RED LODGE — It didn’t surprise Bob Thomas that the Beartooth All-American Road generates an estimated $13.6 million and 176 jobs from nonresident summer visitors to this mountain town and surrounding Carbon County.
Jake Jorgenson, left, completed a survey of the economic impact of the Beartooth Highway on surrounding communities.
CODY, Wyo. — Friends of the Beartooth All American Road has asked a University of Montana research group to conduct a study of the economic benefits the highway brings to surrounding communities.
CODY, Wyo. — Call it the great meeting that fizzled.
Kim Capron, director of Friends of the Beartooth All American Road, moderates Friday's meeting in Cooke City. Around 70 people showed up, with opinions evenly split on whether the highway should be plowed in winter.
COOKE CITY -- Talks on plowing an eight-mile stretch of highway crossing the Montana-Wyoming border raised questions Friday, though they did little to resolve a controversy that has lingered for nearly 40 years.
CODY, Wyo. — The gateway communities to the Beartooth Highway in Montana and Wyoming are making plans to celebrate the route’s 75th anniversary this June.