Hundreds brave warm weather on Day Three of the 105th Clovis Rodeo


On day three of the 105th Clovis Rodeo, hundreds of people were out enjoying an action-filled day of professional bull riding.

The weather a bit cooler than yesterday but still very warm.

Clovis Police were also out patrolling, making sure everyone stays safe.

Along with making sure traffic flows smoothly, police were keeping a close eye on those who may be drinking.

During the rodeo, right out of the gates, the pros were doing their thing at the 105th Clovis Rodeo.

Fans of all ages were enjoying the age-old tradition.

“I like the rodeo clown,” says Elise Benson, age 9, while with her father and younger sister. “It’s a great time for us,” says Eric Benson.

For some, it’s the first time.

“It was exciting, it was amazing,” says Aaron Flores, a first time rodeo fan. 

“Never been before, it’s been a fantastic experience, it’s awesome,” says Mike Pech.

Pech, who is visiting from Oregon, has noticed the difference in weather.

“oh, it’s a lot hotter,” he says.

Pech, not the only one feeling the heat.

“It cooled down finally, it was super hot to begin with,” says Colleen Coronado, a rodeo fan.

But people were ready with their cowboy boots on and water in hand.

“I’m drinking lots of water, lots of everything,” Pech says.

That “lots of everything” could be alcohol for some.

Clovis Police say they have special officers working near the bar areas outside of the rodeo grounds.

“Safety is very important to the City of Clovis for everybody that comes here to have a good time,” says Sgt. Jim Koch with the Clovis Police Department.

The Clovis Rodeo Association says they work closely with police, the fire department and other emergency services to make sure everyone stays safe and has a good time.

“We get a lot of support from the community, and great crowds every day,” says Chuck Rigsbee, Clovis Rodeo Director.

Next year, Clovis Rodeo says they are expanding to five days of rodeo fun.

As for this year, the last day is Sunday, April 28. 

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