Published DateSaturday, April 21
* Officials are defending a $7,000 bill the state handed a Massachusetts woman for her rescue after she got lost in the White Mountain National Forest last year, but the rescue volunteers who led her out of the woods called it unjustified.
* The Tuckerman Inferno and Wildcat Wildfire pentathlons take place today.
* Former Attitash CEO Phil Gravink, of Jackson, and and former Olympian Tyler Palmer, of Kearsarge, are inducted into the U.S. National Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame, and three New Hampshire authors are honored for their ski history books.
Tuesday, April 24
* It was a very ago than abandoned car belonging to 20-year-old Krista Dittmeyer was found in a parking lot at the base of Cranmore. Dittmeyer's body was found a few days later, and three men were subsequently arrested in connection with her murder.
* The Attorney General's office expects to formally charge the three men arrested in connection with Krista Dittmeyer's murder by mid-June. Anthony Papile, Michael Petelis and Trevor Fergurson have all been in custody since they were arrested last May, but they have yet to be indicted.
* A mystery donor has paid Conway's $3,000 share for the Blue Loon dial-a-ride bus service. Voters turned down the funding request in April.
* Approximately 4,000 New Hampshire Electric Cooperative customers in Jackson, Bartlett, Conway and North Conway lost power for about two hours Sunday evening due to a failed insulator on a transmission line.
* The Albany man accused of severely beating a 2-year-old boy last December could face more than 100 years in prison if found guilty of the more than a dozen charges filed by a grand jury last week.
* Police are investigating possible embezzlement from a local scholarship fund dedicated to music education. No arrests have been made.
* Trapp Family Lodge of Stowe, Vt. is the winning team in the 2012 Friends of Tuckerman Pentathlon Inferno.
Wednesday, April 25
* With enrollment declining, Bartlett School Board is considering going from two kindergarten teachers to one.
* A minor fender bending involving a police officer has caused Tamworth selectmen to rethink their new drug and alcohol policy for employees.
* Janine McLauchlan is the unanimous choice of her colleagues to continue as chairman of the Conway School Board.
* Vicki Harlow accepts her 12th term as Bartlett School Board chairman.
* Jackson Ski Touring Foundation has been rated the top cross-country ski area in the United States by the online website, America's Best Online.
Thursday, April 26
* Local, state and federal officials gather on the banks of the Saco River in Conway to announce $12 million in grants and loans to connect the Conway Village and North Conway sewer systems. "It means clean water for Earth Day," says Doug O'Brien, the U.S Department of Agriculture's deputy secretary for Rural Development.
* Officials for the Mount Washington Valley Cal Ripkin Baseball League discover that more than $3,000 in league equipment was damaged during Tropical Storm Irene.
* Two Carroll County men, including the present superintendent for SAU 13, are in the running for a superintendent's position for the Alton School District.
* Lindsay Cole, a science teacher at Kennett High School, was chosen Kennett High Employee of the Month for February.
* Curtis Kerbs has been appointed vice president of information systems at Memorial Hospital.
Friday, April 27
* Kennett High graduation is set for June 16; Fryeburg Academy graduates on May 27.
* A new criminal justice committee is looking for way to reduce recidivism in Carroll County, and business leaders will be asked to help in the effort by developing job opportunities for inmates when they get released.
* The redistricting of New Hampshire's House seats has created two large "float" districts in Carroll County, which critics say will be expensive to campaign in and difficult to serve.
* Valley Pride Day, the annual community-wide cleanup effort, will take place May 5.