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Articles with the Tag: Rodeo

Montana State University alumni compete at National Finals Rodeo

News from Montana State University BOZEMAN – Three cowboys who once wore the blue and gold vests of the Montana State University Rodeo Team are competing in the 2014 National Finals Rodeo, regarded as the country’s leading rodeo event. The event began Thursday and runs through Dec. 13 in Las V...

Student athletes ride, rope Student athletes ride, rope

POLSON — High school cowgirls and cowboys, including junior competitors, gathered at the Polson Fairgrounds on Sept. 13 and 14 for Polson’s fall rodeo. The athletes also competed in Boulder and Broadus on Sept. 27 and 28, and will travel to Hamilton’s rodeo Oct. 4 and 5.  Results...

Polson girl gets her dream horse Polson girl gets her dream horse

POLSON — Although it sounds like a movie, this is a story about a girl who loves horses and a young horse who trusts her. It all began with Dixon rancher Jerry Hamel, who bought a mare with a colt at an estate sale. The colt was out of Carl Moss’ stud, Hamel said, and was out of a McConnell...

Go for Broke Go for Broke

RONAN – Three men succeeded in breaking previously untouched colts in a four-hour time span at the Ronan rodeo arena over the weekend, but one trainer’s superior showmanship brought the crowd to its feet and won over the judges to bring home the buckle.  Sparky Wallace of Fairfield was na...

Ronan Pioneer Days traditions continue to blaze trails of family fun Ronan Pioneer Days traditions continue to blaze trails of family fun

The poor pig didn’t know what hit it. After spending the day in a trailer, it was released into the rodeo arena in Ronan, and rooted around in the dirt nonchalantly as hundreds of people watched. A menacing horde of middle school children loomed in the background.  At the sound of the announcer...

Round Pen Shoot Out comes to town

RONAN — Taking an unbroken colt and turning it into a rideable horse can take months or even years at a normal pace, but three experienced horse trainers will step into a Ronan rodeo arena this weekend with intent to do the impossible: break a horse in three hours.  The Rocky Mountain Breeders ...

Arlee Rodeo 2014 results announced

Results of the 2014 Arlee Rodeo, held  July 4 at the Arlee Rodeo Arena, are:   Bareback  1. Kyle Delaney (Polson) 74  2. Dusty Morigeau (Dixon) 69  Stock Saddle Riding  1. Garret Smith (Deer Lodge) 74  2. Dusty Morigeau (Dixon) 69  Steer Wres...

Fourth of July is rodeo time in Arlee Fourth of July is rodeo time in Arlee

  ARLEE – Independence Day wouldn’t be complete without some explosive power, but for those who make their home in Arlee, the fireworks come through clashes with bulls and broncs, not bursts of light.  The 32nd Open Arlee Rodeo brought out droves of people, in what hometown rodeo ...

Arlee Celebration unites community

ARLEE — Thousands of people will flood into Arlee this week for the 116th annual Arlee Celebration, but event organizers say the true meaning of the festivities is not found in the dance competition or craft sales that draw people from faraway places. Instead, the heart of the celebration lies within t...

Rodeo time in Polson brings summer fun Rodeo time in Polson brings summer fun

POLSON — A row of young cowboys and cowgirls lined the arena fence at the Mission Mountain NRA Rodeo. Pushing their fingers through the chain links, the kids looked across the arena at the bucking chutes where David Graham and his crew were loading the sheep. “Are you ready to ride one of thos...


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