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American Cowboy Magazine Receives 2015 Western Heritage Award for Outstanding Magazine Article

Boulder, CO, April 17, 2015 --( The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum has selected “Not for Sale”—written by American Cowboy’s Editor-in-Chief, Bob Welch—as the 2015 Outstanding Magazine Article recipient of this year’s Western Heritage Awards. The article was originally published in the October/November 2014 issue of American Cowboy and features the victory of southeastern Colorado’s ranching community over the United States Army in a modern-day fight to preserve their land, their livelihood, and their families.

“Of course, receiving the Western Heritage Award is extremely humbling,” said Welch in response to the recognition. “However, I’m more humbled by the chance to tell the story of these ingenious and tenacious ranchers. They were smart in their tactics, steadfast in their approach, and committed to save their land. Their story serves as an example to anyone facing any kind of challenge. Some might say that the cowboy has become merely a symbol—even a myth. But the men and women in this story prove that the American cowboy is alive and well, still pointing the herd toward greener pastures.”

Benjie Lemon, Publisher of American Cowboy, added, “The magazine is extremely proud to be recognized as the recipient of this prestigious award. Specifically, Bob Welch is most deserving. We’re extremely thankful to have him guiding American Cowboy and championing the messages the title delivers in the marketplace about our value-driven, Western way of life. We’re humbled by this honor, and again, thankful to the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum for their recognition of Bob Welch’s story and all of the American Cowboy team’s efforts.”

As a result of this accomplishment, “Not for Sale” is reprinted in the 2015 American Cowboy special collector’s edition, Code of the West. The issue hit stands April 7, 2015.

Welch will be presented with the award on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Patrick Wayne and Ethan Wayne will be the Masters of Ceremonies for the event.

Read the award-winning article here:

About the Western Heritage Awards
The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Okla., established the Western Heritage Awards in 1961 to honor and encourage the legacy of those whose works in literature, music, film, and television reflect the significant stories of the American West. The awards program also recognizes inductees into the prestigious Hall of Great Westerners and the Hall of Great Western Performers, as well as the recipient of the Chester A. Reynolds Memorial Award, named in honor of the Museum’s founder. Each honoree receives a Wrangler, an impressive bronze sculpture of a cowboy on horseback.

About American Cowboy magazine
American Cowboy is the voice of the American West, an authentic journal of the issues and ideas that matter in big-sky country. It’s also a soup-to-nuts manual for those who want to enjoy a lifestyle defined by enduring values, epic landscapes, and really, really good steaks. American Cowboy mixes gripping narratives with unrivaled coverage of Western issues, travel, events, personalities, music, and cooking, in a voice that celebrates both heritage ranchers and modern-day cowboys and enthusiasts. Through exceptional reporting, photography, and advice, American Cowboy enables its readers’ passion for cowboy culture.
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