When: Aug. 12-16, 8 p.m. 2014
In 1935, Amelia Earhart performed the first solo flight from Hawaii to California, the first canned beer was sold and the Richter scale, used to measure earthquakes, was developed. That same year, the Caldwell Night Rodeo was founded, and it has been showcasing feats of endurance, giving cause to crack open a few brews and shaking the earth ever since. This year, the CNR opens Tuesday, Aug. 12, with the Buckaroo Breakfast, 6:30-9:30 a.m. at the Caldwell Events Center (2207 Blaine St.), followed by a day of barrel racing, junior rodeo and steer riding until 7:55 p.m., when the opening night performance kicks off an historic Caldwell community event where, as the slogan says, "the cowboys are the stars." Events continue each day beginning at 6:30 p.m. until Saturday, Aug. 16, when the CNR queen will be crowned and the rodeo culminates with the championship finals performance of 12 top contestants in each event.