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More than 200 athletes set to compete in US Open
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August 2, 2018

More than 200 athletes set to compete in US Open

Bernard Kerr of Hampshire, England is one of the riders competing in the US FOX Open of Mountain Biking Aug. 1-5 in Killington.

“I ride because I love having fun,” he said. “I know that sounds silly but I just want to be outdoors and do…

Off the peak!
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August 2, 2018

Off the peak!

The USO of MTB downhill course excites athletes, fans

By Polly Lynn Mikula

KILLINGTON—“Killington Resort has built an impressive new downhill track coming off Killington Peak, the second highest peak in Vermont,” said USO co-founder and event director Clay Harper.

The USO track, called…

U.S. Open  Athlete Profiles
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August 2, 2018

U.S. Open Athlete Profiles

Dakotah Norton

Age: 26 From: Davison MI but resides in Knoxville, Tenn. Years riding: 4 years.

Why I ride? I love riding downhill, but the life that my bike has made for me is amazing. Traveling around the globe and riding with my friends has…

FOX US OPEN 2018 Event Schedule

FOX US OPEN 2018 Event Schedule

Wednesday, Aug. 1

All Day GT Downhill track walk, K-l Peak/K-l Gondola 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Bike Park open for freeriding 12-5 p.m. Racer registration open, K-l Base Lodge 2-5 p.m. KMBC Bike Bum, Middle Step It Up 6-9 p.m. Bike Bum/US Open Welcome Party, Snowshed…

Man gets 19 years for crash killing farmer
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August 1, 2018

Man gets 19 years for crash killing farmer

By Alan J. Keays/ VTDigger

RUTLAND – Tami Carboni-Branchaud spent much of Thursday, July 26 inside a Rutland courtroom where she watched the man who admitted driving over and killing her husband get sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison.

When the proceeding was over…

Riders to compete for speed and style

Riders to compete for speed and style

By Polly Lynn Mikula

KILLINGTON — “The US Open is more than just a race, it’s a big mountain bike party for the whole family featuring vendors, live music, a bonfire and races for all levels,” said Justin Pill, events and sponsorships manager at Killington…

Who’s got the tastiest chili in Killington?
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August 1, 2018

Who’s got the tastiest chili in Killington?

Winners of the cook-off announced

By Emery Mikula

On Thursday, July 26, the Killington Parks and Recreation Department hosted the 6th Annual Chili Cook-Off in the Snowshed Lodge at Killington Resort. The Cook-Off took place in conjunction with the River Road Summer Concert Series featuring…

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August 1, 2018

Nicoll unopposed for Rutland-Windsor 2

By Stephen Seitz

LUDLOW—Barring a successful write-in attempt, Democratic selectman Logan Nicoll, a lifelong Ludlow resident, will be representing Shrewsbury, Mount Holly and Ludlow in the House next year.

“I ran in the last cycle, but couldn’t put enough time into campaigning,” he said. “I…

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August 1, 2018

Student found dead in river

Staff report

POULTNEY—A Green Mountain College student was found dead in the Poultney River July 30, police said.

Fuquan Ford, 20, of Albany, N.Y., was pronounced dead at the scene after police received a report of an unresponsive man partially submerged in the Poultney River,…

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August 1, 2018

Water treatment system overflows

By Lani Duke

RUTLAND—Heavy rains caused East Creek and, to a lesser extent, Otter Creek, to receive an unexpected addition of nearly 9.7 million gallons of partially treated wastewater and stormwater July 23. A report of the overflow became public July 25, delayed because the…