Cowboy gathering seeking nominees with cowboy ways

Special to the QCS

The Nara Visa Cowboy Gathering is taking nominations for the Buck Ramsey Heritage Award to be presented on Sept. 20 at the annual gathering. The award is given to an individual, family or ranch that reflects the “Spirit of the West.”

Heritage is defined as “Something handed down from one’s ancestors or the past as a culture or a tradition passed on to a later generation.”
Some of the criteria and guidelines for choosing a recipient are from the following:

l Someone from northeast New Mexico or northwest Texas
l Family homesteaded in the area
l Long-term commitment or active participation in ranching and livestock industry
l Has retained many “cowboy” or “western” traditions and cultures
l Multi-generational involvement in ranching
l Community involvement
l Neighborly