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World Cup Biathlon moves to Fort Kent | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

World Cup Biathlon moves to Fort Kent | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.

WORLD CUP NO. 8

WHERE: 10th Mountain Ski Center, Fort Kent

THURSDAY: Men’s 10K sprint

FRIDAY: Women’s 7.5K sprint

SATURDAY: Men’s 12.5K pursuit and women’s 10K pursuit

SUNDAY: Men’s 15K mass start and women’s 12.5K mass start

Nordic skiing enjoys resurgence in northern Maine | Bangor Daily News

Nordic skiing enjoys resurgence in northern Maine | Bangor Daily News

Fall Foliage Festival draws community outside in Madawaska | Bangor Daily News

Fall Foliage Festival draws community outside in Madawaska | Bangor Daily News.

Finding the quiet delight of Maine: Visitors from state, beyond continue to discover beauty of state parks | Maine Sunday Telegram

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine – When Scott Thompson, the Aroostook State Park manager, was invited to a trade show in Boston this spring, he didn’t let an opportunity pass him by.

Thompson, the manager of Maine’s northern-most state park, looked at the convention center full of intrepid tourists and seized the chance to send them 10 hours north.

“I was told to just hand out brochures. But I just thought, ‘Here we go,’ ” said Thompson, a Presque Isle native.

The affable and amusing Thompson told as many people as he could about the beauty of Aroostook County in summertime, about the 15 miles of Nordic ski trails he grooms around the state park in winter, and about the booming winter carnival held there now, which increased in attendance from 100 to 700 in three years.

Thompson must have intrigued a few tourists because attendance at Aroostook State Park is up 30 percent this year, according to the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands.

Click for the rest of the story by Deirdre Fleming in the Maine Sunday Telegram.

‘The County’ lands another World Cup stop | Bangor Daily News

AUGUSTA, Maine — Aroostook County has been selected to host both North American stops of the 2011 Biathlon World Cup, an event that draws Olympians and other top athletes from around the globe.

Fort Kent’s 10th Mountain Lodge had already been selected as one of the nine sites for the Biathlon World Cup, which combines cross country skiing with rifle marksmanship.

But on Tuesday, the International Biathlon Union announced that the second North American stop would be held at the Nordic Heritage Center in Presque Isle during the first week of February.

The back-to-back stops on the World Cup circuit mean that Aroostook County will have roughly 10 days in the limelight in an event that draws tens of thousands of spectators, not to mention tens of millions of television viewers in Europe.

Click on the link for the rest of Kevin Miller’s story in the Bangor Daily News.