OURAY COUNTY Grandstands unveiled during Labor Day weekend rodeo

Bull riders hold on tight during the 2012 Labor Day Rodeo in Ridgway.
Plaindealer file photo

By Bill Tiedje

Labor Day weekend is always a cause for celebration in Ridgway, but this year it means something special.

The new Ouray County fairgrounds grandstands will be unveiled on Thursday, Aug. 28 to kick off a weekend of local and professional rodeo events at the new facility.
On Saturday, Aug. 30 at 4:00 p.m., the new volunteer-built Priefert arena and stock pens will also be dedicated.
Ouray County Rodeo Association (OCRA) President Erin Stadelman said she had "absolute relief and gratitude toward the effort" regarding the project's completion.
"It was a huge undertaking," said Stadelman. "Every hand that came out was put to work."

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