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6/24/2014 9:49:00 AM
Letter: What happened to the shade cover at the Williams Rodeo Grounds?

To the editor:

I attended the Cowpuncher Rodeo this weekend. It was a very, very good one.

Although, I heard several rodeo fans and locals complaining because our canvas cover was not over the stands. The rodeo was packed and there was hardly any parking to be found anywhere.

Now from what I was told, we the people of Williams helped pay for that canvas cover for events at the rodeo grounds. I was also told that the city was told to put it on three weeks ago, which would have been around June 6, and nothing was done. Of course we had high winds for about a week and a half. Then the city was told to put the cover on June 18 but the city workers said the cowboys were already moving in so they couldn't do it.

Does this make sense to anyone else or am I just picking on the city? I don't think so.

Now I also heard the rumor among the rodeo people they may not be back next year, the dust and the heat was really bad. No water was sprayed on the arena during slack or any time during the rodeo.

If they can use recycled water to water the golf course and the little league fields, they can darn sure water a two-day rodeo arena, right?

Lorraine Stegmeir

Williams, Arizona

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Reader Comments

Posted: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Article comment by: Laurie Harwood

I was born and raised in this town. We need to get down on our knees and prey for rain. We also need to prey for snow in the winter, because This is what will make or break this town.

Posted: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Article comment by: Cactus Jack

I'm very proud of The City Of Williams. We are short on water for drinking, bathing, etc. There is hardly any water for the animals in the woods, and we can only use grey water for our flowers. We can't WASTE water to keep dust out of the rodeo arena. The people that stayed at the rodeo grounds should be grateful that they got to fill up their trailers with water. I don't know of many places that would allow people to fill them for free, especially in a the water crises that we have. It's time for people to wake up, and see the real picture.

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