You wouldn't know it from his name, or from the songs he sings, or from the way he styles his hair that Chadwick Johnson is a singing cowboy.
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In 1985, the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo arrived in Las Vegas, moving from Oklahoma City. And Pat Christenson was here for it. As the event prepares to kick up its heels for the 30th time at the Thomas & Mack Center, he’s still here, gearing up for another raucous, sold-out, 10-day bonanza of riding, roping and wrestling.
The Wranglers National Finals Rodeo is hitting Las Vegas on Dec. 4 at the Thomas & Mack Arena.
Rodeo cowboys usually don’t talk trash. Unless you get them behind the wheel on a racetrack. Then they will talk more trash than a mob boss when the feds are tapping wires.
Less than a year after the National Finals Rodeo nearly left Las Vegas for new pastures, the Super Bowl of rodeos and Las Vegas have patched things up and look to celebrate the NFR’s 30th year in Southern Nevada next month.
The National Finals Rodeo will stay at UNLV’s Thomas & Mack Center for another decade rather than move to the MGM Resorts International/AEG arena being built on the Strip, Las Vegas Events President Pat Christenson said Monday.
The controversy over the name of the Washington Redskins football team will land in Las Vegas next week when the Indian National Finals Rodeo starts at the South Point Arena and Equestrian Center.
Arguably the best bucking bull ever, Bushwacker capped his career in style Sunday by winning his third Professional Bull Riders world title at the PBR World Finals at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Breakaway leagues usually end up as broken dreams. But the Pro Bull Riders started 21 years ago in an Arizona motel room with $12,000 in a cowboy hat, and this week the riders compete for $2.2 million in the World Finals at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Eight-year-old Bushwacker, 1,750 pounds of bucking bull, is retiring this year and this week’s 2014 World Finals at the Thomas & Mack Center is the bull’s swansong.
Four-year-old Bailey Stevens was born a fighter. After being diagnosed with a life-threatening bacteria at 4 days old, Bailey continued to beat the odds while being cared for at Spring Valley Hospital.
It’s time for Las Vegas to cowboy up and prepare for some western fun. The Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association plans its Scully Western U.S. Championships from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 30-Aug. 2 with night events from 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 1 at the South Point Arena & Equestrian Center, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South.
Henderson resident Jennifer Mann may be a beauty queen, but don’t let her looks fool you. The 16-year-old enjoys the outdoors and getting her hands dirty as much as any teenager.
Rodeo cowboy Frank Koloski has been gored before, but never at an event he sponsored. The founder and co-owner of Rodeo Alaska on Saturday was promoting and participating in the Alaska Sales & Service Bear Paw Rodeo Round-Up and took a steer horn to the abdomen.
The $47 million renovation job at the Thomas &Mack Center means the National Finals Rodeo will lose about 200 seats and ticket revenue from those lost seats starting in 2015.
Las Vegas Elks Helldorado Days, which opened Wednesday and runs through Sunday, is at a new location this year, next to The Smith Center in downtown Las Vegas.
He rode ’im, you know.
Seldom does a day pass when bull rider Ryan Dirteater isn’t asked if that’s his real last name. Dirteater might be a cool last name for a cowboy, but it was ripe for getting picked on when the Oklahoma native was a boy.
A prominent former rodeo organizer is blowing the whistle on a proposed steer roping — or “steer tripping” — event that is potentially scheduled at Orleans Arena when the National Finals Rodeo comes to Las Vegas in December, describing steer tripping as “awful.”
Las Vegas tourism officials on Thursday formally signed off on a new 10-year contract that will keep the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas through 2024.
You might have missed it amid all the Super Bowl weather reports, but Bushwacker the bull — the baddest bucking bull on the planet — announced his retirement in Oklahoma City the other day.
Between the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo flirting with leaving Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Wranglers hockey team looking for a new arena for next season, there’s one word that has received a lot of attention — Wrangler.
He is from Wisconsin, and if truth be known, his sports uniform of choice probably would be a wrestling singlet, given he once was an All-America grappler at the university in Madison. But come the first week of every December, Las Vegas Events president Pat Christenson dons a cowboy hat to celebrate the National Finals Rodeo coming to town. He has been donning that cowboy hat for so long that he almost looks good in it.