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By Gwyneth Hyndman
Editor, Philipsburg Mail 

Helmville Rodeo 'the biggest little rodeo in Montana'

 

September 8, 2022

Nathan Bourne, Pathfinder

Swan Valley resident Laciey Auchenbach riding a steer at the annual Helmville Rodeo Sept. 4. She didn't make the buzzer but as Rodeo Announcer Joe Warner said, "By golly, it wasn't for lack of effort."

HELMVILLE - As the Helmville Rodeo approaches the 60-year mark, Helmville Rodeo Club President Bill Baker is confident of one thing, "I always say this is the biggest little rodeo in Montana."

This Labor Day weekend, the event that has been pulling in competitors and rodeo fans from around Montana since 1964, was bigger than ever in its 58th year, as locals and tourists packed into the seats for barrel racing, bull riding, bronc riding and roping events as a surge in temperatures "kept it warm," said Baker.

Connie Weaver, Helmville Rodeo Secretary, and daughter of former rodeo president Dut...



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