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Press Release: The 115th National Western Stock Show postponed until January 2022

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Press Release: The 115th National Western Stock Show postponed until January 2022

In News by Karen Woods 

Denver, CO – The Western Stock Show Association (WSSA) Board of Directors together with the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) management, has made the difficult decision to postpone the 115th National Western Stock Show by one year and to resume the event in January 2022.

The COVID-19 pandemic does not allow for the Stock Show to host the annual event and comply with the health and safety guidelines that are necessary to protect  Coloradans and help stop the spread. More importantly, the projected environment through to the end of the year is too uncertain and therefore not reassuring enough to allow a traditional Stock Show to take place without potentially compromising the health and safety of exhibitors, visitors, and the public at large.

“The decision to postpone the 2021 Stock Show is incredibly difficult for our Board of Directors, staff, volunteers, business partners and the City and County of Denver,” stated Doug Jones, Chairman of the WSSA, “but the iconic western events and traditions we all know and love will be back in 2022, stronger than ever,” added Jones.

“Over the past several months, we reviewed and exhausted every option possible to host our event including a modified show with reduced capacity,” said Paul Andrews, President and CEO of the NWSS. “Ultimately, the health and safety of our guests, exhibitors, volunteers, and staff is of top priority and the NWSS and the City of Denver could not find a path forward to have Stock Show and comply with the rules that govern gatherings of our size and rules of social distancing,” said Andrews.

Stock Show management made the early decision due to the intense planning and expenses that go into the NWSS. “We needed to make sure we announced early enough so all the livestock producers, contestants, competitors, and exhibitors do not incur time and cost they can’t recover,” stated Andrews, “and as an indoor event in the heart of winter, we had to consider the virus could be spread more easily indoors, potentially compromising the safety and health of thousands of people. The responsible decision was to postpone the show.”

Every January, the NWSS hosts the super bowl of livestock shows along with professional rodeo competition and horse shows that are celebrated globally. The trade show is the largest western trade show in Colorado with nearly 900 booth spaces throughout the 90-acre grounds. The Stock Show draws over 700,000 attendees during the 16 days in January with record days seeing over 65,000 guests on site. The NWSS drives an economic impact of nearly 120 million dollars in January alone. The show supports 4-H and FFA partnerships that span more than a century and supports over 100 students annually studying in the fields of agriculture and rural medicine at dozens of colleges throughout Colorado and Wyoming. All of this as a non-profit 501(c)(3).

“We would like to thank our loyal stock show fans that are standing by us through this unprecedented time in history,” said Andrews. “We look forward to celebrating the return of Stock Show in 2022 with the grand opening of the historic Yards and Stockyards Event Center. Mark your calendars for January 8th through the 23rd, 2022,” said Andrews.

About the National Western Stock Show
Established in 1906, the National Western Stock Show is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides college and graduate-level scholarships in agricultural science, business, and rural medicine. It is our mission to serve producers and consumers throughout the world by being the premier annual livestock show and center for year-round events. The 16-day show in January also serves as an entertainment arena, hosting one of the world’s richest regular season professional rodeos, world-class horse shows, family, educational events, and Colorado’s largest western trade show. For more information, visit nationalwestern.com.

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August’s Full Sturgeon Moon, will occur on Monday, August 3, 2020 at 9:59 AM Mountain Time

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THE FULL STURGEON MOON
THE FULL STURGEON MOON

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August’s full Sturgeon Moon reaches its peak on Monday, August 3, 2020. Learn how this month’s full Moon got such a peculiar name!

The Full Sturgeon Moon

August’s full Moon will appear on the night of Sunday, August 2, before reaching peak illumination at 11:59 A.M. Eastern Time on Monday, August 3. On either of these nights, look toward the southeast after sunset to catch a glimpse of the Sturgeon Moon rising!

Perseid Meteor Shower

Not too long after August’s full Moon, it will be time to keep an eye out for the annual Perseid meteor shower, which lasts from late July to late August. The meteors will reach their maximum in the hours just before dawn (while it’s still dark) between August 11 and 13! Thankfully, the Moon will be in its Last Quarter phase at this time, so the meteors shouldn’t be too washed out to view. Read more about the Perseid meteor shower here.
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True Hero

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Just 3 Days From Graduation, 18-Year-Old Student Killed in STEM School Shooting – Kendrick Castillo – Is a True Hero

Joy Moore 5/8/19

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Just three weeks ago, Colorado schools closed on a random Wednesday (April 17) – all because of fears that a deranged Columbine-infatuated teen was planning a school massacre in the Denver metro area.

Kendrick Castillo’s school, STEM School Highlands Ranch, was closed that day, too. And once the threat was put to rest, and the sun rose again the following day, kids across Colorado flocked back to school – back into their routine, Kendrick Castillo included.

Just another Thursday in Colorado.

Just another day in 2019.

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Surreal.

Unbeknownst to everyone, however, plans for another school shooting were brewing.

And when the time came, Kendrick would make an instant decision that would cost him his life.

According to witnesses and the coroner, Kendrick and another student charged and lunged at one of the shooters when he entered their classroom on Tuesday, May 7. As a result, he’s being touted a hero, having taken some of the gunfire that would have inevitably hit someone else. Kendrick was killed, but he died in the act of protecting his classmates.

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“I wish he had gone and hid,” Kendrick’s father, John Castillo, told The Denver Post. “But that’s not his character. His character is about protecting people, helping people.”

Kendrick Castillo, Courtesy of LinkedIn

A lover of science, robotics, and the great outdoors, Kendrick was just three days away from being done with his high school coursework. The seniors’ last day was scheduled to be Friday, May 10, with commencement exercises planned for May 20, according to the school’s website. Kendrick was also scheduled to compete in a “Rods and Robots” event this weekend. Instead, that event has been canceled, as have classes at the school for the rest of this week.

Kendrick planned to study mechanical or electrical engineering at Arapahoe Community College in the fall.

He was also an only child.

“My wife and I are in a haze,” John Castillo said. “He was everything to us.” Read more…

In addition to Kendrick’s heroic act, another student and aspiring marine Brendan Bialy also jumped into action and rushed the gunman that entered his classroom, helping to subdue him. The United States Marine Corps called his courage “admirable and inspiring” in a statement. A current poolee in the Marine Corps Delayed Entry Program (DEP), Bialy is scheduled to start his training this summer.

Brendan Bialy, Courtesy of Bialy family

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To honor our brave military personnel, both active and retired, we offer a complimentary buffet the first Wednesday of every month.

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AMERISTAR’S CENTENNIAL BUFFET To honor our brave military personnel, both active and retired, we offer a complimentary buffet the first Wednesday of every month. To redeem yours, simply present your Military ID at the buffet to enjoy a meal on us!.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2019

To honor our brave military personnel, both active and retired, we offer a complimentary buffet the first Wednesday of every month. To redeem yours, simply present your Military ID at the buffet to enjoy a meal on us!

Thank you for your service!

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Valid Wednesday, May 1 during Centennial Buffet hours of operation.

Limit ONE complimentary meal per eligible patron.

AMERISTAR’S CENTENNIAL BUFFET

Ameristar Black Hawk

111 Richman Street Black Hawk, CO 80422

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Ameristar Black Hawk Complimentary Buffet To honor our brave military personnel, both active and retired

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To honor our brave military personnel, both active and retired, we offer a complimentary buffet the first Wednesday of every month. To redeem yours, simply present your Military ID at the buffet to enjoy a meal on us!

To honor our brave military personnel, both active and retired, we offer a complimentary buffet the first Wednesday of every month. To redeem yours, simply present your Military ID at the buffet to enjoy a meal on us!

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111 Richman Street; Black Hawk, CO 80422

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For Our Brave Military Personnel: We offer a complimentary buffet the first Wednesday of every month.

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2019 To honor our brave military personnel, both active and retired, we offer a complimentary buffet the first Wednesday of every month. To redeem yours, simply present your Military ID at the buffet to enjoy a FREE MEAL on us! Thank you for your service! Valid Wednesday, March 6 during Centennial Buffet hours of operation. Limit ONE free meal per eligible patron.
To honor our brave military personnel, both active and retired, we offer a complimentary buffet the first Wednesday of every month.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2019

To honor our brave military personnel, both active and retired, we offer a complimentary buffet the first Wednesday of every month. To redeem yours, simply present your Military ID at the buffet to enjoy a FREE MEAL on us!

Thank you for your service!

Valid Wednesday, March 6 during Centennial Buffet hours of operation.
Limit ONE free meal per eligible patron.

We offer a complimentary buffet the first Wednesday of every month.

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111 Richman Street Black Hawk, CO 80422

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Super Blood Wolf Moon – 10:17 PM; January 20, 2019 Pacific Time

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The Full Moon for January 2019 reaches its peak on the 21st. Traditionally, this Moon was called the Full Wolf Moon. This year, we’ll also be treated to a total lunar eclipse and a Supermoon! Read about how this Moon got its name—plus, see more Moon facts and folklore.*

The Full Moon for January 2019 reaches its peak on the 21st. Traditionally, this Moon was called the Full Wolf Moon. This year, we’ll also be treated to a total lunar eclipse and a Supermoon! Read about how this Moon got its name—plus, see more Moon facts and folklore.

THE “SUPER BLOOD WOLF MOON” ECLIPSE

This year, thanks to the Moon being both a Supermoon and part of a total lunar eclipse, January’s Full Wolf Moon is being called the “Super Blood Wolf Moon.” How’s that for a name?

Total Lunar Eclipse (“Blood Moon”)
Just a few hours before the peak of the full Moon, a total lunar eclipse will be visible from all of North, Central, and South America.

  • The partial eclipse begins at approximately 10:33 P.M. EST (7:33 P.M.PST) on January 20.
  • The total eclipse begins about an hour later, at 11:41 P.M. EST (8:41 P.M. PST), and will last for approximately one hour. This is the time to look skyward!*

A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes into the shadow of the Earth, which causes the usually bright full Moon to turn a dark, ominous, coppery-red (giving the eclipsed Moon the nickname ”Blood Moon”).

Supermoon
In addition to a total lunar eclipse, we’ll also be treated to a Supermoon. A Supermoon occurs when the Moon is both full AND reaches the point in its orbit where it’s closest to Earth. A Supermoon is ever-so-slightly larger and brighter than a typical full Moon, though the difference is negligible when viewed with the naked eye.

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YOUR GUIDE TO THE NATIONAL WESTERN STOCK SHOW 2019

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YOUR GUIDE TO THE NATIONAL WESTERN STOCK SHOW 2019
YOUR GUIDE TO THE NATIONAL WESTERN STOCK SHOW 2019

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Kristina, Managing Editor

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The National Western Stock Show is back and bigger than ever!

“The National Western Stock Show has been a staple in the agricultural community since it made its debut in 1906. This 16-day event is one of Denver’s biggest draws for tourists and is considered to be the premier livestock, rodeo, and horse show in the nation! And last year, the Stock Show had its second-highest attendance of all time!”

This year’s events will be held from Saturday, January 12, to Sunday, January 27, at the National Western Complex.

Now, there are many reasons to attend the National Western Stock Show, including the action-packed shows as well as the massive trade show. But, my personal favorite has to be the livestock. Not only is the National Western Stock home to one of the world’s largest cattle shows, but there’s also the opportunity for the younger kiddos to compete and win prize money.

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Courtesy of the National Western Stock Show (Facebook)
Courtesy of the National Western Stock Show (Facebook)

Seriously, the Stock Show is full of incredible events for folks of all ages, but there’s a ton of ’em — and ain’t nobody got time for that! So, instead of listing every single one, you can simply view the full schedule of events here.

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Regular grounds admission, which ranges from $3-$22 per person, will get you access to the stockyards, the trade show, and a bunch of other fun events. However, events like Bull Riding and the Pro Rodeo will cost extra. You can purchase tickets online.

For information, visit the National Western Stock Show website!

Will you be attending the Stock Show this year? If so, which event are you the most excited about? Let us know in the comments below.

For information, visit the National Western Stock Show website!

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Thank you for your service!

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2018

To honor our brave military personnel, both active and retired, we offer a complimentary buffet the first Wednesday of every month. To redeem yours, simply present your Military ID at the buffet to enjoy a FREE MEAL on us!
Complimentary Buffet at The CENTENNIAL BUFFET in Black Hawk in Colorado.

To honor our brave military personnel, both active and retired, we offer a complimentary buffet the first Wednesday of every month. To redeem yours, simply present your Military ID at the buffet to enjoy a FREE MEAL on us!

Thank you for your service!

Valid Wednesday, November 7 during Centennial Buffet hours of operation.

Limit ONE buffet per eligible patron on promotional day.
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Complimentary Buffet

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To honor our brave military personnel, both active and retired, we offer a complimentary buffet the first Wednesday of every month. To redeem yours, simply present your Military ID at the buffet to enjoy a FREE MEAL on us!
To honor our brave military personnel, both active and retired, we offer a complimentary buffet the first Wednesday of every month. To redeem yours, simply present your Military ID at the buffet to enjoy a FREE MEAL on us!

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2018

To honor our brave military personnel, both active and retired, we offer a complimentary buffet the first Wednesday of every month. To redeem yours, simply present your Military ID at the buffet to enjoy a FREE MEAL on us!

Thank you for your service!

Valid Wednesday, October 3 during Centennial Buffet hours of operation.

Limit ONE buffet per eligible patron on promotional day.
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Must be at least 21 to enter the casino and to gamble. Terms subject to change. See mychoice Center for details. Offer not valid for persons on a Disassociated Patrons, Voluntary Exclusion or Self Exclusion List in jurisdictions which Pinnacle Entertainment operates or who have been otherwise excluded from the participating property. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-522-4700. ©2018 Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. All rights reserved.
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