As the intense afternoon heat radiated off the asphalt, North Star Amusement employee's remained in good spirits Tuesday as they wrenched carnival rides together, prepared food carts and set up up the midway with an assortment of games and prizes.

Roughriders carnival

Denison Cano of North Star Amusements out of Bridger, Montana attaches chains for swinging chair ride "Yoyo" at the Campbell County Aquatic Center parking lot Tuesday afternoon in preparation for the carnival's Wednesday opening.

The annual carnival, which opens at 4 p.m. today in the parking lot of the Campbell County Aquatic Center, is hosted by the Gillette Roughriders American Legion baseball team.

Roughriders carnival

Jeff Blair sets up ride "G Force" at the Campbell County Aquatic Center parking lot Tuesday afternoon in preparation for the carnival's Wednesday opening.

Roughriders carnival

July Sinclair rotates a carousel by hand while attaching decorations at the Campbell County Aquatic Center parking lot Tuesday afternoon in preparation for the carnival's Wednesday opening. The annual carnival is sponsored by the Gillette Roughriders Legion Baseball team.

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