Rodeos have been a part of local summers for years. Following the death of Circle C Rodeo founder Merlin Clock in 2016, the rodeo events at his arena between Iowa Falls and Alden lasted one more summer. But then they were feared done.
The property, including the arena, were sold off as part of an auction in 2018. The new owners, Casey and Laura Lyman re-started the facility as a youth rodeo the following summer. Iowa Falls’ July 4th Riverbend Rally was mostly canceled amid COVID-19 this summer, but the rodeo went on at 4L Ranch and Arena. Laura said it was always the intent to bring at least the youth rodeo back.