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Miss Rodeo America visits Ellensburg

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ELLENSBURG--The Ellensburg Rodeo attracts thousands of people every year, but it's not every year we see Miss Rodeo America!

Meagan Ripley of California is the country's reigning rodeo queen.  She's up in Ellensburg for the weekend, along with the Miss Rodeos from Washington and Mississippi.

They're ambassadors for the professional Wrangler Rodeo tour, but they're also here to enjoy themselves.

"The sights are great," Ripley said.  "here's a carnival going on, good food, elephant ears that we experienced for the first time."

Customers agree with the ladies.  Reps from both the rodeo and the Kittitas County Fair say crowds have been strong all weekend even with bad weather on Saturday.

Monday is your last chance to check out the action, starting at 11:45 a.m.