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The troubled history of Utah’s Pioneer Day

Windsor Moore, Reporter July 20, 2022

Every year on July 24, Utah observes the holiday of Pioneer Day, which pays homage to the pioneers who emigrated to the Salt Lake Valley in 1847. Today, the holiday is celebrated with rodeos, fireworks,...

Judges ready themselves for the next contestant at the 2019 rodeo. (Signpost Archives)

Pioneer Day Rodeo makes its return in 2021

Alec Cipollini July 19, 2021

The Ogden Pioneer Days Rodeo is back in 2021 after being canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19. The annual rodeo is considered one of the top five rodeos in the country, and it will be making its long-anticipated...

A Weber State player pushes through two Dixie State players. (The Signpost Archives)

WSU Club Sports bring opportunities to athletes

Brandon May August 27, 2019

The start of the fall semester brings the beginning of the 2019-20 athletic year for the 16 varsity NCAA sports on campus, but it’s also the start for the 16 club sports that Weber State University...

Steer-wrestling, also called bulldogging, where contestants attempt to move from horseback to wrestling a steer to the ground. (Joshua Wineholt / The Signpost)

Yee Haw! It’s rodeo time in Ogden

Sharon Valverde Vargas July 22, 2019

Pioneer Days in Ogden allows the community to engage in activities like bareback riding, steer wrestling, clown acts, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie down roping, barrel racing and bull riding. This...

(Ogden Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association)

Pioneer Days rodeo ranks among the best in the world

Brandon May July 16, 2018

The Ogden Pioneer Days rodeo brings in 30,000 attendees each July and is ranked as one of the nation’s top five outdoor rodeos by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA). The Pioneer...

Got game? WSU clubs offer sports for everyone

Got game? WSU clubs offer sports for everyone

Brandon May March 31, 2018

Weber State University offers a variety of club sports, from archery and fencing to traditional sports like hockey and soccer. Weber State also offers two seasons of intramurals, one in the fall semester...

Previews Week of Feb. 26

Previews Week of Feb. 26

Kara Mitchell February 23, 2018

Icebreaker Rodeo The 7th Annual Invitational Icebreaker Rodeo is being held on March 1, 2 and 3 at the Golden Spike Event Center in Ogden. High school and junior high students from all over...

(The Signpost Archives)

Braxten Nielsen competes at College National Finals Rodeo

Jake Mcmahon June 22, 2017

Rather than scoring touchdowns and shooting three-pointers, Weber State’s own Braxten Nielsen now spends his days competing as a bareback rider in the college rodeo scene. Nielsen recently tied for...

Ogden celebrates Pioneer Days with a parade on Washington Blvd on Monday, July 25. (Dalton Flandro/ The Signpost)

Pioneer Days Parade marks end to week long fesitivities

Jeweliette Cordero July 26, 2016

On July 25, the Ogden Pioneer Days Parade took place along Washington Boulevard, running from 31st Street to 20th Street and featured appearances from local schools, businesses and institutions. It commenced...

Miss Rodeo Utah queens WSU students

July 27, 2015

Most little girls, at some point in their lives, want to be a princess and wear beautiful clothes and tiaras. For Cassidy Black, Miss Rodeo Utah 2016, that dream came true. The Miss Rodeo Utah scholarship...

Rodeo: Donde el dinero se reúne con la tradición

July 21, 2015

El que piensa que el rodeo es sólo un pasatiempo para los ganaderos aburridos puede sorprenderse al saber cuán competitivos son los participantes de  rodeo, sobre todo en el oeste de los Estados Unidos. La...

Rodeo: Where big money meets tradition

July 18, 2015

Whoever still thinks that rodeo is just a pastime for bored cattle ranchers may be surprised to learn just how competitive rodeo participants get, especially in the western United States. The reason...

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