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  • State agrees to continue talks with concessionaire

    Updated: 30 min ago

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The head of Wyoming state parks said Thursday he would negotiate for six more months with a longtime pool concessionaire at Hot Springs State Park. Milward Simpson, director of the Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources, previously gave the...

  • Bill to promote Fla. as medical destination passes

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Senate has passed a bill that would market the state as a destination for medical procedures to national and international audiences. The measure (SB 1150) passes with a 38 to 0 vote Thursday. It would allow the spending of $3.5 million in state...

  • W.Va. tourism commissioner retiring

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Tourism Commissioner Betty Carver is retiring after a 37-year career working for the state. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says in a news release the Belle native's retirement is effective May 31. She filled a variety of tourism positions with the...

  • Law firm makes $50K donation to art museum

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    RIDGELAND, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi-based Butler Snow law firm has donated $50,000 to the Birmingham Museum of Art in Alabama. The firm, which recently expanded its Birmingham office with the addition of 20 lawyers, made the presentation Thursday at an event attended by city and...

  • Top 20 Concert Tours from Pollstar

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week's ranking is in parentheses. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and...

  • Big riders mean big horses on Western trails

    KEITH RIDLER, Associated Press
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    BOISE, Idaho — Wranglers in the West who have for decades cashed in on the allure of getting on a horse and setting out on an open trail say they have had to add bigger horses to their stables to help carry larger tourists over the rugged terrain. The ranches say they are using...

  • Connecticut unveils $3.4 million tourism campaign

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut launched its newest tourism campaign Thursday, marketing the state as an attraction offering a lot without a long drive. The $3.4 million advertising and social media effort unveiled at a tourism conference in Hartford will run through August. It...

  • Park Service celebrates Chaco Canyon

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    CHACO CULTURAL NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK, N.M. (AP) — The National Park Service is celebrating Chaco Canyon's designation as an International Dark Sky Park. Officials say the greater Chaco landscape in northwestern New Mexico is one of the last, best places in the U.S. for viewing...

  • First lady to help open new costume center at Met

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama is ready to celebrate the art of fashion. The first lady will be in New York on May 5 to cut the ribbon and officially open The Costume Institute's new Anna Wintour Costume Center. It's opening after a two-year renovation at the Metropolitan Museum...

  • Big riders mean big horses on Western trails

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Wranglers in the West who have for decades cashed in on the allure of getting on a horse and setting out on an open trail say they have had to add bigger horses to their stables to help carry larger tourists over the rugged terrain. The ranches say they are using...

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