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DUIs, counterfeit money, trail camera theft: Lancaster County Police Log: Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 | Police Log

Manheim Township police

DUI

MANHEIM TWP.: Jim Hecker, 57, of New Holland, was charged after a crash Sept. 28 on East Roseville Road at Eden Road, police said. His blood alcohol content was 0.216%, over two times the legal limit.

Columbia Borough police

HARASSMENT

COLUMBIA: Armando Crispin-Rodriguez, 41, of Columbia, was charged after a 1:39 p.m. incident Nov. 13 in the 200 block of Maple Street, police reported.

Manor Township police

DUI

MANOR TWP.: Pavel Borisov, 27, was charged after a crash Oct. 11 in the 3800 block of Blue Rock Road, where the driver overturned his vehicle. He also was charged with reckless driving, speeding and marijuana possession, police said. He refused breath testing.

Northern Lancaster County Regional police

COUNTERFEIT MONEY

WARWICK TWP.: Sometime just after 2 a.m.

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  • November 17, 2020
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Winamac trail gains national status. Will it help? Plus, Warren Miller ski film returns. | Life

The very rural 22-mile Panhandle Pathway out of Winamac is now a national trail. The U.S. Department of the Interior announced in October that the paved trail now joins more than 83,000 miles of routes for paddling, cycling, hiking and other activities in what’s called the National Trails System — more than 1,300 trails in all.

It joins the Kankakee River National Water Trail, which gained its status in 2016 after volunteers spent eight years marking and mapping 133 miles of the river and then pulling in dozens of letters of support from cities, parks, industry, conservation groups and others — ultimately to improve awareness, safety, access and conservation of the Kankakee.

The Panhandle also joins the lesser-known Witmer Trace Nature Trail inside of Ox Bow County Park near Elkhart, 1.1 miles of dirt and boardwalk that was designated back in 1983.

The status comes without money or staff. It

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  • November 4, 2020
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Chippewa River Water Trail gets national designation | Front Page

EAU CLAIRE — Already beloved by tubers, kayakers and fishermen, the 4.2-mile stretch of the Chippewa River that runs through the heart of Eau Claire recently was designated a national recreation trail.

The Chippewa River Water Trail was one of two Wisconsin trails to receive the designation last week by U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt. The other one in Wisconsin was the 52-mile Heart of Vilas County Paved Bike Trail System in northern Wisconsin.

An Interior Department news release described the Eau Claire project this way: “The popular Chippewa River Water Trail flows 4.2 miles through historic downtown Eau Claire and features an urban landscape endowed with natural beauty including sandstone cliffs and cave formations.”

The designation should benefit the Chippewa Valley by giving the Chippewa River Water Trail a platform in national searches for top trails, said Benny Anderson, acting director of the local tourism marketing agency

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  • October 26, 2020
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This old abandoned train tunnel in Clinton could soon become the crowning jewel of the Mass. Central Rail Trail

Take a drive along Route 70 in Clinton past the Wachusett Dam and you could easily miss a section where the road widens just a little to allow room for a few cars to pull over and park. But if you look closely amidst the overgrown brush, you might notice a hidden path that climbs up a small hill.

At the top, you’ll find two large graffiti-covered granite walls protruding from the side of a hill. They flank a dark, mysterious tunnel that seems to go on forever before revealing a pinprick of light at the end. You are standing at a junction of history and the future.

After years of planning, the wheels are finally in motion to turn Clinton’s abandoned train tunnel into useable recreational space by improving it and connecting it to the Mass. Central Rail Trail, which, once complete, will run 104 miles from Northampton to

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  • October 18, 2020
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Kalispell woman hikes Continental Divide Trail in 5 months

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) —

Sarah “Princess” Williams can count the number of showers she’s taken since April on her fingers, toes and two trekking poles.

“In Missoula I took two,” she recalled fondly while walking down Camas Road on the edge of Glacier National Park in late September.

On May 4, Williams started walking north along the Continental Divide Trail (CDT), in Lordsburg, New Mexico, about 100 miles north of the Mexican border.

The CDT is the longest and most rugged of America’s long-distance hiking trails. It stretches roughly 3,000 miles from Mexico to Canada, paralleling the Continental Divide the whole way. By the end, hikers climb and descend almost a half million vertical feet, and pass through 20 national forests, several wilderness areas and multiple national parks.

Williams first had the idea in 2018, while hiking up to Numa Lookout in Glacier National Park.


“I was getting ready for

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  • October 11, 2020
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On the trail of Ammonite, fossil hunting in Lyme Regis

On 17th October the highly acclaimed film Ammonite, starring Kate Winslet, opens in the UK. It was filmed on location in Lyme Regis, and is a fictionalised story of the town’s most famous resident, Victorian palaentologist Mary Anning, and her relationship with Charlotte Murchison, played by Saorise Ronan.

Rubbish on a beach isn’t usually something to celebrate, but on the west Dorset coast between Lyme Regis and Charmouth, the sight of rusted pipes among the rocks makes the heart of a fossil hunter beat faster. “Wherever you find this metal stuff – washed out of the town’s former rubbish tip by a landslip – there’s a chance you’re going to find fossils of iron pyrite, which is also heavy,” said our guide, Paddy Howe, as he pointed out a rusty penknife and other steel scraps. “Heavy bits tend to settle in the same place,” he explained as he brushed

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  • October 11, 2020
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Kalispell Woman Hikes Continental Divide Trail in 5 Months | Colorado News

By MICAH DREW, Flathead Beacon

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) —

Sarah “Princess” Williams can count the number of showers she’s taken since April on her fingers, toes and two trekking poles.

“In Missoula I took two,” she recalled fondly while walking down Camas Road on the edge of Glacier National Park in late September.

On May 4, Williams started walking north along the Continental Divide Trail (CDT), in Lordsburg, New Mexico, about 100 miles north of the Mexican border.

The CDT is the longest and most rugged of America’s long-distance hiking trails. It stretches roughly 3,000 miles from Mexico to Canada, paralleling the Continental Divide the whole way. By the end, hikers climb and descend almost a half million vertical feet, and pass through 20 national forests, several wilderness areas and multiple national parks.

Williams first had the idea in 2018, while hiking up to Numa Lookout in Glacier National Park.

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  • October 11, 2020
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Grand Hotel’s Halloween Weekend to feature ‘3,000 feet of fright’ with Haunted Forest Trail, maze

MACKINAC ISLAND, MI – Guests who snag a Grand Hotel room overlooking the front gardens later this month just might be in the perfect spot to hear the screams coming from the woods down below.

Mackinac Island’s luxury resort is resurrecting its Halloween Weekend from Oct. 30 to Nov. 1. This special package will feature a costume contest and high-end prizes along with a fun – and frightening – Haunted Forest Trail and a new spooky maze. Details are below, but check here for reservation information on the hotel’s website.

“It’s 3,000 feet of fright,” said Drew Butterfield, the resort’s director of golf and grounds whose team is in charge of outfitting the trail that will wind through the front cedar grove with a plethora of scary things that will go bump in the night. The only other time Grand Hotel hosted a special Halloween weekend was in 2015, so

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  • October 9, 2020
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Trump Surrogates Who Should Be Quarantining Hit Campaign Trail

More than a dozen Republican politicians, lawmakers and their staff have tested positive for the coronavirus, including President Donald Trump, who remains in isolation, undergoing experimental treatment for the potentially fatal virus. The top general in the U.S. military is in quarantine and the GOP-controlled Senate’s ability to fast-track the confirmation of Trump’s Supreme Court nominee is in doubt. The White House outbreak threatens the lives of service workers and Secret Service agents, who work in close proximity to their more powerful, potentially contagious bosses. It may also reverse Washington’s progress in combating the pandemic: On Monday, the city recorded a spike in new coronavirus cases and a jump in the test positivity rate. 

The chaos in the nation’s capital appears to have stemmed from a reckless in-person political ceremony at the White House on Sept. 26, an event consistent with the Trump campaign’s months-long practice of holding in-person

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  • October 7, 2020
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Trump in New Jersey, Biden in Delaware: The 2020 campaign trail

With Election Day just a little over a month away, the showdown between President Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden is coming to a head.

Following Tuesday night’s raucous and fiery debate in Cleveland — Biden called Trump the “worst president ever,” while Trump took shots at the former vice president over his son’s drug addiction — the candidates will hold fundraising events with supporters.

Here’s where the campaigns will be traveling­­ and how they’ll be spending their time on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020.

DEBATE GETS PERSONAL AS BIDEN CALLS TRUMP A ‘CLOWN,’ TRUMP TELLS BIDEN HE’S NOT ‘SMART’

President Trump:

The president is slated to travel to Bedminster, N.J., for a roundtable with supporters at the Trump National Golf Club. Trump will deliver remarks at the fundraising committee reception.

From there, Trump will return to Washington and virtually attend New York City’s annual Al Smith Dinner, which was

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  • October 1, 2020