Friday, March 7, 2014 11:37 am
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 3:15 pm
TUCSON — Nicknamed "Old Pueblo," Tucson is a city with many faces. It's a college town. It's an artist town. It's even still a Wild West town. Every February, southern Arizona's biggest city, located 115 miles (185 kilometers) below Phoenix, keeps schools open on President's Day but closes them later in the week for the annual Tucson Rodeo Parade.
Saturday, March 1, 2014 6:12 am
NEW YORK — Six years ago, Matthew McConaughey was starring in a movie called "Surfer, Dude," a film about as good as its title implies. He played a shirtless surfer plunged into an existential crises when his good luck with waves runs out.
FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006 file photo, Jim Gilbert rides his quarterhorse, April, as snow falls in Battle Creek, Mich. Gilbert, 61, who is gay, considers himself a lifelong cowboy - still competing in rodeos. He feels the film "Brokeback Mountain" tells the story of homosexual love in a way that will resonate with straight people everywhere. In mid-20th century America, at least on the surface, there seemed to be an overwhelming consensus of what manhood was all about. But in the half century since, gays as well as heterosexuals have played a role in the changing concepts of masculinity. (AP Photo/Scott Erskine)
Sunday, February 2, 2014 8:27 am
Seedings are etched in ink and schedules are complete, and as the boys and girls soccer state tournaments begin this coming week, and it’s promising to be one full of shakeups.
Friday, November 22, 2013 5:10 pm
The recent storms that have struck the East Valley have led to the cancellation of this weekend’s festivities in Gilbert.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 5:00 pm
Looking to appeal to more than the rodeo crowd and needing to bridge the gap between the parade and rodeo, this year’s Gilbert Days features the Red, White and Blues Festival.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 8:30 am
The best parts of "Dallas Buyers Club" are of Matthew McConaughey, as HIV-positive Texas man Ron Woodroof, bucking like a bull in a Dallas hospital he refuses to let hold him.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 6:30 am
The Valley’s newest rodeo event features an old-fashioned tailgate party, professional bull riding and a country concert with Montgomery Gentry, Jerrod Niemann and Maggie Rose.
Monday, September 9, 2013 11:30 am
Plan now for an autumn full of fun in the East Valley.
Friday, August 23, 2013 2:49 pm
“Boy the left sure has thin skin, they are coming unglued over a rodeo clown making fun of Obama! After all it was the left that constantly made fun of George Bush, they called him everything but a white man. If anyone deserves ridicule it is Obama. He throws a baseball like a girl, I have seen better golf swings on 90-year-old men, and his policies have wrecked the economy!“
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 12:38 pm
Basha HS grad finished 2012-13 a top-ranked high school competitor
Chandler's Stephanie Payne competes in July at the National High School Finals Rodeo in Wyoming with her horse, named Tams Annie Glo.
Take a day trip to hit up the Flagstaff-Grand Canyon Ale Trail or Payson's 129th annual World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo.
DETAILS >> 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16 (“Tough Enough To Wear Pink” Breast Cancer Awareness Night), 1 p.m. (ASU Day) and 7 p.m. (Patriot Night) Saturday, Aug. 17, and 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18 (Family Day). Payson Event Center, 1400 S. Beeline Highway, directly across from Mazatzal Casino. $18 for adults, $16 for seniors, $10 for children 8-12. (928) 474-9440 or www.PaysonRimCountry.com.
Every summer, the pine-shaded town of Payson celebrates a rodeo that started back in 1884 and has run continuously every year since. A local point of pride on the Rim, it’s a chance for us city dwellers to rub shoulders with real cowboys and cowgirls while bull riders, steer wrestlers, bronc riders, specialty acts and colorful clowns entertain in a rollicking two-hour show.
A dance with a live band follows the Friday- and Saturday-night rodeos; admission is free with your rodeo ticket. A rodeo parade takes place 9 a.m. Saturday on Main Street. Saturday night is Patriot Night, honoring fallen, wounded and returning veterans with the Marine Corps Mounted Honor Guard. [More details on next slide ...]
Sunday, July 7, 2013 5:12 am
As the bleachers next to the arena are raised at Welcome Home Ranch, it signals the beginning of not only a new era for the farm at Val Vista Drive and Hunt Highway, but a new beginning for the long-standing East Valley tradition that is Gilbert Days.
PRESCOTT — The restored marquee sign at what once was the Senator Drive-In Theatre summed up this community’s mood on Independence Day: Prayerful yet patriotic. Sad, yes, but proud. Painfully proud.
Sunday, July 7, 2013 5:09 am
The painful process of moving forward from disaster
Thursday, July 4, 2013 11:09 am
Prescott town leaders honoring the deaths of 19 hometown firefighters are retooling the over-the-top celebration that has long made this Old West town the place to be on Independence Day.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 3:00 pm
Ashley Vargas lives for the looks of astonishment on her audience’s faces when she performs her nightly show.
Welcome Home Ranch in Gilbert is the home of the 2013 Gilbert Days Rodeo, shown Monday, June 10, 2013. [Tim Hacker/ Tribune]
Sunday, May 19, 2013 4:00 pm
Tombstone; Clarkdale; Taylor
Sunday, April 21, 2013 5:00 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thirty years ago, Dr. Gene Giggleman was a veterinarian who thought chiropractors were quacks. Since then, he says he's straightened out thousands of dogs and cats, not to mention the occasional snake, hamster, gerbil and guinea pig.
Saturday, April 13, 2013 11:14 am
What is the job of a rodeo clown? Jump out and distract a raging bull from goring the fallen young fool who tried to ride him. They trick the bull into charging aimlessly about until the ring is cleared and danger averted. Compare these clowns to the ones who write to newspapers with silly analogies and diversions from the issue of universal background checks for gun purchases. What would be the difference?