CJD News

Welcome to the 71st Annual Chief Joseph Days Rodeo

[caption id="attachment_4840" align="alignleft" width="300"] 71st Annul Chief Joseph Days President, Doris Noland. ~ Photography Angelika U. Dietrich[/caption] Welcome to this year's Chief Joseph Days Rodeo Celebration. I'm Doris Noland, CJD President for the 71st Annual Chief Joseph Days Rodeo. It is my honor to tell you about one...

CJD Court Impressions from 2016 Lilac Festival, Spokane, WA

Lilac Festival Motto:   "Honoring Our Military, Recognizing Our Youth, and Showcasing Our Region" Since 1938 the Spokane Lilac Festival has been celebrating the Spokane community as ambassadors to the northwest and the world. Chief Joseph Days Court travels to this amazing parade every year. Take a look...

2016 Chief Joseph Days Royalty breaks last year’s ticket sales record just shy of $92,000

~ Princess Sarah Aschenbrenner $38,046, Queen Lauren Makin $37,396, Princess Taylor Grote $16,009 ~ [caption id="attachment_4596" align="aligncenter" width="800"] From left to right: Princess Sarah Aschenbrenner, Queen Lauren Makin, Princess Taylor Grote[/caption] Ticket sales has been a traditional part of aspiring Chief Joseph Days Rodeo Royalty for quite...

Lauren Makin Crowned 2016 Chief Joseph Days Queen

[caption id="attachment_4318" align="aligncenter" width="750"] From left to right: Princess Sarah Aschenbrenner, Queen Lauren Makin, Princess Taylor Grote[/caption]   Take a look at Highlights from the 2016 CJD Coronation  Queen Lauren Makin Lauren is 16 years old and a Junior at Joseph Charter School. Lauren is the daughter of Bryan...

Meet 2016 Grand Marshall Char Williams

[caption id="attachment_4836" align="alignleft" width="300"] 2016 CJD Grand Marshall Char Williams ~ Photography by Katy Nesbitt for CJD[/caption] For Char Williams, Wallowa County is about people, school, community, scenery and Chief Joseph Days. She said, “My roots run deep here. Although I was born and raised in Baker,...

2016 Chief Joseph Days Coronation, April 16

[caption id="attachment_4216" align="aligncenter" width="526"] Meet the 2016 Chief Joseph Days Court Selection. From left to right: Taylor Grote, Lauren Makin and Sarah Aschenbrenner.Photography by Charity Ketscher[/caption] The 2nd Tryouts and Queen Coronation for the 71st Chief Joseph Days Court is coming up on April, 16. Tryouts...

Enter the 71st Annual Chief Joseph Days Parade

71st ANNUAL CHIEF JOSEPH DAYS PARADE Dear Friends: It’s time once again to make plans to participate in the Chief Joseph Days Grand Parade. The theme for the 71st annual event is “Rodeo with a View”. You are invited to join us on Saturday, July 30, 2016, to make...

Meet the 2016 Chief Joseph Days Court

[caption id="attachment_4216" align="aligncenter" width="526"] Meet the 2016 Chief Joseph Days Court Selection. From left to right: Taylor Grote, Lauren Makin and Sarah Aschenbrenner. Photography by Charity Ketscher[/caption]     Taylor Grote Taylor is 16 years old and a Junior at Joseph Charter School. She lives in Joseph with her parents...

Kylie Willis named Pendleton Round-Up Queen

by Katy Nesbitt Wallowa Valley Online [caption id="attachment_8390" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Willis’ connection to the Pendleton Round-Up goes back to when her great-grandfather Harley Tucker, founder of Chief Joseph Days, was the stock contractor for the rodeo and her grandmother, Bonnie Tucker, was the rodeo’s secretary.[/caption] ENTERPRISE, Ore –...