The sun setting beyond the tepees located just south of the Exhibit Hall at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds on Tuesday evening. The tepees serve as a reminder that the World Championship Indian Relay Races are on tap Wednesday evening as the first running of the PRCA Rodeo Performance is set to kick off at 7:00 pm. Wednesday is Kids Night (Kids 12 & Under $7.00).
Back row (l-to-r) Dylan Shaw, Ben Lecholat, Thomas Moore, Drew Boedecker, Preston Gromer, Nolan McCafferty, Andrew Ratty
Front row (l-to-r) Colton Williams, Carl Geertz, Andrew Boint, Jeff Shanor, Noah Gustafson, Jesse Cross and Coy Steel.
Not pictures head coach Mike McCafferty and asst. coach Josh Dunkelberger.
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.