Augusta Rodeo Postponed to July Due to Flooding
Despite all the flooding- Augusta, Montana is open for business. That's the message from Augusta resident, and Lewis and Clark County Commissioner, Susan Good Giese.
Susan tells me that the rodeo scheduled for this weekend will now be postponed to July 21st and 22nd. However, this weekend they plan on offering up live music and bounce houses for the kids. So, if you're looking for a road trip this weekend, and want to help out the good folks in Augusta- check it out.
The upcoming weekend rodeo in Augusta, Montana is the biggest event of the year for the Rocky Mountain Front community. As a result, it is also the most important event of the year for many local business and bar owners.
Given the massive flooding that hit Augusta Tuesday, locals are concerned that the rodeo may not take place this weekend. Here's what Lewis & Clark County Commissioner Susan Good Giese told me on Wednesday's "Montana Talks:"
For our bars, our businesses, our establishments- this is their biggest paycheck of the year. It is unclear about whether or not the rodeo will be held, because the rodeo grounds got completely inundated last night.
Scott Mansch with The Great Falls Tribune also had this via Twitter: