96th annual Caldwell Night Rodeo canceled

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The Caldwell Night Rodeo has been canceled.

In a Facebook post, the Board of Directors said it was with heavy hearts they had to cancel the rodeo, which was scheduled for August.

This decision has been one of the most challenging ever faced by CNR. Every possible avenue to safely and responsibly hold our rodeo was explored,” a release said. “In reaching this tough decision, we reflected upon the core values of Caldwell Night Rodeo: Integrity, Fan Experience, Community, Trust, Relationships, Hard Work, and Loyalty. Ultimately, it was determined that CNR could not live up to our values, nor endanger the health of our community by holding our traditional event, where social distancing cannot be practiced effectively.”

The Board of Directors consulted with local government and health officials as well as other professional rodeos around the Northwest.

“Most of all, we will miss the Rowdies and the Civies and the electric atmosphere our fans create when they stand each night for our National Anthem and when they cheer on the cowboys and cowgirls in the arena,” the release concluded. “However, we are optimistic for the future, and are looking forward to seeing you all again at the 2021 Caldwell Night Rodeo “Where the Cowboys are the Stars!”