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Sports tourism keeps Gillette economy busy outside of summer

GILLETTE —As summer comes to an end and kids are back in school, the end of tourism season is nearing. Traditional tourism, that is.

The season for sports tournaments is just beginning.

Just in the past five or six years, sports tourism has grown in Gillette, thanks to the support of the community and local governments. It’s brought visitors and tax revenue into the community during parts of the year that otherwise would be slower.

The summer historically has been the peak season in terms of visitors, with people driving through Campbell County on their way to Yellowstone National Park or Moun...

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