Chamber gets new director

By Laura Dunham Special to the Irregular RANGELEY — A local woman who grew up on the shores of Rangeley Lakes has taken over as executive director for the Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce. Judy Morton grew up at the Town and Lake Motel on the edge of the lake owned by her parents Bev and Jo Morton. read more

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Smelts

By Kirby Holcombe “They came in an immense army, actually filling the streams here and there with a dense, struggling mass, which the natives captured by the bushel and by the barrel in nets, buckets, and pails.” This passage is from “CARRIE STEVENS” by Graydon and Leslie Hilyard, 2000. Sounds like a description of a smelt run, but these were blue -back trout in the early 1800’s. The blue- back trout was a favorite food of the brook trout in the Rangeley Lakes, and many feel they were the reason for the immense brook trout in our region.

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Maine Warden Service Pilot Gordon Dies in Plane Crash

####MAINE DEPARTMENT OF INLAND FISHERIES & WILDLIFE 284 State St., SHS 41, Augusta, ME 04333 www.mefishwildlife.com Public: Main Number is (207) 287-8000 *MEDIA: For more information, call IF&W Spokeswoman Deborah Turcotte at (207) 592-1164* FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARCH 25, 2011 **Maine Warden Service Pilot Dies in Plane Crash** AUGUSTA, Maine – Maine Warden Service Pilot Daryl Gordon, a 25-year veteran of this conservation law enforcement agency, has died in a plane crash. Pilot Gordon was reported as missing at approximately 8 p.m.

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All Set for the Weekend

All trails will be open for Saturday! That translates to 45km and 32 trails groomed for skate and classic. Weather permitting the Lake should provide some great skiing with excellent views.

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