Once again, Los Alamos County’s recreation department will host a rodeo as part of this weekend’s county fair.
The 2012 rodeo is scheduled for both Saturday and Sunday afternoon at Brewer Arena on North Mesa. Rodeo competition is open to all comers who dare to saddle up a bull or rope a calf.
This year, however, rodeo coordinators are being particularly cautious with horses. An outbreak of vesicular stomatitis has been reported in New Mexico, with close to 30 horses in five counties affected as of July 31, according to the United States Department of Agriculture.