Round-Up attendance dips

About 20 people wait in line at the Round-Up ticket office earlier this summer. <BR><I>File photo by Samantha Bates</I>

In the midst of a down economy, ticket sales at this year's Pendleton Round-Up saw a slight decline from 2008.

Over the course of all four days of the rodeo, attendance averaged to about 60 percent of capacity, according to publicity director Carl Culham. That's down from the usual 64 percent, he said, a difference of a little more than 1,000 tickets.

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