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By Roger Dey

Ovando energized by unexpected recognition


April 25, 2018

Roger Dey

Ovando's Community of the Year award sits on the bar at Trixis. The award is rotating around to the different business in town until a permanent home is chosen.

Between phone calls to the Blackfoot Angler asking if Browns Lake is open yet (it's not, except where someone dropped the front end of their truck through the ice), Kathy Shoendoerfer spoke with a lingering trace of disbelief in her voice about Ovando's recognition as Montana Tourism's 2018 Community of the Year.

"We really, really, really wanted it, but I don't think we understood we really ha...

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