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Brett Carroll, of Meeker, rides a bucking bronc with a broken cinch Saturday during Wild West Weekend at the Moffat County Fairgrounds. The inaugural event, which also included a barbecue and a dance, drew an estimated 300 to 400 people, committee member Glenda Bellio said.

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Sure, bull riding and barrel racing are entertaining to watch, Stephanie Ahlstrom said. But for rodeo-goers who want a taste of what happens on a working ranch, the bronc riding and sheep hooking events at the first Wild West Weekend hosted Saturday were the real deal, said Ahlstrom, one of the event’s volunteers. Wild West Weekend also featured a barbecue and dance with live music provided by the Baggs, Wyo., band “Train Wreck,” and drew an estimated 300 to 400 people to the Moffat County Fairgrounds. “For a first-year event … we were thrilled with the turnout,” said Glenda Bellio, one of the event’s committee members.

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