Caldwell Night Rodeo canceled for 2020

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Posted at 10:18 AM, Jul 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-09 12:18:20-04

CALDWELL, Idaho — Officials with the Caldwell Night Rodeo (CNR) announced on Facebook that the event is canceled for 2020, due to coronavirus concerns. 2020 would have marked the 96th year for the rodeo, originally scheduled to take place in August.

The post said it was one of the most challenging decisions faced by CNR. Organizers with CNR explored every possible avenue to safely and responsibly hold the rodeo. They consulted with state and local government officials, health districts and other professional rodeos to create a safety and disinfection plan to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.

"In reaching this tough decision, we reflected upon the core values of Caldwell Night Rodeo: Integrity, Fan Experience, Community, Trust, Relationships, Hard Work, and Loyalty. Ultimately, it was determined that CNR could not live up to our values, nor endanger the health of our community by holding our traditional event, where social distancing cannot be practiced effectively."

The post ended with organizers say they are optimistic for the future and look forward to seeing you at the 2021 Caldwell Night Rodeo. To stay up to date on the latest information, visit the Caldwell Night Rodeo website.