Stories about Carrabassett Valley


Hearing on grant request for Sugarbowl set Monday

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, at the Carrabassett Valley Library concerning a request from Kerry Audit for the town to apply for up to $300,000 to assist in developing his proposed new family entertainment center, Sugarbow...


Special Olympics at Sugarloaf games honoring founder

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Nearly 500 athletes gathered Monday for the opening ceremony of the 31st annual Special Olympics Maine Winter Games at Sugarloaf. The games are dedicated to Maine Special Olympics founder Melvin "Mickey" Boutilier, who passed away Dec. 24, 2012, at the age of 83...


Broken sprinkler disrupts Sugarloaf hotel guests

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Frozen pipes and a broken sprinkler head temporarily forced guests out of the Grand Summit Hotel at Sugarloaf on Sunday night, Carrabassett Valley fire Chief Courtney Knapp said Monday. Police sent guests and others next door to the base lodge, he said. S...


CVA students volunteer for Special Olympics

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Every year, more than a thousand athletes, coaches and volunteers converge onto Sugarloaf Mountain for one of the largest Special Olympics Winter Games in the country. This year's event will be held Jan. 27-29. Now in its 44th year, the games have evolved to offer alpi...


Development director visits Carrabassett Valley students

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Dr. Lester Keller, the USSA National Development Director, recently made one of three east coast stops to Sugarloaf Mountain. Keller spent the weekend with the SCVA Alpine program, launching the SkillsQuest system for the athletes and coaches. SCVA is a weekend trainin...


HUD survey seeks count of homeless

LEWISTON — If you or someone you know is homeless, Tri-County Mental Health Services needs your help. Government funds are sent to states and agencies based on the number of homeless that live in each community. Help get the resources you need simply by standing up being counted.


Warden Service to search for three snowmobile riders in Rangeley Lake

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Maine Game Warden Service found several pieces of evidence while searching Rangeley Lake Monday for Yarmouth snowmobiler Dawn Newell that indicate three snowmobile riders reported missing Sunday night from Carrabassett Valley may have also ended up in the lake....


3 snowmobilers missing near Carrabassett Valley

CARRABASSETT VALLEY (AP) — Wardens say three snowmobilers are missing in western Maine after going for an evening ride and failing to return. The Maine Warden Service says the three men left Carrabassett Valley at about 6 p.m. Sunday and were last heard from in Eustis, a couple of to...


Some Maine Nordic centers open with snow aplenty despite rain

BETHEL —Some Nordic ski centers in Western Maine opened in time for Christmas vacation, thanks to December snows that weren't washed away by accompanying rains. Carter's Cross-Country Ski Center in Bethel and Oxford is one such place. The Be...


State police trooper named police chief in Carrabassett Valley

CARRABASSETT VALLEY – Selectmen voted Monday to hire Maine State Police Trooper Mark Lopez of Kingfield as the town's new police chief and director of security of Sugarloaf, Town Manager Dave Cota said Tuesday. He was one of 14 candidates to apply for the job, he said. Two of the can...