Green Mountain Club plans two January group hikes

Green Mountain Club plans two January group hikes

The Green Mountain Club has two January snowshoe hikes planned on upcoming Saturdays. Jan. 20 to Butler Lodge Starting from Stevensville in Underhill, it will take the Nebraska Notch Trail to the Long Trail, then follow it to Butler Lodge and return along the Butler Lodge trail. Moderate snowshoe. Moderate to strong pace. 6.2 miles.… Read More »

Gov. Scott to require harassment training for executive employees

By Elizabeth Hewitt VTDIGGER.ORG With much recent national attention on sexual harassment allegations and incidents, Gov. Phil Scott announced that his administration will require all employees in the state’s executive branch to participate in training aimed at preventing sexual harassment. According to the Vermont Department of Human Resources, the state has investigated more than 50… Read More »

Wildlife officials hold public meetings about moose

Wildlife officials hold public meetings about moose

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is holding three public informational meetings in December about Vermont’s moose population and research efforts about the animals in the Northeast. “We want to share information and educate Vermonters about Vermont’s moose population, and get a better feel for what other information the public would like about Vermont’s moose… Read More »

Castleton University graduate’s artwork featured on U.S. wild turkey stamp

Castleton University graduate’s artwork featured on U.S. wild turkey stamp

Castleton University alumni Dustin Dattilio’s original artwork will be making its way to post offices and mailboxes nationwide, as his painting was recently chosen as the 2018 wild turkey stamp by the National Wild Turkey Federation. Currently living in Bridport as a full-time artist, the 2014 graphic design graduate developed his growing passion for painting his… Read More »

Backcountry skiing, logging in new plan for Camel’s Hump

Backcountry skiing, logging in new plan for Camel’s Hump

By Mike Polhamus VTDigger.org The state’s department of forests is asking Vermonters to weigh in on the first new plan in a quarter-century for the 26,000-acre management area that includes Camel’s Hump State Park. The plan as currently written would create new multi-use trails and backcountry skiing glades. The plan also includes 34 timber harvests over 3,800… Read More »

Tour Dec. 2 to check out new Northern Vermont University

High school students interested in attending Northern Vermont University-Johnson are invited to a Badger information session Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Johnson State College campus. Those who attend the free session will get a campus tour, have lunch, and talk with admissions representatives and current NVU-Johnson students. In July, Johnson… Read More »

Vermont unemployment rate holds at 2.9 percent in October

Unemployment in Vermont held steady in October at a low of 2.9 percent, according to a Vermont Department of Labor’s announcement last week. The seasonally adjusted statewide rate was unchanged from the revised September rate. Nationally, unemployment stood at 4.1 percent in October. Based on the preliminary data, the Burlington-South Burlington metropolitan area was tied… Read More »

Founder of GunSense Vermont steps down for other interests

GunSense Vermont founder and gun violence prevention advocate Ann Braden has announced that she will be step down from her leadership role with the organization to publish a book and to run for public office. Braden has been accepted into the Emerge Vermont program which trains Democratic women candidates, and she is planning to run… Read More »