Our Mission Statement - “Maintain and sustain our community by creating projects that support the health, safety, welfare and enjoyment of all people through educational and charitable actions.”

The Council has participated and/or are still involved in a number of projects in our communities.  Of course, we can never be able to achieve anything without volunteers.  Below you will see a variety of different events or projects in pictures.  We treasure all of these people and the many not pictured.

Citizen of Year. 

To recognize a person who makes a difference in our community-a volunteer who without thought of personal gain impacts the lives of those who live, work, and play in our communities.  

Citizen of the Year - M & J Dye

Citizen of the Year - M & J Dye

Citizen of the Year - Nellie Israel

Citizen of the Year - Nellie Israel

Citizen of the Year

Citizen of the Year

Suzy Hahn, Bev Chatelain, Donna Rowland

Suzy Hahn, Bev Chatelain, Donna Rowland

Citizen of the Year

Citizen of the Year

Citizen of the Year

Citizen of the Year

Citizen of the Year

Citizen of the Year

Citizen of the Year

Citizen of the Year

Citizen of the Year

Citizen of the Year

Citizen of the Year

Citizen of the Year

Citizen of the Year

Citizen of the Year

Guests John and Joye Kohl

Guests John and Joye Kohl

Citizen of the Year Party

Citizen of the Year Party

Citizen of the Year

Citizen of the Year

2015 Vines and Mines

2015 Vines and Mines

2015 Vines and Mines

2015 Vines and Mines

2015 Vines and Mines

2015 Vines and Mines

2015 Vines and Mines

2015 Vines and Mines

2015 Vines and Mines

2015 Vines and Mines

2015 Vines and Mines

2015 Vines and Mines

Vines and Mines

Vines and Mines

2015 Vines and Mines

2015 Vines and Mines

2015 Vines and Mines

2015 Vines and Mines

Vines and Mines

In 2014, the Cooke City Montana Museum opened.  In 2015 Vines and Mines event took place at the Range Riders in Silver Gate to help raise funds.  All proceeds went to the New Museum.

Events

Events

Events

Events

Events

Events

Events

Events

Events

Events

Events

Events

Events

Events

Events

Events

Events

Events

Events

Events

Fish Fry

Fish Fry

Fish Fry

Fish Fry

Fish Fry

Fish Fry

Fish Fry

Fish Fry

Fish Fry

Fish Fry

The Cooke City Community Fish Fry

In the 1920’s  Cooke City, Montana hosted it’s first Annual Fish Fry.  During those early years the Fish Fry was held to gather community, family and friends together to celebrate the warm summer months.  Events included horse racing, dancing, a fishing contest, and of course a meal of fresh fish caught in nearby lakes.  The tradition continued for 35 years, took a break for many years, and then was resurrected by community members in 2004.  Used as a fundraiser for the Cooke City Community Center, and many other Community Council projects, the Annual Fish Fry became a favored event and was attended by guests from as a far away as Cody, Wyoming and Red Lodge, Montana.

The CCCC applied for Resort tax funds to purchase a grill, serving platters/dishes, and 6 tents that could be used for the Fish Fry fundraisers or any other community fundraising events. The Tents & Grill have been used yearly by CCCC, Cooke City/Silver Gate EMS Services, and other organizations providing community events. Private businesses or individuals can rent the this equipment for a minimal cost and the funds go to the CCCC.

2014 Museum Opening

2014 Museum Opening

2014 Museum Opening

2014 Museum Opening

Museum Opening

Museum Opening

2014 Museum Opening

2014 Museum Opening

Museum Opening

Museum Opening

Museum Opening

Museum Opening

Museum Opening in 2014

Museum Opening in 2014

Softball

Softball

Softball

Softball

Softball

Softball

Softball

Softball

Softball

Softball

Softball

Softball

Softball

Softball

Softball

Softball

Softball

Softball

Softball

Softball

Softball

Softball

Softball

Softball

Softball

Softball

Softball

Softball

Softball

Softball

The Cooke City Softball Field

The Cooke City Cream Softball Team traveled for years to Mammoth to play ball! A couple of locals put together a proposal to establish a softball field area which was used first as a Construction Project Staging Area. A contractor and local volunteers made it all happen as they leveled the dirt, planted grass, built a chain link fence and put in the equipment. The CCCC assisted the Team with the resort tax application to purchase the materials. This has been a huge asset to the Community. The CCCC also helped with a fundraiser, which included a garage sale, silent auction and Miss Montana 2011 in the dunking tank!! The first softball tournament was held in 2012 with a great turnout.  Over a hundred players and spectators utilized the area!  The field is used year round since we have winter 6 months out of the year.  Only in Cooke City would the locals put on their snowshoes and continue to play ball in the snow!

Many of our Volunteers!

We could never do without those that help with their time and fun!  Some of our friends are now gone but never forgotten.

Carole and John Oldemeyer

Carole and John Oldemeyer

Rick Sommers, Vicki Menuey, Bertie Williams, Jan Gaernter, Nellie Israel and Betty Sommers

Rick Sommers, Vicki Menuey, Bertie Williams, Jan Gaernter, Nellie Israel and Betty Sommers

Joan Humiston

Joan Humiston

Bill Sommers and Marsha White

Bill Sommers and Marsha White

Mary and Jerry Dye

Mary and Jerry Dye

Nellie Israel

Nellie Israel

Kelly Hartman, Museum Director

Kelly Hartman, Museum Director

2009 Council Board, Commissioners and contractor

2009 Council Board, Commissioners and contractor

Bev Chatlain and John Yohe

Bev Chatlain and John Yohe

Betty Sommers, Fay Craig and Dee Holt

Betty Sommers, Fay Craig and Dee Holt

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Dee Smith and Bernie Feldkamp

Dee Smith and Bernie Feldkamp

Florence Zundel, Dee Smith

Florence Zundel, Dee Smith

2015 Cooke City Montana Museum Grand Opening

2015 Cooke City Montana Museum Grand Opening

Scott Denniston and Jeff Menuey

Scott Denniston and Jeff Menuey

Kara and

Kara and

Bobbi Dempsey

Bobbi Dempsey

Bev Chatelain

Bev Chatelain

Lance Coppock

Lance Coppock

Greg Shifflet

Greg Shifflet

Carole Oldemeyer

Carole Oldemeyer

Bev Chatlain, Milicent Gillogly and Betty Sommers

Bev Chatlain, Milicent Gillogly and Betty Sommers

Florence Zundel

Florence Zundel

Fay Craig

Fay Craig

Smokey the Bear

Smokey the Bear

“Maintain and sustain our community by creating projects that support the health, safety, welfare and enjoyment of all people through educational and charitable actions.”

Contact Us

Colter Pass, Cooke City and Silver Gate Area Community Council

206 W. Main Street

P.O. Box 1134

Cooke City, MT 59020

Telephone : ​406-838-2203

Email : cookecityareacouncil@gmail.com

Contact Director of Council: clerk.cookecityareacouncil@gmail.com

Contact Director of Museum: cookecitymontanamuseum@gmail.com