Friday, May 24 2013 10:49 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:49:48 GMT
The Burlington Police Department arrested two people for pick-pocketing two men at a local night club in Burlington, Vt. on Friday, May 17.Police say Stephanie Rivers, 24, and Victoria Hammond, 23, bothMore >>
The Burlington Police Department arrested two people for pick-pocketing two men at a local night club in Burlington, Vt. on Friday, May 17.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:29 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:29:26 GMT
If the prices at the pump are giving you second thoughts about traveling this holiday weekend, these suggestions might help. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority has some recommendationsMore >>
If the prices at the pump are giving you second thoughts about traveling this holiday weekend, these suggestions might help.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 8:52 AM EDT2013-05-24 12:52:16 GMT
A Windham County man cashes in a lucky lottery ticket. Frederick Randall matched 4 out of 5 numbers plus the power ball for the April 5th drawing.He would have won $10,000, but he played an extra buckMore >>
A Windham County man cashes in a lucky lottery ticket.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 8:01 AM EDT2013-05-24 12:01:42 GMT
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is trying to link SUNY campuses with the business world in an effort to create more jobs. This project is called Tax Free NY. New York State Office of General Services CommissionerMore >>
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is trying to link SUNY campuses with the business world in an effort to create more jobs. This project is called Tax Free NY.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:18 AM EDT2013-05-24 11:18:04 GMT
The Boy Scouts of America announced their decision on allowing gay youth into their program Thursday. The 1,400 member national council voted to change its current policy to allow openly gay youth. TheMore >>
The Boy Scouts of America announced their decision on allowing gay youth into their program Thursday.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:08 PM EDT2013-05-24 01:08:29 GMT
A staple atop Church Street in downtown Burlington is gone. We told you the fountain was being removed last month. Church Street Marketplace leaders say it was too expensive to run and blocked foot traffic.More >>
A staple atop Church Street in downtown Burlington is gone.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:01 PM EDT2013-05-24 01:01:37 GMT
If you're approached by a Vermont State Trooper, there's one thing you may not see, a tattoo. That's because for six years the department hasn't allowed visible ink.But VSP Captain David Notte saysMore >>
Vermont State Police say it's considering changing its tattoo policy, to get more recruits. Right now you can't have any visible tattoos, but that could soon change.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 6:54 PM EDT2013-05-23 22:54:33 GMT
Yesterday's quick downpour is leaving long-term damage to Burlington roads and businesses. So much so it has the Department of Public Works looking closely at making some major repairs to the entire system. TheMore >>
Yesterday's quick downpour is leaving long-term damage to Burlington roads and businesses.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 6:24 PM EDT2013-05-23 22:24:21 GMT
Undocumented immigrants in Vermont won a huge battle in the state legislature this year that will eventually give them the chance to earn driver's licenses. That includes Jose Norman. "I've been hereMore >>
The new law won't take effect until January 2014.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 2:51 PM EDT2013-05-23 18:51:07 GMT
Crews are responding to a garbage truck that caught fire off Shelburne Road in Shelburne, Vt. According to the Shelburne Fire Department, something in the back of a Casella Waste truck caught fire. TheMore >>
Crews are responding to a garbage truck that caught fire off Shelburne Road in Shelburne, Vt.More >>
BURLINGTON, Vt. -
For nearly three decades, a small southern Vermont town with one big mountain hosted an event for the world's best snowboarders, but the championships will now be held 2,000 miles away.
Moving the Burton Snowboard Championships is bittersweet. Some people say it demonstrates continued growth for the Vermont based company, but others are sad to see the event that draws thousands to Stratton Vermont, relocated to Vail, Colorado.
"There are very few Wimbledon's in the world where nothing changes," Ski Rack co-owner Zandy Wheeler said.
The Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships is not one of them, the event has drawn thousands of riders and spectators to Stratton Mountain for 27 years, but come February 2013, the world's best snowboarders will compete in Vail, Colorado.
"The roots of snowboarding run deep here in Stratton, the sport of snowboarding, the U.S. Open, so we're saddened by the decision to move away from Stratton, but I feel very proud of the role that Stratton and Vermont have played in hosting the open," Myra Foster of Stratton Mountain said.
When Stratton Mountain hosted the 30th annual event in March, people here didn't know it would be for the last time.
"We will certainly miss the open but look forward to considering other opportunities for events," Foster said.
How much of an economic impact the move will have on Vermont is unknown, but nearby Chambers of Commerce I talked to, say it will no doubt make a difference.
As for local business owners, they say that they understand the need for change and believe that overall this move will still be good for Vermont.
"We want to grow the industry, we want to make sure Burton stays healthy and dynamic," Wheeler said.
Vail Mountain is known as the largest ski resort in the U.S. The owner and CEO of Burton Jake Burton said, "I have no doubt that the U.S. Open at Vail will only grow in its legacy as the premier rider-driven event in the world."
"This is normal and Vermont needs to come up with our next opportunity," Foster said.
The Championships will run from February 25th to March 2nd, 2013.
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