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Mass. Hiker Located After Not Returning Home

by Christian Mower on March 28, 2017

 

Lincoln, NH – A Massachusetts man is safe after failing to make it home from hiking in the White Mountains. New Hampshire Fish and Game Lt. Bradley Morse said that 58-year-old Robie Gould from Westford was hiking solo from the Lincoln Woods Trail Parking area to the Zealand Campground in Bethlehem Sunday.

He arranged to have a friend pick him up at the Zealand Campground parking area in Bethlehem at approximately 6:00 p.m. He texted his friend at 2:45 p.m. from West Bond and stated that he would be late and not to pick him up and that he would find a ride back to his car on his own. Gould later cancelled those plans stating that he would be late and would find a ride back to his car on his own.

The next morning when no one heard back from Gould his friend called for assistance in locating him. Fish and Game sent conservation officers to the Zealand trail to hike to West Bond and inspect the Zealand Falls hut and Guyot campsite in route. Gould was located by Conservation Officers at approximately 2:00 p.m. on the Zealand trail

Gould was an experienced hiker and carried all the essential equipment for staying overnight in a winter environment. He was able to put on dry cloths and additional layers to stay warm and protected from the environment. In addition he covered up in a poncho and had a large commercial trash bag that he was able to get into to stay protected from the environment. Gould was unable to contact family and friends and inform them of his situation because he had no cell phone reception in the area he was hiking.

Fish and Game Officials said that this incident is a good reminder to anyone planning on recreating in the outdoors to hike with a partner or group and carry necessary equipment. Please visit www.hikesafe.com for a list of recommended winter hiking equipment.

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Old Man Of The Mountain Trail In The Works

by Christian Mower on March 27, 2017

 

Franconia Notch NH (AP) – New Hampshire is planning a new, universally accessible trail near the plaza dedicated to its famous fallen icon, the Old Man of the Mountain. The Old Man of the Mountain Profile Plaza in Franconia Notch was dedicated in 2011, eight years after the 40-foot-tall granite formation resembling a man’s face fell 1,200 feet to the ground.

The New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation wants to build a trail between the viewing place and the Profile Lake boat launch along the Franconia Notch Parkway, with a boardwalk in areas where there is not enough space between the road and the lake.

The project would be funded by the Old Man of the Mountain Legacy Fund. The parks division is presenting its plans April 6 at the Franconia Notch State Park headquarters.

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Concord, NH (AP) – Small businesses in New Hampshire’s Carroll, Rockingham and Strafford counties have until May 1 to file for federal economic injury disaster loans as a result of a drought that started last summer. The counties are adjacent to primary counties in Maine that were named in the declaration.

Under this declaration, the Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program is available to eligible farm-related and nonfarm-related entities that suffered financial losses as a direct result of the drought. Nurseries are eligible to apply for economic injury disaster loans for losses caused by drought conditions.

The loans are for working capital and can be up to $2 million with interest rates of 4 percent for eligible small businesses and 2.6 percent for nonprofit organizations, and terms up to 30 years.

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Cancellations And Delays

by Christian Mower on March 27, 2017

Monday – March 27th, 2017

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DOT Denies Request To Prohibit Parking On West Side Road

by Christian Mower March 24, 2017 Front Page News

Photo of Diana’s Bath courtesy of www. Northconwaynh.com   Conway, NH – It doesn’t look like congested parking near Diana’s Baths is going to change anytime soon. The Conway Board Of Selectmen sent a letter to the State DOT requesting that parking be banned on West Side Road in the area around Diana’s Baths based […]

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Snow Helps Make It A “Stella” Winter For Businesses In The Mount Washington Valley

by Christian Mower March 23, 2017 Front Page News

  North Conway, NH – In Mt Washington Valley, NH, the forecast of snow brings applause.  Snow is white gold here for the 13 ski resorts and XC Centers and all the lodging, dining, retail and attraction businesses that benefit from tourism.  With up to 200+-inches of snowfall reported at some of the resorts, this […]

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