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Staked Plains Roundup to Feature the Real West

LAS CRUCES--The Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center will feature the rugged lifestyle of the real American cowboy during the 11th annual Staked Plains Roundup, September 16-17 in Hobbs.


"This is an opportunity to see the West as it really exists today, what a working ranch is like and also what it was like in the past," said Mike Cook, coordinator of New Mexico State University's Rural Economic Development Through Tourism (REDTT) project. "Lea County has more champion cowboys and rodeo stars than any other county in the United States, so there is a lot of history there."

Activities on the New Mexico Junior College campus will include an authentic chuck wagon lunch, branding, saddle making, quilting and roping. There also will be a Western drama, stock dog demonstrations, rawhide braiding, a wood carving and butter churning. Admissions to the event is free. There is a $7 charge for the chuck wagon lunch.

For more information, contact La Jean Burnett at the Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center at (505)392-5518.