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Cooke City

Stained rocks

Stained rocks

Stained rocks are one of the most visible relics of the heavy iron content that old mine tailings leached into Soda Butte Creek.

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Old McLaren Mill site

Old McLaren Mill site

This is what the old McLaren Mill site looked like in 2012. This month, work is being done to rehabilitate the site with plantings of grass, trees and shrubs.

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Cooke City General Store

Cooke City General Store

A desk for the town’s Notary Public, above, sits inside the store.

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Cooke City General Store

Cooke City General Store

Cooke City General Store, left, is a popular stop for locals and visitors alike. A desk for the town’s Notary Public, above, sits inside the store.

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Hitting the Road: Cooke City General Store

Hitting the Road: Cooke City General Store

What: The Cooke City General Store

July 11, 2014 12:30 am Photos

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East Gate

East Gate

Yellowstone officials will open the East Entrance to the park Friday at 8 a.m.

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East Gate

East Gate

Cars enter Yellowstone East Entrance in this file photo.

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Report reveals details of Cooke City avalanche death

Report reveals details of Cooke City avalanche death

The mountains around Cooke City were lethal last week.

March 18, 2014 4:00 am Photos

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Avalanche near Cooke City kills Minnesota man

Avalanche near Cooke City kills Minnesota man

An 18-year-old Minnesota man was killed in an avalanche Tuesday afternoon in the Daisy Pass/Crown Butte area near Cooke City.

March 11, 2014 9:30 pm Photos

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Snowstorm spikes avalanche danger in Cooke City area

With another 10 to 12 inches of new snow falling, the avalanche danger has spiked to high on all wind-loaded slopes steeper than 35 degrees in the Cooke City area, according to the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center.

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Cooke City woman initiates breast cancer research study

Cooke City woman initiates breast cancer research study

The tight-knit community of Cooke City, population 70, which rallied to help one of its residents defray medical expenses associated with her breast cancer, has unwittingly helped initiate research that could have implications for rural women across America.

February 17, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Friday slide

Friday slide

This avalanche was triggered by a snowmobiler on Friday afternoon. It is located on a northeast-facing slope at 9,700 feet at the northern end of Henderson Ridge near Chimney Rock.

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Huge debris

Huge debris

The avalanche broke 4 to 12 feet deep. It was a very steep and heavily wind-loaded northeast-facing slope. The debris consisted of hard slab snow.

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Hidden gem

Hidden gem

Cooke City is mentioned in a recent National Geographic Adventure article as one of the top 10 secret ski towns in North America.

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Avalanche danger 'considerable' in Cooke City area

Avalanche danger 'considerable' in Cooke City area

The avalanche danger in the Cooke City area was rated "considerable" by the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center on Friday.

December 06, 2013 10:32 am Photos

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Visitors enjoy Cooke City as a winter dead-end

Visitors enjoy Cooke City as a winter dead-end

Visitors to Cooke City seem to agree that the small burg’s one-way-in, one-way-out location in winter is part of its charm, according to a recent survey.

November 29, 2013 12:15 am Photos

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Small town

Small town

A dog watches traffic in front of the Cooke City Store in February 2008. A dead-end in the winter, Cooke City visitors seem to prefer the charm provided by the seclusion.

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Snowed in

Snowed in

Debate over whether to plow the road between Cooke City and Highway 296 has split the town of 75 residents.

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Snowmobile central

Snowmobile central

Snowmobilers who visit Cooke City are on average younger and have made more return visits, according to a 2012 survey.

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