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Nyssa Rodeo draws a crowd with parade, arena events and more

Spectators collect candy tossed from a passing float during the Nyssa Nite Rodeo Parade on June 18, 2022. (The Enterprise/ISAAC WASSERMAN)

NYSSA – With perfect weather, the Nyssa Nite Rodeo kicked off its final day of the 2022 run with a parade and ended it with a honky-tonk.

Grand Marshals Marco and Becky Rodriguez led the parade on Saturday, June 18, through the heart of downtown toward the rodeo grounds, followed by representatives from the Idaho Cowboy Association, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Owyhee Riding Club, and other businesses and organizations.

Michaela Bocci, the 2022 Nyssa Nite Rodeo queen, waved from atop her horse, saying she was looking forward to the evening’s coronation of her successor –“to see my friend get crowned.”

Ahead of the main rodeo, mutton busting, junior barrels, and junior . . .