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Four exciting “Winter Games” planned in Newport

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NEWPORT — Winter Games, the colder counterpart of Kingdom Games, has several exciting events and initiatives planned for this winter. They include: The North American Speedskating Marathon Championships on January 31 – February 1, 2015. As part of this event, weather and ice conditions permitting, they will be clearing and maintaining a 700 meter speedskating…

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Judy Davis speaking about the use of shrubs like blueberries as buffers.

Neighborhood workshop on Lake Memphremagog spreads knowledge and blueberry bushes

in Derby/Newport/News/Outdoors

NEWPORT — On a recent beautiful fall morning, neighbors on Derby Bay gathered by Lake Memphremagog to learn about the importance of shoreland buffers. Dr. Perry Thomas, professor of aquatic biology at CCV, spoke with the group about the impressive variety of plant and animal life found by lake shores, helping them understand the value…

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Record season for Vermont tourism

in Outdoors/Vermont

NEWPORT – Great weather, targeted advertising, and more than $300,000 focused on the fall season alone, prompted a strong summer and foliage tourism season in Vermont. More than 4 million people visited Vermont this summer from around the world, and the early reports regarding foliage visitors has been promising. In addition, the Department of Tourism…

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List of big game reporting stations in Orleans County

in Outdoors/Vermont

NEWPORT — Hunters who take a bear, deer, turkey, or moose during the Vermont hunting seasons must bring the animal within 48 hours to the nearest game warden or to the nearest Vermont Fish & Wildlife reporting station. Below is a list of wardens and reporting stations in Orleans County. State Wardens Jason Dukette, Derby…

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Hunters looking forward to start of archery deer season

in Outdoors/Vermont

NEWPORT — Hunters are enthusiastic about Vermont’s upcoming October 4 – 26 and December 6 – 14 split archery deer hunting season. A hunter may take up to three deer in Vermont’s two-part archery season with three archery licenses. No more than one of the deer taken during archery season may be a legal buck.…

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Paula Yankauskas, 60, of Hyde Park, Vermont swimming the length of Lake Memphremagog. Photo by Phil White.

Three swim the 25 mile length of Lake Memphremagog

DERBY — Three marathon open water swimmers completed this year’s 25 mile, international swim between Newport, Vermont and Magog, Quebec. The swim, called “In Search of Memphre,” started on Friday night, with five swimmers, but was halted by a thunderstorm that hit just an hour into the swim. It was rescheduled to Saturday night, with…

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Migratory bird hunting seasons announced

in Outdoors/Vermont

MONTPELIER — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Board approved the 2014 migratory bird hunting season dates at its August 13 meeting in Montpelier. A statewide Vermont open hunting season for Canada geese will occur September 2 – 25. The daily bag limit is five Canada geese during this September season. The purpose of the September…

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Eating wild-caught fish can be healthy for you and the environment

in Outdoors/Vermont

MONTPELIER — Fishing is a favorite summer pastime among Vermonters and visitors to the state for good reason…fish tastes great. While anglers may enjoy fishing as a chance to get in the outdoors with friends and family, many also appreciate the benefit of bringing their catch home for a nutritious meal. Vermont anglers can hook…

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Fish & Wildlife and Trout Unlimited work to improve habitat in the NEK

in Outdoors/Vermont

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and Trout Unlimited have partnered to improve trout habitat in the Nulhegan River watershed in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. The team, led by Jud Kratzer, fisheries biologist for the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department, and Joe Norton, project manager for Trout Unlimited’s Upper Connecticut Home Rivers Initiative, have been updating…

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