Local News Briefs, June 22 | New

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The 48th season of the Snowmass Rodeo begins tonight for a “true Western Colorado experience,” according to a Snowmass Tourism press release.

One of Colorado’s oldest rodeos, it will be held at 7 p.m. every Wednesday, rain or shine, through August 17. New for the summer season: a second rodeo at 1 p.m. on July 6, in addition to the 7 p.m. rodeo. To display.

Competitions include bull riding, team roping, and barrel racing. Children can participate in the Calf Scramble and Sheep Smash events, the statement said. Pre-rodeo activities include chicken poop bingo, petting zoo, kids’ rope games, mechanical bull rides, wooden cutouts for photos, cowboy lounge, and barbecue dinner .

Rodeos are held at the Snowmass Rodeo Grounds off Brush Creek Road, just past the traffic circle that serves as the entrance to Snowmass Village. Tickets are available at the door or online; the cost is $25 for adults and $10 for children. Arena doors open at 5 p.m.

Guests are encouraged to use public transportation from the Brush Creek Park & ​​Ride near Highway 82 and the Base Village parking lot. Parking is limited this summer at the rodeo grounds. No parking is permitted on the shoulders of the roadway at any time.

Additional parking is available at the Two Creeks parking lot, as well as the Anderson Ranch Arts Center and Snowmass Chapel. Free shuttles are available looping to the rodeo grounds from these grounds.

For more information or to buy tickets, visit snowmassrodeo.org.

Youthentity Fundraiser runs today until Sunday

The annual fundraiser for the non-profit Carbondale Youthentity, which strives to teach financial literacy and career skills to students, begins today with an online auction and raffle.

The Pig Roast fundraiser on youthentity.org is open for five days of bidding, according to an announcement from the nonprofit. Auction raffle items include: culinary experiences with a private chef; premium wines and spirits from Woody Creek Distillers, Sopris Liquors and Marble Distillery, among others; luxury travel packages; gift cards from local restaurants and retailers; adventure experiences such as cat-skiing on Aspen Mountain and white-water rafting with Blazing Adventures; pet products; coffee; car washes; and more.

Youthentity also offers Roaring Fork Valley high school students a chance to earn credits, industry certifications, and scholarships through its career exploration program, Career Academy. After nearly 20 years of working primarily in the Valley and other West Rim communities, Youthentity’s financial literacy awareness has grown over 80% in 2020-21 and has included schools and Front Range counties . The program then grew by another 50% in the 2021-22 school year, the organization said.

“Understanding personal financial literacy is more important than ever; the rising cost of living and other challenges make this education imperative for young people. Along with making smart decisions about your career path, these are the real-world tools needed for a successful future,” Kirsten McDaniel, executive director, said in a prepared statement.

The online auction and raffle open today at 7 a.m. and close Sunday at 10 p.m. For more information, visit youth.org.

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