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UPDATED: Stock contractor Art Alsbaugh passes way

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Art Alsbaugh, longtime PRCA stock contractor and husband of Linda Alsbaugh, 2015 PRCA Secretary of the Year, passed away Aug. 13 in Pueblo, Colo., of cancer. He was 76.

Alsbaugh was the son of ProRodeo Hall of Fame stock contractor Walt Alsbaugh. Walt was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 1990 and passed away in September of 1992 at age 73. 

Art and Linda were married 49 years. Art and his dad owned Alsbaugh Rodeo from 1972-94, and he and Linda started Cross Triangle Rodeo, which they owned from 1973-94. They sold them both in 1994.

The last rodeo Art and Linda worked together was the Alamosa (Colo.) Round-Up June 22-23. He was a judge at that rodeo. Art bought his Rodeo Cowboys Association card in 1965, then in 1972 went into partnership with his father. He completed in calf roping and steer wrestling.

Art worked as a pickup man, timed-event chute boss, flank man, judge and stock contractor in the rodeo world. 

Art and Linda were the 2012 recipients of the Donita Barnes Lifetime Achievement Award. 

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Sept. 9 from 3-6 p.m. at the Rodeway Inn in Alamosa, Colo. In lieu of flowers, his the family requests donations be made to the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund or the American Cancer Society.

Cards for Linda may be mailed to 14107 County Road 6 South, Alamosa CO 81101.
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