PRESTON — The committee that plans That Famous Preston Night Rodeo each year has decided to “be more involved in the community and supporting kids and education,” Chairwoman Kris Beckstead said.

The new 2019-20 War Bonnet Roundup Royalty was selected last weekend, and the court is comprised of Queen Tori Wanner, Teen Queen Ashlynn Hill and Princess Jyllian Christensen.

Jessy Wanner and his team, Hadtobenuts Bob and First Element placed second in the World Chariot Racing competition held last weekend in Ogden, Utah.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The economic impact of Cheyenne Frontier Days totaled $27.1 million in 2018, according to a new Dean Runyan Associates report. This is down from $28 million in direct visitor spending in 2015.

BELGRADE, Mont. — A project to commemorate a unique aspect of Belgrade’s past moved closer to reality this week when local resident Keith Mainwaring announced he has raised enough money to create an outdoor mural depicting the Belgrade Bull.

DENVER — The year was 1906, and there was no rodeo in sight. In the inaugural year of the National Western Stock Show, any display of roping and riding skill was still 25 years away. There was no food court hocking giant turkey legs, either.

CHALLIS —A half-dozen volunteer members of the North Custer Rodeo Committee approached the Custer County commissioners last month with budget questions, ambitious plans to improve the rodeo grounds in Challis and a vision for the facility’s future.

LARAMIE, Wyo. — Albany County’s purchase of the Range Arena was completed this fall after voters approved the $325,000 transaction as part of voters’ renewal of the Special Purpose Excise Tax in August.

BOISE — Boise native Sydney Butler has never missed a single Snake River Stampede rodeo in her 22 years of life. She spent many of these rodeos both in the stands and behind the chutes.

CALDWELL — Casey Bequeath, Idaho Rodeo Hall of Fame inductee and third-time saddle bronc champion, was known for his loving heart, positivity and the lasting impression he left on those who knew him.

FORT HALL — One jockey, three horses and no saddles is the recipe for what has been called America’s first extreme sport: Indian relay racing.

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. — When Juel Afdahl was diagnosed with stage four brain cancer this past year, it rocked the Wyoming High School Rodeo Association.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The often unsung heroes of rodeo are getting a little extra TLC at Cheyenne Frontier Days from a certified veterinarian and veterinary students from Colorado State University.

LOGAN, Utah — The Cache Event Center won’t be completely finished in time for the Cachee County Fair and Rodeo next week, but it should be far enough along that it won’t hinder the festivities.

CALDWELL —“These boots are made for rodeoing” is the new catchphrase around Caldwell right now. With the event now in its 10th year, the Caldwell Chamber of Commerce is changing its annual rodeo art contest. From now through Aug. 18, dozens of Caldwell businesses will have decorated boots on…