The Kickoff to Chief Joseph Days Ranch Rodeo begins Friday afternoon at 2, with a trail ride beginning at the Harley Tucker Rodeo Arena in Joseph and ending at the Wallowa Lake moraine. The ride will be followed by dinner at 6 p.m. in the Thunder Room at the rodeo grounds. There will be a live auction and chances to win money and other items. Then, on Saturday, the Ranch Rodeo will begin at 2pm. Funds support CJD scholarships.