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Biddeford Journal Tribune Weekend (Newspaper) - January 26, 2013, Biddeford, Maine A2 journal Tribune weekend Blind sled dog thrives with Brothers help weather saturday january 26, 2013 by Holly Ramer associated press Jefferson . When gonzo started tripping Over his food dish three years ago no one could explain or Stop the alaskan husky a quickly advancing blindness. But a veterinarian offered some simple advice a run this gonzo one of 120 dogs at Muddy Paw sled dog Kennel was Happy to comply. With help from his brother poncho he soon resumed his place pulling a sled All Over new Hampshire a North country to the Delight of tourists and his caretakers who quickly realized that if gonzo did no to treat his blindness like an obstacle neither would they. Given the dog s obvious eagerness he was allowed to continue on As usual. A even though he a Blind he still knows when Hook ups Are happening. He a still very aware a said Kennel manager Ben Morehouse. A when you have a dog such As gonzo with such a want and a drive and a desire. You try it you Hook up you see what a frenzy of excited Barking engulfs the Kennel whenever Morehouse and other staffers haul out a sled. The chosen team is outfitted with harnesses and booties those left behind scramble onto their Doghouse roofs and howl. Gonzo and poncho Are lined up Side by Side usually toward the Back of the eight member team a brains to brawn is How Morehouse describes the order. A a lot of people say everything about dog sledding is efficiency. Gonzo and poncho Are not the most efficient sled dogs out there. They wont set a Speed record they wont pull the most you be Ever seen a Morehouse said. A to be honest they re probably some of the goo Fiest dogs you can put in harness. But they re just some dogs at the Kennel including gonzo and poncho were born there. But its also Home to what Kennel owner Neil Beaulieu Calls a second chances dogs former professional sled dogs a bit past their prime As Well As dogs rescued from bad situations. The Barking continues As the dogs pull away from the Kennel onto a Snow packed Trail. Within a few minutes however they Settle into a nearly silent rhythm the sleds runners skimming through the Hawh photo Jim cd in this photo taken thursday Jan. 17, sled dogs poncho left and his Blind brother gonzo Are hooked up for a run at the Muddy Paw sled dog Kennel in Jefferson . Poncho has taken to helping his Blind brother on regular runs. Below a group of sled dogs runs a Trail in Jefferson. Woods. While the other dogs look straight ahead gonzo often lifts his head up and to the right using his hearing and sense of smell said Karen Tolin who has worked her Way up from Volunteer a poop scooper to business partner in the years since she first came to Muddy Paw. When gonzo first went Blind poncho did no to treat him any different she said. But then he realized his brother needed help. A at first head be a Little bit nervous when gonzo would lean into him. And then somehow i done to know How dogs communicate he Learned that he was utilizing him to determine where the turns Are and How fast they were going. And he would let him do that he get As Grumbly As he did in the usually if a dog trips the others just keep going Morehouse said. Eve never seen it with any other dog a he said. A theres definitely a Bond there and communication beyond what we do with the two dogs Between the two of them Beaulieu describes a Spring Day when he took the pair for a ride on a Trail known for its deep Snow and gonzo strayed to the Edge of the trial and stumbled. With the team still moving Forward poncho reached Over dug his head in the Snow and pulled his brother out grabbing his harness with his Teeth. A the essentially picked him out of the powder. Threw him Back on the Trail and never skipped a beat a Beaulieu said. A eve run dogs in a lot of places All Over the country and it was the most amazing thing eve Ever seen sled dogs Beaulieu a High school teacher was living in Alaska to years ago when he volunteered to help out with the famed 1,000-mile id Tarod dog sled race. He was taking care of a team of dogs after their owner dropped out of the race and somehow got talked into giving them a permanent Home after the woman told him she never wanted to see a sled dog again. Beaulieu grew up in Maine and had worked As a registered Maine guide for More than a dozen years before heading to Alaska to teach. He knew nothing about sled dogs when he acquired his first team but ended up starting his own business after moving to new Hampshire and helping a Friend who ran Tours from a local hotel. A i had fun with it. I did no to think i would but i did a he said. A and the dogs absolutely loved All the socialization and belly rubs and meeting All kinds of new sled Tours Range from 20-minute trips from the mount Washington hotel in Bretton Woods to a 50-mile overnight or billed As the a longest dog sled ride in the Money from the Tours help support what Beaulieu says has become a main focus finding Loving Homes for dogs that might otherwise be killed. A its become much More than just a sled dog Kennel a Beaulieu said. A a lot of shelters deem sled dogs a adoptable and they put them Down. For myself and the entire Crew Here we know that a false. They Are very sled dogs do Best with Active families he said but that could mean regular hikes and Long walks not necessarily full throttle running adventures. The Kennel staff offers training in running skiing and biking while hitched to a dog. Adoptive families Are Given phone and email support. A every time i run these dogs whether its gonzo or anybody pm still in Awe of the ability of these animals a Beaulieu said. A it s just online business Page adoption Page 145.html Biddeford area forecast today tonight sunday monday mostly Cloudy Breezy and cold a 22� today a forecast partly Cloudy Breezy and cold a 4� Sunshine brisk and cold a 21� r 1 partly sunny and not As cold a 29� r 22� tide report Kennebunkport Newfield 21/3 % Sanford 23/2 % Saco 22/4 % Biddeford % Westbrook 22/6 % old Orchard Beach 23/5 or Day time High time Low today 10.43 . 9.1 4 30 . 0.8 11 14 . 8.3 5 03 . -0.1 Sun. 11 19 am. 9.2 5 06 . 0.6 11 48 . 8.5 5 37 . -0.2 old Orchard Beach Day time High time Low today 10 27 . 9.4 4 08 . 0.8 10 58 . 8.5 4 41 . -0.1 Sun. 11 03 . 9.5 4 44 . 0.6 11 32 . 8.7 5 27 . -0.2 Rochester 22/4 % Somersworth 22/5 Dover 22/6 Kennebunkport 22/5 Portsmouth 22/7 a Wells %23/4 shown is today s weather. Temperatures Are today a highs and tonight slows. Marine forecast Eastport to Merrimac River wind Northwest 12-25 knots today. Waves 1 -3 feet. Visibility Clear. Wind Northwest 12-25 knots tonight. Waves 2-4 feet. Partly Cloudy. Wind Northwest 10-20 knots tomorrow. Waves 2-4 feet. Visibility Clear. Monday wind Northwest 10-20 knots. Waves 1-2 feet. Visibility Clear. Tuesday wind West 8-16 knots. Waves 3-5 feet. Visibility Clear. Forecasts and graphics provided by acc weather inc. ©2013 theft Biddeford on Jan. I at 4 14 ., Christopher g. Lantagne sr., 38, of 3 Ervin ave. In old Orchard Beach was charged with shoplifting at the sprint store on Alfred Street. Biddeford on Jan. I at 4 47 ., Paula l. Carlton 59, of 104 Pine ledge Terrace Apt. I in Saco was charged with theft by unauthorized taking or Transfer and violating conditions of release at Walmart. Domestic violence Biddeford on dec. 25 at 8 59 ., Andrew g. Nagle 18, of 142 Hills Beach Road was charged with Domestic violence assault at his Home. Biddeford on dec. 29 at 1 10 ., Alexander r. Melanson 25, of 61 Bacon St., was charged with Domestic violence assault and operating a vehicle without at License at his Home. Biddeford on dec. 29 at 3 05 ., Alicia l. Lemire of 21 Wentworth St., Apt. 101, was charged with Domestic violence assault at her Home. Biddeford a on Jan. I at 8 43 ., Kelsey r. Dussault 19, of 65 Green St., Apt. 101, was charged with Domestic violence terrorizing terrorizing and violating conditions of release. Charges involving minors Biddeford on Jan. 2 at 11 17 ., a 14-year-old was arrested on a probation hold. Disorderly conduct Biddeford on Jan. 3 at 3 32 ., Jerry f. Garcia. 39, of 32 Grove St. In Kennebunk was charged with disorderly conduct loud and unreasonable briefly Lepage declares limited emergency Augusta a Maine gov. Paul Lepage has declared a limited emergency to allow heating Oil truck Drivers to work extra hours to ensure timely deliveries during a period of extreme cold. The governor issued the declaration thursday after receiving reports from Oil companies that they were falling behind in meeting the Many requests for deliveries. He said keeping Homes warm is critical to a protect the Public health and safety of the National weather service issued a wind chill advisories and warnings for the entire state with Zero to subzero temperatures forecast for the entire state from Kittery to fort Kent. Saco tax group to Host meeting Saco a Saco citizens for sensible taxes is hosting a Public meeting at the train station on thursday Jan. 31 at 7 . Members of the group strongly encourage any citizen concerned with this years 18 percent tax increase or Likely increases in the coming year to attend. The Agenda will be As follows a an overview of the Saco citizens for sensible taxes As Well As findings on next years budget based upon meetings with the City clerks office assessors office fire department and police department. Department meetings Are continuing. A upward pressure on property taxes that might result in another Large tax increase if the governors proposal to eliminate Revenue sharing and Cut mandated contributions to education by $312,000 Are realized. A the groups request for a 90-Day moratorium on noncritical expenditures and hiring and the City a response. A getting involved As a citizen or As part of the Saco citizens for sensible taxes. A open forum questions and answers. The group invites residents to come to the meeting to show the City they Are engaged express their views and lend support As members continue to pursue sensible taxes for Saco. Those who cannot attend the meeting Are invited to visit the groups Facebook Page Saco citizens for sensible taxes and leave comments. American pie Singer fined for speeding Rockland apr a american pie Singer Don Mclean has been fined $400 for driving his Chrysler too fast through a Maine school zone and has paid the Levy. Mclean contested the charge in september saying school zone warning lights weren to flashing. Police said in Rockland District court on thursday they were flashing. The Bangor daily news reports Mclean was driving 43 Mph when the limit was 15. A judge found Mclean was speeding in the Rockport school zone but lowered what would be a $515 Fine if uncontested to $400. Mclean immediately paid. Mclean lives in nearby Camden along Maine a coast. He burst into popularity in 1971 with his hit a american pie a about the deaths of buddy Holly Ritchie Valens and the big bopper in a plane crash on feb. 3,1959 the Day the music died. Correction a Story in fridays paper about a coast guard distress Call hoax should have said that Shane Coxon has been ordered to pay about $4,800 in restitution the Cost of the hour and a half search by the coast guard. A the journal Tribune will promptly Correct errors of fact or clarify misleading information appearing in its articles. Corrections and clarifications will generally appear on this Page. Errors should be brought to the attention of the newsroom As soon As possible. Call 282-1535, ext. 322 or . Public safety noise and criminal trespass on the West Cole Road. Criminal mischief Wells a on Jan. 14 at 7 25 ., Roger Preney 63, of 371 Sanford Road was arrested and charged with aggravated criminal mischief and refusing to submit to arrest on route i. He was unable to Post bail and transported to York county jail. Wells a on Jan. 19, four individuals were charged with criminal mischief for damage at the Wells recreation Center on route 9a that occurred on dec. 17 a 17-year-old male a 16-year-old male and two 15-year-old males All of Wells were charged. They All have York District court dates. Drug charges Wells a on Jan. 15 at 10 15 ., Jennifer Hayes 31, of 14 Curwen Road Peabody mass., was arrested and charged with unlawful Possession of a scheduled drug and Sale and use of drug paraphernalia on Sanford Road after k-9 proxy alerted to the doors of illegal drugs present in the vehicle. She was Able to Post bail and has a York District court Date of March 6. Wells a on Jan. 20 at 5 45 ., Virginia Kales 42, of 102 Stephen Eaton Lane Apt. 6, was arrested and charged with violating conditions of release Possession of marijuana and Sale and use of drug paraphernalia at 102 Stephen Eaton Lane. She was not Able to Post bail and was transported to York county jail. Violating conditions Wells a on Jan. 16 at 12 25 ., Joseph Busch 20, of 750 Sanford Road was arrested and charged with violating conditions of release at his residence. No bail was allowed and he was transported to the York county jail. Oui Wells a on Jan. 20 at 12 45 ., Robert Frizzell 40, of 14 Woodbridge Road was arrested and charged with operating under the influence on route i. He was Able to Post bail and has a York District court Date. Oas Wells a on Jan. 21 at 1 50 ., Polly Phok 24, of 8 summer St., Springvale was charged with operating while License suspended or revoked on Sanford Road. She has a York District court Date of april 17. Sanford on Jan. 18 at 2 11 ., Edward p. Hurrinus 46, of i Shawmut ave., was charged with operating after suspension near Bridge Street. Violating protective order Sanford on Jan. 11 at 2 38 ., a 17-year-old was arrested and charged with violating a protective order near Hillsdale Street. Sanford on Jan. 17 at 7 27 ., Mark o. Tingley jr., 33, of 356 West Road in Waterboro was arrested and charged with violation of order for Protection from abuse on Hanson Ridge Road. Warrant Sanford a on Jan. 18 at 6 38 ., Heather a. Mullen 26, of 78 school St., Apt. A was arrested on a warrant on main Street

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