Decades have passed since the last confirmed sighting of a catamount in
our region and wildlife biologists have have been unable to find
evidence of the animal, despite dozens of reported sightings each year. On March 2, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service made the Eastern Cougar’s extinction official.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced March 2 that the animal
known officially as the Eastern Cougar is, in fact, extinct. Decades
have passed since the last confirmed sighting of a catamount in Vermont.
VT Judiciary and Douglas Administration square off over proposed budget cuts;
enrollment for Catamount health falls short of projections; regional
initiative aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions gaining ground in
Northeast; NH fuel company fined $6,000 for 2 fuel spills in VT; Camp
Ta-Kum-Ta moving from Colchester; Deborah Luskin on boomers caught
between elderly parents and maturing children.
State officials are unsure why enrollment for Catamount
Health is not meeting the legislature’s projections; state GOP leaders say Tom
Salmon’s deployment to the Middle East is a legitimate
campaign issue this fall;