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John Harrigan: Skier's tumble offers lessons on two fronts

The incredible story of a high-country skier who survived a plunge on an ice slab on Mount Adams made good news for two reasons - his survival and the free flow of information.

Dick Pinney

Dick Pinney's Guidelines: Walk the extra mile for good trout fishing

With many of the major trout streams still frozen over and others that are open being colored-up from run-off, it's pretty hard for the dyed-in-the-wool trout stream angler to find conditions that are favorable to good fishing.

Stacey Cole

Nature Talks: Temperature is key to when raccoons become active

Raccoons were on the mind of a Hooksett couple as expressed in a March 9 letter.

Animals

This Week's Rare Bird Alert

This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, April 9.

Lisa LeBlanc, executive director of A Safe Place in Portsmouth, knows first-hand the impact of abuse in a home.

Efforts on rise to protect pets from domestic violence

Family pets often end up on the front lines of domestic violence. That's why protecting pets has become part of the mosaic of services offered to abuse victims.

Outdoors

AMC ready for start of 2014 season in NH's outdoors

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With the start of spring skiing in nearby Tuckerman Ravine, the Appalachian Mountain Club has entered its 2014 season, albeit with less fanfare than last year when it observed the 125th anniversary of its White Mountain huts, but with the same commitment to conservation, recreation and education.

Spring a busy time on the Londonderry Rail Trail

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Londonderry Trailways group readying for a public celebration early next month as they prepare the trail for busy April vacation week.

Bear canisters a better way to outsmart crafty bruins

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Increasing incidents of black bears getting into campers' food supplies in the backcountry have officials urging backpackers to use special care when storing their foodstuffs and smelly toiletries before retiring for the night.

Bertie Holland, a representative from Peter’s Fund Racer, receives a $5,260 check from Lori Rowell, right, director of marketing at Pats Peak Ski Area as part of the “SPF Days Go Sun Smart” special.

Pats Peak fundraiser benefits melanoma research

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Pats Peak Ski Area helped raise money for melanoma research during its March online special, which benefited several charity organizations.

Ali Burkhamer, 12, tests the temperature of the water where 230 trout eggs are getting ready to hatch in the tank at Weare Middle School.

Raising fish hooks Weare kids on learning

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Keeping 230 trout eggs at just the right temperature is the challenge for students at Weare Middle School, but the fish are starting to hatch and the kids will have a chance to watch them grow before releasing them into the wild.

Volunteers needed for Londonderry clean-up events

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Roadside Pride and Beautify Londonderry initiatives to begin this month. Volunteers will clear streets of litter, plant flowers and spread mulch around town.

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