Pasco will be one of the competition sites for the first ever Western States Rodeo.
Western States Cat intends to find the best heavy equipment operator in the area the business serves, including Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.
Pasco's rodeo is scheduled for June 14-15.
The operators will compete for prizes in five contests during the rodeo.
Winners from each of the 12 rodeo locations will battle for the Best Equipment Operator title on Aug. 27 in Meridian, Idaho. The grand prize will be a new 2011 Ford F-250 pickup for the championship winner and a 226B3 skid steer for the winner's sponsoring company.
For more information, go to westernstatesrodeo.com.