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Cooler in the Mountains free concert series presents multi-genre artist, Will Hoge

August 20, 2014
Saturday, Aug. 23 at 3:30 p.m. — KILLINGTON — Will Hoge will perform a free concert at the Killington Resort’s K-1 Base Area on Saturday, Aug. 23 from 3:30 - 6 p.m. The free concert is part of the Town of Killington’s Cooler in the Mountains summer concert series, presented by Long Trail Brewing Co. Since beginning…

Rutland group boycotts Mac’s, again: Unsafe work environments and mistreatment of employees is at the heart of the protest

August 13, 2014
By Robin Alberti RUTLAND — On Sunday, Aug. 10, citizens banded together for a second time to hold a protest in front of Mac’s convenience store and gas station on South Main Street in Rutland. The group is encouraging folks to not spend their money at Mac’s locations until owner Jennifer Allen changes her policies…

Killington sees summer progress: Resort identifies potential benefits to region

August 13, 2014
By Karen D. Lorentz Approximately 73 percent of the nation’s major winter resorts are open this summer, according to information provided to the National Ski Area’s Association (NSAA) in the Kottke National End of Season Survey for 2013/14. In the Northeast, 61 percent of the respondents offer lift rides, 45 percent offer zipline/canopy tours, and…

Downtown mural highlights Rutland Blooms

August 13, 2014
RUTLAND – Rutland’s growing collection of public murals blossomed again Friday, Aug. 8, as a mural highlighting Rutland Blooms was installed downtown. Artist Kathryn Wiegers painted the 19-foot-long mural in her Rutland studio this summer and installed it Friday on the second-floor north wall of the Green Mountain Power Energy Innovation Center on Merchants Row.…

Longboarders reach daredevil speeds at the Downhill Throwdown

August 13, 2014
By Polly Lynn KILLINGTON — This past weekend, Aug. 9-10, the town of Killington hosted the Downhill Throwdown, a two-day competition for a variety of daredevil disciplines including standup skateboard, street luge, and drift trike. The competition kicked off at 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday on East Mountain Road. Approximately 100 riders from across the country traveled…

Pitch perfect at the Peak

August 8, 2014
Photo by Jerry LeBlond The Killington Music Festival finale took place Saturday, Aug. 2 atop Killington Mountain, in the new Peak Lodge. While fog was a factor, sweeping views were a worthy backdrop for the final show.