Noyes says he used to go to the rodeo all the time as a kid. So now, he’s involved partly for nostalgia, and partly because he wants to raise his three children in the rodeo culture. He says:
The concept of sportsmanship in the rodeo is truly admirable. It is the tenacity of getting kicked off a horse and getting back on.
The rodeo has been a bit part of life in Crook County since 1945. The annual event takes place this weekend. We’ll find out how the local economy — in this depressed region of the state — is affected by the rodeo.
Have you been to the Crooked River Roundup? What was your experience there? Is rodeo a big part of your local community? What affect does it have on your local economy?