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By Micah Drew

Helmville Rallies to Save Rodeo


Micah Drew, Pathfinder

The grandstands at Helmville are covered in construction fencing.

HELMVILLE - Montana Highway 141 is a 32-mile-long road that meanders through western Montana without passing through a single town.

Close to the northern end of the highway however, a mere mile long deviation will land you in the collection of buildings that make up Helmville.

Less than 250 people call Helmville home.

But once a year, nearly 2,000 people descend upon the community for a weekend, swelling the population enough to jump into the top 50 most populous cities in the state.

The special occasion?

The Helmville Labor Day Rodeo.

The rodeo, which is the last Northern Rodeo Associ...

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