BISMARCK - Eighteen nominees, including several from the area, for this year's North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame were announced.
The categories and nominees are:
-Pre-1940 Ranching: Angus Bell, Billings County, and John "Jack" McCrory, Emmons County.
-Modern-era Ranching: Melvin Leland, McKenzie County, and Leroy "Bud" Perry, Mountrail County.
-Ranch Buddy Ranch, Billings County, and Price Ranch, Morton County.
-Pre-1940 Rode: Henry "Hank" Baker, Garrison, and Pete Pelissier, Medora.
-Modern-era Rodeo- Newton Burr Sr., New Town, Bob Christophersen, Grassy Butte, Gary Graham, of Ross, and Tom Solberg, Grassy Butte.
-Rodeo Livestock: Anchors Aweigh, a horse with the Figure Four Ranch near Watford City, and Top Hand, a bull owned by Bob Abner of Beach.
-Rodeo Arena: Clair Cullen, Hensler, and Norman "Peg" O'Neil, Beulah.
-Leaders of Ranching and Rodeo: Andy Moore, Blaisdell, and Walter Piehl Sr. of Marion.
Trustees for the N.D. Cowboy Hall of Fame will vote on the nominees and those selected for the Hall of Fame will be announced on Memorial Day. The induction ceremony will take place June 23 in Medora.