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Labor Day Rodeo back in the arena after one-year absence

Labor Day Rodeo back in the arena after one-year absence

The only cancellation in the 45-year history of the Methow Valley Rodeo occurred a year ago, when the Labor Day event was called off because of poor air quality conditions in the valley resulting from wildland fires. This year’s Memorial Day Rodeo went off as planned, and now the …
Labor Day Rodeo returns Sept. 3 and 4

Labor Day Rodeo returns Sept. 3 and 4

The Methow Valley Labor Day weekend rodeo is back, with two days of broncs, bulls, barrel racing and other events on Sept. 3 and 4. Competition begins at 1 p.m. each day. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for ages 7-12, and free for kids 6 and younger. The annual Labor Day rodeo was canceled...
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...
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...
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
Hammer rides to win 

Hammer rides to win 

By Mike Maltais
The 43rd annual Methow Valley Memorial Day Rodeo drew contestants from points as far away as Oregon, Idaho and Montana last Saturday and Sunday (May 24 – 25), but it was bronc and bull rider Aaron Hammer …
Lucien Paz is Mr. Mutton Buster at Methow Valley Rodeo

Lucien Paz is Mr. Mutton Buster at Methow
Valley Rodeo

By Mike Maltais
Somewhere near the mid-point of the rough stock events at the two annual Methow Valley rodeos, an air of anticipation begins to settle over the assembled spectators. It’s mutton busting time in the Methow.