Rodeo: ‘American roots’ to revenue

It’s rodeo time in Apache Junction the end of February and in Queen Creek in March. Rain or shine, it will be a rip-roaring time in the stands watching athletes ride horses and bulls, rope cattle and compete to get the best time in barrel racing. The 55th annual Lost Dutchman Days rodeo is Feb. […]

Honorary Dutchman, Heritage Award winners recognized in Apache Junction

A nearly 20-year volunteer and a club in Gold Canyon were honored Jan. 10 for their roles in the success of the annual Lost Dutchman Days rodeo and associated events. The awards were announced at the kick-off dinner for the Lost Dutchman Days volunteers committee. It was held at the Elks Lodge, 2455 N. Apache […]

Paris Carlyon selected 2019 Lost Dutchman Days rodeo queen

Paris Carlyon, 17, of Gilbert was selected as the 2019 Lost Dutchman Days rodeo queen Jan. 5 during a day-long pageant competition that included horsemanship events at the Apache Junction Rodeo Grounds, 1590 E. Lost Dutchman Blvd. Contestants for queen, senior teen queen and junior teen queen also were judged on public speaking and interviews […]

Superstition Horsemen’s Association obstacle practice, treasure hunt Nov. 17

Superstition Horsemen’s Association on Nov. 17 is hosting its third annual “practice” fun obstacle ride in the Apache Junction Rodeo Grounds arena. Outside the arena there will be a Trail Treasure Hunt. Both events are for SHA members and the public. “Bring your horse and practice riding through all the obstacles as many times as […]

Dyer: Lost Dutchman Days committee planning 2019 event

Sponsors are needed for the Feb. 22-24, 2019, Lost Dutchman Days rodeo and associated events. The full eight-event rodeo – bull riding, saddlebronc, bareback, calf and team roping, steer wrestling and ladies barrel racing and breakaway roping – with professional cowboys and cowgirls competing for prize money, will be held at the Rodeo Grounds, 1590 […]