All of us at Carbondale Wild West Rodeo — our board, volunteers, contestants and spectators are saddened by the passing of Todd Shipley. Our condolences go out to his family and friends. Todd lit up the rodeo and was always in the heat of the action as a volunteer pulling the rope and throwing open the bucking chute. He was always up for joining in on the fun and giving his all to the rodeo.
The Shipley family will be holding a Celebration of Life for Todd on April 30th at the Gus Darien Arena in Carbondale from 9:00 to 4:00. Please join them and share your memories of Todd and how he touched your lives. We will post updates as we learn more.