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Twin Valley’s Jack McHale challenged a shot by Matt Emerson during a basketball game at Leland & Gray in Townshend in January 2020. High school officials are planning a basketball season this winter, but because of the coronavirus fans will not be allowed into games and players will wear masks. School officials hope to Livestream games. File/RC
By Randy Capitani
SOUTHERN VERMONT- Area high school athletic directors and administrators are trying to find ways to give students a chance to participate in sports this winter while following the state of Vermont’s coronavirus guidelines.
“We’re still in a holding pattern,” Bob...

Laurie Asperas in 1990. Bud Fawcett
STOWE- The Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum’s Red Bench Speaker Series kicks off the new year on Thursday, January 21, with “Influential Women of Snowboarding: 1985-1998.” The presentation includes a handful of snowboarding’s extraordinary women pioneers, including Laurie Asperas, Kelly Jo Legaz...
DOVER- Backcountry enthusiasts and anyone looking for a place to get outdoors and into the woods have something big to celebrate, as the US Forest Service has approved a new plan that will open up more access to the ridge between Mount Snow and Haystack Mountain.
Known as the Deerfield...

A bald eagle snares a fish
VERMONT- After more than 30 years on Vermont’s endangered species list, the bald eagle has met its recovery goals.
Vermont’s Endangered Species Committee approved a motion to remove (“delist’) the bald eagle from the state list of endangered and threatened species.
Vermont’s bald...

Skiers wait in line for the Sunbrook chairlift at Mount Snow on Sunday. Signs urging social distancing and mask-wearing are posted at lifts and in other areas of the mountain.
Skiing has always been about more than tracking vertical. It’s always been more than just a sport. For many of us – instructors, coaches, ski patrollers, racers, weekend warriors, and travel writers – it’s a lifestyle. It’s, well, a way of life.
This year that’s different.
For years...
MONTPELIER- Want to treat someone to a full season of outdoor fun?  Whether they like taking a swim after work, enjoying a weekend camping getaway, sitting by a waterfall, discovering a new trail, trying out a paddleboard or kayak, or simply having an impromptu picnic, Vermont State Parks has...
VERMONT- With additional snow expected in the coming weeks, the US Forest Service is looking forward to a successful snowmobile season and wants to encourage all riders to put safety first by practicing safe snowmobile practices and observing COVID-19 precautions.
Green Mountain National...
WHITINGHAM- The Twin Valley varsity soccer teams recognized the top players for the girls’ and boys’ team last month. It was an unusual season, to say the least, as COVID restrictions limited fan attendance at the matches and players had to follow a number of guidelines, including wearing masks...
WHITINGHAM- The Twin Valley varsity soccer teams recognized the top players for the girls’ and boys’ team last month. It was an unusual season, to say the least, as COVID restrictions limited fan attendance at the matches and players had to follow a number of guidelines, including wearing masks...
WHITINGHAM- The Twin Valley varsity soccer teams recognized the top players for the girls’ and boys’ team last month. It was an unusual season, to say the least, as COVID restrictions limited fan attendance at the matches and players had to follow a number of guidelines, including wearing masks...

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