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Tourism Preps for Increased Travel

In early 2020, the coronavirus was announced and resulting health precautions. By spring and early summer, schools were hoping to reopen, posting modified schedules as they adapt to health agency directives. Meanwhile, popular parks and attractions in the region were sitting empty as crowding was prohibited and social distancing encouraged.

Restaurants, hotels and recreation areas went from breathtakingly busy to some becoming financial victims of the virus. Cheyenne County Visitor Center Director Kevin Howard sees the tide changing.

“This year looks a lot better globally,” Howard said. “As we...


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