According to an economic impact analysis report from the Montana Heritage Commission, Virginia City and Nevada City once again saw record tourist numbers in 2017.
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With only a couple months of his term left, Scott Petersen led the Virginia City Council through a breezy meeting on Oct. 5. Petersen, who will finish his term in January, said he has enjoyed his time on the council and as mayor.
John Ellingsen honored for commitment to preserving history
Virginia City is officially alive for the 2017 summer season. Visitors and locals lined Wallace Street and the historic boardwalk for a parade on Saturday, May 27, to celebrate the season, as well as Memorial Day.
When Governor Steve Bullock signed House Bill 2 into law on May 9, the Montana Heritage Commission, which oversees Virginia City and Nevada City, received $2 million for maintenance and preservation to be used over the next two years.
At the beginning of June, a team of seven AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps members landed in Virginia City to work with the Montana Heritage Commission.
Virginia City kicks off the summer with a parade through town
After passing the Senate and a first reading in the House, SB 264 tabled in committee
Living History program runner up for Tourism Event of the Year
Governor Bullock signs bill that revises MHC statutory language