‘colorado State Day’ at National Western Stock Show is Jan. 13

A nearly 30-year-long tradition continues into the new millennium Jan. 13 at the National Western Stock Show when Colorado State University officials name the 2001 Livestock Leader.

The ceremony will include a social hour for alumni and friends as part of Colorado State Day at the National Western Stock Show, Rodeo and Horse Show in Denver. The 20th annual College of Agricultural Sciences Social will be held 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Holiday Inn Denver-Northglenn.

The Livestock Leader for 2001 will be named during the social hour program. The designation recognizes outstanding contributors to the livestock industry. The awards were given from 1960-1973 and again in 1976, resumed in 1986 and continue through the present. Recipients are chosen by Colorado State faculty.

The College of Agricultural Science’s largest annual alumni event will be presided over by Lee Sommers, interim dean of the college. Sommers will discuss new and ongoing college activities and introduce donors of new scholarships and awards. Colorado State President Albert Yates, a member of the National Western board of directors, will present remarks.

Attending the social will be other Colorado State educators, members of the State Board of Agriculture, legislators and agricultural leaders.

Prior to the social event, Colorado State alumni, their families and friends can attend the day’s first Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association event, scheduled for 11 a.m. The event is co-sponsored by the College of Agricultural Sciences and the Colorado State Alumni Association.

The grand entry by rodeo participants will include a display of Colorado State flags carried by Colorado State alumni Chuck Sylvester, general manager of the National Western, and Mike Cervi, owner of Cervi Championship Rodeo and provider of rodeo stock.

The Holiday Inn Denver-Northglenn is located at 10 E. 120th Ave., adjacent to I-25 and Broomfield at Exit 233. The social hour, sponsored by the college, will include complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.

For more information, call (970) 491-2410.