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Recalling the past at Heart Mountain Interpretive Center


POWELL, Wyo. — It sprang up almost overnight on arid, sagebrush-covered prairie and became Wyoming’s third-largest city, a community of more than 10,000 Japanese-Americans imprisoned after the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. Creation of the Heart Mountain Relocation Center, situated on 46,000 acres owned by the Bureau of Reclamation, was a boon to the local construction industry, which built many of the 650 buildings and structures at the camp. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Yellowstone visitation tops 4 million for first time


CODY, WYO.—The record summer season at Yellowstone National Park finished with a bang, as October brought more than a quarter-million visitors, pushing the annual total to more than 4 million people so far—a milestone never reached before at the world’s first national park. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Yellowstone’s East Gate opens Friday, season looks strong


CODY, WYOMING—With the East Gate to Yellowstone National Park scheduled to open Friday, tourism industry insiders are reporting strong advance bookings in anticipation of a solid summer travel season. Positive economic indicators like fall unemployment rates and the potential for low- and middle-income wage growth may be contributing to the optimistic travel outlook, along with gasoline prices that remain well below where they have typically been in recent years. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Stillwater County librarian: ‘We won the book lottery’


COLUMBUS—When the owner of a bookstore in Cody, Wyoming, offered her entire inventory of 41,000-plus books to the Stillwater County Library, director Della Haverland had two questions. “How do you turn this down?” she said. “But we also asked, how do we take this on?” (more…) Continue Reading →

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Cody artist’s ‘lost treasures’ on display through April 10


In a nondescript metal warehouse on the outskirts of Cody, Wyoming, sits an unlikely treasure: a vast body of work by an artist praised by Jackson Pollock, displayed at prestigious museums of art across the United States, and collected by Presidents Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and Lyndon Johnson. The artist, the late Harry Jackson, of Cody and Camaiore, Italy, left behind an extraordinary legacy reflective of a life that spanned more than eight decades and several continents. (more…) Continue Reading →

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May event gives preview of Yellowstone’s wonders


CODY, WYO. — Each spring, a diverse range of migratory birds return to the greater Yellowstone area, and tourism promoters in Cody are hoping to capitalize on their migration as a way of luring tourists to the area as well. (more…) Continue Reading →

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