Carbondale Wild West Rodeo

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It's Ted Zislis! And he joins Diane on Senior Matters to talk about the crew at the Senior Matters Sno-Cone Stand at the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo. They also talk about sneaker recycling and other local happenings.

Photo by Paula Mayer

The Carbondale Wild West Rodeo is back in action! Announcer Branden Edwards joined Sopris Sun photographer Paula Mayer and editor Raleigh Burleigh to share the excitement.

George Hendrix

George Hendrix, photographer, has focused his camera at the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo for more than a decade, finding good photos in the arena and the grandstand both. He has a solo show at Carbondale Arts until the end of the month. KDNK's Luke Nestler spoke with George to find out about his photographic practice.

Amy Hadden Marsh

Singer/songwriter Josh Rogan is in the valley this weekend for a few gigs. He spoke with KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh about music and life in Virginia. Josh Rogan plays the Redstone Inn by the pool Sunday at 3 PM.

Musician Josh Rogan Returns to C'dale Rodeo Tonight

Jun 13, 2019
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Josh Rogan lives in Virginia now but he's back in the Roaring Fork Valley for a few gigs this week, including the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo tonight. Here, KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh talks to him about playing the National Anthem in front of the rodeo crowd.  Tune in to KDNK's Express Yourself Friday, 6/14, for more from Josh Rogan.

Ask the Vet Talks Equine Care

Apr 18, 2019

Dr. Chuck Maker joins Beth Broome to talk about caring for horses.


Here’s your community calendar for Thursday, June 28th, underwritten by Sopris Liquor and Wine, at the corner of 133 and Main in Carbondale.  For a list of today’s events like Ascendigo Night at the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo follow the headline...

Branden Edwards: Voice of the Carbondale Rodeo

Jun 8, 2018
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The 14th annual Carbondale Wild West Rodeo got off to a rarin’ start Thursday, June 7, with Branden Edwards in the announcer’s booth. Edwards is back for his second year as Voice of the Carbondale Rodeo. He took a few minutes to talk to KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh about his rodeo roots and a useful - but surprising - college degree. The Carbondale Wild West Rodeo starts at 7:30 every Thursday night through August.

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It’s almost rodeo time in Carbondale! For this evening’s Featured Nonprofit, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talks with Melanie Cardiff, volunteer coordinator and board secretary of the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo.

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The Carbondale Wild West Rodeo is full of cowboys, bull-riding cowgirls, horses that can turn on a dime and riders who don't fall off. Cowboy hats are de riguer in the chutes and so is a certain sense of polite machismo. It's a small town rodeo so all the cowboys say "Yes, Ma'am" and "No, Ma'am" and some even tip their hats. The crowd goes wild for the hide race, the mutton busters, and when the kids chase the calves around the arena. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has been covering CWWR for several years, both for radio and with photographs. Enjoy the slide show and enjoy the rodeo - every Thursday night. Slack is at 6. Grand Entry at 7:30.

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The Carbondale Wild West Rodeo starts June 1 at the Gus Darien Arena.  Today's guest is Melanie Cardiff, CWWR board member and volunteer director, who discusses events, volunteers, and all that great rodeo food!  

Girls Just Wanna Ride Bulls

Aug 25, 2014
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When 15-year old Tianna Davis grows up, she wants to be a professional bull and bronc rider. And, by the looks of it, she’s well on her way. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh takes a peak inside rodeo culture in this compelling profile of Davis and women's bull riding.