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Methow Valley Rodeo breaks out of the chute this weekend

Methow Valley Rodeo breaks out of the chute this weekend

It’s been a year since the valley hosted a rodeo, and the Methow Valley Horsemen (MVH) are looking forward to getting back in the arena this weekend for the 45th Memorial Day Rodeo. The MVH usually sponsors two rodeos a year — on Memorial Day and Labor Day weekend — but last year’s Labor Day event was canceled because...
A lasting legacy

A lasting legacy

Ellis Fink spent much of life on horseback, and was known to take extraordinary care of his stock. His sterling reputation as a trail crew leader, backcountry packer and recreation facilities manager was built on nearly 40 years of experience in the Methow Valley’s most rugged reaches. His contributions to the twice-annual Methow Valley Rodeo are...
Rodeo queen Carlee Wright is looking forward to her reign

Rodeo queen Carlee Wright is looking forward to her reign

Carlee Wright started riding about the time she could stand up on her own, and her best friend growing up was her horse Rosie. Rosie died not long ago at 30-plus years old, so Carlee will be riding her new horse, Sonny — a spry 19-year-old — as rodeo royalty…
Fires, smoke cause MV Rodeo to cancel

Fires, smoke cause MV Rodeo to cancel

For the first time since its founding over four decades ago, the 44th annual Methow Valley Labor Day Rodeo scheduled for Sept. 5-6, has been cancelled due to the ongoing wildfire activity throughout Okanogan and surrounding counties. Dennis Gardner, president of …
Judge Jason Newman knows the score for Memorial Day Rodeo competitors

Judge Jason Newman knows the score for Memorial Day Rodeo competitors

When the chute gates swing open at the 44th annual Methow Valley Memorial Day Rodeo Saturday and Sunday (May 23-24), the fate of a rough stock competitor will revolve around two dynamics: his …
Rodeo royalty sparkles on horseback at this weekend’s event

Rodeo royalty sparkles on horseback at this weekend’s event

Two young horse lovers are Methow Valley Rodeo’s royalty for 2015: Queen Makhala Fox and Princess Mihayla Phillips. Queen Makhala and Princess Mihayla look forward to riding in the grand entry …
Methow Valley Rodeo comes out of the chute this weekend

Methow Valley Rodeo comes out of the chute this weekend

The Methow Valley Rodeo will feature broncs, bulls, barrels and more at its 44th edition this Saturday and Sunday (May 23 and 24) at the rodeo grounds on Twin Lakes Road between Twisp and Winthrop. Events begin at 1 p.m. each day. Tickets are $10 for adults, or $5 for ages 7-12. The rodeo is...
New rodeo royalty

New rodeo royalty

Makhala Fox has been crowned Methow Valley Rodeo queen 2015 and Mihayla Phillips will serve as princess. Three girls — 18-year- old Fox from Carlton, 15-year-old Phillips of Twisp, and 14-year-old Bailey Flagg of Benton City — tried out for the title in the chilly rain at the rodeo arena on Saturday. The girls rode a predetermined pattern for...
Sports briefs: October 15, 2014

Sports briefs: October 15, 2014

This week: Loup fundraiser this weekend, Rodeo queen tryouts on Oct. 25, Ski swap benefits Barn, Nordic team, and 10K run/walk supports fire victims
Methow Valley Labor Day Rodeo cuts loose

Methow Valley Labor Day Rodeo cuts loose

By Mike Maltais
The 43rd annual Methow Valley labor Day Rodeo successfully skirted a couple of local natural disasters and will take place as usual on Saturday and Sunday (Aug. 30-31). A fire earlier this month and flood waters from heavy rain last week both bypassed the rodeo arena. And while access between Carlton...