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December 29th, 2014

Local Sports & Outdoors

Vt. Sugarmaker Taps Solar Technology to Green Syrup Operation

  The ancestors to Burr Morse and his son Tom, at Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks of East Montpelier, learned their trade from the Native Americas as they settled central Vermont. Today, the eighth generation farm is tapping a 21st century technology to support their maple sugaring operation. The farm recently installed a 30kW solar tracking syste...

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Vermont State Parks Announces Summer Camping Giveaway

    To share the joy of camping with Vermonters, Vermont State Parks will be launching a new promotion designed to encourage day-users to try camping. The “Random Acts of Camping” program rewards lucky visitors to day-use parks with two free nights of their choice of tent, lean-to, RV, or cabin camping at a Vermont State Park. One winner will...

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Thunder Road’s Harvest Equipment Night Postponed

  Thunder Road officials postponed the Harvest Equipment event, originally scheduled for Thursday, June 12, due to rain. The event has been rescheduled for Sunday, June 22 with a post time of 6pm. Just two races into the season, sophomore driver Jason Corliss continues to lead former champions Nick Sweet and Dave Pembroke by just four points i...

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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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