01-13-19 CLA: ‘Agriculture’ to Remain in the Title of the House Rural Affairs & Agriculture Committee

‘Agriculture’ to Remain in the Title of the House Rural Affairs & Agriculture Committee

CO Speaker of the House, KC Becker

On behalf of the livestock industry, the Colorado Livestock Association would like to thank Speaker of the House, KC Becker, for her decision to include agriculture in the title of the House Rural Affairs & Agriculture Committee for the 2019 legislative session.

“We sincerely appreciate Speaker Becker’s acknowledgement of agriculture as an important and significant part of Colorado’s economy in the naming of the Committee,” stated Bill Hammerich, CEO of Colorado Livestock Association. Colorado agriculture contributes $41 billion to the state economy and employs nearly 173,000 people.

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01-13-19 Cowboy Things to do this week – Colorado Cowboy Gathering – 30 years in the Making!


January 13, 2019 – A Legendary Cowboy Event – 30 year’s in the making!
The Colorado Cowboy Gathering celebrates it’s 30th Anniversary and with it carries on over a quarter century of cowboy heritage, traditions and entertainment.

GOLDEN, CO – Proudly celebrating 30 years of cowboy heritage at this year’s Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering Thursday, January 19 through Sunday, January 20, 2019.   This year’s expanded four-day roundup includes three evening performances, two full-days of popular theme sessions, and a Sunday matinee. Audiences will enjoy this year’s all-star cast of award-winning cowboy poets and musicians from the American West, Canada and Australia. A weekend that captures the true spirit and lifestyle of the Cowboy heritage through poetry, song and verse. The tradition continues this year in, Where The West Lives — Golden Colorado at the American Mountaineering Center — plenty of free parking with easy access.

For More Information & Tickets – www.ColoradoCowboyGathering. com

The origins of this event grew out of the traditions of workers on cattle drives and ranches. After a long day in the saddle, cowboys would gather around a campfire and entertain one another with tall tales and folk songs… and so goes the story called Cowboy Poetry.

PHOTO CREDIT : William Patterson

This Year’s All Star Line-up Includes:

  • Jerry Brooks
  • Jon Chandler
  • Connie Dover
  • Mark Gardner & Rex Rideout
  • Kristyn Harris
  • Carol Huechan
  • Yvonne Hollenbeck
  • Chuck Larsen
  • Gary McMahan
  • John Nelson
  • New West
  • Jean Prescott
  • Dave Stamey
  • Pop Wagner
  • Barry Ward
  • Dick Warwick


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