This year's events will take place on July 10, 11 and 12, 2020.
Below is an portion of the resolution:
BY THE ELKO COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
2020 SILVER STATE STAMPEDE PRCA RODEO
JULY 10-12, 2020
WHEREAS, Elko’s Silver State Stampede is the oldest rodeo in Nevada with the local tradition beginning in 1913, when world famous bit, spur and saddle maker G.S. Garcia decided that northern Nevada cowboys needed a rodeo and the town needed the added entertainment and income; and
WHEREAS, today’s Silver State Stampede has grown into a multi-faceted, three-day event, showcasing the best of rodeo and ranch cowboys alike; and
WHEREAS, many of the other Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association events have already been canceled because of the China Virus; and
WHEREAS, the Silver State Stampede board of directors voted unanimously last month to continue planning for the 2020 event on July 10-12, 2020; and
WHEREAS, the Silver State Stampede board of directors has announced that the safety and health of everyone involved in the rodeo is its Number One priority and it will stay in close contact with the PRCA for advice and guidance; and
WHEREAS, recent reports indicate the widespread lockdowns were an overreaction to the Virus and the lockdowns themselves are harmful to the health and wellbeing of the public.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Elko County Board of Commissioners wholeheartedly supports the Silver State Stampede decision to proceed with plans for the greatest rodeo in Northern Nevada on July 10-12, 2020; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the commissioners remain optimistic that life will be returning to normal by July 10th and urge the public to support the decisions of the Silver State Stampede directors.