This crafty steer stopped sooner than anticipated, leaving the cowboy sliding in the dirt during the steer wrestling event at the Douglas County Fair.
Castle View High School football players greet fans at the July 10 Douglas County Fair parade in Castle Rock. Photo by Virginia Grantier
Local military veterans received some of the loudest applause at the July 10 parade, and many people sitting on the curb on Wilcox Street in Castle Rock got up and stood up while they passed. Photo by Virginia Grantier
Eva Palmer, 3, of Castle Rock, said she liked the "princesses" the best out of everything in the parade. Photo by Virginia Grantier
Douglas County Commissioner Jack Hilbert (left) raises his trophy in triumph after winning the county commissioner tractor pull. Commissioner Roger Partridge (right) gamely stands by the winner. Photo by Virginia Grantier
Elbert County Fair Princess Tara Hiatt makes a tight turn during the Douglas County Fair Queen's Barrel Race, Saturday, Aug. 10 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.