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Bernie Corrette, of Lebanon, pauses to load his rifle on his way into the woods to hunt in Lebanon, N.H. Monday, November 24, 2015.  (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Bernie Corrette, of Lebanon, pauses to load his rifle on his way into the woods to hunt in Lebanon on Monday.Valley News — James M. Patterson …

The Outside Story: This Fall, Bears Are Gorging Themselves on Apples

Monday, November 23, 2015

Last week, a black bear in a blaze orange collar showed up in our yard. Two cubs followed close behind. The sow paused to observe the house, then led her cubs up across our field and down into a small stand of apple trees beside the road. There the family feasted on piles …

Is It Snowing Yet?

Saturday, November 21, 2015

As skiers and riders prepare to hit the slopes, know there are plenty of worthwhile upgrades and additions out there. Along the Interstate 93 corridor, Waterville Valley Resort has thinned its Sugar Shack glades and will feature a natural terrain park. Look for the Fun Run, a series of man-made and natural obstacles, …

‘It Seemed Nice to Hunt’

Saturday, November 21, 2015

School was held that day in La Crosse, Wis., but only in the morning. No classes were taught. Instead, students attended a program highlighting the sacrifices veterans had made for their country. Then the kids were dismissed. It …

Keeping Falconry Alive

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Reno County, Kan. — Last week, about 250 people from as far as Australia gathered in Hutchinson, Kan., to celebrate a sport many centuries old. “Falconry has been around at least 4,000 years,” said Sheldon Nicolle, North American Falconry Association director, “and that’s what’s recorded.” “The only thing …

Musher Finds True North: Dorchester’s Tucker Training for Major Sled Dog Activity

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Dorchester — Up-and-coming sled dog racer Becki Tucker has plenty of friends who ask her why she moved to such a remote location. They ask her how she can awaken at 3 a.m. most mornings for training and …

Hanover U10 Girls Win Veterans Day Classic at UA

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Woodstock — The Hanover Hockey Association U10 girls swept four games in their division to capture the Veterans Day Girls Hockey Classic at Union Arena last weekend, the first tournament title in the three-year history of the travel …

CCC Gave New England Skiing First Boost

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — For one afternoon, the history of the ski industry in New England took center stage at the Nolin Murray Center. New England Ski Museum executive director Jeff Leich presented “The CCC and the New England …

Smile for The Birdie

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Denver — A drone hovers about 30 feet above the skier’s head, then quickly swoops down for a tighter angle so its video camera can capture his every move as he carves down a steep powder stash. It’s not a scene from the latest Warren Miller movie. It’s …

Sunapee Resident Finds Contentment on Long Bike Rides

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Sunapee — Ryan Crawford, being a good son, likes to visit his mother — and he does so a couple of times a year. He takes the long way. Crawford lives in Sunapee, and his mom lives 800 …

UVRC Dominates N.H. Running Scene

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Hanover — Jim Burnett says he gets to feel like a kid again during the New Hampshire Grand Prix road race series, particularly since many of the races require long road trips with friends. This year, Burnett and …

Recreation Briefs: Busy Squirt Green Wins Four Games in Three Days

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Hooksett, n.h. — Some youth hockey teams warm up to the season. Then there’s the Hanover Squirt Green — the season apparently warms up for them, as last weekend’s four-games, four-wins schedule would attest. The Wild started with an 8-0 blanking of the New Hampshire Junior Monarchs on …

Focusing on Nuts, Bolts: Sherman Takes Over Hanover Rec

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Hanover — After overseeing 14 full-time employees and 143 acres of city park lands in Saco, Maine, John Sherman made a conscious decision to scale back when he agreed to become Hanover’s director of parks and recreation in …