“ROUGH RIDE busts right out of the chute and it twists and bucks until the last page. It’s a fun inside-view primer that serves as a “behind-the-chutes” tour of the largest outdoor rodeo in America.” — C.J. Box, #1 New York Times best-selling author of SHADOWS REEL
Darcy Moreland is thrilled to be back in her old home town of Cheyenne, Wyoming and working as a reporter for the local TV station, KCWY. As a bonus, Zach Horton, an old college friend, is station manager and now her boss. On her first assignment covering the carnival midway of Cheyenne Rodeo Days, a body drops from the top of the Ferris wheel inches from her videographer who was lying on the asphalt to get a special shot. Darcy knew the girl and her family which only galvanizes her determination to find the cause of Bridget’s death. Her investigation hits a snag in the form of CPD Detective Hank Nelson, who warns her to stay out of the investigation. Darcy decides Hank is attractive but annoying. She ignores his warnings. Another body drops. Chaos ensues. So far it has been a rough ride. Can Darcy solve both murders by the end of Cheyenne Rodeo Days?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Paulla is a long-time resident of Cheyenne, Wyoming. She lives in a historic downtown area of the city with her husband, Roger Schreiner, a volunteer and past chairman at CFD. She is a member of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, Sisters in Crime, and Wyoming Writers. She earned her B.A. from the University of Wyoming in English, Speech and Drama. She has a passion for history, reading, theatre, travel, and obviously writing.
Her book, Rough Ride, is her first published novel. It’s the first in the Darcy Moreland Mystery Series and all take place in Cheyenne, WY. With shows like Yellowstone, 1883, and rising popularity of all things Western, her book fits perfectly into this popular genre and is loosely based off of CFD.
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The Cheyenne Frontier Days™ (CFD) General Committee has named its new General Committee members for the 2022 celebration.
Following Bob Mathews as Indians Chairman is Mariah Johnson. She is currently a Local Programs Specialist at the Wyoming Department of Transportation. Johnson has a B.S. in agricultural business from the University of Wyoming. She has been a CFD Indians Committee volunteer for 10 years and was named Volunteer of the Year in 2015.
Following retired Col. Brian Rico as Military Chairman is Col. Deane R. Konowicz, the Vice Commander of the 90th Missile Wing at Francis E. Warren Air Force Base. Deane has served in the United States Air Force for 22 years; he is a graduate of several universities and holds a bachelors degree and three masters degrees. He is a volunteer on the Military Committee and has supported Cheyenne Frontier Days over 11 years.
The existing Tickets and Security Committees, led respectively by John Svoboda and William “Buck” Reisner, have been combined to create a new committee focused on customer service. Leading this new committee will be retired Col. Brian Rico.
The Cheyenne Frontier Days™ General Committee has already begun planning for the 126th Annual “Daddy of ‘em All.”
Cheyenne Frontier Days is currently accepting applications for the 2021 Lady-In-Waiting. Applicants must be a resident of Laramie County, and a high school graduate at the time of application. Completed applications are due at Cheyenne Frontier Days Headquarters on Friday, August 20 by 4 p.m.
The Lady-In-Waiting will be under the direction of the Cheyenne Frontier Days Indians Committee. Miss Frontier will assist the Lady-In-Waiting in learning her role as spokesperson for Cheyenne Frontier Days.
In addition to submitting a written application, candidates will need to demonstrate horsemanship skills on Sunday, August 29 and participate in a personal interview on Monday, August 30.
CHEYENNE – The Cheyenne Frontier Days™ (CFD) General Committee has named its new Grounds Committee Chair.
The new Grounds Chairman is Wally Reiman. He is a long time CFD volunteer, and he has served 36 years on the Grounds Committee, and was inducted into the HEELS organization 28 years ago.
Reiman brings a wealth of knowledge to the Grounds Committee and Frontier Park. He is a local general contractor and Executive VP at Reiman Corp. He was President of Associated General Contractors of Wyoming (formerly known as the Wyoming Contractors Association) and he is a past winner of the Contractor of the Year.
The Cheyenne Frontier Days General Committee has already begun planning for the 125th Daddy of ‘em All.
The Cheyenne Frontier Days™ (CFD) General Committee has named its new committee member for the 2020 celebration.
Following Public Relations Chairman Michael Martin is Mike Smith. Smith is a lawyer; and has a BA degree in Secondary Education and a Juris Doctorate. Smith has volunteered with the CFD Western Artshow and Sale for 19 years; been a CFD volunteer on the Public Relations Committee for 16 years; and was inducted into the HEELS this year.
The Cheyenne Frontier Days General Committee has begun the planning process for 2020 by reviewing the results of the 2019 event.
Bailey Bishop has been named 2019 Lady-In-Waiting after a selection process including submitting a written application, an accomplishment book, a horsemanship skills demonstration and an interview.
Bailey, the daughter of Todd and Jan Bishop, is a 2016 graduate of Burns High School. Bishop spent two years at Laramie County Community College. Currently, she is enrolled at the University of Wyoming going into her junior year majoring in Physiology. Bailey has been involved with Cheyenne Frontier Days™ most of her life. She has participated in the Grand Parades, competed in junior barrels, and was a Dandy throughout high school.
“I love the sport of rodeo and the Western way of life. Truly, I feel honored to have the privilege to be a part of the deep traditions of the greatest rodeo and Western celebration in the world.” Bishop said.
Bailey will work with Miss Frontier, Halley Jankovsky in 2019 to represent Cheyenne Frontier Days™ in both the United States and Canada.