Midday Newscast, December 8, 2008

Vermont’s third deer season got under way this weekend when hunters took their muzzle loaders into the woods; some in the ski industry say last week’s sale of Okemo Mountain Resort could signal a new era of ownership shifts; more…

Funding the Department of Fish and Wildlife

The Department of Fish and Wildlife is funded primarily by the license fees paid for hunting and fishing. But those activities are declining, a situation that calls into question how the department is funded. We talk with former Fish and Wildlife commissioner Steve Wright and Ed Gallo of the Vermont Hunters Anglers and Trappers Association. Also, how snarls of traffic are affecting the Upper Valley, and essayist Tim Johnson commiserates with fellow flu sufferers.

NRC says Vermont Yankee can extend its license

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s staff has concluded that Vermont Yankee can extend its operating license for 20 years. NRC spokesman Neil Sheehan says today’s report is a key milestone in whether the Vernon plant can continue operating beyond 2012.

VPR Evening News September 26th 2007

Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff was in Vermont to approve “enhanced driver’s licenses”; Bob Kinzel explains what the new enhanced driver’s licenses look like, and how they work; Officials from the Centers for Disease Control hear from Vermonters about chloramine; Behind the scenes at the setup for tonight’s presidential debate at Dartmouth College; and commentator Howard Coffin was surprised by a World War II relic that appeared in the skies over Montpelier.