Category Archive: On The Trail

May 19

Texas takes the bill by the horns

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In mid-May 2015, the Texas state legislature made Texas the tenth state to pass the National Day of the Cowboy bill, following the lead of  Wyoming, California, New Mexico, Arizona, Oklahoma, Oregon, Mississippi, Kansas, and Virginia. Former Texas Senator, Jeff Wentworth, started the wagon rolling in Austin when he first sponsored and achieved passage of …

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Apr 28

2015 National Day of the Cowboy Hatch project, “Reel Heroes”

Inga Ojala

We’ve been working since 2005 to secure official status for the 4th Saturday in July as the National Day of the Cowboy; a day to celebrate cowboy culture and pioneer heritage.  Currently, nine states have passed our bill permanently into law (WY,CA, NM, AZ, OK, OR, MS, KS, VA). One of our main sources of funding for this …

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Mar 19

34 cents and a bit of fun!

We’d love to have your help the National Day of the Cowboy with a simple little media campaign. It will only cost you 34 cents, the price of a postcard stamp, to take part. Did you know cowboys Dusty and Lefty star in “The Lives of the Cowboys” segment every Saturday night on “A Prairie Home Companion” …

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Jan 07

Barb “Western Belle” Richhart joins National Day of the Cowboy Board

Barb Richhart & B KSJD

We’re proud to announce that Barb “Western Belle” Richhart has joined the National Day of the Cowboy 501c3 Board of Directors in the capacity of 2nd Vice-chairman. Cowgirl Richhart, who hangs her hat in Mancos, Colorado, has been a longtime supporter of the NDOC, including on-air at KSJD Dry Land Radio, as an NDOC volunteer, as an …

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Dec 15

Ruger Vaquero NDOC Benefit Raffle

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Darrell Wyatt of the Powhatan Peacemakers cowboy fast draw organization in Amelia, Virginia, has launched a Ruger Vaquero raffle to raise funds for Amelia’s inaugural National Day of the Cowboy celebration next July. The funds are targeted (no pun intended (:>) to sponsor the NDOC Executive Director to be the Grand Marshal of their NDOC event; a …

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Oct 30

The Sweetheart of the Rodeo joins the National Day of the Cowboy

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Legendary artist, Jo Mora’s iconic cowgirl image, The Sweetheart of the Rodeo, will grace a National Day of the Cowboy 2011 Hatch poster. That’s not a typo – it is indeed for the year 2011, the one year we had to skip in our series due to a lack of funds.  We were recently contacted …

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Jul 26

10th Annual National Day of the Cowboy sweeps the country

It’s been a big year for the National Day of the Cowboy as evidenced by the over 50 celebrations and events posted on our calendar with the tenth annual National Day of the Cowboys just hours away. With so many individuals, organizations and communities getting involved in these events, it’s clear more and more people are truly …

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Jul 10

Four recognized with Cowboy Keeper Award® in 2014

With its annual Cowboy Keeper Award, the National Day of the Cowboy 501(c)3 organization has been recognizing individuals, organizations, and projects that have contributed significantly to the preservation of pioneer heritage and cowboy culture, since its founding in  2005. The four exemplary honorees selected by the NDOC Board of Directors to receive a 2014 Cowboy Keeper Award …

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Jun 20

Kansas makes it eight!

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It’s official! The State of Kansas has become the 8th state to pass the National Day of the Cowboy bill in perpetuity. Thanks to the ongoing efforts of the folks at the Dodge City Convention & Visitors Bureau, the NDOC bill actually passed in the Kansas Legislature in April. However, the date in the bill was inadvertently …

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Jun 02

June Roundup 2014

2014 NDOC Hatch Poster Status The historic Hatch Show Print Letterpress Shop is currently working on the draft layout for our 2014 National Day of the Cowboy poster commemorating the 10th Annual National Day of the Cowboy, coming up on July 26th, 2014. Hard to believe ten years have passed since we started this endeavor to …

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