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Pinkham Notch, NH – Wildcat Mountain is once again the last ski area in the granite state to be offering lift-serviced skiing and riding for a ninth season in-a-row.

Following a brief wildcat-still-openweather closure on Tuesday and Wednesday, Wildcat re-opened Thursday upholding its reputation as New Hampshire’s spring ski area and is scheduled to operate through the weekend currently offering 21 trails and 2 lifts, including the high-speed Wildcat Express summit quad and the Snowcat triple chair.

At this time, spring discount ticket rates are $49 for adults and $39 for young adults, juniors & seniors, but the area is offering a “Youth Pay Your Age” discount for ages 6-18 on Sunday, April 26.

Wildcat Mountain is scheduled to be closed Monday, April 27 through Friday, May 1 and is planning to re-open again for the weekend of Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3, conditions and weather permitting. Wildcat Mountain was the first ski area open in New Hampshire for the 2014/15 season and began operating back on November 9, 2014.

Up-to-date information including snow report, spring ticket rates and discounts, and 2015/16 season passes on sale now and valid at all three New Hampshire Peak Resorts ski areas including Wildcat Mountain, nearby Attitash Mountain Resort and Crotched Mountain, is available at www.skiwildcat.com.

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conway-odNorth Conway, NH – A fight at the Sea Dog resulted in a man being taken to the hospital.

According to Conway Police at around 12:30 am Sunday Officers responded to the restaurant, and found a man with lacerations to his head. Lt. Christopher Mattei told the Conway Daily Sun that several individuals appeared to be involved including one man who fled the scene. He also said that the lacerations on the man were a direct result of being cut by a broken window, and he was taken to Memorial Hospital for treatment.

As a Standard procedure the state Liquor Commission will be investigating the incident as well. The case is still under investigation, and it is not known if any charges will be filed.

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ConKennette highway N.H. – Candidates for the SAU 9 Assistant Superintendent job will be getting interviews next month. According to the Conway Daily Sun the list has been narrowed down from 8 candidates the top 4.

The one-year interim position was created by the SAU 9 Board after members couldn’t find a candidate to fill the shoes of current Superintendent Carl Nelson, who is retiring. They tried three different searches over the past year to try to fill the Superintendent position but were unsuccessful, so they decided the next best thing is an interim plan. Nelson will serves as a consultant starting in July with Kevin Richard serving as the interim superintendent. The interviews are set to being in after the April break.

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Bartlett Gets New Police Chief.

by Christian Mower on April 21, 2015

Bartlett N.H. – Janet Hadley Champlin has become the first female police chief in the history of Carroll County.

FBI graduation photoShe was serving as the interim Police chief for Bartlett since January when Tim Connifey retired. According to the Conway Daily Sun she was sworn in on Friday in a packed room filled with her friends, family, and fellow Law enforcement officers from across the state.

The new Chief has a long history of enforcing the law first joining the Portsmouth Police Department in 1988 and serving there for 20 years. She also served as a detective for the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Drug Task Force and in the Bureau of Investigative Services until retiring in 2008. Champlin can only work 32 hours a week in order for her to continue collecting her retirement benefits from Portsmouth.

During the Ceremony Champlin thanked all her fellow law enforcement officers and said “I look forward to us solving crimes and making our community better than it is today.”

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White Mountain National Forest Artist-in-Residence Program Application Date Extended

by Christian Mower April 21, 2015 Front Page News

Campton, NH – The deadline to apply for the White Mountain National Forest Artist-in-Residence program has been extended to next week. The Program is an opportunity for professional and emerging artists from around the country to practice their particular form of art while utilizing the beauty of the White Mountains as their inspiration. Selected artist […]

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NH Judicial Branch Looking To Fast Track Felony Cases

by Christian Mower April 20, 2015 Front Page News

Concord NH – The New Hampshire Judicial Branch wants to streamline how felony cases are handled and overhaul a process that dates back to when judges rode horses to court and grand juries sat only twice a year. The state Senate passed a bill that would have all felonies filed in Superior Court, bypassing District […]

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