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Sugarloaf Cooking with Kathy: Ricotta Cake!

We hope you’ve seen Sugarloaf Cooking with Kathy (airs twice daily on WSKI-TV 17) because whatever Chef Kathy Bechtel creates is not only delicious & easy to prepare, but also made with ingredients from  local area farms: from greens & tomatoes, chicken & cheese, to apples & freshly ground flour, good food has never been […]

You never get over having your hometown permanently flooded over….

The Dead River was dammed in the 1950s to create Flagstaff Lake as a water storage facility for hydro power at a time when citizens had little to say about the demise of their village, farms, & life as they knew it on the north side of Bigelow Mountain. Betty Wyman was a girl at […]

Pack your passport for a Day-trip North for a Quebec Adventure

Brush off your “Bonjour” & “Merci!” One hour from Sugarloaf, via the Rt 27 Scenic Byway north to Canada, is the Megantic Region of Quebec’s Eastern Townships. Fabulous French cuisine, Quebec culture & a TON of activities & events make this region a uniquely intriguing neighbor for the western mountains of Maine. Adventure is part of […]

Green Farm Girls have Green Thumbs!

And they are happy to share the love of all things green & growing especially in the Springtime! Gail & her crew have been growing a variety of flowers & other plants in her greenhouses on the site of the old Green Farm in Coplin on the road to Rangeley for years, with the entire region […]

Partnerships are a great way to move forward

Greater Franklin Development Corporation was established in an effort to strengthen economic development in the greater Franklin County area. Their goal is to create and retain quality employment opportunities in Franklin County by attracting new businesses, assisting local employers, and encouraging entrepreneurship. The Franklin County Tourism Network was formed under the umbrella of the GFDC […]

US National Moguls Champion Jeremy Cota's brief visit home

  WSKI was fortunate to have another extraordinary local athlete as our guest on the Mountain Report during his few days home for the first time in over a year & a half! 2007 Carrabassett Valley Academy graduate Jeremy Cota has had an amazing array of accomplishments as a member of the US Freestyle Ski […]

Carrabassett Valley Outdoors Association = FUN!

There’s no doubt about it: if you like the outdoors, you’ll like where we live here in the western mountains of Maine! Hiking, canoeing & exploring are a few of the activities that are a foundation for great adventures, & the ingredients for success are great people to share the experience with! When newly elected […]

Deer: the Hatfields & McCoys!???

Harriet Powers lives in Coplin Plantation in the same home she grew up in. She & her husband Basil have been involved members of the western Maine mountains region that they call home for their whole lives & wouldn’t want to live anywhere else for the same reasons we all love this region for! Harriet shares […]

Capt. Kip's St. Patty's Day Surprise

Watch as Capt. Kip Files gets a warm welcome after his first tracks ski report this morning on the WSKI TV 17 Mtn Report.  Happy St Pattys’s day folks, be safe!  

Carrabassett Valley Town Meeting review

Selectman Jay Reynolds paid a visit to WSKI the morning after Town Meeting to let viewers know of the results. John Beaupre & Tom Butler were elected to the two selectmen’s positions on the ballot at the Town Office during the day, & all of the articles in the budget were passed during the hour […]