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As rodeo returns to Eastern Oregon, plenty of broncs and bulls. Not so many masks.

Sep 24, 2021
The Pendleton Round-Up was canceled last year. It came back in the midst of a delta variant surge in the rural Oregon county.
The Pendleton Round-Up arena can hold about 16,500 fans — about the whole population of the town. On several days this year, ticket sales topped 10,000.
Mitchell Hartman

Rodeo on the rebound

Aug 24, 2017
Rodeo still rounds 'em up in rural America.
Calf roping just before the throw at Chief Joseph Days Rodeo.
Photo courtesy of Ellen Morris Bishop