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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

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

This Week's Rare Bird Alert

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

This Week's Rare Bird Alert

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

Outdoors

Mt. Washington warning: Spring a time of danger

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As skiers, snowboarders, hikers and spectators arrive on New England’s highest peak, spring dangers including falling ice, undermined snow, crevasses and possible avalanches abound, according to U.S. Forest Services snow rangers.

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.

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