ANACONDA — The Goosetown softball tournament in Anaconda is one of the largest organized softball tournaments in the entire northwest United States, bringing close to 160 mens, co-ed, and women's teams to the Smelter City.
But due to health concerns and state regulations in regards to the coronavirus, this year's tournament has been canceled. It’s a tough loss for the city of Anaconda, which has had to also cancel the Art in Washoe Park, another huge summer event that boosts the local economy.
“Anaconda has three big drivers in the summer months. One is obviously our golf course (Old Works), No. 2 is Art in the Park and 3 is Goosetown. And as of right now all three of them are being extremely hampered," said Anaconda Chief Executive Bill Everett. "And as of right now Goosetown and Art in the Park are completely canceled.”