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High School Rodeo Finals in Search of Home in 2012
GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) -- The National High School Finals Rodeo is looking for a home.
The annual event will be held in Gillette this summer and had been scheduled to take place in Springfield, Ill., in 2012 and 2013.

Now Springfield has pulled the plug on the rodeo following projections the event would lose $1 million _ a lot of red ink in a state with a budget crisis.

The rodeo also was held at the Cam-plex events center in Gillette last year.
That won't be possible in 2012. The Cam-plex already is booked up with RV rallies that summer.

The Gillette News-Record reports Farmington, N.M., also has had trouble making money on the rodeo, though there has been no such problem in Gillette.
The rodeo rotates between the three cities every few years.

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