PeakCM, State at Odds Over Hotel Contract

QBurke HotelBURKE – PeakCM President Jerry Davis says the Department of Financial Regulation has not contacted him to resolve a major Q Burke hotel contract issue, despite the fact that it appeared the agency would do so at some point this week.

 

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Hotel Contractor Says Shutdown Still Possible

QBurke HotelBURKE - PeakCM President Jerry Davis says the State approved some of the money he was owed for the Q Burke hotel project on Friday, but the operation could still be shut down this weekend because of ongoing issues with equipment expenses.

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Lt. Gov. Scott Comments on Hotel Issues

QBurke HotelBURKE - The Vermont Attorney General's office and Governor Peter Shumlin's office will look into the situation at Q Burke, according to Lt. Governor Phil Scott.

PeakCM, the general contractor for the project, sent a letter to Scott and Governor Peter Shumlin on Thursday requesting that they get involved and force the Department of Financial Regulation to approve previous invoices so that the company can be paid.

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Hotel Contractor Wants Gov. Shumlin to Intervene

QBurke HotelBURKE – The general contractor for the Q Burke hotel project has asked Governor Peter Shumlin and Lt. Governor Phil Scott to intervene and force the state to approve delayed payments. PeakCM sent a letter to both offices yesterday requesting that Vermont's top state officials step in to resolve the situation. PeakCM President Jerry Davis says he will shut the project down at 4 p.m. today if issues with late payments are not fixed.

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Q Burke Hotel Contractor Threatens Shutdown

QBurke HotelBURKE – The general contractor for the Q Burke hotel construction project will shut down the operation this Friday if issues with payments are not corrected.

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Solar Panels to Power School

Solar Panels to Power SchoolWEST BURKE - A local school is going solar this year as two thousand two hundred and fifty solar panels are going to be installed in a gravel pit off of Route 5 in West Burke. The energy they produce is going to help power Lyndon Institute, saving them money and energy.

 

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Biker Hit by Car

bikerthumbBURKE - Pascal Rozon, 40, of Vaudreul-Sur-Le-Lac, Quebec, was injured as he was hit by a car on Alpine Mountain Road.

 

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Q Burke Looking to Fill Jobs

QBurke HotelBURKE – Rooms are bare and construction crews are busy painting and prepping the new Q Burke hotel, but those overseeing the project are already looking ahead to when the first guests arrive. Hiring is the top priority between now and the hotel's grand opening on December 11.

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Fall Foliage Festival 2015

burke fall foliageBURKE – Driving for nine hours may sound like too much for some, but for others, the Burke Fall Foliage Festival is well worth it. From the Northeast Kingdom to South Dakota, the event attracted crowds from everywhere.

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Kingdom Trails among the Best

kingdom trailsEAST BURKE— Its been mentioned by the National Geographic as one of the top mountain bikes in America. The Trails, which consist over 100 miles, oversee beautiful Vermont sceneries which are used for hiking, biking, cross-country ski and snow shoes trails.

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Burke Furniture Maker Receives Grant

Burke FurnitureBURKE – A local furniture company has streamlined its manufacturing process thanks to a grant from the Working Lands Enterprise Initiative. Doug Clarner, co-founder of the Vermont Table Company, purchased a laser printer with the funding, which totaled $9,000.

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Construction Begins for Burke Bridge

Burkburke bridge constructione – Residents of West Burke may encounter a hiccup during their daily commutes over the next month. After   years of harsh weather and the resulting deterioration, the bridge connecting Burke Hollow Road to Route 5 in  West Burke is undergoing construction.

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More Snow Blowing for Burke

burke mountainBURKE - 20 state of the art energy efficient fan guns, as well as the construction of a new summit booster pump station, are part of a million dollar snow-making expansion.

 

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ReVote for RV's

rv votingBURKE- The recently voted upon Recreational Vehicle parking ban in Burke is heading for a revote. The vote had previously passed to allow parking of RV's anywhere in Burke by just one vote.

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Burke Votes on RV Parking

rv votingBURKE - Burke residents are voting today on a hot topic that is months in the making, the parking of RV's on campsites and other private property. Mike Mathers, Burke property owner, had proposed to allow recreational use campgrounds in East and West Burke Villages.

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East Burke Bridge Construction

Burke BridgeBURKE - A construction project that begins this week in East Burke will have major impacts on anyone driving through the area. Vermont Agency of Transportation crews will be replacing the single-span bridge over the Dish Mill Brook on Route 114.

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Maintaining the Kingdom Trails

kingdom trails maintenanceBURKE - With summer almost here, that means biking and hiking trails will be opening up shortly. But in the meantime, Kingdom Trails still has a lot of maintenance work that needs to be done on their trails.

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A Hot Spot during Chilly Weather

NordicTrails2BURKE- While the weather remains chilly and many Vermont residents are questioning when the spring weather will arrive, Kingdom Trails continues to be a hot spot for residents who enjoy outdoor activities.  Utilizing the Lyndonville and Burke area trails for different sports depends on the weather conditions. 

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Chairlift Evacuation at QBurke

chairliftevacBURKE -   The Mid Burke Express chairlift is running after Qburke Mountain Resort had an emergency evacuation of the lift on Saturday.


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Q Burke Hotel Eyes December Open

burkehotelBURKE- Q Burke Mountain is working towards adding a new piece to their ensemble; a new hotel.  Although a year behind schedule, the final deadline has been set and the hotel is expected to be completed by December of 2015.

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Renovations Heading to Burke

Burke Bridge BURKE - After a harsh winter, Burke's roads are in need of renovations. From the interstate to the streets, Burke will be keeping V-Trans busy during the next couple of months. The bridge heading northbound of I-91 is one section that was hit hard by this season's freezing temperatures. 

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Burke School Spends to Save

Boiler ThumbBURKE - The Burke Town School has saved money, and it wasn’t cheap. After three years of planning and spending $450,000 to upgrade to their heating system, the school is finally reaping the benefits.

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Where to Move the RV's?

rv burkeBURKE- The Burke Select Board will have to have an upcoming meeting to decide on what to do with Recreational Vehicles in the East and West Villages. Currently, there are no campgrounds in the villages because the town decided it was not equipped to have such areas.

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Jamming for Fun(d)

acoustic jamWEST BURKE - With all proceeds going to charity, West Burke was the place to be on this Valentine's Day weekend. It might have been frigid and the temperatures were blistering but at the senior meal, the dance floor was certainly heating up.

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One Found Dead at QBurke

q burke logoEAST BURKE - A 27-year-old St. Johnsbury woman was found dead by ski patrol on QBurke Mountain early Friday evening.

 

 

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