The Ute Mountain Roundup: Looking back at a Cortez celebration

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The Ute Mountain Roundup: Looking back at a Cortez celebration

A Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Patrol deputy salutes Friday evening during the national anthem at the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo in Cortez. Friday’s rodeo was dedicated to first responders.
Bobby Reynolds goes for a ride during bareback riding Friday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds in Cortez.
Troy Lerwill entertains the crowd Friday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo.
Sgt. 1st Class Will Lindsay
The rodeo features contests and competitions for all ages, including a stick horse race for children.
Friends and family from Cortez were having a blast at the Frazier Shows Carnival at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds Friday evening.
The annual Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo Parade took place early Saturday afternoon down Montezuma Avenue in Cortez.
Sam Green/For The JournalCraig Wisehart loses his hat in the bare back riding Thursday night.

The Ute Mountain Roundup: Looking back at a Cortez celebration

A Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Patrol deputy salutes Friday evening during the national anthem at the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo in Cortez. Friday’s rodeo was dedicated to first responders.
Bobby Reynolds goes for a ride during bareback riding Friday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds in Cortez.
Troy Lerwill entertains the crowd Friday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo.
Sgt. 1st Class Will Lindsay
The rodeo features contests and competitions for all ages, including a stick horse race for children.
Friends and family from Cortez were having a blast at the Frazier Shows Carnival at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds Friday evening.
The annual Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo Parade took place early Saturday afternoon down Montezuma Avenue in Cortez.
Sam Green/For The JournalCraig Wisehart loses his hat in the bare back riding Thursday night.

The Ute Mountain Roundup: Looking back at a Cortez celebration

A riderless horse was brought into the fairgrounds arena in honor of fallen soldier Will Lindsay.

The Ute Mountain Roundup: Looking back at a Cortez celebration

The Frazier Carnival at the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds in Cortez.

The Ute Mountain Roundup: Looking back at a Cortez celebration

Onlookers line Montezuma Avenue for the annual parade.
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