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Two traditional Malheur County summer events are a go

A competitor prepares to rope a calf during the Vale 4th of July Rodeo. For now, the rodeo is set to go but organizers are wary of the unpredictable nature of the Covid virus. (The Enterprise/File).

VALE – The organizers of at least two major local venues plan to move ahead this summer while a third traditional event is still considering its plans.

After a year hiatus, the Malheur County Fair and the Vale 4th of July Rodeo are on schedule to kick off in July and August but organizers for the Nyssa Nite Rodeo said they haven’t decided yet to go ahead.

All three venues cancelled last May because of Covid.

The fair closed for the first time in 111 years while the Vale 4th of July Rodeo – first established in 1914 – was . . .