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Local tourism marketing gets federal aid | Local News

As fall foliage develops in Western Maryland, the Washington County Board of Commissioners agreed this week to share more federal aid with the local tourism bureau to promote tourism opportunities.

After hearing how the first $80,000 distribution of federal aid helped market local tourism, the commissioners voted 4-0 on Tuesday to share another $210,000 with Visit Hagerstown, the county’s convention and visitors bureau.

“We very much appreciate the county commissioners’

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Death of Colorado man at Glen Canyon Recreation Area under investigation | Local



Glen Canyon National Recreation Area -- Lake Powell



National Park Service officials announced last week they had discovered the body of a Colorado man who had been missing in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area for three days.

At approximately 3 p.m. on Sept. 22, 50-year-old Robert Sanders of Centennial, Colorado was discovered after three days of searching by foot, air and water. His death is still under investigation.

According to the National Park service, Sanders

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Local pizzeria near border ‘struggling’ as US-Mexico travel restrictions extended into October

SAN DIEGO – A San Diego-area pizza restaurant manager says revenues are down 80% at his shop located near the U.S.-Mexico border since travel restrictions were put in place this year to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

A manager at Maya’s Gourmet Pizza, a San Diego-area pizza restaurant, says revenues are down 80% at his shop located near the U.S.-Mexico border since travel restrictions were put in place this
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Local communities to receive $5 million for Parks and Recreation Projects, Gov. Cooper Announces

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCT) Governor Roy Cooper announced N.C. Parks and Recreation Trust Fund has awarded nearly $5 million in grants to fund 16 local parks and recreation projects across the state.

The North Carolina Parks and Recreation Trust Fund Authority approved the grants at its meeting held today via conference call.

“Local parks and greenways have been a safe place for North Carolinians to relax, exercise, and improve their quality

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Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act supports local economy and recreation | Columnists

Our recreational economy is big business in our neck of the woods. The folks who come to Seeley and Ovando to fish, hunt, snowmobile or float positively impact all of us. The BCSA would add new, desirable snowmobile access in the Otatsy, which is a prized area due to its northeast facing steep slopes that retain stable snow much longer into the season. The Rice Ridge fire opened up new

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Corona India and Thrillophilia Unveils the ‘Rediscover Paradise’ Program to Boost Local Tourism

– Inspires Consumers to Explore the Outdoors with care to boost local tourism

MUMBAI, India, Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — In its quest to get the world back outside when it is safe to travel and explore nature, Corona and Thrillophilia partner to launch ‘Rediscover Paradise‘ program to boost local tourism. The initiative aims at promoting local tourism by offering exciting deals to encourage consumers through a

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Madison cuts funds in 2021 for tourism marketing, Monona Terrace, Overture Center | Local Government

Destination Madison will get $3.9 million, including $3.75 million for marketing and $150,000 for event booking assistance. Overture’s $1.5 million will help support the shuttered arts center as it waits for the pandemic to wane and crowds and revenue to return. Monona Terrace’s $3.75 million includes a $3.6 million operating subsidy and $167,500 to help cover basic capital needs.

The commission steered $158,000 to city tourism marketing activities, including $45,000

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Pierre recreation head highlights new facilities, new fees for fun and games | Local News Stories

The newly expanded and remodeled Boys & Girls Club now can provide Pierre residents with some room for indoor recreation, a civic element said to be long in short supply since the downtown City Auditorium was closed in May 2011, just before the historic flood.

The need for such space was the topic of city government for several years under former Mayor Laurie Gill, who ramrodded a plan — through

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New Orleans sues owners of collapsed Hard Rock Hotel for $12M over cleanup, other costs | Local Politics

Nearly a year after the top floors of the Hard Rock Hotel collapsed, killing three workers, injuring 18 others and straining city resources, New Orleans’ government has sued the building’s owners for costs the city incurred.

The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Orleans Civil District Court, lays blame for the catastrophe squarely on Hard Rock owner Mohan Kailas and his partners, as well as the building’s engineers and contractors. The development

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