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  • Spartans battled it out up and down Killington mountain »

    It was a brutal course by all estimations. Those who finished the fastest ran up some of Killington Resort’s steepest peaks and didn’t stop until they got to the finish line.

    A helicopter and drones scanned across more than 16 miles of rugged trails cut…

  • Fall foliage brilliant on area peaks »

    What affects leaf color?

    New England, and Vermont in particular, is known for its vibrant displays of fall foliage colors. While, in one sense, it seems odd that we get such joy from the annual death of leaves off deciduous trees, in another, it show…

  • Rutland rugby team wins at home »

    By Maxx Steinmetz

    Rutland Rugby hosted a home game, on Sept. 20, against Berkshire, last year’s division 4 champions. The week prior, the Rutland Roosters suffered their first defeat of the season to Mad River in Stowe. Meanwhile, Berkshire put up an impressive 132-15 display…

  • From forest to table »

    Saturday – Sunday, Sept. 27-28 — WOODSTOCK — In today’s world, the connection made to the farmer when eating local fruits, vegetables, dairy, and meats is clearly made, but what about the connection to the wood dining table your family gathers around each night? There are hundreds…

  • Dock diving dogs compete to benefit humane society »

    How far can your pooch soar? Bring your dock jumpers to the competition at Lake Bomoseen to find out how they stack up to the competition.

    Sunday, Sept. 28 at 12 p.m. — BOMOSEEN — The sixth annual dock diving competition to benefit the Rutland County…

  • Spartan World Championship returns to Central Vermont »

    Four years ago, obstacle racing as we know it began on the verdant hillsides of Central Vermont when ultra racer Joe De Sena and his friends dreamed up a series of challenges and built them.  They sought to discover what they were capable of achieving….

  • Spoken from the heart »

    Governor Shumlin, musicians and recovering addicts shared their stories from the heart at the Vermonters for Vermonters benefit concert

    RUTLAND —  On Sunday, Sept. 7, community organizations, musicians, recovering addicts, Governor Shumlin and community members gathered at the Grand Stand of the Vermont…

  • Vt. sunflowers to provide power »

    Collaboration leads to innovative farm-to-energy biodiesel. Two fields of sunflowers growing in Vermont will have an unusual future: the flowers’ seeds will be converted to biodiesel and livestock feed. The fuel will be used in Green Mountain Power’s fleet of vehicles and for building…

  • The Vermont State Fair concludes »

    Two cows poke their heads out of a barn Sunday afternoon at the Vermont State Fair in Rutland. The 10-day fair saw many ups and downs with opening day being the best since 2009, but with Fair attendance lacking overall as the books closed…

  • Mountain bikers race downhill at the POC Eastern States Cup held at Killington Resort »

    KILLINGTON — This past Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 6-7, Killington Resort hosted the POC Eastern States Cup and the Enduro and SuperD Regional Championship finals for gravity mountain bike racing.

Local News

Organizers issue appeal as food challenge heads into final week

Organizers issue appeal as food challenge heads into final week

25 September, 2014

RUTLAND — With an annual food challenge that collects thousands of items for Rutland

County residents in need now heading into its final days, organizers issued a final appeal for donations to help ensure its success.

“We are off to a good start, but with...

Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Billings Farm & Museum joins Smithsonian Magazine’s “National Museum Day Live!”

Billings Farm & Museum joins Smithsonian Magazine’s “National Museum Day Live!”

24 September, 2014

 

Saturday, Sept. 27 at 10 a.m. — WOODSTOCK — On Saturday, Sept. 27, Billings Farm & Museum will participate in the tenth annual “National Museum Day Live!” presented by Smithsonian magazine, which allows complimentary admission for two for the day.

On National Museum Day, over 1,400...

Sports

KMS cyclists mount the podium at Kirkland Cyclocross

KMS cyclists mount the podium at Kirkland Cyclocross

25 September, 2014

KILLINGTON—The Killington Mountain School Cycling team traveled to Clinton, N.Y., on Sept. 13-14 to compete in the Kirkland Cyclocross Race. This race was the first of the New York Cross series.

Coach Brad Ramsay reported that it was a great course, with “power sections, sand...

State News

Former endangered bird species continue path of recovery

Former endangered bird species continue path of recovery

25 September, 2014

A bald eagle sits on a nest near Barnet along the Connecticut River. Bald eagles, once endangered, are now on the rise.

During the 2014 nesting season,Vermont’s loon population had a record success, producing 65 fledglings (chicks that survived to leave the nest) on lakes...