Rodeo goers cause disturbance in small New Mexico town
July 16, 2018 10:27 PM
YRISARRI, N.M. - Hundreds of beer cans and bottles littered the Bar Diamond S rodeo grounds Monday, more than 24 hours after their Sunday event wrapped up.
The property off Highway 217 in Yrisarri may look like a quaint spot, but people who live near it have the stories to tell. Tamne Robinson said visitors there can really do it up big, too big. And Sunday was the final straw.
“For three hours our road was not moveable, it was completely blocked with traffic by people coming in, there were people that were walking off into neighbor’s yards and peeing, they were drinking beer the whole time and throwing their cans out and lit cigarette butts out the window,” Robinson said.
Robinson said the weekend before, loud music had her windows rattling. It was so loud she called 911. This past weekend she said she called 911 about several people on her property, who were cutting through to get to the concert.
Robinson and other neighbors said they don’t want to shut the rodeo down, but they would like some respect.
“Once or twice a month during the summer we don’t have any problems with that,” she said. “We don’t want them anything as large as they were yesterday, it was just too large and too many people.”
The president of the Bar Diamond S, Peggy Pohl, said 500 people attended the event.
Pohl declined to say how many events they’ve held this summer, or if they plan to hold more. Robinson said they’ve had four so far since June, and they keep getting louder and rowdier.
She’s reached out to Bernalillo County officials to set up a meeting with representatives, other neighbors, and Pohl. Robinson understands the grounds have permits to hold events, but she would like a heads up and for visitors to wind down.
“You know we work all week, we want to come home, our weekends are our time at home and we want to come home and have a peaceful moment,” she said.
Updated: July 16, 2018 10:27 PM
Created: July 16, 2018 09:36 PM
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