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July 23rd, 2014

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2014 Central Vermont Cycling Tour This Weekend

 The Central Vermont Cycling Tour – perhaps the best dirt-road bicycle ride in New England – spins down the road for its fifth edition this summer. Vermont has thousands of miles of dirt roads, and this June 22 the CVCT runs on three different courses, from easy to challenging, over some of the best back roads anywhere. Named one of Ver...

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Free Fishing Day Events Being Held Saturday, June 14

  The annual “Grand Isle Fishing Festival” will be held at the Ed Weed Fish Culture Station on Free Fishing Day, Sat., June 14. Designed for young anglers, this free event offers basic fishing instruction and the chance for kids to catch big trout in a pond next to the hatchery. VTF&W Photo by Sandy Macys.   If you’ve been looking for...

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Lt. Gov. Scott Visits Websterville Civics Class

On May 27th, the 5th and 6th grade class at Websterville Baptist Christian School culminated a seven-month study of state government with a visit by Lieutenant Governor Phil Scott. The students have been learning about civics – up close and personal – under the guidance of former representative Pat McDonald and their teacher, Karen Pope...

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Fish & Wildlife Dept and Trout Unlimited Work to Improve Trout Habitat in NEK

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and Trout Unlimited have partnered to improve trout habitat in the Nulhegan River watershed in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. The team, led by Jud Kratzer, fisheries biologist for the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department, and Joe Norton, project manager for Trout Unlimited’s Upper Connecticut Home Rivers I...

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Disabled Veterans’ Hunting and Fishing Benefits Improve

  More of Vermont’s disabled veterans now have increased hunting and fishing license benefits thanks to legislation signed into law by Governor Peter Shumlin on May 5, 2014. “Vermont’s veterans deserve our thanks for all they have given to their state and their country,” said Governor Shumlin. “Making more disabled Vermonters eligible for free...

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Management Plan Set for Waterbury Reservoir Remote Campsites

  Each year, more than 75,000 visitors enjoy the natural resources and recreational opportunities offered at Vermont’s 863-acre Waterbury Reservoir. Little River State Park, Waterbury Center State Park and the surrounding forest land offer visitors access to boating, swimming, paddling, fishing, camping and hiking. “Waterbury Reservoir is one...

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Paddlers to Converge for a Race Along the Winooski on June 7th

Time to dust off that old canoe and find your life jackets! A race along the Winooski River is being planned for Saturday, June 7th. Organized by the Friends of the Winooski River, with support from the Vermont River Conservancy, Umiak Outfitters, and the Richmond Grange, the 1st Annual “Onion River Race” will be along the 10-mile stretch of river...

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Over 200 Laps of Racing Excitement at Bear Ridge

The final 22 laps of the rain-shortened KDD NAPA of Bradford night at Bear Ridge were completed for the DIRTcar Bond Auto Sportsman Modifieds in quick fashion, as the drivers settled in to their weekly rhythm. When the rains fell the previous week, Jason Gray Thetford was on the point, and he was able to keep his mojo going when the green waved for...

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Kids’ Fishing Events Being Held This Spring

  Here’s a great opportunity for young people to give fishing a try. The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department has released a list of upcoming fishing events, most of them intended just for kids. The department has a “Children’s Fishing Program” which provides kids with the opportunity for a fun and successful fishing experience at locally or...

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ACT Late Models Reach 250th Event, Over $5.5 Million in Payouts

  The American Canadian Tour will reach a milestone when the Late Model Tour rolls into Airborne Speedway in Plattsburgh, N.Y. on Sunday, May 17. It will be the 250th point counting event for the ACT Late Models, which began touring back in 1992. Also with the completion of the Airborne event, the American Canadian Tour will have paid out over...

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