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Articles with the Tag: Rodeo

Pioneer Days rolls into town Pioneer Days rolls into town

RONAN – It has been more than a century since the first pioneers rolled into Ronan in 1910, but its citizens will pay homage to their ancestors with a weekend of wholesome fun that beckons back to farming culture as Pioneer Days is held this weekend.  The celebration has been going on for close...

PDC scholarships up for grabs PDC scholarships up for grabs

RONAN — Two lucky college students or college-bound high school seniors living in the Mission Valley will each win a $500 scholarship during this weekend’s Pioneer Days rodeo events. And a lucky 50/50 draw will make one spectator a bit richer. The scholarships are paid through the Ronan Pionee...

Local cowboy 14th in team roping

  ROCK SPRINGS, WYOMING — St. Ignatius cowboy Will Powell and team roping partner Caleb Guardipee of Cut Bank ended up 14th after several rounds of competition at the National High School Finals Rodeo held July 12-18 in Rock Springs, Wyoming. The pair's best time of the contest was a 5.88, a...

Mutton busters begin rodeo careers Mutton busters begin rodeo careers

POLSON — The 75th annual Mission Mountain NRA Rodeo on June 26 began with mutton bustin’ for the littlest cowgirls and cowboys.  Three girls and seven boys marched across the arena at the Polson fairgrounds to do battle with sheep by such names as Sheeping Beauty, Shear Terror, Woolly Bul...

Rodeo action heats up in Arlee Rodeo action heats up in Arlee

ARLEE – Haidyn Hendrickson, 7, of Arlee, held the American flag as she circled the rodeo arena on her horse, Cher Bear, in front of hundreds of spectators to kick off the Arlee Rodeo during the Fourth of July. “I practiced it before the rodeo,” she said adding that the trick to keeping t...

Cowboys, cowgirls compete at Polson rodeo Cowboys, cowgirls compete at Polson rodeo

For 75 years the Mission Mountain NRA Rodeo has been a part of summer on Flathead Lake, and it didn’t disappoint as it returned to the Polson Fairgrounds Friday and Saturday, June 26-27. On Saturday night before the rodeo, the community, friends and family of Aunika Corrigan honored her by wearing b...

Local cowboys to ride at National High School Finals Rodeo Local cowboys to ride at National High School Finals Rodeo

When the dust settled at the Montana High School Finals Rodeo June 14 in Kalispell, two Mission Valley cowboys rode away with scores among the top four for the season in steer wrestling, team roping and bull riding. St. Ignatius’ Will Powell and Polson’s Bridger Fitzpatrick are both headed to the...

Mission Mountain Rodeo comes to Polson June 26, 27 Mission Mountain Rodeo comes to Polson June 26, 27

POLSON — Mark your calendars and dig out your dancing boots because the Mission Mountain Northern Rodeo Association Rodeo is coming Friday and Saturday, June 26 and 27.  Don’t miss children beginning their rodeo careers riding big wooly sheep or mini bulls as performances start with the k...

Mission Valley rodeo athletes compete Mission Valley rodeo athletes compete

Hallie Sohr of Ronan represented the Mission Valley well during the Montana High School Rodeo Association event held last weekend in Drummond, coming home with the breakaway jackpot. The rodeo was the final qualifier for state, which will be held in Kalispell’s Majestic Valley Arena June 9-14. Also com...

Mission student signs with Bobcat rodeo team Mission student signs with Bobcat rodeo team

ST. IGNATIUS — Will Powell was only 7 years old when he learned to team rope. By age 9, he was team roping competitively, adding calf roping and steer wrestling —  “chute dogging” —during his high school rodeo years.  The Mission High School senior is set to graduat...


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