Monthly Archive: February 2012

Feb 11

2012 Cowboy Keeper Award Recipients announced

Morning Lessons

Morning Lessons – Painting by Phil Beck Five honorees garner prestigious 2012 Cowboy Keeper Award recognition Each year since 2006, the National Day of the Cowboy 501(c)3 has selected individuals and organizations that have contributed significantly to the preservation of pioneer heritage and cowboy culture, to receive its Cowboy Keeper Award. The award was conceived …

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Feb 11

Five NDOC “Read Em Cowboy” Happenin’ Events

Read Em Cowboy

Conversations I’m involved in at western gatherings invariably include discussions around the challenges of engaging more young people in the preservation effort. Questions arise about how we can do a better job of teaching the importance of protecting museum collections, how to educate more children about the pioneer’s contribution to our culture, and how to …

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Feb 11

Wyoming Blazes a Trail!

Wyoming's Governor Mead signs the National Day of the Cowboy resolution

                                           Wyoming’s Governor Mead signs the National Day of the Cowboy resolution Thanks to our good friend and NDOC volunteer, Susan Thomas, on March 13, 2012, the Wyoming State Legislature made history by becoming the first state to pass the National Day of the Cowboy Resolution in perpetuity. Henceforth, the fourth Saturday in July will forever …

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Feb 11

Help the National Day of the Cowboy succeed!

Swing Riders Become a supporting member today and help us move closer to the goal. Consider donating something back to the NDOC from your own events (remember we’re a nonprofit too) or raffling a print for us (we’ll even send it to you). Help us find sponsors for our fundraisers. Make a tax deductible contribution to our fundraiser, …

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Feb 11

Western Mercantile

Gist Buckle pic

We have the NDOC 2012 Gist buckles in stock, so if you’re looking to order one, now is the time. Remember, only the first 100 buckles will be numbered. We’re accepting orders for art quality 12X18 prints of Bev Pettit’s Moonligh Bronc image we used for all of our Hats Off to the Cowboy publicity. Bev Pettit, an …

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Feb 11

Cowboys Helping Kids

Cowboys Helping Kids is an organization started by SFC Russell Anderson, who has been the head wrangler of our soldiers, the Desert Cowboys, for many years. The Desert Cowboys flew the National Day of the Cowboy flag over their barracks in Iraq and Afghanistan and distinguished their group on many occasions, including Russell earning a …

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Feb 11

NACD & NDOC bridge building

Cowboy Keepers The National Association of Conservation Districts is considering adopting an NDOC resolution at their Joint Regional Meeting in Taos, NM in September. John Davison, of the Coconino Natural Resource District, and Mike Macauley of the NACD, see this as an alliance which holds the significant potential to benefit both of our causes since we …

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Feb 11

Tommy Turvey flying with the NDOC flag!

We want to acknowledge writer JR Sanders’ NDOC event, “Read em Cowboy,” which he held at Barnes & Nobel in California. J.R. and B&N felt it was extremely successful and may expand to more B&N locations next year. Thanks too to Texas Fred (the Zydeco Cowboy), who created an NDOC exhibit for the lobby of …

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Feb 11

NDOC on the Trail

Tommy NDOC flag riding roman

The Westernaires of Colorado hold their National Day of the Cowboy event on the Friday before the fourth Saturday in July, so I was able to attend their event this year in order to present this incredible group of young people with their 2011 Cowboy Keeper Award. I knew these talented kids were highly accomplished …

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Feb 11

NDOC Google Alerts

A tip of the cowboy hat to Jason Cupp for telling us he receives NDOC Google alerts sent to his phone. This was a new one on me. I don’t have one of those high tech phones, but he did set up a Gmail account for me and now I get NDOC Google alerts too. …

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