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High School Rodeo Fast Approaching
Final preparations are underway for the National High School Finals Rodeo in Sweetwater County, and local law enforcement will play a huge roll in the coordination and safety of the event. A short term but massive increase in traffic is expected during the event, Detective Dick Blush feels the county is more than ready. “ The county actually has extensive experience dealing with traffic in that corridor because of the county fair,” said Blush.
The Department of Transportation completed a traffic survey just under a year ago, which gave the Sheriffs' Department vital information to make some changes. The speed limit has been dropped on the roads leading to and from the event. Haskell had some advice for citizens inconvenienced by the increase in traffic, “ Be courteous, we want people to have a good experience here in Sweetwater County, we want them to come back.”