There's a red and white billboard outside town on Interstate 70 about an hour east of Denver that proudly tells you you're passing Deer Trail, site of the first rodeo ever held in the American West -- in 1869. Do the math and that means the little High Plains town marked its 150th annual rodeo on Independence Day weekend this year. Doubt Deer Trail's claim to fame? The Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association is here to set you straight, so was just about everyone in the arena and the stands. It was a full house Friday, and the competition continued Saturday.
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The 6th annual Colorado Matters Holiday Extravaganza returns to the Newman Center for the Performing Arts on Dec. 8! Host Ryan Warner will take the stage for a show resembling our Holiday Extravaganzas of yore (this time with masks and vaccinations). For performers and ticket information, click here.
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