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Snowflake school administrators to meet with concerned parent group

SNOWFLAKE - After a recent informal meeting of parents and community members concerned with alleged incidents of bullying, harassment and even possible sexual assault at Snowflake High School, school administrators have agreed to meet with them. According to Hollis Merrell, superintendent of Snowfla

WMI CENTRAL - 2018-01-16 12:00:00

Snowflake parents, community step up to the plate

Buy Now Allen Reidhead explains how he feels "there is a systemic issue in our schools that we are trying to address." Laura Singleton/The Independent Almost 40 members of the Snowflake community including parents, students, former and current educators with the district gathered at the Taylor-Snow


Army vet focuses sexual assault prevention seminars on youth

HEBER/OVERGAARD - Sexual harassment and assault prevention, according to a Navajo County man, is important to discuss with today's young people. Which is why Walt Blackman has offered to lead a series of seminars designed to educate and improve sexual assault and harassment prevention programs at lo


Four adolescents injured playing with fireworks

TAYLOR - At approximately 9:20 p.m. on January 1, the Taylor-Snowflake Fire and Medical Department (TSFMD) received an emergency call for injuries to four individuals in an area west of Snowflake. According to Assistant Fire Chief Willie Nelson of TSFMD, a group of four or five males ranging in age


Snowflake Republican joins LD6 race

An Army veteran who lives in Snowflake has thrown his hat into the Legislative District 6 race. Republican Walt Blackman announced he will run for one of the district's two state House of Representatives seats. According to his website, Blackman spent almost 22 years in the United States Army as a f


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Snowflake woman could face heroin sales charges

SNOWFLAKE - A Navajo County woman is facing possible charges of selling heroin after a raid at her home Dec. 20. Samantha Mcintyre, 41, lives in the 300 block of West 1 1/2 North Street with her elderly mother. Navajo County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Apprehension Team Lt. and Public Information


Cougars unseat D4 power as Witt Duals champs

The Show Low wrestling team bested their competition recently in its first major tournament since winning the 3A state championship in February. The host Cougars defeated perennial Witt Duals champion Morenci, 39-35, in the final of the team bracket to win the tourney championship at Show Low High o


Former S. Burlington restaurant owner charged with embezzling

The former owner of the Sugarhouse Bar & Grill in South Burlington has been charged by the Chittenden County State's Attorney Office with embezzling more than $168,000. The charge against Nicholas Bermudez, 32, stems from Bermudez's sale of break-open tickets at his former bar and restaurant. Bermud

BURLINGTON FREE PRESS - 2018-01-17 23:56:16

Robbery suspect no stranger to crime

This BB gun was used by Nathan Giffin to hold up the VSECU on Tuesday, triggering a series of events that led to Giffin being shot to death by police on the soccer field behind Montpelier High School, police said. Provided photo MONTPELIER - An Essex man shot and killed by police after an armed stan

TIMES-ARGUS - 2018-01-17 21:31:57

Car breaks through ice on Lake Champlain, drivers blame GPS directions

BURLINGTON, Vt. - The Coast Guard in Burlington tells Local 22 & Local 44 News there is a car stuck in Lake Champlain. The drivers blame it on GPS. On Saturday, a Jeep broke through ice just off the boat ramp near the Coast Guard station. With fresh ice and snow, the car is currently not visible. Ta

MYCHAMPLAINVALLEY.COM - 2018-01-17 22:38:15

Burlington drivers squeezed by new protected bike lanes

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) A new designated bike lane on Burlington's Union Street is designed to protect riders, but critics say it's just a waste of taxpayer money. In sun or snow, people bike year-round on North and South Union Street. And while the protected lane makes it easier for cyclists, driver

WCAX - 2018-01-18 01:38:00

Traveler Beer Co. Releases Lucky Traveler Shandy

BURLINGTON, Vt. - Some people keep rabbits' feet on their person. Others don't wash their socks all season long. Salt has been thrown over too many shoulders to count. As we make that transition from winter to spring, Traveler Beer Company is bringing their drinkers a brand-new twist of fate, Lucky

BREWBOUND.COM - 2018-01-17 17:30:20

Amid heightened need, another homeless shelter opens in Burlington

Jan Demers, executive director of the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity, speaks at a news conference about Burlington's growing homeless population. BURLINGTON - A bitterly cold winter is intensifying Burlington's need for more beds and shelters for homeless people, advocates say. Spec

VTDIGGER - 2018-01-17 21:32:50

Homeless advocates employ pop up shelters during deep freeze

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) Burlington city officials say winter shelters have been critical in helping the city's homeless population during the recent deep freeze. Community leaders were joined by Mayor Miro Weinberger at the Spectrum Youth and Family Services warming shelter to speak about the heavy u

WCAX - 2018-01-18 00:01:00

Granite City man accused of exchanging heroin for a gun

BURLINGTON - A Granite City felon scheduled to be sentenced in March on a federal charge of possessing a handgun now faces an additional charge of trading drugs for another gun. Eric Goldstein-Purdue, 26, was indicted last week in U.S. District Court in Burlington on a felony charge of possessing a

TIMES-ARGUS - 2018-01-16 18:21:21

Disciplinary difficulties prompt suspension of Michelle MacDonald's law license

Attorney and former state Supreme Court candidate Michelle MacDonald has had her license to practice law in Minnesota suspended for 60 days, state regulators announced Wednesday. The suspension by the same court MacDonald wished to join includes a two-year probationary period. The Office of Lawyers

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE - 2018-01-17 22:47:00

Gymnastics: Wingers fourth in Farmington

Bergin took second place on the vault with a 9.35, and second in the all-around with a 34. Hanson took third on the parallel uneven bars with an 8.3, while Bergin was fourth with an 8.25. With an 8.4, Hanson was fifth on the floor, and with an even 33, was third in the all-around. "We are seeing som

REPUBLICAN-EAGLE - 2018-01-16 15:03:19

Big Game Big Give promises lavish Super Bowl party in Edina

Superstar Jamie Foxx soon will jet into the Twin Cities to host one of the Super Bowl's most exclusive, star-studded parties - in Edina, of course. Foxx will host the Big Game Big Give party on Feb. 3 at the Edina home of Novu CEO and philanthropist Tom Wicka and his wife, Angie. Party proceeds will

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE - 2018-01-18 02:24:00

Minnesota Weather: Snowstorm Likely To Impact Monday Commute

There is a good chance for a winter storm Sunday and Monday in the Twin Cities, with several inches of accumulation possible. However, forecasters say it's too early to say exactly how much snow will fall. AccuWeather reports that possible snow will start Sunday and continue through Monday morning.

PATCH - 2018-01-17 14:45:01