For one day at the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo, the spotlight shines on the West's African-American cowboys and cowgirls.
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High school sophomore Britta Kraakevik will sing the National Anthem on Monday to kick off the PBR Bull Riding event at the National Western Stock Show.
Mounted shooting pairs target practice with horseback barrel racing. Organizers say the straight shootin' competition is the fastest growing horse sport in the U.S.
"The risk of animal injury and injury to people is far too great" with 4-8 inches of snow and single digit temps in the forecast, said the stock show's CEO.
Fewer sugary drinks, and less screen time. Those are just some of the new rules designed to improve the health of children at thousands of private child care centers in Colorado. Then, neighborhoods around the National Western Stock Show complex -- in North Denver-- haven't seen any major development in 30 years. It's something the city's mayor pledged to change. And, we ask Colorado's new state historian, Professor Patricia Nelson Limerick, what she thinks is least understood about Colorado's history.
The National Western Stock Show complex is poised to undergo a $1 billion transformation. Denver officials say nearby neighborhoods will benefit.
Prime, choice or select? The right answer could mean a trophy -- or even a job -- in the little-known world of competitive meat judging.
World champion clown Wacey Munsell, whose profession is actually called bull fighting, says it's a dangerous job. "A good friend of mine had a horn run up in him," Munsell says.
From a riot to runaway steer, the National Western Stock Show has a wild and interesting past.