Lost Dutchman Days Rodeo pays out more than $19,000

Winners of the Feb. 22-24 Lost Dutchman Days Rodeo in Apache Junction shared a combined payout of more than $19,000, according to official results from the Grand Canyon Professional Rodeo Association. The following winners are listed by event, place, name, time/score and prize amount. Each payoff was based on the payoff schedule per event; if […]

Lost Dutchman Days Rodeo Feb. 22-24 in Apache Junction

The Lost Dutchman Days Rodeo, to be held Feb. 22-24 at the Apache Junction Rodeo Grounds, 1590 E. Lost Dutchman Blvd., at Tomahawk Road, is a full eight-event rodeo, with professional cowboys and cowgirls competing for prize money beginning at 1:30 p.m. each day. In 2017 entrants received more than $20,400 in prize money. It […]

Portion of Apache Trail and Old West Highway closed Feb. 23 for annual parade

On Saturday, Feb. 23, Apache Trail from Ironwood Drive to Idaho Road and a portion of Old West Highway will be closed for the annual Lost Dutchman Parade in Apache Junction. The closure will be 6 a.m. to noon. The parade route will result in the closure to all connected side streets along this corridor […]

Geldis-Young: Lost Dutchman Days ‘crown jewel of all our events here in AJ’

Lost Dutchman Days as a whole are personally my favorite days. Our city feels electric with all the events going on between the Lost Dutchman Days Brats Party, rodeo, carnival, parade and more. This event is the crown jewel of all our events here in AJ. Since we are at the peak of our winter […]

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. […]

AJ Mounted Rangers offer continued support for kids, community events

The AJ Mounted Rangers ensures that much-needed funds are donated to the children of Apache Junction. According to a press release, evidence of the nonprofit organization’s charitable contributions can be seen throughout the community. Tracie Curtis, who has free book programs for children, attended the rangers’ monthly meeting on Jan. 4 where she was presented […]

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 […]

Bob Clark of Apache Junction Mounted Rangers elected ‘Honorary Ranger’

Longtime Apache Junction Mounted Rangers member Bob Clark was recently nominated and elected as Honorary Ranger for 2018 for service above and beyond the call of duty. Mr. Clark has been a member since April 2008, according to a release. “He has worn many hats in our organization. He was the go-to person for quads, […]

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 […]