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Local riders win Vale rodeo spots at 2022 Billy Evins Memorial

A barrel racer speeds past at the Billy Evins Memorial Roping in Vale on June 17, 2022. (Isaac Wasserman/ Malheur Enterprise)

VALE – The Vale Rodeo season kicked off with the Billy Evins Memorial Roping and Barrel Racing on Friday, June 17.

The cool, dry conditions were perfect for the event, which is the qualifier for roping teams and barrel racers hoping to move up to the Vale 4th of July Rodeo in two weeks.

Family and friends celebrated reunions and cheered for the riders as the early . . .