Horse steps on Aaron Hammer at Bull-a-Rama Professional rodeo rider and Twisp native Aaron Hammer was badly injured Saturday (Sept. 7) at a rodeo in Sumas. Hammer was in critical condition Tuesday (Sept. 10) at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham, according to hospital spokeswoman Hilary Andrade. Hammer was undergoing multiple surgeries to treat […]
Labor Day Rodeo
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 …
Dr. Dan DeWeert and his wife, Dr. Terri DeWeert, are familiar faces at the Methow Valley’s Memorial Day and Labor Day rodeos.
The Valley Veterinary Clinic owners volunteer their services in case animals are injured during the competition and need attention.
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 […]
By Don Nelson It wasn’t your typical Labor Day weekend in the Methow Valley — although “typical” may not have much meaning in the future if our summers continue to leave us exhausted, grieving, and calculating our economic losses before we even get to the first weekend of September. For all the three-day emphasis on tourism, the […]
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 …
Results from the Methow Valley Rodeo on Labor Day weekend. Saturday, Aug 30: Saddle Bronc: 3 riders, all bucked off Ranch Saddle Bronc: C. Walls, Mansfield, 82 Cole Rawlins, Redmond, Oregon, 74 Ty Holloway, Milton-Freewater, Oregon, 73 Dustin Hennig, Oroville, 73 Ryan Anderson, Tonasket,70 Bulls: Stewart Leslie, Oroville, 81 Barrels: Riata Marchand, Omak, 18.63 Phyllis […]
By Mike Maltais
Professional bull and bronc rider Aaron Hammer of Twisp leveraged his single-day appearance at the 43rd annual Methow Valley Labor Day Rodeo into an All-Around title with his score in the ranch saddle bronc event on Sunday. It was a bad-news, good-news outing for Hammer when …
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 and Twisp on Highway 153 remains closed, other routes – the Twisp-Carlton and Highway 20 over the Loup Loup summit and the North Cascades – are open.
The 43rd annual Methow Valley Rodeo will go on as scheduled over Labor Day weekend. Events begin at 1 p.m. each day on Aug. 30 and 31 at the rodeo grounds off of Twin Lakes Road between Twisp and Winthrop, an area that was recently threatened by the Rising Eagle Road Fire. Admission is $10 […]