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Still waiting for winter to show its face

February 3, 2016 Although I still harbor dreams that a traditional winter will magically unfold across the local landscape, the reality of our current situation has become painfully obvious. more »»

McCulley: Old Mountain fight is about wider DEC-town road disputes

February 2, 2016 LAKE PLACID — Jim McCulley and his lawyer say the state Department of Environmental Conservation and its former commissioner Joe Martens overstepped legal bounds by overturning a 2009 ruling on Old... more »»

Joe Pete Wilson: Skiing and chuckling all the way

January 30, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — It all started when Joe Pete Wilson was a kid. His parents worked and lived in Lake Placid, where he was born, but they bought a farm in Keene when he was still a young’u. more »»

Man drowns after falling into Schroon Lake on snowshoes

January 29, 2016 SCHROON LAKE — A 66-year-old man was found dead after he snowshoed out onto Schroon Lake and fell into water that wasn’t frozen, according to the New York State Police. more »»

UP CLOSE: Full moon at Cascade

January 28, 2016 LAKE PLACID — The story behind the three-decade history of the Cascade Cross Country Ski Center’s Full Moon Party echoes the kind of classic two-part tale that comprises so much of what makes this... more »»

Town, village officials keep watchful eye on Mirror Lake ice

January 28, 2016 LAKE PLACID — Despite this winter’s warm weather, including rain showers earlier this week, the annual CAN/AM Pond Hockey Tournament on Mirror Lake from Jan. more »»

Hut-to-hut plan moves forward

January 27, 2016 PAUL SMITHS — Trouble is brewing in the snow-whipped White Mountains of New Hampshire over the proposed location of a new hut that the Appalachian Mountain Club wants to build. more »»

Hardwater a source of fun, and sometimes cash

January 27, 2016 Finally it appears that winter has fully engulfed the Adirondacks. With temperatures well below zero, the lake ice can be heard moaning and groaning late into the night. more »»

Car sharing provides cheap trips for skiers, snowboarders

January 26, 2016 LAKE PLACID — Thanks to a new online car-sharing service dubbed Shredshare, Kim Dumo and a group of avid New York City area snowboarders escaped the blizzard and found their way to Whiteface Mountai... more »»

Late-leaving loons rescued from encroaching ice

January 26, 2016 RAY BROOK — Local loon rescuers have been kept busy this winter, despite the fact that most loons are typically gone from the area by the beginning of January. more »»

Flurry of activity on Mirror Lake

January 23, 2016 LAKE PLACID — A couple dozen people gathered atop 8 inches of Mirror Lake ice Friday afternoon outside the Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort, skating for the first time this season. more »»

Going to bat for bats

January 23, 2016 The northern long-eared bat was once a common sight in Adirondack evening skies, but it has become far less so in the last several years. more »»

DEC hopes to learn moose population numbers in the Park

January 22, 2016 RAY BROOK — Ed Reed doesn’t want to say how many moose there are in the Adirondacks — not because he’s trying to keep it a secret, but the state Department of Environmental Conservation doesn’t know... more »»

Keene's Mountainfest teaches avalanche awareness

January 21, 2016 KEENE — Chuck Boyd at first seemed a little uncomfortable in front of a group of strangers, but as he got talking about skiing and snow and mountains and backcountry travel, he warmed up and soon wa... more »»

Mountain climber works to cure blind

January 20, 2016 KEENE VALLEY — Geoff Tabin is the kind of guy that most people wouldn’t give a second thought to if they saw him on the street or in the airport. more »»

Like father, like son: An outdoor life on the ice

January 20, 2016 A passing cold front finally produced a taste of the winter season all across the region, and there is now skiable snow cover in the woods and on the safe ice covering the lakes and ponds. more »»

Lake Placid finds problem with salt alternative

January 19, 2016 LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid is at a crossroads in its approach to clearing winter streets, and early returns from a pilot program suggest a new liquid de-icer isn’t the silver bullet. more »»

APA ruling buoys Saranac Lake marina project

January 19, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — The state Adirondack Park Agency has changed the classification of a wetland in Lower Saranac Lake where a local marina wants to expand its operations. more »»

 
 

 

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