James, LJ, Cinch and Dawson were seen "Clownin' Around" at the 2012 Rodeo Royalty Competition while Tom - the 5th clown - was getting his face on. The 5-clowns were caring on the theme of this years rodeo as they helped out in the Exhibit Hall on Tuesday evening during the Rodeo Royalty Competition.
The morning's slack competitions at the fairgrounds are designed to weed out some competitors before the main event starts tonight. Steer roping this morning drew a minimal crowd, but cowboys and stable hands were busy getting ready for what's yet to come. (Photos by Tracee Davis)
The southeastern Montana complex of fires is expected to be contained at any time. The last report released from the Incident Management Team was released at 8 o'clock last night, and indicated the fire was 95 percent contained. The fires have burned almost a quarter of a million acres of BLM, county, and private land. We'll have more about recovery efforts as information becomes available.
Highway 212 yields a blackened landscape due to the southern Montana complex of fires. (Incident Management Team photo)
First Interstate Bank has initiated a collection effort to help wildfire victims start to re-build their lives after their homes and communities were devastated by a complex of fires in southern Montana.