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Yellowstone history presentation in Cooke City on July 12

I love Montana’s many small museums and it looks like I’ll get to preview a brand new one next week in Cooke City, at the northeastern edge of Yellowstone National Park. I’ll be presenting my Humanities Montana Program, “Sidesaddles and Geysers,” on Saturday, July 12, at 7:30 p.m. at Joe’s Campfire next to the Cooke City Community Center. Joe’s Campfire is part of the new Cooke City Museum and honors a park ranger who used to lecture there on nature and history. I’m thrilled to be carrying on Joe’s legacy. Continue Reading →

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Yellowstone shutdown brings ‘overwhelming’ losses to small businesses

The Dude Motel sign lights up the night sky in West Yellowstone, Mont., where tourism has dropped sharply since the government shutdown closed Yellowstone National Park.

Locally owned small businesses around Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks are facing "overwhelming" financial losses in the wake of the continuing government shutdown, but their concerns have not found traction in Washington, D.C. In small towns around the parks, the tourism industry has been hit hard by cancellations, shortened trips and a sudden drop in business. Continue Reading →

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