Valley County Community Foundation

Montanans will transfer billions of dollars to the next generation. The question is: will any of that wealth stay behind in the communities that helped build it? On the Hi-Line, the Valley County [...]

The Dual Meaning of MPRF

As most locals know, MPRF stands for “Montana Pro Rodeo Finals,” but for Jack Stensland, the acronym will always have a double meaning. In 1979, he was one of the cowboys that went to the brand [...]

Walter J. “Walt” Vermedahl

2019 Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage Inductee At age 14, Walter J. “Walt” Vermedahl learned how to train colts and to shoe his saddle horses from his neighbor. It wasn’t long [...]

Iola (Anglin) “Olie” Else

2019 Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage Inductee Iola “Olie” Else has been an ambassador of the University of Montana Western and the sport of rodeo for over three decades. Olie [...]

Wylie Galt Gustafson

2019 Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage Inductee “Doggone Cowboy.” “Yodeling Fool.” “My Home’s in Montana.” “When I’m Ridin’ I’m Right.” Wylie Galt Gustafson is a man best [...]

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