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Our Opinion: Tucson rodeo was big success

Bull rider Jerry Shepherd get hung up on Keepsake the bull in the bull riding event in the finals of the 84th Annual Fiesta de los Vaqueros Tucson Rodeo.

Bull rider Jerry Shepherd get hung up on Keepsake the bull in the bull riding event in the finals of the 84th Annual Fiesta de los Vaqueros Tucson Rodeo.

Congratulations to organizers of the Tucson rodeo, which saw a huge attendance spike from last year.

More than 50,000 people attended the 84th annual La Fiesta de los Vaqueros, which ended Sunday. That’s up 31 percent from 2008′s attendance.

Good weather throughout the event was the major factor in bringing people to the Tucson Rodeo Grounds. And while Tucson has grown to be a sprawling metropolitan area, it still is a boots-and-jeans town at its core.

The rodeo brings in many out-of-towners and is a solid boost for the local economy – something that cannot be overlooked during the current recession.

Thanks to the rodeo organizers for another great run.

Tucson has grown to be a sprawling metropolitan area, but it still is a boots-and-jeans town at its core.

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