Ramona’s 33rd annual rodeo continues tonight at 7:30 in the Ramona Outdoor Community Center Fred Grand Arena, 421 Aqua Lane. Gates open at 5:30 p.m.
A free family dance featuring entertainment from the country band Whiskey Rodge will start in the ROCC Pavilion immediately after the Saturday rodeo show.
On Sunday, Cowboy Church will start in the Cowboy Hospitality area at 9:30 a.m.. Kids Day will be from noon to 2 p.m. in the pavilion.
The weekend’s final rodeo show will start at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Gates open at 12:30 p.m.
Details are at ramonarodeo.net.
Members of Ramona Girl Scout Troop 8009 recently enjoyed a weekend at Rawhide Ranch, a horse camp in Bonsall. They saved and budgeted a portion of their cookie proceeds to pay for the trip, said Danielle Shaw, troop leader.
Their adventure into the Old West began immediately upon their arrival with a stroll down Old Town Main Street.
To prepare for the county’s San Vicente Road Realignment project, San Diego Gas & Electric said it will periodically close that road’s intersection with Wildcat Canyon Road between 3 and 5 a.m. Monday, May 20.
Utility workers during that time will string wires across the road for pole relocation required for the road widening project, said SDG&E Public Information Officer Juanita Hayes.
The Visitor Use Permit system for Cedar Creek Falls trail appears to be working well, according to the Cleveland National Forest.
Joan Friedlander, district ranger for the Palomar District said the maximum amount of 75 permits per day is usually met on the weekends. Each permit allows up to five people, but she said the average has been three hikers per permit.
Ramona’s 33rd annual rodeo broke a record before it even started. A record number of cowboys and cowgirls — 364 — are contenders in what promises to be another blockbuster weekend.
Presented by Ramona Outdoor Community Center and sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, the show is in the award-winning Fred Grand Arena, 421 Aqua Lane, May 17-19. At a time when many small towns are dropping rodeos, Ramona’s is going strong. So many contestants are entered that two nights of slack, or overflow, are planned after the Friday show and Saturday show.
The number of goats removing vegetation that could fuel fires near San Diego Country Estates has grown from 600 to 1,400.
As of May 9, they were two-thirds of the way through their 100-acre project in the Cleveland National Forest, according to officials. They started on April 23.
The cause of a 15-acre wildfire that burned on both sides of Wildcat Canyon road north of Barona Casino in Lakeside Monday afternoon was still under investigation on Tuesday, reported Cal Fire.
Nick Schuler, Cal Fire battalion chief, said a rumor was circulating that the fire started at a shooting range on the reservation. Firefighters from multiple agencies, along with a helicopter and air tanker, responded to the brush fire that was reported around 3:15 p.m. The fire was contained at 15 acres and by 4:50 p.m. some engines were released.
By winning the Oceanside series the Bulldog baseball team gave itself a chance to play for the Valley League championship in the final week of the season against Del Norte High School on the road.
The Dawgs are 18-9 on the season and 10-4 in league. An 11-4 record will get the Dawgs a share of the league pennant.
Update, 4:50 p.m.—Some engines are being released from the scene as firefighters work to contain the fire. According to scanner conversation, the brush fire includes 10 to 12 acres on the north side of Wildcat Canyon Road and 2 acres on the south side.
Monday, May 13, 3:27 p.m.—Firefighters are responding to a five-acre brush fire reported about 3:15 p.m. Monday off Wildcat Canyon and Barona roads.
According to rural fire’s scanner, the fire is near the 4.7 mile marker. Air and ground support has been ordered.
Anyone with information about the fire is asked to call the Sentinel at 760-789-1350, extension 109.
Ramona High School’s girls lacrosse team earned its first-ever CIF playoff win May 9 at home against Pacific Ridge before falling to San Marcos in the quarterfinals of the Division II playoffs May 11.
“We were all happy to make it that far in CIF,” said co-captain Mady Stone.