Double Down posts in National Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Feb 14, 2014 | Posted by Nevada Humanities

Just over a week ago, the town of Elko played host to thousands of visitors from all over the world who descended on north east Nevada for the annual National Cowboy Poetry Gathering. It was the Gathering’s 30th year and among those in attendance was Rachel Hopkin. Rachel is a folklorist and radio producer who works for Nevada Humanities and she put together this report for KUNR about this event which – as she found out - had a very particular focus this year.

This report aired as part of KUNR's...

Feb 8, 2013 | Posted by Bobbie Ann Howell

"Nevada Vista, North Ely." Photo by Bobbie Ann Howell.

Oh what the heck is a blog? What do I know about blogging? Do I have anything to say that will be of use or interest? These are the questions I have been thinking about as I launch into the blog o’ sphere.

National Cowboy Poetry Gathering – On the road in Nevada

A very fine week was spent recently traveling to the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada, just a bit north of my daily stomping grounds in the Las Vegas valley. I always feel lucky when I can once again make this trip. I have always loved traveling in the west and especially...

Feb 7, 2013 | Posted by Christina Barr

It's always exciting to attend the programs Nevada Humanities supports with partnerships and grants, and the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering - held in Elko each year - is no exception. Nevada Humanities has been supporting the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering since 1984, when the first Gathering was being planned. The Gathering has grown enormously since then, and we're proud to have been part of the group that helped plant the seed.

This year I had the pleasure of joining cowboy poet and rancher Randy Rieman in welcoming attendees to a special Nevada Humanities funded session on Evidence Based Horsemanship. Neurobiologist Dr. Stephen Peters and horse trainer and clinician Martin Black introduced us all to a deeper understanding of the relationship between the science of...