Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Founder's Widow Says Event Is 'Better Than Ever'.(Journal North)

Byline: Will Webber Journal Staff Writer

The widow of a Rodeo de Santa Fe founding father said things have never been better for the rodeo.

Sitting in her box seat in the grandstand during Wednesday's opening go-around, Jane Petchesky couldn't help but notice the marked improvements made at the rodeo this year. It's those improvements that have made the annual event an attraction worthy of praise.

"Oh, all the work they have done getting the 4H ropers and more kids out for the mutton busting, it all makes it much more of a local event," she said. "That was my husband's vision. He wanted this rodeo to be a local event that the city could be proud of. …

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