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John Harrigan

Moving on with a Pinpoint on a map

RECENTLY, I RECEIVED a query from a longtime reader as to how I managed to get a camp on a leased lot on government land in the Connecticut Lakes Headwaters Tract. This was not the first time I'd had this question.

Dick Pinney

Seacoast, Maine border region offer fantastic ice fishing opportunities

THERE'S A LOT of places that we love to ice fish, but many of them are small enough that we avoid naming them in a column for fear that it would bring too much fishing pressure on them. But there are quite a few larger bodies of water (or ice as in this column) that we don't have any problem mentioning.

Nature Talks

Beech trees hang on to many of their leaves in the winter; dried leaves on groupings like these young trees make a chattering sound in the breeze.

Cheryl Kimball's Nature Talks: The beech tree is clearly her favorite

MANY INDIVIDUAL trees in various places are trees I would call my favorites. The catalpa tree beside our barn, for instance, is glorious when at full bloom around the Fourth of July.


Ben Morris, 13, and Adam Morris, 16, sons of Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce president Donna Morris, spent the snow day with Sasha, a resident of the Salem Animal Rescue League. The shelter sent many of its animals to “blizzard foster homes” in advance of the storm. The critters that stayed behind were cared for by two staffers that spent Tuesday night at the shelter.

Lucky shelter dogs and cats weather storm in foster homes

For some lucky dogs and cats from the Salem Animal Rescue League, Wednesday’s snowstorm meant the chance to enjoy the simple comforts of home.

Angie Carter of Penacook races her sled dogs in last year’s Laconia World Championship Sled Dog Derby.

Sled dog race officials happy to see the snow

Jim Lyman was on the grounds of the Laconia Country Club Monday, placing markers in the ground so that the trail crews readying the runs for 86th Laconia World Championship Sled Dog Derby will have guides after the big snow storm passes through.


Last Week's Rare Bird Alert


This is New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Monday, Jan. 19.

Death by chocolate: A problem for NH bears


New Hampshire wildlife officials are drawing up a proposal to curb the use of chocolate as bait by hunters seeking to draw black bears out of the woods after four of the wild animals were found dead at a trapping site from an overdose of the treat.

Pats Peak Ski Area in Henniker is offering a special Diversity Day pay-one-price pass in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday.

Diversity Day in honor of MLK at Pats Peak


The 14th Annual Diversity Day in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. will be observed Monday at Pats Peak Ski Area with a special price along with cultural activities in the lodge.

Last Week's Rare Bird Alert


This is New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Monday, Jan. 12.

Beavers help environment, but conflicts with humans can arise


Moose and deer, wood frogs and salamanders, mergansers and great blue herons, otters and weasels - all thrive in the habitats created by beavers.

F&G: Pay no attention to all the helicopters


Fish and Game Department is advising North Country residents not to be concerned if they spot a low-flying helicopter overhead in the coming weeks. It's looking for moose.

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