Wednesday, May 26, 2010
May 25, 2010
WINNEMUCCA, Nev.—There’s no doubt about it: Winnemucca will rock during Run-A-Mucca 2010.
Run-A-Mucca 2010 is scheduled from Friday, May 28, through Sunday, May 30, and participants can expect everything from a poker run and walk, a bike show, memorial service and the now-famous “Burning Bike” spectacular to free entertainment from three great rock bands.
“Bad Intent” will get things started Friday. The Reno-based band includes founder Rick Medina on guitar and keyboards, James Anthony on drums and lead vocals, Shaun Damon as lead guitarist and entertainment veteran Joe Kukler on bass and lead vocals.
The group’s versatility on stage is truly amazing, allowing them to play everything from classic rock favorites from CCR, The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin to the latest from Nickelback and a few surprises thrown in for good measure.
Bad Intent will kick things off beginning at 3 p.m. Friday, May 28, on the outdoor stage at the Winners Hotel and Casino. The group will continue to perform at 4:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, May 29, Bad Intent will take the stage at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Saturday night, “Desert Outlaws” will get things rocking from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., also on the outdoor stage at Winners. The six-member Las Vegas cover band performs country and southern-rock hits like "What Might Have Been" (Little Texas) and "Ramblin' Man" (The Allman Brothers).
With Vince Whitney on lead vocals, Rick Foell on vocals and guitars, Jennifer Towne on vocals, Aaron Archer on lead guitar, Patrick Puffer on vocals and lead guitar, Nelson Whitehead on bass and vocals and Kevin “KD” Diaz on drums and grooves, the band has been likened to Lynyrd Skynrd, Brooks and Dunn, the Allman Brothers, Marshall Tucker, Toby Keith, Garth Brooks, the Doobie Brothers and Trace Adkins all rolled into one.
Then on Sunday, May 30, “Breakdown: The Tom Petty Experience” will top off the weekend from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the stage outdoors at the Model T.
According to the Tom Petty Tribute website, the band “is simply the finest tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers on the planet.”
“The look and stage presence of Tom is incredibly re-created by Breakdown. Be ready to feel as if you’ve been whisked away to the Tom of the ‘70s and ‘80s and all the way to the present.”
“Breakdown” will deliver all the energy and excitement of Tom Petty Live. The four seasoned performers have over 75 combined years in the music industry and have been playing professionally together in this and other tribute shows since the 1990s.
Collectively they bring a recreation of the Tom Petty experience rivaled only by Tom himself. Local guests will enjoy all the look and feel of Tom Petty presented by top industry professionals.
Winnemucca Convention and Visitors Authority Marketing and Special Events Coordinator Darrel Field said this year’s bands will create one incredible weekend for Run-A-Mucca rockers.
“Our Run-A-Mucca guests will love these bands, but so will our local community. We want everyone to come out and enjoy themselves during these free concerts.”
For more information on Run-A-Mucca 2010, please visit www.runamucca.com
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Five spectacular events round out Ranch Hand Rodeo weekend
WINNEMUCCA, Nev.— The Ranch Hand Rodeo weekend certainly lived up to its reputation as Winnemucca’s biggest event. Four very competitive events joined the already hot Ranch Hand Rodeo from March 3-7, and Winnemucca Convention and Visitors Authority Marketing and Sales Coordinator Michelle Hammond Urain said she couldn’t have been more pleased with the results. “Everything turned out wonderful,” said Urain this week. “Our entry numbers were up, our attendance was great and our first-ever bull sale was a complete success.”
The Winnemucca Cow Dog Trial also had a great year, according to Urain. Seventy canine athletes took to the arena in three classes. When it was all over, Mason Winebarger with “Piper
& Syd” took first in the Brace Class, Loren Holmes and “Dazzle” took tops honors in the Open Pro Class, and Janet Oaks and “Misty Oaks Strider” placed first in the Ranch Class.
Another great event, the Winnemucca Stock Horse Challenge, crowned “Heavens Wild Cat” the Open Snaffle Bit/Hackamore Champion. The horse is owned by Dave and Kathryn Grashuis and was ridden by Flint Lee.
“Classic Tivio Bar,” owned and ridden by Hector Pena took first place in the Open Two-Rein/Bridle, while “Cocky Lil Colonel,” owned and ridden by Ryan Markham took first in the Non-Pro Snaffle Bit/Hackamore. “Tallulah Fox,” owned and ridden by Katie DeLong was tops in the Non-Pro Two-Rein/Bridle.
Ryan Markham from Bruneau, ID on Cocky Lil Colonel
The Winnemucca Ranch, Rope and Performance Horse Sale also did its part for a stellar weekend. The competition saw more than 50 horses pass through the ring with an overall average of horses sold of $3,946, up from $3,000 the year before; the top 10 average of horses sold was $7,155. Saturday’s high selling horse was “Bueno De Kid,” consigned by Bret Paulik of Erda, Utah, which sold to Carl Malkmus of Gardnerville for $12,500.
A Western Trade Show was open from Thursday through Sunday, also at the indoor event center. Over 60 vendors participated with most reporting having done very well. “People were buying a lot,” said Urain, adding, “Our vendors were very happy.”
But the highlight of the entire weekend, of course, was the 21st anniversary of the Winnemucca Ranch Hand Rodeo. A Calcutta got things started Saturday morning, March 6, with the rodeo competition following Saturday and Sunday, March 7. This year drew 30 four-man/one-woman teams—25 from outside the Winnemucca area—whose mission it was to outdo the competition in seven events, including saddle bronc riding, wild mugging, calf roping, team branding, team roping, ranch doctoring and women’s steer stopping. Each team competed in all the events; women had to compete in steer stopping and wild mugging.
Tim DeLong was the lucky winner of the Calcutta and $4,701 after placing his money on the 101 Ranch team. Billie Filippini and Tim DeLong tied for second with their respective purchases of the DeLong Ranch and Newman Livestock teams; they each walked away with $3,089.Ambrose McAuliffe got lucky twice, purchasing both the fourth-place Eiguren Ranch and fifth place B Bar B Quarter Horses teams. He took home $1,612 and $940 respectively.
Top winners in each event category were awarded silver buckles, while the person who scored the most points overall was named “Top Hand.” This year’s winner of the “John and Dutch Zabala Top Hand Award” was Daxton Jim of the first-place 101 Ranch team. He was presented his silver buckle by local resident Ray Zabala.
Additionally, Buster Dufurrena was named the “2010 Ranch Hand of the Year” Saturday before the competition kicked off, and longtime Ranch Hand Rodeo chairman Garley Amos was presented with a proclamation, in person, from Governor Jim Gibbon honoring his 15 years of dedication to the event, as well as a commemorative Ranch Hand Rodeo jacket.
“We had a great time,” said Urain of the weekend that drew well over 2,500 people to the Winnemucca Event Center. “It was busy and fun and exciting to see all those people coming into Winnemucca. It was good for them and good for our local community—a win-win all the way around.”
For more information on the 2010 Winnemucca Ranch Hand Rodeo Weekend and results, please visit http://www.ranchrodeonv.com/ or call the Winnemucca Convention and Visitors Authority at (775) 623-5071 or (800) 962-2638.
Monday, August 3, 2009
Winnemucca, Nevada- The 2009 Fifties Fever brought people from across the region to Winnemucca for fifties style fun. The local casinos played host to several show and shines, as well as other fun activities for participants, locals and visitors alike. On Sunday, the cars lined Bridge Street in the middle of Winnemucca for what proved to be a great display of those classic cars we all love.
The temperatures were hot, but not hot enough to keep people away. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. The Winnemucca Convention Center hosted kids games and contests on Nixon lawn on Sunday. The kids enjoyed hula hoop, limbo, as well as a best dressed contest. The Hot Rods, a fifties band that played at the Winner's Casino over the weekend, entertained the Sunday crowd on Nixon Lawn for much of the afternoon. Winnemucca provided good fun for all ages throughout Fifties Fever weekend.
Friday, June 5, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Four spectacular events round out Ranch Hand Rodeo Weekend
Four very competitive events joined with the already hot Ranch Hand Rodeo from February 26 through March 1, and Winnemucca Convention and Visitors Authority Marketing and Sales Coordinator Michelle Urain said she couldn’t have been more pleased with the results.
“All the events were amazing,” said Urain this week. “We had very good entry numbers, very good attendance, an excellent horse sale and the dog trials were the best they’ve ever been.”
In fact, Urain said more than 1,000 people packed the stands just for the Winnemucca Cow Dog Trial Thursday. “It was phenomenal,” she said of the event that drew 52 canine athletes to the arena. “It exceeded all our numbers from the past.”
Urain said word is spreading about Winnemucca’s competition. Plus, this year’s event was sanctioned by the United States Border Collie Handler’s Association, a designation she said worked in Winnemucca’s favor as well.
For the third year in a row, Ambrose McAuliffe and “Rebel” were awarded top honors in the Open Pro Class while Tom Blasdell and “Kate” drew top honors in the Ranch Class. More information on winners up to fifth place is available at http://www.ranchrodeonv.com/.
The Winnemucca Ranch, Rope and Performance Horse Sale also did its part for the stellar weekend. The competition saw more than 60 horses pass through the ring with an overall average of horses sold of $3,000; the top 10 average of horses sold was $6,000.
Saturday’s high selling horse was Blues Little Badger, consigned by Dallen Spencer of Malta, Itaho, which sold to Charleeann Woodland of Cambridge, Idaho for $16,000. More information on the sale is available at http://www.ranchrodeonv.com/
High Selling Horse- Blues Little Badger Photo by: WT Bruce
Urain said the sale continues to be a mainstay for the weekend with help from some great publicity following last year’s event as well as electronic conveniences such as a new online catalog.
A Western Trade Show was open from Thursday through Sunday, also at the indoor event center. Urain said over 60 vendors participated with most reporting having done very well. “People were buying a lot,” she said, adding, “Our vendors were very happy.”
But the highlight of the entire weekend, of course, was the 20th anniversary of the Winnemucca Ranch Hand Rodeo. A Calcutta got things started Saturday morning, February 28, with the rodeo competition following Saturday and Sunday, March 1.
This year drew 33 four-man/one-woman teams whose mission it was to outdo the competition in seven events, including saddle bronc riding, cow mugging, calf roping, team branding, team roping, ranch doctoring and women’s steer stopping. Each team competed in all the events; women had to compete in steer stopping and cow mugging.
Following fierce competition, it was the Mackenzie Ranch team out of Jordan Valley, Oregon, that walked away with $6,054. Rod Owens was the lucky winner of this year’s Calcutta, taking home $4,753. More information on winners is available at http://www.ranchrodeonv.com/.
“We had a great time,” said Urain of the weekend that drew well over 2,000 people to the Winnemucca Event Center. “It was busy and fun and exciting to see all those people coming into Winnemucca when economic forecasts said that couldn’t happen—but it did for us.”
Urain said the weekend went smoothly and no large changes are in store for next year’s event. “Let’s just say bigger and better,” she said of plans for 2010. “We’re always looking to improve, and we’ve got a great product to begin with.”
For more information on the Winnemucca Ranch Hand Rodeo weekend, which was held from Thursday, February 26, through Sunday, March 1, at the Winnemucca Event Center, please visit http://www.ranchrodeonv.com/ or call the Winnemucca Convention and Visitors Authority at (775) 623-5071 or (800) 962-2638.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Friday, February 26-March 1, 2009- Winnemucca Events Complex
The 20th Annual Ranch Hand Rodeo Weekend kicks off this Thursday, February 26, 2009 with the Winnemucca Cow Dog Trials. There are two classes- Open Pro and Ranch Class. There are over 50 dogs signed up to compete. This is a record breaking year already!! These dogs are set to compete beginning with the elimination round at 8 a.m. and concluding with the finals, later on Thursday at 7 p.m.
On Friday, the Winnemucca Ranch, Rope and Performance Horse Sale sifting begins bright and early at 7a.m. The preview of sale horses will be later that evening at 5:30 p.m. The sale will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday night, following the Ranch Hand Rodeo performance. We have over 60 horses consigned this year!
On Friday, there is also a Stock Horse Challenge begininning at 11:30 a.m. The Ranch Hand Rodeo itself runs Saturday and Sunday! The performance begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. on Sunday. There is also a Western Trade Show that will run Thursday through Sunday!
Don't miss the fun! This event kicks off our special events calendar in Winnemucca. It is one of the biggest and funniest events in town. People from all over the West come to Winnemucca for the Ranch Hand Rodeo Weekend.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
December 13, 2009 - The community huddled together this past Saturday evening to welcome the holiday season to Winnemucca! The parade took place on Bridge Street. My family stuck close to the Fire House for what I believe is the best ambiance for this event. The dimly lit street adorned with Christmas wreaths turns ever so slightly at the Court House as it continues into the heart of Winnemucca. The parade was well worth braving the elements for! The time that was put into decorating these twinkling displays was very much appreciated, not to mention the fistfuls of goodies for the kids. Well done Chamber and well done Winnemucca!
The parade ended up being scheduled at the perfect time! Sunday evening the snow began to fly, bringing winter to Winnemucca!