Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 6418 | Snowmobile VERMONT THE BRIDGESOF WINDSOR COUNTY By Patty Companik Now is the time when folks start buying their TMAs for the upcoming snowmobile season. The cost of a TMA, your county and club dues help pay for many things including trail construction and maintenance. You may not think about that when you are purchasing your TMA, but your dollars are hard at work all year long. Expenses not covered by VAST or the county are covered by your club dues, donations and club fundraisers. Each year clubs have the option to apply for VAST grants to help offset the costs of construction and maintenance work needed on the trail system they care for. In 2016 VAST approved over $43,000 in grant money to the Windsor county clubs. $22,000 has been allocated for this work in 2017 for building, replacement, repair and maintenance of bridges. The clubs of Windsor county pay county dues and have the ability to apply for financial support from the county level if VAST rejects a grant request or one is needed for secondary trails which VAST does not cover the costs of. The grant money helps to cover the cost of materials, but it is the clubs and their valued volunteers that make it all happen. Clubs are busy all year long and the “off-season” months are just as busy as the riding months. This is the time when all the trail work, especially bridge work, gets done. It really does take a village, a dedicated active volunteer group, to make things happen. Volunteering is a great way to meet other members of the community and club as well as help to keep the trail system safe and enjoyable for all. LUDLOW SIDE HILL SNOW CRONCHERS Doug Peabody, Secretary The Ludlow Side Hill Cronchers have a total of 11 bridges on our trail system that we care for. Our focus this year was on four bridges for which maintenance items such as rail and plank replacement were needed. Ludlow Side Hill Snow Cronchers Dave Crocker, Kib Champlin, Rodney Tulba, Greg Crocker and Kerry Rosado. Chester Snowmobile Club had a large crew for work on one of the Wyman’s Falls bridges. (Patty Companik photo)