BURKE - After an avalanche of information Thursday traveled from Jay Peak all the way down to Burke Mountain, Friday was spent digesting Thursday's big news. Four new lodges at Burke! 150,000 people per year! But what do these numbers - and the grand plans that accompany them - mean for residents of the Northeast Kingdom?
BURKE - Steve Mahon started designing his own winter face masks to keep himself warm as he groomed the trails at Burke Mountain. Now in his third year of production, Mahon's hobby, which he started to keep himself warm on Burke Mountain, has evolved into Face, Mahon's own winter face mask brand.
BURKE - As the leaves change and the nights get colder, more and more people start asking, "When will winter start?" The employees at East Burke Sports are wondering the same thing. Now is the time of year when East Burke Sports, and many other sports stores, start switching out pedals for poles and make the transition from bike shop to ski shop. As ski season opens, the stores are hoping to see the same success they had during bike season.
EAST BURKE - Burke Mountain is taking new ownership to a whole new level with new snow guns coming to the kingdom.
On Tuesday crews were working on the 140 new snow guns that arrived late last week. The snow guns came to Burke from Wachusett Mountain in Massachusetts and are being prepared for installation.
BURKE - Burke Town School students hit walk and roll day in full stride.
EAST BURKE - Youth Turkey Hunting weekend is right around the corner, and at Rick's Gun Shop, guns and hunting tags have been flying off the shelf.