Monday, June 17 2013 10:40 PM EDT2013-06-18 02:40:49 GMT
If you park in Burlington and don't follow the rules, you soon might pay more for it. That's because the city is looking at increasing its parking fines. After searching for a spot and then findingMore >>
If you park in Burlington and don't follow the rules, you soon might pay more for it.
Monday, June 17 2013 10:16 PM EDT2013-06-18 02:16:40 GMT
Right now, only the ducks can enjoy floating along a certain body of water in Berlin, Vermont. That's because Montpelier, which owns much of the land around it, won't let people access it, because itMore >>
In Vermont, people looking to access the Berlin Pond, may finally have a way to legally reach the water. Right now they can't because Montpelier doesn't want people in its drinking water. But Berlin leaders are hoping a piece of land it owns will develop into a launch site for people.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 9:01 PM EDT2013-06-18 01:01:53 GMT
With the summer months approaching, many will be hitting the waters. The North Country Chamber of Commerce wants to make sure everyone can get in on the fun. This Thursday, June 20, they'll be hostingMore >>
With the summer months approaching, many will be hitting the waters. The North Country Chamber of Commerce wants to make sure everyone can get in on the fun.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 8:57 PM EDT2013-06-18 00:57:56 GMT
Department of Environmental Conservation's Matthew Probasco says Eurasian Watermilfoil is much harder and more problematic to deal with. "It would destroy fish habitat, it was cause breeding ground forMore >>
Eurasion Watermilfoil is having huge negative impact on Lake St Catherine.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 6:28 PM EDT2013-06-17 22:28:02 GMT
A brutal attack on Father's Day. One person is dead, another in the hospital. Police say an ex-boyfriend with a restraining order stabbed the mother of his child multiple times. They say her currentMore >>
A brutal attack on Father's Day. One person is dead, another in the hospital. Police say an ex-boyfriend with a restraining order stabbed the mother of his child multiple times. They say her current boyfriend shot and killed the attacker.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 6:00 PM EDT2013-06-17 22:00:46 GMT
Vermont's largest city has about 700 new signs! They are in French and English and can be found on all parking meters in downtown Burlington. It's a move to make the city more welcoming. "I think it'sMore >>
Vermont's largest city has about 700 new signs! They are in French and English and can be found on all parking meters in downtown Burlington. It's a move to make the city more welcoming.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 4:37 PM EDT2013-06-17 20:37:09 GMT
If fresh berries are your summer time treat, you'll have to wait a little longer; and you can blame it on the rain. At Paul Mazza's in Essex and Colchester, Pick-Your-Own season is about a week late.More >>
If fresh berries are your summer time treat, you'll have to wait a little longer; and you can blame it on the rain.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 3:59 PM EDT2013-06-17 19:59:22 GMT
The third annual golf tournament to benefit the Epilepsy Foundation of Vermont is set for Monday June 24. Proceeds will benefit the good works of the foundation in the battle to fight the disease andMore >>
Epilepsy Foundation Golf Tournament set for Monday JUne 24 in South Burlington, Vermont.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 12:35 PM EDT2013-06-17 16:35:26 GMT
One of the men involved in the Danby, Vt. incident and who was shot has died. Police say the body of Aaron Allen, 28, of Hudson Falls, N.Y., is being transported to the Vermont Medical Examiner's officeMore >>
The man who was shot in the Danby, Vt. incident has died.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 10:31 AM EDT2013-06-17 14:31:22 GMT
Burlington Police are investigating a stabbing that happened early Sunday morning on Lower Church Street.Police say they found a 22-year-old man who had been stabbed in his upper body. The man was takenMore >>
Burlington Police are investigating a stabbing that happened early Sunday morning on Lower Church Street.More >>
KILLINGTON, Vt. -
People skiing out of bounds are draining Vermont State Police of their time and money. More than 40 have gotten lost so far this season. Police say every one of those search and rescues were avoidable.
I first reported on this Monday... since then, there have been even more skiers lost on Killington Mountain. We asked what changes will be made to prevent this.
"It's frustrating," Captain Robert Evans said.
Vermont State Police are fed up with people who intentionally ski out of bounds, get lost and then have to call for help to get out of the woods.
"It's just individuals making bad decisions," Captain Evans said.
Because there have been so many out of bound skiers already this season, I asked Captain Evans what actions they can take immediately. They're starting with a new code. Troopers who respond to these search and rescue missions will write that on their time sheet, so that the number of hours and your tax payer dollars can be tracked.
"If we see a spike this year, then we need to get together with our partners and see how we can do things differently," Captain Evans said.
Because when troopers are on the mountain, they're not on the streets, which means it's going to take longer for them to respond to your call.
"That's just one less trooper that we have out on the road to respond to a burglary, complaint or an accident," the Captain said.
Almost every single out of bounds skier has been from out of state, so educating everyone on the dangers of potentially being stranded in the wilderness could be part of the future prevention plan. But police say what already exists is obvious.
"They're spending thousands of dollars on ropes and signage and those kinds of things, the problem is the people ski right by the signs, they go right underneath the ropes and they're in the back country," Captain Evans said.
Skiing out of bounds is technically illegal, but people are rarely charged because police don't want anyone to fear calling if they're in danger.
We reached out to law makers to see if the legislature plans to take up the topic this session, and find a way to be compensated financially by the lost skiers, but we did not hear back yet.
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