News & Notes from the Rodeo Trail, January 11

The ProRodeo Hall of Fame and Museum of the American Cowboy will reopen to the public on Jan. 13. The ProRodeo Hall of Fame will have regular winter hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (MT) Wednesday through Sunday. The museum is closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

The ProRodeo Hall of Fame will continue to practice public health prevention measures including the enforcement of social distancing requirements, regularly washing, and sanitizing of hands and the wearing of masks for all staff and guests.

The museum will operate at 25% of the posted occupancy limit within their useable space, not to exceed 50 people, including staff, whichever is less.

The gift shop will also be open with many unique items as well as a selection of clearance items.

After a recommendation from the California Rodeo’s COVID-19 Response Committee, the Executive Board voted unanimously to postpone the 111th California Rodeo Salinas from July 15-18 to Sept. 23-26.

“The current COVID-19 situation in Monterey County and the Central Coast and new guidance from state and local governments have led us to believe that postponing our rodeo is the right thing to do at this time,” said California Rodeo Salinas President Dave Pedrazzi.

Details about tickets and more will be communicated when they are solidified, and the COVID-19 Response Committee will continue to evaluate other events the California Rodeo Association hosts. The COVID-19 Response committee meets regularly to review new information regarding the virus.

California Rodeo Salinas is one of the top 10 rodeos in the U.S. for ProRodeo contestants as well as an economic driver for the local community, creating more than $11 million in economic impact in just one week. That includes donations to local non-profits who work during the events to earn money for their programs.

Ongoing updates can also be found at or by following @carodeosalinas on social media.

Courtesy of PRCA

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