017 Season Starts June 1st -- Don't Miss the Fun!

Carbondale Wild West Rodeo kicks off on Thursday June 1st. It will make you jump for joy. Don't miss out. Come out and enjoy the thrills and spills and fantastic food and be the first to sit under cover on our new covered grandstand. The sound system has been improved, announcers stand rebuilt as well. We are also blessed to be getting a picnic pavilion with roof and more news on this will be coming shortly. Kids of all ages will be sure to have fun.

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