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Cat Clowder returns to Big Powderhorn


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IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP — Vintage Sno-Cat machines will once again journey to Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort Saturday as the ski hill plays host to the third annual Midwest Cat Clowder.

As closed-cabbed, tracked vehicles, Sno-Cats and other groomers have been used from Alaska to Antarctica for jobs ranging from building pipelines to grooming ski hills.

The clowder — the name of a group of Cats — is one of four shows in the country for those who collect the vintage machines, according to Powderhorn General Manager Bruce Noren.

“It’s (people) that are int...