Tourist Businesses Try To Rebound

Vermont’s tourism industry is looking to bounce back this foliage season, after Tropical Storm Irene. Though certain sections of the state are still devastated, Vermont’s Commissioner of Tourism says Vermont is open for business.

Fall Foliage Frenzy

We talk with several folks who have a specific perspective on autumn colors.  Also, mycologists prepare for this weekend’s "FungiBlitz" in Montpelier. And an update on bats suffering from white nose syndrome.

VPR Evening News October 8th, 2007

A new report says most elements of the Vermont economy performed strongly during the first quarter of the new fiscal year; Warm weather, beautiful foliage and a three-day weekend added up to big business this weekend; A new state authority says Vermont can meet the goal of bringing broadband to all Vermonters in just over three years; New CEO appointed at Champlain Housing Trust; Rutland gets ready for a year-round Farmer’s Market.