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If you live in Vermont, you might not be happy with your job.A recent Gallup poll revealed Vermont is among the top ten states in the country where employees are actively disengaged from their jobs.TheMore >>
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Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:04 PM EDT2013-06-19 02:04:18 GMT
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There is an effort to make sure first responders all across Vermont are trained to spot potentially dangerous meth labs.
Tuesday, June 18 2013 9:05 PM EDT2013-06-19 01:05:24 GMT
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Tuesday, June 18 2013 7:01 PM EDT2013-06-18 23:01:50 GMT
Vermont is igniting an effort to redevelop businesses on environmentally contaminated sites known as "brownfields" and it's getting some help from the federal government. "It's my pleasure to come hereMore >>
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Tuesday, June 18 2013 6:16 PM EDT2013-06-18 22:16:15 GMT
When you hit the road the nearest gas station is seldom far away. But if you have an electric car, it might be hard to locate the nearest charging station Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin and Quebec PremierMore >>
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Tuesday, June 18 2013 6:15 PM EDT2013-06-18 22:15:13 GMT
Talk about a rocky start between two new neighbors. Police say up to 12 shots were fired, all over some trees! No one was hurt, but the neighbor is facing charges. 72 year old David Millson says he wasMore >>
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Tuesday, June 18 2013 3:42 PM EDT2013-06-18 19:42:03 GMT
Gay, lesbian and transgender Vermonters have a new center to serve them. After several years in Winooski the support agency RU12? has moved into a new location at 255 South Champlain Street in Burlington.More >>
RU12?, an advocacy group for gay, lesbian, and transgender Vermonters relocates to Burlington.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:26 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:26:58 GMT
When is comes to making the grade, New York's graduation rates are barely passing.For the second year in a row, the rate sits at 74%.The report is based on the entire student body that started 9th gradeMore >>
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Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:07 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:07:17 GMT
Interim Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum was arrested Monday morning.Applebaum is facing 14 criminal counts for fraud, breach of trust, and conspiracy.Quebec police say the investigation started in MarchMore >>
Interim Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum was arrested Monday morning.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 8:38 AM EDT2013-06-18 12:38:42 GMT
If fresh berries are your summer time treat, you've got to wait a little longer. You can blame it on the rain.At Paul Mazza's "Pick Your Own" season is about a week late.They hope to get started this Friday,More >>
If fresh berries are your summer time treat, you've got to wait a little longer. You can blame it on the rain.More >>
SMUGGLER'S NOTCH, VT -
Friday won't just be a big day for shoppers in Vermont but skiers.
Thanksgiving Day wasn't ideal for snow but many of the ski slopes are already covered and some skiers and snowboarders are taking advantage of them even before the lifts start running.
Kalin Bucholz and Les Wetmore weren't set on just skiing Smuggler's Notch on Friday, when the official season kicks off.
"I've been waiting for this for so long," Bucholz said.
So today the two snowboarders strapped on their boots and started marching upward, following the trail of the Sterling lift. Wetmore has been skiing the slopes here for years. It's Bucholz first time.
"I'm really excited to show this guy the ropes," Wetmore said.
They took a couple of short runs down the base of the mountain, getting practice for the first time in months, before trudging towards the top. Five different trails are waiting up there for skiers and snowboarders.
"We're set to go for the season," Sales and Promotional Manger Tommy Smith said.
Smith says they've covered their bases at Smuggler's Notch this year after last season's lackluster snow fall.
"The biggest thing last year is we had to open up late and close a little early," Smith said.
This year Smuggler's Mountain Operation team took snow into its own hands by investing more than $1,000,000 in snow making equipment. They also purchased 150 additional snow guns that have been slinging out snow since November 12th. Soon the guns will be moved to other slopes where they'll work on lining the trails with the man made powder.
"People want more snow and that's why we decided to go with those enhancements and we're going to give them a great product," Smith said.
Other options are available too. Mount Snow opened today. Along with Smuggler's Notch, Jay Peak and Bromley Mountain all open Friday.
But some people aren't willing to wait any longer.
"It's definitely worth at least the hike up. The ride down is going to be ridiculous," Bucholz said.
To see the status of the ski resorts you enjoy to ride at visit the SkiVermont web page by clicking on the link.