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Bear enters car, destroys it
Local News
June 20, 2018

Bear enters car, destroys it

By Katy Savage

KILLINGTON­—Stephen Klepner’s parents jumped out of bed around 1 a.m. Sunday, June 17 to the sound of their car horn honking and dogs barking.

A bear had locked itself inside their 2010 Subaru Forester on Coffeehouse Road in Killington. It was leaning…

Sister cowgirls prepare for national competitions
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June 20, 2018

Sister cowgirls prepare for national competitions

By Katy Savage

WEST RUTLAND—Haley Bania and her sister Michaela couldn’t be more different. Haley is reserved; Michaela is outgoing. Michaela is competitive; Haley is laid back. Michaela is athletic; Haley is artsy.

But Haley, 17, and Michaela, 14, are both ranked top in the…

White Memorial Park debuts new pools
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June 20, 2018

White Memorial Park debuts new pools

By Karen D. Lorentz

RUTLAND—White Memorial Park in Rutland City will debut its two new pools with a community opening from noon to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 21 and Friday , June, 22, followed by a gala celebration from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m….

Gleaning veggies benefits locals in need
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June 20, 2018

Gleaning veggies benefits locals in need

Home gardens and local farm fields are beginning to fill up with fresh produce as the growing season gets underway. And with it, the Vermont Foodbank’s gleaning teams are taking to the fields to harvest surplus fresh food for people struggling to afford it.

The…

A 36-year legacy at Okemo, the Muellers’ expansion
Local News
June 14, 2018

A 36-year legacy at Okemo, the Muellers’ expansion

By Karen D. Lorentz

With the pending sale of Okemo to Vail Resorts, it’s reasonable to wonder, “Is it the end of an era at Okemo?”

Yes and no.

Certainly private family ownership will change as the public company (NYSE:MTN) assumes ownership later this summer.

Local News
June 14, 2018

Evolution Bike Park at Okemo opens

LUDLOW— Okemo Mountain Resort is scheduled to open its lift-served mountain bike park for the season on June 23. The Evolution Bike Park at Okemo opened its first trail from the summit last summer and is adding two more trails to the upper-mountain system in 2018.

Local News
June 14, 2018

New Elemental Bike Park at Suicide Six to open in July

WOODSTOCK— Construction of the new Suicide Six Elemental Bike Park is underway with facilities scheduled to open in July.

“The Suicide Six Elemental Bike Park furthers the mission of the Woodstock Inn & Resort to remain a vibrant, year-round destination for both travelers and the…

Local News
June 14, 2018

City Creek Path advances

By Katy Savage

RUTLAND— Plans to complete the City Creek Path are underway.

The City Creek Path has been 10 years in the making. Once completed, it will be a paved, handicapped-accessible path that connects Giorgetti Park to the College of Saint Joseph.

A new…

Local News
June 14, 2018

Killington-to-Rutland bike trail envisioned

By Julia Purdy

The Mendon Economic Development Committee met in a public meeting Wednesday, June 6, to continue discussing ways to improve Mendon’s economic picture.

Bryan Sell, a board member of the Pine Hill Partnership, shared with the committee a preliminary plan for an east-west…