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Cody tourism business leaders seek renewal of 4 percent lodging tax

Business leaders in Park County, Wyo. are backing renewal of a 4 percent lodging tax that helps fund visitor centers and promote the area as a tourist destination. (Ruffin Prevost/Yellowstone Gate - click to enlarge)

Business leaders in the Yellowstone National Park gateway community of Cody, Wyo. are working to convince Park County voters to renew a 4 percent lodging tax, and they're taking steps to make sure the measure isn't confused with a separate and unrelated sales tax that is also on the Nov. 6 general election ballot. Lodging taxes collected in Park County, including at properties inside Yellowstone Park, generated nearly $1.6 million in 2011 revenues used to promote the area as a tourist destination, and backers say those funds are needed to continue growing the local tourism industry. Continue Reading →

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Indiana boy enjoys Yellowstone Park dream vacation after recovering from leukemia

Nathan Bartlett, 8, holds two flags given to him by Xanterra Parks & Resorts atop the Old Faithful Inn in Yellowstone National Park. (NPS photo by Dan Hottle - click to enlarge)

An Indiana boy and his family enjoyed a Yellowstone National Park dream vacation last month thanks to a charity in his home state and the generosity and hospitality of people in the park and a nearby gateway community. "The trip and everybody involved just far exceeded everything that we expected. Everybody just bent over backwards to do great things for us," said Nathan Bartlett, whose son, Christopher was diagnosed in 2009 with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Christopher, 8, of Whitting, Ind. is doing well now after a tough course of chemotherapy, his father said, so they boy was able to make the most of a family vacation sponsored by the Northwest Indiana chapter of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. Continue Reading →

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