Stowe Mountain Rescue may be best known as the intrepid crew that plucks injured, lost or unprepared hikers from the sides of mountains, but the outfit is now better prepared to brave the current at lower elevations, too.

Along with most of their possessions, a family lost their husky-pit bull mixed-breed dog in a fire last Thursday night.

On Nov. 11, Stowe Mountain Rescue came to the aid of two college kids who hatched an ambitious plan to climb to the ridge of Mt. Mansfield but started their day in Connecticut.

Stowe Mountain Rescue is co-hosting a free event, called the MTN 3 Project, with Sunrise Mountain Guides and MountainOps on Saturday, Nov. 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m, at the Lodge at Spruce Peak at Stowe to help prepare people for their adventures in the backcountry this winter.

Two people who live at the same Wolcott house, one of them a Morristown Elementary School janitor, were arrested at their shared home last week for sex crimes related to child pornography.

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