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Press Release: Leon Vick Promoted to Vice President of Rodeo, Horse and Livestock Operations

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DENVER, CO – National Western Stock Show (NWSS) is pleased to announce the promotion of Leon Vick to Vice President of Rodeo, Horse and Livestock Operations. For the past several years, Vick managed the rodeo and horse show departments for the NWSS. The office of Livestock Operations was vacated by former Senior Director, Marshall Ernst who retired at the end of January after ten …

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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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The 114th National Western Stock Show Opens January 11

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January 2, 2020, DENVER, CO – The National Western Stock Show is just one week from the annual Kick-Off Parade presented by Arrow Electronics, launching the 114-year-old Colorado tradition in Denver.  The historic Stock Show Parade trots through the streets of downtown Denver next Thursday, January 9, at noon.  The procession will be led by parade Grand Marshal, Jake Jabs. The 2020 National …

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PRESS RELEASE: The National Western Stock Show is Hiring for the 2020 Show

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Denver, CO, December 16, 2019   – The National Western Stock Show is hiring over 400 seasonal positions for the annual, city-wide event next month.   The Stock Show is seeking friendly and hard-working people who want to be part of this 114-year-old Colorado tradition.   The National Western Complex at 4655 Humboldt Street, Denver, will host several hiring job fairs over the following …

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PRESS RELEASE: National Western Stock Show Announces Jake Jabs as 2020 Parade Grand Marshal

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Denver, CO, December 11, 2019 – The National Western Stock Show is excited to announce Colorado businessman, legend and Stock Show enthusiast Jake Jabs as the 2020 Parade Grand Marshal. On Thursday, January 9th, Jake Jabs will lead the traditional drive of Longhorn cattle, horses and western wagons through the streets of downtown Denver to celebrate the start of the 114th …

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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: National Western Stock Show Launches New Scholarship Program for City of Denver Students

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DENVER, CO, May 15, 2019– Education, agriculture and tradition have been the foundation of the National Western Stock Show since its inception in 1906.  In 1983, the Stock Show formalized that commitment by establishing the National Western Scholarship Trust. Today, the Stock Show announced a second scholastic opportunity for students; the National Western Stock Show Denver Scholarship Programcreated exclusively for graduating seniors from public high schools, college …