Springfield Man Ropes for Tradition

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — If you’ve been to the Eugene Pro Rodeo, you’ve seen the modern cowboys using ropes. But one Springfield man practices a traditional form of roping that he learned growing up in Mexico. Antonio Huerta was born in a small village outside Guadalajara in central Mexico. He started using the rope, or soga, … Continue reading »

LTD Drivers Race Against One Another

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane Transit District held a rodeo Sunday; but instead of horses and bull riding, the event was all about bus driving. 35 people went head to head, all trying to represent LTD in a national competition. Bus drivers had seven minutes to zigzag through cones, speed through obstacles, and back around … Continue reading »

Rabbit Rescue’s Ordinance Proposal

CRESWELL, Ore. — Her rabbits have everything they need, from fresh water and food to air conditioning and kisses. When Heather Crippen saw these furry creatures being chased by kids at the Cottage Grove Rodeo’s Animal Scramble last year, she couldn’t believe it. That’s when she took action. “From the very start, we wanted the … Continue reading »

Professional Bullfighter Retires

EUGENE, Ore. — Bullfighters, barrel racers and cowboys from all across the country headed to Eugene for the Eugene Pro Rodeo. For one of those bullfighters, he won’t be competing in Eugene again. Tim Vredenburg has been fighting bulls for twenty years. “My job is to protect the bull riders, so when the bull riders … Continue reading »

Kids Club Gets Pumped for Rodeo

EUGENE, Ore. — A horse was on hand in the Papa John’s Pizza parking lot Saturday to get kids pumped about the Eugene Rodeo in June. Maddie, a Clydesdale horse was at the pizza shop on Division Avenue as┬ápart of an event put on by the Eugene Pro Rodeo Kids Club. Kids were able to … Continue reading »