Forest to Mill; Follow the wood tour

Seen here are various shots of the process a tree goes through to get from the forest to your home project. J.D. Irving is the largest mill in the world that sells white pine lumber, and they’re located right in Dixfield. (Times photos by Cherri Crockett)

RIVER VALLEY- Several members of various area tourism outlets recently joined Western Maine Economic Development Council for a tour of western Maine’s working forest industry, which included tours of the Region 9 woods worksite in Mexico and the Irving mill in Dixfield. “This tour was an opportunity to learn how many people and how much […]

Emergency roof repair


During the severe weather in Rumford late Wednesday afternoon, a microburst that traveled through here towards Skowhegan tore off about 30 percent of the roofing, measuring 80-x72 feet, on the River Valley Technology Center. On Thursday morning, crews were racing the clock to make repairs before more expected severe weather Thursday afternoon. On Thursday morning, […]