Tips from an auction ring man at the National Western Stock Show: "You don't smoke, you don't drink, or you don't chew tobacco."
National Western Stock Show
Elias Santoyo learned how to use a lasso as a young boy roping cattle.
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.
Annika Bennion says "having fun is really important" during fiddling competitions.
The 109th edition of the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo starts in full force this weekend, heralded by the traditional cattle drive on Denver streets.
Officials didn’t offer a price tag but say the project will be paid for by a mix of public and private funding.
Authors of a feasibility study recommend making major improvements to the National Western Complex, the Denver Coliseum and the Colorado Convention Center.
The High Country Carvers craft logs into impressive works of art at the National Western Stock Show, which is going on now in Denver.
While the American cowboy continues to be an iconic image, more artists are challenging romanticized representations, including some featured at the 2014 National Western Stock Show.