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For 60 Years, Nancy Takeda Has Been A Fixture At The Historic Wort Hotel In Jackson

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The historic Wort Hotel in Jackson Hole. (Renée Jean, Cowboy State Daily)

Nancy Takeda has been part of the famous Wort Hotel in Jackson Hole for 60 years. From watching a then-unknown Willie Nelson perform to a devastating fire that threatened to close the legendary hotel forever, she’s been there for it all.

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Wyoming’s Out-Of-State Snowmobile Industry Explodes; “Wyo Has Definitely Been Discovered”

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(Photo Courtesy Dayton Gooder)

Wyoming’s out-of-state snowmobile tourism is up 38%. It’s a $193.8 million industry for the Cowboy State, and it’s just getting stronger. Minnesota accounts for 28% of Wyoming’s snowmobile tourism.

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Remote Wyoming Road A Winter Lifeline For Yellowstone Towns

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High Country Model in Cooke City, Montana. (Courtesy Photo, Brandon Richardson)

For residents of Mammoth, Wyoming, and Cooke City, Montana, the Old Gardiner Road is more than a historic stagecoach trail, it’s the only way in and out for them during winter. It’s also the only lifeline for the area’s winter tourism industry.

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Small Fairs Celebrate The Heart Of Wyoming  

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From Dayton Days to the Big Horn County Fair in Basin; Longmire Days in Buffalo to the Goshen County Fair in Torrington – all of these small town celebrations bring together local residents, boost profits for local businesses, and give the local population something to look forward to every year.

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Sen. Ogden Driskill Recalls Filming of “Close Encounters” On His Family’s Ranch At Devils Tower

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When Steven Spielberg chose Devils Tower to be the location to film “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” the National Park Service said no. So, they went next door to Ogden Driskill’s ranch and shot it there. He was just 16 and remembers it well…

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