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John Harrigan

John Harrigan's Woods, Water & Wildlife: On apples, bears and unlimited cod

DON'T ASK a question unless you want an answer, and that's what happened with last week's question about why apple crops, both domestic and wild, are so spotty.

Dick Pinney

Dick Pinney's Guidelines: Great Bay's natural resources declining

THIS COLUMN is a copy of a report about the decline of the Great Bay natural resources that has happened over the span of my 76 years of living and loving Great Bay, to be read into the U.S. Congressional Record during a hearing on the relative health of Great Bay.

Stacey Cole

Stacey Cole's Nature Talks: Hawks should be on the move in peak numbers

FOR AS LONG as I can remember as a bird watcher (“twitcher,” if I was in England), the month of September has been known as “Hawk Month.”


Bella, a chihuahua mix, is still missing in Auburn

Bella, a Chihuahua mix dog, has been missing for four days now and the public is being asked to keep an eye out for her.

The troublesome geese at Meredith's downtown parks are staying away from the imported fake coyotes now standing in the parks.

Fake coyotes helping Meredith geese problem

At the downtown's waterfront parks, the troublesome flocks of geese seem to be getting the town's message to stay away, thanks to two 3-foot-tall plastic and fiberglass coyote replicas.


Shed a few calories at the My Dogs are Barking 5K on Saturday at Derryfield Park on Bridge Bridge in Manchester.

My Dogs are Barking 5K Saturday in Manchester


Shed a few calories at the My Dogs are Barking 5K on Saturday at Derryfield Park on Bridge Bridge in Manchester. The tale wagging will start at 9 a.m., when a pet fair on site opens, and continue with the 3.1-mile run at 10 a.m., a fun run for kids at 11:15 a.m. and the Pet Step Dog Walk at noon.

Penny Wheeler-Abbot and Jim Watkins, members of the newly-formed Chocorua Lake Conservancy, pose Saturday on the Chocorua Lake Road bridge in Tamworth. The bridge, whose sides feature a wooden lattice that alternates the letters NH, is a popular place for visitors to take in the iconic view of the lake and Mount Chocorua.

Conservation groups join forces to protect Chocorua Lake Basin


After working complementarily for nearly 50 years, two nonprofit groups recently announced that they have merged to even better meet what is now their combined, singular mission to preserve and protect the Chocorua Lake Basin.

NH Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Sept. 9


This is New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, Sept. 9.

Medical maladies strike student, chaperone on hike in White Mountain National Forest


A Jesse Remington High School student and a chaperone, among a group of hikers in the White Mountain National Forest, had to be rescued separately Thursday when both suffered medical emergencies.

Cindy Ginn of Lyndeborough successfully completed Bow Hunter Education at the Pinnacle Mountain Fish & Game Club in Lyndeborough. Changes in the education program by New Hampshire Fish & Game now combines the course with Hunter Education. Ginn received her patch and card from instructor Al Menard.

Fish and Game to offer combined hunter, bow hunter education classes


New Hampshire Fish and Game has combined their Hunter Education and Bow Hunter Education programs as of Jan. 1 but offered a grace year allowing hunters to complete Bow Hunter Education if they have already passed Hunter Education instead of having to retake the entire program again.

Londonderry website to serve as outdoor recreation guide


Londonderry's first ever outdoor recreation guide, an interactive website where guests can go to plan their local adventures, is nearing completion.

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