Cowboy Poetry Gathering

  Every January for the last 15 years, ranchers, poets, musicians, gear makers and Western enthusiasts have headed to Elko, Nev., for the Cowboy Poetry Gathering. The Jan. 22-29, 2000, event, expected to draw some 10,000 people, will explore ranch culture and cowboy tradition. Tickets range from $15 to $100 for a package. Call toll free, 888/880-5885.