Annual Steak & Salmon Cookout on Thursday, July 21st

The Rangeley Region Guides’ and Sportsmen’s Association will host their annual steak & salmon cookout on Thursday, July 21st at their clubhouse on Old Skiway Road in Oquossoc. This event is open to the public.

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Annual Steak & Salmon Cookout on Thursday, July 21st

Maine and Memorial Day…some thoughts

“The 20th Maine Reg’t, Colonel Joshua L. Chamberlain, captured and held this position on the evening of July 20, 1863.

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Maine and Memorial Day…some thoughts

All Trails Celebration in Rangeley

By Kirby Holcombe Everybody loves a celebration, especially when it heralds advances in a sport you are passionate about. Just such an event will be held in Rangeley the weekend of June 25 and 26 called the “All Trails Celebration”.

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All Trails Celebration in Rangeley

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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Smelts