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Articles with the Tag: Pioneer Days

Old-fashioned fun unites valley for Pioneer Days Old-fashioned fun unites valley for Pioneer Days

Mix an abundance of fun, outdoor events in a beautiful scenic area and the end result is the Ronan Pioneer Days celebration. Folks from all over the country, state and Mission Valley made their way to the annual event.  The three-day celebration, held Aug. 2-4, started with a big splash in Bockman Pa...

Bison take riders for a spin during rodeo Bison take riders for a spin  during rodeo

Ronan's Pioneer Days featured the unpredictable wild buffalo rides on Sunday evening as six adventurous people risked life and limb for a little bragging rights and cash. After the first five riders were launched into the air and face planted into the dirt, it took the last rider, Elliott Thomas of St. Ig...

Pioneer Days results announced Pioneer Days results announced

Broncs & Bulls 3-Aug-18 Jr. Steer Riding 1 Robert Whitegrass 54 $215 2 Carnell Smith 47 $129 3 Jesse White 40 $86   Saddle Bronc 1 Alan Kole Gobert 146.00 $960.00 2 Doug Fitzgerald 112.00 $640.00   Bull Riding 1 Preston Louis 72.00 $830.00 2 Alec...

Sunday’s Ronan Pioneer Days open rodeo drew spectators eager to witness the wild and always unpredictable wild buffalo ride. The fact riding rough stock is quite treacherous didn’t give six adventurous crowd members a moment of pause from volunteering to ride a buffalo as the grand finale to thre...

Pioneer Days celebrated in Ronan Pioneer Days celebrated in Ronan

RONAN – Last weekend, Ronan took center-stage, as Mission Valley residents turned out to have a good time at the annual Pioneer Days celebration. The city kicked off the three-day celebration Friday morning in Bockman Park with youngsters dipping their fishing lines in Spring Creek in hopes of catch...

Ballers battle in Bigfork Ballers battle in Bigfork

BIGFORK – Bigfork got the ball rolling, or rather bouncing, on the valley’s 3-on-3 basketball season during the Battle in the Bay tournament, which was organized by Mission Valley 3-on-3. “We had a record turnout and it looks like a record number of fans too,” tournament organizer ...

Ronan Pioneer Days Open Rodeo final, cumulative scores Ronan Pioneer Days Open Rodeo final, cumulative scores

Saddle Bronc 1. Doug Fitzgerald, Babb 74 2. Doug Fitzgerald, Babb 73   Steer Wrestling 1. Tyler Houle, Ronan 7.1 2. Collin Johnson, Browning7.9   Breakaway 1. Chyana Johnson, Browning 2.9 2. McKennon Little, Kalispell2.9 3. Sadie Harwood, Browning 3.1 4. Emily Sc...

Pioneer Days Parade shines Pioneer Days Parade shines

RONAN – The Ronan Pioneer Days Parade was full of Candy Land themed floats this year including bright colors and floating bubbles along with horses and a string of antique cars.  Ronan Police Department Reserve Officer Robert Stentz rolled two antique police cars out of the garage for the parad...

Kids, animals scramble around arena during city slicker rodeo Kids, animals scramble around arena during city slicker rodeo

 RONAN – Kids of all ages turned out for this year’s Kiddie City Slicker Rodeo during Pioneer Days events on Saturday. “This is a fun event for the kids and a great way for the community to get together,” said Justine Welker, co-organizer and announcer. Amanda Symington also o...

Pioneer Days brings rodeo to Ronan fairgrounds Pioneer Days brings rodeo to Ronan  fairgrounds

RONAN — The town of Ronan capped its Pioneer Days celebrations on Friday, Saturday and Sunday with rodeo events at the Ronan Fairgrounds. Pete White, rodeo official, said the three-day rodeo was a success. “(On Friday) people first started showing up at 5:30 p.m. (two hours before the rodeo was s...


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