Record $590 million Powerball winner in Florida is former East Millinocket resident — Penobscot — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine

You sure are lucky if you live in the shadow of Katahdin. An East Millinocket former resident is the winner of the $590 million powerball.

Record Powerball winner in Florida is former East Millinocket resident — Penobscot — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine.


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Katahdin from Lake Millinocket on January 13, 2013


Many thanks to the folks at the Maine 2013 Highpointers convention for this nifty photo of Katahdin in the snow. We’ve embellished it. You can see the original at the Maine convention page.


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Where Does Sun First Rise in Maine?

Mars hill maine windmills at sunsetA Bangor article notes that the sun first rises in Maine on Aroostook County highpoint Mars Hill from March 25 to Sept. 18. This flies in the face of the usual concept that the run rises first at Maine’s further east point (in southeast Maine on the coast). But the article notes that in the summer the days are longer the further north you go.


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Baxter Park Opens Week Later Than Usual Because of Cold Weather

Baxter Park’s open on May 23 was nearly a week later than its usual May 15 date because of late cold weather.


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Hiker Frostbitten After Night on Katahdin

A hiker separated from his group was frostbitten after spending a night on Katahdin.


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Katahdin: Mountain of the People

Jack Perkins narrates a DVD Katahdin: Mountain of the People which is available at Amazon.


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Bangor News Profile of Maine Climbing Legend Jon Tierney


Bangor News has a profile of Jon Tierney whose credits include a book on technical climbing in Baxter Park. He’s a fixture in Maine climbing circle and owns the outdoor store Alpenglow.


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Don’t Try to Find Baxter State Park’s Office on Your GPS

Here’s an amusing tale of the pitfalls of commercial GPS — specifically for people looking for the headquarters of the Baxter State Park. The units try to send them to Katahdin summit!


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Baxter State Park Management Plan Hearing

People at a hearing on Baxter Park’s Management Plan say they want fees to be affordable noting that prices are now per person rather than per group as in the past.


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WLBZ-TV Crew Member Airlifted After Fall on Katahdin Knife Edge

Dan Frye, a member of WLBZ-TV fell 10-12 feet off the Knife Edge on Katahdin and was airlifted off the mountain by the Maine Army National Guard Blackhawk medivac helicopter from the 126th National Guard Medivac Unit on July 15


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