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It is just about rodeo time in Vale

By Mitchell Willetts
The Enterprise
Vale enters its 103rd year of July 4th Rodeo this weekend, promising to bring hundreds to town for four days of roping, riding and more.
Jim Mendiola, rodeo board president, says he and fellow board members opted to put together a tried and true rodeo for 2018. They expect to see a turnout typical of years past, with 800 to 1,000 attendees the first night this Saturday, and peaking at 1,500 Sunday, the night of the Suicide Race. Mendiola expects that number to hold steady to the final rodeo night of the 4th, bringing in a cool $34,000-$38,000 at the gate. Not much of a profit, he said, most will go toward making the 104th Vale Rodeo happen.
With an added $800 in each event’s prize pot, a lot of cowboys and cowgirls will be coming to . . .