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Runners cast shadows as they approach the finish line of the 118th Boston Marathon Monday, April 21, 2014 in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

From Sick to Superb: Lebanon’s Andrea Walkonen Among Top Women at Boston Marathon

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Boston — Even before the bombs exploded in Copley Square last April, Lebanon’s Andrea Walkonen couldn’t let herself imagine running the Boston Marathon a year later, let alone reaching the finish line 25th among the world’s fastest women on Monday. “I’d just come down with ulcerative colitis,” the 27-year-old Walkonen said on Monday after completing the 26.2-mile course in 2 …

Still Searching for the Magic: Twin State Speedway Trying Revival With New Management

Monday, April 21, 2014

Claremont — Can motorsports racing be successful once again in Claremont? On Thrasher Road is a one-third paved asphalt track that flourished for decades and then failed as the Claremont Speedway. More recently, the facility was renamed as Twin State Speedway, but a name change was not enough to get the crowd and …

Tell-Tale Sign Of New Season: ‘The Gobble’

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Dallas — One of the neatest sounds of spring is the reverberating “gobble, gobble, gobble” call of a male turkey. Wild turkeys occasionally make the gobbling call outside of breeding season. For the most part, gobbling is a spring serenade. To reveal their location to any breeding hens that may be close enough to hear, males gobble when they fly up to roost …

Rock Starters

Monday, March 10, 2014

Giving Up a Trophy Catch

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Minneapolis — A Minnesota man told natural resources officers the truth, so his 52-pound catch was confiscated. When Rob Scott hand-lined a 4-pound lake trout through the ice on Lac la Croix the morning of Feb. 8, and kept the fish, he couldn’t know his world was about …

Shoot the Chute on Whistler’s Bobsled

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Whistler, British Columbia — “The fastest sliding track in the world.” The guides made this pronouncement over and over during our bobsled orientation, in case we had missed it in between reading the three-page liability waiver and getting a crash course in what to do if we crash. …

Trail Cam Aids A nimal Tracking

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Whether for survival or recreation, humans always have been profoundly interested in wildlife. Trail cameras and the Internet have captivated us more recently. A citizen science project that combines all these elements is getting started this year in …

Learn-to-Curl at UA Sunday

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Woodstock — Following on the heels of the recent Olympic tournament in Russia, the Woodstock Curling Club will host a learn-to-curl clinic at Union Arena on Sunday afternoon. The clinic is scheduled to run from 1:30-3:45 p.m. at a cost of $20 per person. The club provides the …

UVAC Pair Crowned Champs at New England Meet

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

White River Junction — Two members of the Upper Valley Aquatic Center swim team combined for three race victories over the weekend competing in their home pool at the New England Swimming 12-and-under championships. Hartland’s Jack Wadsworth, 11, …

Hunting Turkey Tip: You Want to See Them Before They See You

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Sitting in a clump of palmettos with my back against the jagged trunk of a cabbage palm, my shotgun on the ground and two gobblers running at me, I couldn’t help but think, “What a way to screw up a perfect spring turkey hunt.” Fortunately, Ron Bergeron yelped …

Bird Nerd Loves Feathered Friends

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Don’t call Michael O’Keefe a birder. Or a bird-watcher. He’d rather be called a bird nerd. “A friend of mine came up with that,” he said with a laugh. “For me, it just kind of stuck. “I don’t …

Silver Keeps Logan Smiling

Sunday, March 2, 2014

She’s probably still smiling. “There is just this smile across my face and I don’t think it’s going away for a while,” said Devin Logan the other day during a phone interview from a New York City cab. …

Area Group Takes Successful Leaps at Lake Placid

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Lake Placid, n.y. — Seven Upper Valley ski jumpers tested their skills on Saturday by participating in the Norwegian Open tournament held at the Olympic Regional Development Authority’s Intervale jumps. The bulk of the action took place on …