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Ellensburg prepares for rodeo weekend

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ELLENSBURG, Wash. - The Ellensburg Rodeo is quickly approaching and organizers are taking care of final preparations.

This is the 75th year for the event and is considered to be one of the best rodeos in the country.

Rodeo competition Starts Friday evening and organizers are ready.  

"Right now, today, we've been running all the cattle through," said Ron Mitchell, Rodeo President. "They need to be run through the shoots several times, tagged. We've been making last minute repairs on the facility setting up pens. All kinds of things before we can have the performance."