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By Andi Bourne

Ovando Nominated for Community of the Year


Micah Drew, Pathfinder

Ovando threw open their arms to cyclists riding the Tour Divide several years ago. Now they are internationally known and are one of three nominated for the Montana Office of Tourism and Business's Community of the Year.

OVANDO – Owner of Ovando's Blackfoot Angler Kathy Schoendoerfer said she needed to be convinced the phone call wasn't a scam when Kevanne Campbell with the Montana Office of Tourism and Business and Development called to tell her Ovando was in the running for Community of the Year. Of the 130 communities in Montana, Ovando was one of three nominated and chosen to be recognized at the Montana Governor's Conference on Tourism and Recreation.

Schoendoerfer said when she and her husband opened their fly fishing shop 20 years ago, no one knew where Ovando was.

"Now we could be community of th...

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