The National High School Finals Rodeo is once again in full swing here in Gillette WY! We have approximately 6,000 new citizens for rodeo week and we are welcoming them with open arms. It is fun to see this great community come together and put on this huge event! It is also great to see the cam-plex multi events facility used to its full potential.
We have enjoyed our time volunteering at the rodeo so far this year and have once again been blown away by the scope of this event. From the 90 vendors covering the 68,000 sq ft Wyoming Center floor to the 1,300+ campers, RV's, and trailers, to the more than 600 volunteers that work a total of 1,900 4 hour shifts; Gillette and cam-plex put on the NHSFR like nobody else!
As a member of the Campbell County Public Land Board that oversees cam-plex, I have seen first hand the amount of work that the dedicated cam-plex staff puts in to make the NHSFR run smoothly. They are a tight knit family of hardworking individuals who take pride in their work!
The rodeo has also made some great improvements and investments for its competitors and fans alike. Each of the two arenas is fitted with a jumbo screen that shows up-close live rodeo action, replays of great performances and nasty falls, and results and information from each performance. They also broadcast each rodeo performance live online!
Though the week has been long and tiring for many it is a pleasure to open up our community and show off the things that make us so proud to call Gillette home! We look forward to welcoming back the NHSFR in 2015!