Co-ops help sponsor national rodeo event

On behalf of its Wyoming Touchstone Energy member co-ops, Tri-State and Basin Electric this past Tuesday helped sponsor a day at the 62nd annual National High School Finals Rodeo event taking place in Gillette, Wyo. Approximately 1,500 contestants — cowboys and cowgirls — from 41 states, Canada and as far away as Australia competed in the week-long event for their share of thousands of dollars in college scholarships.

The Touchstone Energy balloon team also was on-hand at the fairgrounds and gathered quite a crowed early in the morning, before having to pack up and forego an evening appearance due to inclement weather.

The NHSRA is one of the fastest growing youth organizations in the nation, sanctioning more than 1,100 rodeos throughout the year for its membership in excess of 10,500 students. Based in Denver, the NHSRA is governed by a national board of directors, which consists of one member from each state or province.

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