Vermont fall colors close to peak in higher elevations and Northeast Kingdom

first_imgFoliage is nearing peak color in the Northeast Kingdom and in higher elevations across the state.Vibrant foliage will continue to develop around Vermont, and most areas of the state will be displaying multiple stages of colorful foliage throughout the week. Foliage is close to peak color in the Northeast Kingdom and in higher elevations, including sections of the Green Mountains. Look for bright color between Jay Peak and St. Johnsbury, Stowe and Pittsfield, and Killington and Wilmington.‘Expect brilliant color in most locations this weekend, with peak color at the highest elevations,’ said Orange County Forester David Paganelli. ‘The lower elevations and southern areas should be peaking during the middle or end of next week.’The foliage progression will continue to unfold around Vermont over the next several days.‘There has been a considerable increase in fall color in southwestern Vermont over the last week and the area is building toward peak,’ said forester Mike White of Dorset. ‘Reds and oranges are particularly common now and most trees are showing at least some fall color, providing dramatic views that can be seen anywhere in the region. As the area approaches peak color, the views only get better by the day.’Best Bets: In northern Vermont, try Route 114 between Lyndonville and Norton, Route 105 from North Troy to East Charleston, Route 5A from West Burke to Westmore, and Route 111 between Derby Center and Island Pond.Elsewhere in the state, Interstate 89 from Northfield to Bolton offers beautiful views of orange, red and yellow foliage along the hillsides. Colorful foliage can also be found on Route 108 between Stowe and Cambridge, Route 100 between Warren and Stowe, and Route 12 between Montpelier and Elmore.Mountain gap roads offer quality foliage viewing as well. Try Route 73 between Rochester and Brandon, Route 125 between Middlebury and Hancock, and Route 17 between Waitsfield and Starksboro.Look for bright color on Route 100 between Pittsfield and Granville, Route 12 between Woodstock and Bethel, Route 106 between Springfield and Woodstock, and Route 5 along the Connecticut River. Also suggested are Route 140 between Wallingford and Mount Holly, Route 103 between Cuttingsville and Proctorsville, and Route 4 between Killington and Quechee.In southern Vermont, suggested drives include Route 11 between Peru and Chester, Route 100 between Jacksonville and Weston, Route 7 between Wallingford and Manchester, Route 30 between Winhall and Newfane, and Route 9 between Bennington and Wilmington.In general, higher elevations will offer the most panoramic views of emerging color across the valleys, and many low-lying marsh areas will offer some of the most vivid and varied fall color.Source: Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing. 9.28.2010The Vermont Hospitality Council advises making advance reservations because the most popular lodgings may fill early on busy weekends during the foliage season. Some innkeepers may require a minimum two-night stay, especially on busy weekends. Vermont tourism officials encourage visitors to take advantage of midweek specials during the foliage season as part of the statewide ‘Midweek Peek’ promotion. Deals range from discounted lodging to free Vermont products. For details, visit www.VermontVacation.com/midweek(link is external).last_img read more

Monday Points & Qualifiers

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Doebelin529 4625Doug Cook544 24WJohn Watson 3396Cody Brill548 3912BBryan Rigsby547 769JRJonathan Logue 5120MMark Leiting543 72.7CAndrew Claus563 109LMatthew Looft SportMods 11428AAutumn Anderson494 73.10DBrian Derry563 5366AAnthony Onstot543 7865JJoshua Appel535 41.7SFrank Billmeier571 94.286Kyle Sidles561 44.77TeJay Mielke571 6222AShawn Albers539 1014CLeah Wroten 9.52WWeston Koop587 112.21MRoss Marshall559 8.52XKevin Fee587 238Dakota Sproul574 13112RTravis Storjohann494 102.9Marcus Moede560 2890George Nordman569 5400XJeff Brunssen542 8335Bruce Egeland534 7325XJoe Feyen536 108.18DKevin Derry559 1432Nick Meyer493 60.78AJeffrey Anderson566 1122XKeith Sanders526 5849KCody Knecht540 8133DBrenden Damon534 54.12TTyrel Smith569 1247WXJames Kleinheskel494 8671Josh Larsen533 27.3AAustin Luellen578 13013TTaylor Musselman494 857IAndrew Inman533 66.57Daniel Hagen565 8724Brian Miller533 885Josh Sink533 8966Levi Chipp532 103.27Malik Sampson560 1379Benji Irvine 431Brayton Carter545 30.7Dustin Graham577 9411HHenry Henderson531 110.85Seth Janssen559 5022HCurt Hilmer543 6072Rick Ringgenberg540 329Greg Metz590 7608SRod Staats536 82.17KNic Kimmel562 259Tara Longnecker590 370Lucas Lamberies547 111XXXAustin Kaplan582 753Danny Roe536 10554Lynn Starry529 10613Thomas Van Dyke529 122.4WXJack Phillips555 10819BBrian Besaw528 688RChase Rudolf538 2432ZAlex Zwanzinger573 15311Austin Price492 26.77XCraig Clift578 85.39Mike Vogt562 118.75Phil Lusson557 11557Lynn Brockett494 1425RChad Ryerson578 121.555TTrevor Hudson556 13765Aaron Hilderman493 14533RRyan Roder493 667DDakoda Sellers539 10226Jason Carney529 7121VConnor VandeWeerd537 2122MMatt Petrzelka576 105.537Lenny Tucker560 107.78Matt Brown559 5.68ZZachary Ankrum588 223SMiles (Adam) Shelman576 117.6Bryan Keeney557 1514XAustin Schrage578 11040Shawn Harker526 21.22SSShay Simoneau580 11348John Albrecht494 12517Dawn Krall494 23.717Zach Swanson579 67.16TTyler Saathoff565 4599REArie Schouten545 1183DDaniel Gottschalk494 46.10AAustin Brauner570 39.12Korbin Nourse574 95.18ZZac Smith561 2677WTyler Watts571 111.01XMicah Lavrenz559 97.99Dellas Williams561 77.27KJason Kohl563 31.92Buck Schafroth577 63.2Corey Madden566 13.0Kyle Bond585 192PMichael Prutt 34.7WJeremy Wegner576 11195RLucas Robinson526 18.6AAdam Armstrong583 119.X70Jason Purvis557 902BRobert Moore532 15427SChad Shaw492last_img read more

Holcomb’s COVID-19 Response

first_imgStatewide—Governor Eric J. Holcomb has announced that Indiana small businesses are eligible for financial assistance under a disaster designation by the U.S. Small Business Administration.This declaration is in response to a formal request Gov. Holcomb submitted with the SBA on Tuesday, seeking assistance through the organization’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program for small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak in Indiana.“Small businesses play a critical role in driving Indiana’s economy forward, with more than 512,000 employing 1.2 million Hoosiers across the state,” Gov. Holcomb said. “These disaster loans will provide much needed financial support to small business owners who are weathering the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.”Under the program, small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, and nonprofits across the state are eligible to apply for low-interest loans up to $2 million to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue due to the COVID-19 outbreak. These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills incurred during this public health emergency. The loan interest rates for small businesses and nonprofits are 3.75% and 2.75%, respectively, with terms up to 30 years.To qualify for disaster loans, applicants must demonstrate credit history, the ability to repay the loan, and proof of physical presence in Indiana and working capital losses. Additionally, the Indiana Small Business Development Center, which has 10 regional offices throughout the state, will provide free business advising and application assistance for small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.To apply for loans or receive more information about the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program, visit SBA.gov/Disaster. Contact 1-800-659-2955 or disastercustomerservice@sba.gov with additional questions. The deadline to apply for the disaster loans is Dec. 18, 2020.last_img read more