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July 2nd, 2015

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Fish & Wildlife Urges Public to Be Bear Aware This Winter

PHOTO: bear in snow.jpg       Bears have been spotted out of their dens this winter during stretches of rain or low snow cover. Photo courtesy of Vermont Fish & Wildlife Dept.     The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is reminding Vermonters that variable winter conditions such as lack of snow and winter rain may c...

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Volunteer at the Vermont History Museum

Each year, over 3,500 students from across the state visit the Vermont History Museum in Montpelier. They come to learn about how Vermont became a state and to see the stuffed catamount. For many of the students, it is their first trip to the state capital. The field trip brings their study of Vermont to life. One third-grade student reported, “I h...

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Elks Host Vermont State Hoop Shoot

   First place Hoop Shoot winners with Vermont Hoop Shoot Director Steve Edgerley and Vermont State President Keith Palmer.     On Saturday January 25, the Vermont State Elks Association held its annual Vermont State Hoop Shoot contest at Spaulding High School. Ten of the state’s thirteen Elks Lodges were represented at the state competit...

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Climate Change: How It’s Hurting Winter Sports

  On the eve of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, Vermont Law School will host a panel discussion about how climate change continues to jeopardize the winter sports industry, both globally and in New England. The symposium on “Brown Slopes, Bare Trails” will be held from 12:45 to 2pm on Thursday, Feb. 6, and include a climate scientist as well as...

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Bolton’s Snowshoe Shuffle 5K to Benefit American Lung Association

On February 8, the American Lung Association and Bolton Valley Ski Resort present the annual Bolton Valley Snowshoe Shuffle 5k. Experience with snowshoes is not required; participants have the option of walking or running the 3.1 mile course through the woods. Anyone who raises $100 or more will receive a free alpine ski pass from Bolton Valley....

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Deer Hunting Results Reflect Stable, Healthy Population

  The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department says preliminary numbers show hunters took slightly more deer in 2013 hunting seasons than the previous three-year average, reflecting a stable and healthy deer population in the state.   Deer biologist Adam Murkowski says reports from big game check stations throughout Vermont indicate deer hu...

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Free Ice Fishing Day Festival is January 25

    To celebrate Vermont’s first-ever statewide Free Ice Fishing Day on January 25, the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and Vermont Sportsman are teaming up to host an ice fishing festival on Lake Champlain. Vermont Sportsman is a group that organizes ice fishing tournaments and educational clinics throughout the state.   The...

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VT Mountaineers Hot Stove Dinner to Feature Actor Giancarlo Esposito

  The Vermont Mountaineers are bringing back award-winning movie actor Giancarlo Esposito for their Hot Stove Banquet. This annual event will be held on Saturday, January 25th at the Capitol Plaza Grand Ballroom in Montpelier. Kicking off with a meet and greet at 5:30pm, the 2014 event will include dinner, a silent auction, video presentations...

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Barre Teacher Surprised with $25,000 Milken Educator Award

  Katie Sedore, an English and Language Arts Teacher at Spaulding High School in Barre, was surprised with an unrestricted $25,000 Milken Educator Award during a school-wide assembly last Friday. This prestigious honor, the only one presented in Vermont, will be bestowed in 2013-14 upon up to 40 of America’s most outstanding secondary school educat...

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Generous Wildlife Watcher Donates Estate to Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department

  An East Montpelier woman who loved wildlife bequeathed her estate to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department upon her death.   Mamie Thurston died last winter at the age of 87. Her home, property, belongings, and financial assets valued at more than $500,000 are being transferred to the department at her bequest.   Mrs. Thurston...

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