This would have been the first weekend of the Fort Dalles Rodeo. The rodeo is not being held this year after a 50-year run, but the Fort Dalles Rodeo Association continues to work on finding a new location to resume the event. Association President Damon Hulit says talks continue with Google to see if their offer to provide a temporary home on the Northwest Aluminum property the company recently purchased is feasible. Hulit says those talks are “going slow, but well.” That area is a bit smaller than the former rodeo site, is flatter, and has better road access to it, but there are wetlands issues and plenty of overgrowth that would have to be removed. Hulit can’t put a timetable on a return of the rodeo, but the intention is to return as soon as arrangements can be made. He also said efforts continue to find a suitable permanent home for the rodeo.