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John Harrigan

John Harrigan -- Deer, coyotes, ravens: Emerging signs of spring

There are coyotes all around me, and I've never considered them a problem or a threat, just a fact of life - part of the scene and at times pretty good company.

Dick Pinney

Dick Pinney's Guidelines: Heading to fish Lake Ontario with an old friend

We'll be heading to Lake Ontario sometime within a week or so and this is more than just a fishing trip.

Stacey Cole

Cheryl Kimball's Nature Talks: Time to open the windows and let sounds of nature in

Like muscle memory in sports, the arrival of a new season sets up sensory expectations. In the case of spring, hearing is a key one of the five senses called into service.

Animals

Scottish Highland Cattle
Scottish Highland cattle at Prospect Farm in Lisbon which held an Earth Day tour on Tuesday.
John Koziol

Prospect Farm's Earth Day about local growth

Owners of Prospect Farm marked Earth Day with a “meet your meat” event that showed where food products come from.

This Week's Rare Bird Alert

This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, April 16.

Outdoors

Ice near Six-Mile Island on Lake Winnipesaukee, just to the southeast of Center Harbor, taken by plane Tuesday morning.

Lake Winnipesaukee ice-out expected today

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After a long and cold winter, a sure sign of spring is expected to emerge today, as ice-out on Lake Winnipesaukee appears imminent.

As attested to by this clock, ice out occurred on Forest Lake in Whitefield at 7:47 p.m., April 18. The Whitefield Lions Club has sponsored an  “Ice Out” contest on Forest Lake for three years .

Ice Out Declared on Forest Lake

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Forest Lake ice-out means cash for Lion's Clubfield Lions Club.

Shaheen touts land conservation fund

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As part of an ongoing effort to convince federal officials to continue the mechanism to conserve lands, area residents and businesses must let their legislators know the importance of sustainable land management.

Perkins retiring from Jackson Ski Touring Foundation

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The man who helped make Jackson the cross-country ski capital it is today is hanging up his Executive Director skis after 38 years. Thom Perkins is retiring from the Jackson Ski Touring Foundation.

Spring skiing was a bit cooler than expected with even a few flakes of snow on Saturday, but a lot more snow than expected for closing weekend at Cannon Mountain with plenty of snow on 46 trails, the most number of trails opened in the Granite State of the last four resorts still operating.  Skiers and riders enjoyed great conditions to end their season with a blast.

Cannon closes out season with 46 trails open

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Cannon Mountain is closing their season with the most number of skiable trails in New Hampshire, 46, and reporting they had a good season.

Officer says video of snowmobilers' moose meeting shows what not to do

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A New Hampshire couple's close encounter with a charging moose in Maine, captured on video and posted online, could have quickly turned deadly, a Fish and Game conservation officer said Saturday. Janis and Bob Powell of Belmont on Friday posted a two-minute YouTube video of the scary incident, which happened while they were riding snowmobiles in Jackman, Maine. By early Saturday evening, the video had gotten more than 5,200 views.

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