STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND Hunting Works advocates stress sport's impact
BISMARCK Hunting in North Dakota has a $278 million ripple effect on the states economy and supports nearly 3,000 jobs each year, hunting advocates say.
A new organization called Hunting Works for No... Posted on 10/18/10 at 2:46 PM
FAR SIDE OF FIFTY Ice-Cation 2010 Visitors
The quiet descends on the house once more. All of Chances friends are gone. He made fast friends with all of our house guests this past weekend. He woke them up in the morning..his cold nose will do t... Posted on 1/25/10 at 8:39 AM
STAFF BLOG OH LOOK, A SHINY THING! Visitors to the Newsroom!
Today's visitors to the newsroom were a little more mature than previous tour groups have been, but like the many groups of kids who've mosied through here, they too wanted to see the press room wher... Posted on 9/22/09 at 5:50 AM
MEDORA, N.D. (AP) — The visitor centers at Theodore Roosevelt National Park and Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday and Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site also will be closed for the holiday.
Class B high school basketball tournaments held at the Civic Center generate more than 16,000 visitors to Jamestown and about $1 million in economic impact, according to Civic Center Manager Pam Fosse.
The numbers are conservative and don’t include the teams and their officials. In all, Fosse said, just those six basketball tournaments — boys and girls county, district and regional — can generate close to 20,000 visitors to Jamestown. Those numbers alone make tournaments here a priority, Fosse said. They also mean looking for ways to increase tournament action at the Civic Center.
Two Jamestown organizations are taking stronger steps to limit influenza outbreaks in Stutsman County.
Due to increasing numbers of influenza cases, Jamestown Hospital restricted visitation of patients to immediate adult family members at 10 a.m. Thursday.
There is no doubt that tourism- and visitor-related spending in South Dakota has flatlined. Although the state Office of Tourism reported last month that visitor spending grew by a few percentage points in 2008, it did not take into account inflation and a decline in sales-tax collections from vacation travelers.
Daily Republic, Mitchell, S.D.
, February 13, 2009
The north unit of North Dakota’s Theodore Roosevelt National Park has seen a dramatic drop in visitors this summer, and officials suspect the price of gasoline is a big factor.
Visits to the north unit were down an estimated 30 percent in June compared with a year earlier. Visits to the park as a whole were down 11 percent that month.
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