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PINKHAM’S GRANT, N.H. – A Massachusetts man was located at a luxury hotel after an hours long search in the Presidential Range. According to New Hampshire Fish and Game Officials at 3:48 am Sunday 70–year-old Christophe Chamley was reported as overdue from a hike in the White Mountains by his wife when he didn’t return home.

His family did not have a hiking itinerary for him and Chamley was said to have a medical condition which added urgency.

Rescue teams from NH Fish and Game Androscoggin Valley Search and Rescue, Snow Rangers from the US Forest service and snow cat operators from the Mount Washington State park began rescue operations around 10:00 AM.

Rescuers were brought up to the top of Mt. Washington via snow cat and started searching the above tree line trails. While other search teams were deployed on trails below tree line and working up the mountain.

A National Guard Helicopter was brought in and started to search from the air.

While updating the family on the search missions authorities were informed by them that they had just spoke with the Mount Washington Hotel who told them that Chamley had checked in at 1:00 AM on the 23rd. After authorities confirmed that Chamley was in fact at the hotel they called off the search.

Chamley said he had taken a cab from AMC Pinkham to the Appalachia parking lot on route 2 in Randolph leaving there at 7:45AM. He said he summited Mt. Adams and Jefferson while on Jefferson he decided to bail off on the westerly side and go down the Caps Ridge Trail, to Jefferson Notch road to the Base road and down the Base Road to the Mount Washington Hotel checking in at 1:00 AM.

Authorities said that when he arrived at the hotel he sent a message to his wife which did not go through and he did not confirm that she had received his message.

Fish and Game Officials said in a statement “Failure to communicate plans and confirm that loved ones had received his message that he was all right caused the reporting of him overdue coupled with his age and medical condition caused an urgent response from Fish and Game where none was needed. A waste of time money and resources which could have easily been avoided. ”

 

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Mass. Man Injured In Hale Estates Rollover

by Christian Mower on April 24, 2018

 

A GMC truck that rolled over and crashed into a guardrail on Heather Hill Road late Saturday night ~ Photo Courtesy of Dorothy Lane

 
CONWAY, NH – There was a Rollover in Hale Estates this weekend. According to the Conway Police Lt. Christopher Mattei authorities were notified of a Rollover on Heather Hill Road at around 11:16 pm Saturday with the caller noting that there was beer around the vehicle.

When Officers arrived the found a 2001 GMC Sierra Pickup truck that had rolled over and crashed but there were no individuals with the vehicle.

Shortly after Police received a call from one of the passengers of the Truck who told them that after the accident they walked down to Transvale Acres because none of the 5 occupants could find their phones or get a call out after the accident.

The guardrail on Heather Hill Road in Hale Estates was smashed after a GMC truck crashed into it Saturday night. ~ Photo Courtesy of Dorothy Lane

 
After an investigation Police said they believe that 22-year-old Kenneth Haskell, of George Town Massachusetts, was driving down Heather Hill at a high rate of speed, lost control of the Truck on a sharp left hand turn causing the vehicle to skid and roll over being stopped by a guard rail.

Lt. Mattei said that they determined the cause of the crash to be excessive speed and that alcohol was not a factor.

Haskell was given a must appear summons for reckless operation.

Haskell received a non-life threatening injury in the crash and he along side 3 other passengers were transported to Memorial Hospital for evaluation and treatment of their injuries.

 

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Tony Zore sits down with Heather Phillips to discuss the Healthy Lifestyles Diabetes Prevention Program coming to Memorial Hospital on May 3rd, 5-6pm.

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STAY MWV Accepting Scholarship Applications

by Christian Mower on April 23, 2018

CONWAY, NH – S.T.A.Y. MWV is once again looking to help Mount Washington residents saddled with Student Debt. They are now accepting applications for student debt scholarships worth a collective $10,000. 

Their Annual Student Debt Scholarship helps pay back the student debt of our local young professionals, making it easier for young people to settle here.

Together with their partners, they have awarded $13,000 in student debt scholarships over the past two years. 

Scholarships will be given to several individuals in various career fields in the Mount Washington Valley. Scholarships include:

$1,000 sponsored by the Conway Area Lion’s Club and is earmarked for those in the medical/health care field with an emphasis on eye care.

Up to $3,000 sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of the Mt. Washington Valley and earmarked for teachers in SAU 9 or MSAD 72.

$1,000 sponsored by the Mountain Garden Club and is earmarked for those in an environmental or agricultural field.

$1,000 sponsored by the North Conway Rotary Club and is open to all those exemplify the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self”.

And the STAY MWV scholarship is $3,000 and is open to all.

To access the application online, head to: www.staymwv.com.

Applications must be postmarked by Friday May 11th and winners will be announced at the Leadership MWV gradation on June 5th.

STAY MWV is a group of young professionals in the Valley, whose mission is “to attract and retain a vibrant young professional population in the Mount Washington Valley.”

For more details email [email protected] or call the Chamber at 603-356-5701 ext 300.

 

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Forest Service Officials Plan Prescribed Burns For White Mountain National Forest

by Christian Mower April 23, 2018 Front Page News

  CAMPTON, NH – The White Mountain National Forest is planning to conduct prescribed burns in the coming weeks. Officials with the White Mountain National Forest said that the conditions from mid-April until the end of May are expected to be favorable for prescribed burns. Prescribed burns are planned in multiple towns in the Mount […]

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Drive Time Interview: Funergy Festival

by Tony Zore April 20, 2018 Drive Time Interviews

Tony Zore sits down with Colleen Cormack of 4 Our Kids Recycling Services to discuss their upcoming Funergy Festival. Fun activities to celebrate Earth Day will be happening this Sunday (4/22/18) from 10am-1pm at the North Conway Community Center. Click Here if audio fails. For more information check out 4 Our Kids Recycling Services on […]

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