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We all learn that heat rises. This past weekend in Medora guests experienced this phenomenon first hand.  Hot air balloons from North Dakota and surrounding states came to Medora for the 12 annual hot air balloon rally. Read more →

This blog is courtesy of our friends at the Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

The second annual Dakota Nights Astronomy Festival will be held September 19-21, 2014 in the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park and throughout the City of Historic Medora. Guest speakers include aurora borealis expert Dr. Joe Shaw, Hubble Space Telescope scientist and Mercury mission planner Mark “Indy” Kochte, and Kevin “the Dark Ranger” Poe from Bryce Canyon National Park. Daytime activities include model rocket building and launching, programs inside Dickinson State University’s Discovery Dome, solar viewing, solar system hikes, and hands-on activities. Evening stargazing with a field of telescopes manned by park rangers and astronomers will take place at Peaceful Valley Ranch. The full schedule of events is available for download at www.nps.gov Read more →

 

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This is Burning Hills Singer Misti Koop’s last “Behind the Scenes” blog of the season.

My friend Marcus, the Medora Musical Drummer of eight years, told me this. “Misti, each year is different. You can’t predict how, but each season has a different flow and energy. You just have to enjoy whatever you like about it each year!” You know what Marc, you are exactly correct. This being my second year as part of the Medora Musical, people ask, “which year has been your favorite?” I can’t even answer that. Each year is wonderful and special and un-comparable. I can share some favorite highlights of the season though! Read more →

You’ve seen him on stage of the Medora Musical the past two years, as the wise-cracking co-host with Emily Walter. His past has been shrouded in magic and mystery, but we’re here to shed some light on Medora’s famous magician.

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We hope you are as excited for the Kat Perkins September 7 concert as we are! Her performance on August 22 was absolutely fantastic and we can’t wait for you to see the concert everyone is raving about.

Here are a few ‘need to knows’ for you:

Enjoy a Steak after the Concert!

Due to popular demand, we’re offering the Pitchfork Steak Fondue on September 7, after the Kat Perkins Concert.xx

Enjoy a great dinner with steak fondued on a pitchfork, western style, overlooking the Badlands. Plus, the Pitchfork Fondue is only feet away from the concert!

You can get tickets online or call 1-800-MEDORA-1 for dinner after Kat Perkins! (Steak, Buffet, and kids meals available) Read more →

Roger Rettig’s love of music has led him from England to Medora Musical stage.

This guest blog was written by Linda Sailer of the Dickinson Press. The full article can be found on the Dickinson Press website.

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MEDORA — Over the past 10 seasons of the Medora Musical, Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation President Randy Hatzenbuhler said has come to know Roger Rettig well.

“We have a weekend routine when we all get together around a campfire in the backyard,” Hatzenbuhler said. “Roger and Bill (Sorenson) start telling stories — it’s like Laurel and Hardy. I love his British humor.”

England is where Rettig’s music career began 55 years ago — and he’s still going strong. Rettig is the pedal steel guitar player with The Coal Diggers Band, which plays for the Burning Hills Singers and takes center stage nightly at the Medora Musical. Rettig called Burning Hills Amphitheatre “an absolutely unique venue,” and referenced the recent spell of cold weather when describing how much he appreciates playing there. Read more →

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Attendance surpasses 2013 number, with sales for nine remaining shows putting total count over 100,000

(MEDORA, ND) – The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation (TRMF) is excited to announce that as of curtain-fall on the August 28 showing of the Medora Musical, attendance for 2014’s 50th Edition of the “Greatest Show in the West” has surpassed total 2013 attendance – and total ticket sales, including the remaining nine shows of the season, has surpassed 100,000. Read more →

Medora as we know it today never would have happened if it wasn’t for the hard working  Harold Schafer. Harold achieved many successes throughout his life; all building off one another. One of his achievements in particular spurred on the resurrection of our fair town, Medora. That achievement was the creation of the Gold Seal Company; which Harold started in his basement. To find out 10 more interesting facts about the Gold Seal Company, continue reading.

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(MEDORA, ND) – Due to inclement weather, and no forecasted lift in the unseasonable rain, the Kat Perkins ‘Fearless’ concert for today, August 23, in Medora’s Burning Hills Amphitheatre, has been rescheduled to September 7, 2014.

The rescheduled concert on September 7 will be held at 4:00 p.m. MDT.

Ticket holders for the August 23 concert must keep their tickets to use for entry into the September 7 show.

All involved would like to thank the fans for a wonderful sold-out concert on Friday, and thank all those who planned on attending today’s August 23 show who can now join us again on September 7.

For more information, go to MEDORA.COM.

Medora Vallombrosa (1856 to 1921) was the wife the French Aristocrat, Marquis de  Mores. They were married in Cannes, France and lived in New York and Paris. Her and the Marquis summered and hunted in these very Badlands and eventually lived here for a time. You know our town is named after Medora, but here are ten things you may not know about our towns namesake.

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