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Montana rodeo goes on, bucking fears on Fort Peck Reservation


Last updated 7/21/2020 at 7:02am

Katheryn Houghton for KHN

Wolf Point Wild Horse Stampede rodeo contestants get a temperature check before entering the arena. Contestants were not allowed to cross over to the fans' side of the stadium.

Katheryn Houghton, katherynhoughton@gmail.com,


Kaiser Health News

WOLF POINT - Cowboys lined the metal chutes that released bucking horses and their riders into the arena, Miss Rodeo Montana signed autographs for fans, and coronavirus warning signs ended with "Face mask usage is of personal choice."

Most of the rodeo riders and audience at the Wolf Point Wild Horse Stampede appeared to skip masks, despite public health recommendations and increasing pressure to stem the spread of COVID-19 cases spiking across Montana and much of the U.S.

"A lot of people, they're trying to get...

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