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  • Rogan Brown paddles hard with the current as he competes in yesterday’s Mascoma Slalom kayak races in Lebanon. Brown, a Durango, Colo., native and a student at the University of Vermont, won the event, which was contested on a stretch of rapids in the vicinity of the Packard Hill Covered Bridge. The oldest consecutively run race of its type in the country, the Mascoma Slalom capped the 50th edition of Riverfest, which is overseen by Dartmouth College’s Ledyard Canoe Club. (Valley News - Libby March)

    Rogan Brown paddles hard with the current as he competes in yesterday’s Mascoma Slalom kayak races in Lebanon. Brown, a Durango, Colo., native and a student at the University of Vermont, won the event, which was contested on a stretch of rapids in the vicinity of the Packard Hill Covered Bridge. The oldest consecutively run race of its type in the country, the Mascoma Slalom capped the 50th edition of Riverfest, which is overseen by Dartmouth College’s Ledyard Canoe Club. (Valley News - Libby March) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Montpelier’s Alden Bird (38) gets a quick kiss from his girlfriend, Kelly Swindlehurst, of Burlington. (Valley News - Libby March)

    Montpelier’s Alden Bird (38) gets a quick kiss from his girlfriend, Kelly Swindlehurst, of Burlington. (Valley News - Libby March) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Brian Seitz eyes the crowd of fellow kayakers at the covered bridge parking lot. (Valley News - Libby March)

    Brian Seitz eyes the crowd of fellow kayakers at the covered bridge parking lot. (Valley News - Libby March) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Rogan Brown paddles hard with the current as he competes in yesterday’s Mascoma Slalom kayak races in Lebanon. Brown, a Durango, Colo., native and a student at the University of Vermont, won the event, which was contested on a stretch of rapids in the vicinity of the Packard Hill Covered Bridge. The oldest consecutively run race of its type in the country, the Mascoma Slalom capped the 50th edition of Riverfest, which is overseen by Dartmouth College’s Ledyard Canoe Club. (Valley News - Libby March)
  • Montpelier’s Alden Bird (38) gets a quick kiss from his girlfriend, Kelly Swindlehurst, of Burlington. (Valley News - Libby March)
  • Brian Seitz eyes the crowd of fellow kayakers at the covered bridge parking lot. (Valley News - Libby March)

Rogan Brown paddles hard with the current as he competes in yesterday’s Mascoma Slalom kayak races in Lebanon. Brown, a Durango, Colo., native and a student at the University of Vermont, won the event, which was contested on a stretch of rapids in the vicinity of the Packard Hill Covered Bridge. The oldest consecutively run race of its type in the country, the Mascoma Slalom capped the 50th edition of Riverfest, which is overseen by Dartmouth College’s Ledyard Canoe Club.

In the second photograph, Brian Seitz eyes the crowd of fellow kayakers at the covered bridge parking lot. Above: Montpelier’s Alden Bird (38) gets a quick kiss from his girlfriend, Kelly Swindlehurst, of Burlington.

Valley News photographs — Libby March

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The oldest consecutively run race of its type in the country, the Mascoma Slalom was held on the Mascoma River in Lebanon, N.H., on April 14, 2013. Valley News — Libby March …