Rodeo royal navigates unusual, challenging but satisfying reign

Queen Tara Ryan began her reign in 2019, and then the pandemic set in. (THOMAS C. DUNCAN/Submitted by Tara Ryan).

VALE – When Tara Ryan felt the tiara on her cowboy hat during the 2019 Vale 4th of July Rodeo, she felt a sense of accomplishment and anticipation.

Even as a child, Ryan wanted to be a cowgirl. She realized that dream – and her . . .

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