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  • Helena's Last Chance Stampede to Offer Mouth-Watering Variety of Fair Food

    RUTH NICOLAUS, Last Chance Stampede|Jul 20, 2022

    With all the tempting fair foods and delicacies that the Stampede in Helena has to offer, there's no end to the good foods to eat. The normal fair food is available, like lemonade, cotton candy, burgers and hot dogs. But the Stampede offers a lot more variety. From corn on the cob, to lemondairies, sweet and sour chicken and acai bowls, there's something for everyone in Helena during the fair. One of the regulars at the Stampede is a long-time favorite Helena restaurant. Bullman's Pizza has serv...

  • Last Chance Stampede & Fair Goes Purple for Domestic Violence Awareness

    RUTH NICOLAUS, Last Chance Stampede and Fair|Jun 15, 2022

    The Last Chance Stampede and Fair is going purple for a cause. For the Fri., July 29 rodeo performance, the Stampede in Helena will host the Man Up Crusade, a crusade to stop domestic violence.Fans are asked to wear purple to the rodeo that night, to bring awareness to the issue of domestic violence. The Man Up Crusade was begun in Idaho in 2012 by Sheriff Kieran Donahue and his wife Janice, who recognized the need for awareness of domestic violence. Domestic violence is nearly half of law...

  • Back with the Laughs at Last Chance Stampede

    Ruth Nicolaus, Last Chance Stampede and Fair|Jul 7, 2021

    He wears more makeup than a woman and dresses in baggy pants. He’s full of laughs and jokes and loves to make people laugh. He’s Dennis Halstead, the rodeo clown, funny man and barrelman for the 60th annual Last Chance Stampede in Helena July 29-31. The De Winton, Alberta, Canada native spent thirty years as a Calgary firefighter, working rodeos on the side, before retiring from firefighting eight years ago. His style of comedy and sense of humor have brought him awards, including nine times as the Canada Pro Rodeo Clown of the Year, and two...