The Deschutes County Fair & Rodeo continued over the weekend with fun, food and farm animals. Central Oregon Daily’s Chris Biggs followed some “future farmers” as they showed their animals to judges in hopes of being named 4H “Grand Champion.”
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Ciara Perkins stopped by Central Oregon Daily to talk about her duties as the La Pine Rodeo Queen and all of the events kicking off this weekend at the La Pine Rodeo. Events run July 1-4 with a concert featuring Josh Gracin and Ned LeDoux on Saturday night, rodeo events Sunday and Monday, and bull riding and fireworks on Tuesday.
The Crooked River Roundup is this weekend at the Crook County Fairgrounds in Prineville, and organizers are taking steps to make sure the events are crowd-pleasers.
Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan was shown how the cowboys have altered the chutes to give the steers a chance to get off to a faster start and go farther out into the arena during the roping events.
Jody Stahancyk’s grandparents Joseph and Anna settled in Crook County in 1924 in a place on Lamonta Road. Jody was born in Prineville in 1948 at the old hospital on West 1st Street. She graduated from Crook County High School in 1966 and during her college and law school years she ran the Prineville Pool and taught many of the local children to swim. For the past 35 years, Jody has supported the Roundup with her annual party, BBQ and Queen Luncheon at the family ranch on Lamonta road. Jody is the Grand Marshal for this year’s Crooked River Roundup in Prineville. The rodeo runs from June 23-25 and the CCR races are July 12-15.