What is Initiative 16 (PAUSE act) and why should it matter to you?

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What is Initiative 16? Initiative 16 is a citizen-led ballot initiative that: Criminalizes farmers, ranchers, and veterinarians who use accepted animal husbandry practices to care for animals. Changes state statutory language to define common animal care practices as “cruelty to animals.” Bans slaughter for animals that have lived less than 25 percent of their “natural” lifespan. Criminalizes the following veterinary …

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Press Release: Ron Williams Named 2022 Citizen of the West

In Media, News, Press Release, Scholarship Trust by Karen Woods

DENVER, CO  –  The National Western Stock Show is proud to announce Ron Williams as the 2022 Citizen of the West. This prestigious annual award recognizes those who embody Western pioneers’ spirit and determination and perpetuate their agricultural heritage and ideals. A committee of community leaders selects recipients.   Mr. Williams has been selected for this esteemed honor. Still, in light of the …

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Press Release: National Western Stock Show Gives Back with 16 Days of Service

In Media, News, Press Release by Karen Woods

DENVER, CO – The National Western Stock Show complex and grounds looks very different this January. It is usually bustling with cowboy boots and horse trailers, now just empty parking lots and barn stalls. Back in September, Stock Show management made the difficult decision to postpone the National Western Stock Show by one year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and …

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Christmas Light Tradition

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Do you consider yourself a Colorado native? If so, you must know about the longstanding tradition between holiday lights and the National Western Stock Show! If you are new to Colorado, listen up. You’re going to want to jump on this Colorado Cowtown bandwagon.

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PRESS RELEASE: Stock Show Debuts New Pro Rodeo Format

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National Western Stock Show Debuts New Tournament-Style Pro Rodeo Format The National Western Stock Show (NWSS) is the first stop of the year for rodeo’s biggest and best stars. This year, the NWSS Pro Rodeos will feature a new tournament-style format with more than half a million dollars up for grabs. The top 80 athletes from the Professional Rodeo Cowboys …

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PRESS RELEASE: Record Breaking Weekend at Stock Show

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The “Best 16 Days in January” Kicks Off with Record-Breaking Weekend Attendance The National Western Stock Show (NWSS) is excited to announce a record-breaking opening weekend. The 114-year-old Colorado tradition brought in crowds totaling 106,921 for the first two days of its sixteen-day event. Previously, the largest opening weekend was in 2018 with 103,546 guests. The opening Saturday attendance record also was the largest …

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PRESS RELEASE: Marcy and Bruce Benson Named 2020 Citizens of the West

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Denver, CO, September 17, 2019 – The National Western Stock Show is proud to announce Marcy and Bruce Benson as the 2020 Citizens of the West. This prestigious annual award recognizes those who embody the spirit and determination of Western pioneers and perpetuate the West’s agriculture heritage and ideals. A committee of community leaders selects recipients.   “I’m pleased to see …

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PRESS RELEASE: Western Stock Show Association Announces Douglas L. Jones As New Chairman of the Board

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Denver, CO, May 17, 2019 –  During the annual meeting of the Western Stock Show Association (WSSA),(dba, National Western Stock Show), the membership unanimously elected Douglas L. Jones as the new Chairman of the Board and recognized the departure of long-time board member and Chairman, Patrick A. Grant.    Doug Jones is the Owner and President of Jones Realty Group, a commercial …

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PRESS RELEASE: Best 16 Days In January Comes To A Close

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2019 National Western Stock Show Celebrates Over 700,000 Attendees DENVER, CO, January 27, 2019 – The 113th National Western Stock Show celebrated the best sixteen days in January with the third highest attendance, hosting 701,656 visitors. The attendance record sits at 726,972 guests and was set in 2006 during the 100th Anniversary. “We appreciate every person, young and old, from near and …