Mine Wars Museum receives $30K grant

Mine Wars Museum receives $30K grant


The West Virginia Mine Wars Museum has received a $30,000 challenge grant for a project to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Blair Mountain in 2021.

The National Endowment for the Humanities announced the grant recently. The museum is in Matewan.

The grant will enable the museum to hire a director to coordinate activities. The museum said in a news release the grant is intended to increase fundraising capacity and connect with humanities organizations across southern West Virginia.

The Battle of Blair Mountain lasted five days, unfolding on the border of Boone and Logan counties. The Blair Centennial Project is planned to last five days with activities across the counties where the conflict took place.

Glacier National Park’s 1M visitors in July breaks record


Glacier National Park had more than 1 million visitors in July.

The Daily Inter-Lake reported last week that last month’s attendance was the first time the park has tallied more than 1 million visitors in one month.

The park’s July 2017 attendance was up 23 percent from last year’s July tally.

The record month has sprung the park into a potential record year. Since the beginning of 2017, 1.9 million people have visited the park, which is about a 19 percent increase from last year at this time.

No clowning around: Nevada motel for sale


A clown-themed motel is for sale in rural Nevada, with the owner insisting the 600 clown figurines, mannequins and paintings, and his employees, get to stay.

After 22 years, the Clown Motel owner Bob Perchetti says it is time to find someone else to look after the clown figurines, mannequins and paintings spread throughout the building in Tonopah, about 250 miles northwest of Las Vegas.

The 79-year-old Perchetti said he is ready to “enjoy some free time” with his wife, five daughters, three sons and 14 grandchildren.

Perchetti told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that he hopes to sell the motel in a month, but he is insistent the clowns stay. “I’m not going to let them change the clown motif,” he said. “That’s going to be part of the contract.”

The motel was built around 1985 by siblings Leona and LeRoy David, Perchetti said. “He and his sister decided from day one that it was going to be the Clown Motel,” Perchetti said.

Perchetti bought the motel from the Davids in 1995. The motel got a major boost in 2015 when it was featured in an episode of the TV show “Ghost Adventures.”

Park ’N Fly launches its new website


Park ’N Fly, the nation’s leader in off-airport parking, has announced the launch of its newly revamped website.

Customers will be able to enjoy an enhanced user-experience while reserving their parking, due to the company’s recently deployed new design. The new design provides easy-to-use navigation and optimal viewing, no matter what device you’re on (mobile, tablet or desktop).

The website offers offers quick and easy access to essential information and features while offering more comprehensive insights about Park ’N Fly’s facilities and affiliate locations, including rates, directions, services, customer testimonials, and videos.

For information, visit www.pnf.com.

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