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Snake River Stampede begins Tuesday in Nampa

Montana cowboy Josh Clark competes in steer wrestling at the 2015 Snake River Stampede at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa.
Montana cowboy Josh Clark competes in steer wrestling at the 2015 Snake River Stampede at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa. Idaho Statesman file

The 101st edition of the Snake River Stampede — one of the top two professional rodeos in the Treasure Valley this summer with a purse of $444,006 — begins a five-day run Tuesday night at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa.

Pre-rodeo events begin at 6:30 p.m., and rodeo action starts at 7:30 p.m. Competition continues nightly until a Saturday matinee (noon) and Saturday night championship round, featuring the top 12 cowboys and cowgirls from the week.

Rodeo information and ticket prices are available at snakeriverstampede.com.

Rodeo legend Trevor Brazile, a 23-time world champion, won the all-around title at last year’s Stampede, but he’s not competing in PRCA events this year because of an ongoing business dispute with the pro rodeo organization.

The Caldwell Night Rodeo is Aug. 16-20.

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