Shootout shorted in newspaper coverage

I find it very confusing that two events going on in the town at the same time — the 200-foot shootout and the rodeo

Dear Editor:

I find it very confusing that two events going on in the town at the same time — the 200-foot shootout and the rodeo — can receive such very different coverage in the paper.

The parade and rodeo were covered on 2 1/2 pages in colour, while the 200-foot shootout had one lonely black and white picture on the second to last page.

While the town would argue that the 200-foot shootout was not a town event, I would bet that the town benefited from the people that attended. And the Rimbey Review is a community newspaper and covers surrounding area news, so I would have thought they would have covered an event on the town’s doorstep.

The turnout at the 200-foot shootout was phenomenal. Too bad the paper didn’t report that. Way to go Central Alberta Raceway.

Aaron Schaff