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Queen Bo takes the reins for Vale rodeo

Bo Bourasa begins a year as Vale's rodeo queen. (The Enterprise/Carolyn Agrimis)

VALE – Bo Bourasa strides into the Enterprise office on recent Friday morning, her black cowboy hat and sparkling tiara turning the heads of office workers. 

As she sits down to chat, the newly crowned Vale 4th of July Rodeo queen explains with a twinkle in her eye that she dreamed of being queen. 

“Everyone’s been asking how it’s been to be queen,” she laughed. “It feels great!”

Bourasa, 19, inherited the title from the 2018 queen Kyla Wright on July 7, the final night of this year’s rodeo. Her first official appearance as Vale’s 2019 queen was at the Weiser Valley Roundup in Weiser a week later. 

Horses have always been “a huge part . . .