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Search underway for Toronto firefighter missing on Whiteface

WILMINGTON - Searchers are scouring Whiteface Mountain Ski Center for a 49-year-old Toronto firefighter who went missing there Wednesday.The state Olympic Regional Development Authority, which manages the ski center, is the lead agency in the search. ORDA spokesman Jon Lundin said an aerial ...

Universiade reps happy but say Van Ho needs overhaul

WILMINGTON - Lake Placid is getting some pretty positive vibes from the International University Sports Federation (FISU) in regard to potentially hosting the 2023 Winter World University Games.Lake Placid is the only bidder to host the games, also called the Winter Universiade. Last week, a ...

Salt Lake City is 1st in US to seek 2030 Winter Olympic bid

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Salt Lake City on Wednesday became the first U.S. city to announce its intentions to bid for the 2030 Winter Olympics as this year's games get ready to kick off in South Korea.The city's Olympic exploratory committee concluded that Utah could host the Winter Games again ...

Erin Hamlin to carry U.S. flag into Pyeongchang opening ceremony

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea Erin Hamlin, four-time Olympian and Olympic bronze medalist, has been selected as Team USA's flag bearer for the opening ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games Pyeongchang 2018, the United States Olympic Committee announced Wednesday.The opening ceremony will take place ...

US bobsled pilot Justin Olsen hopes to compete after surgery

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - American bobsled pilot Justin Olsen hopes to compete at the Olympics despite having had a successful appendectomy on the eve of the Pyeongchang Games.U.S. bobsled officials said Tuesday that Olsen, who is from San Antonio, Texas, went to a hospital in the coastal ...

Olympic Mountain

LAKE PLACID - It took decades of planning, building trails and infrastructure, even an amendment to the state constitution, and at the end of the day it always comes down to one thing at the Whiteface Mountain Ski Center."You sit back, breathe and pray for snow," said Lake Placid Olympic Museum ...

ADIRONDACK LIVING: Peace of the mountains inspires artist in Keene

KEENE - Emma Silverstein is a potter, bassist, drummer, singer and a ballet dancer, but a better word that sums up her multifaceted talents and personality is artist.Silverstein, 22, of Southbury, Connecticut, works at Craigardan, a nonprofit organization on Hurricane Road in Keene that ...

DEC reroutes section of Whiteface Mountain trail

WILMINGTON - The state Department of Environmental Conservation said in its weekly backcountry conditions report that a small portion of the Whiteface Mountain hiking trail has been rerouted.There are three hiking trails that reach the summit of the state's fifth highest mountain, with one ...

UP CLOSE: High Peaks Resort helps serve community lunches

LAKE PLACID - A handful of people sat down at the dining tables in the Adirondack Community Church on Jan. 24, like they do every Wednesday for the community lunch.This time, pressed up against the wall was a table stacked half a foot high with loaves of rye, pumpernickel and Italian breads for ...

Tim Burke hopes for redemption in fourth Olympic Winter Games

SARANAC LAKE - Olympian Tim Burke knows what it's like to be at the top of his sport.He's tasted success competing alongside the world's best as a veteran of the United States biathlon team, with some of those achievements being a silver medal at the 2013 world championships and five trips to ...

After reset, Sweeney to tackle Olympics

LAKE PLACID - Luge racer Emily Sweeney will make her first Olympic entrance next month in South Korea, but this is the third Games that have had an impact on her life.Sweeney hails from Connecticut but lived at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid before buying a house in the village. Her ...

Daly looks to close the deal for the U.S. skeleton team

John Daly came back to the U.S. skeleton team primarily seeking one thing, and it wasn't a medal.It was closure.The perfect scenario for Daly four years ago at the Sochi Olympics would have been for him to put together four great runs, and end his sliding career on his sport's biggest stage ...

ARTIST PROFILE: Wayne Ignatuk, an old-school furniture maker

UPPER JAY-When it comes to making furniture, there is old school, and then there is Wayne Ignatuk.Enter a furniture shop and you are liable to hear the roar of a table saw while the artisan wears safety glasses and hearing protection.Table saw?"I don't even know how to run one," Ignatuk said.At ...

Empire State Winter Games to pack Lake Placid this weekend

LAKE PLACID - Thursday, Feb. 1 marked the start of the 38th Empire State Winter Games, a weekend full of competition, wins, losses and family entertainment.Since 1981, Lake Placid has invited thousands of athletes and viewers every year to participate in and watch a slew of events that now ...

APA approves Boreas Ponds classification

RAY BROOK - The state Adirondack Park Agency board voted to approve a classification for the Boreas Ponds tract Friday that will add more than 11,000 acres to the High Peaks Wilderness Area, while keeping more than 9,000 acres as mechanized-recreation-friendly wild forest.After more than a year ...

Preview of this week’s Lake Placid News

LAKE PLACID - As we gear up to cover the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, we also look to our own history of the 1980 games and the Olympic Mountain called Whiteface.This past week, the Lake Placid Olympic Museum opened a new exhibit about the history of the Whiteface ...

Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Villages now open

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea - The two Olympic Villages were officially opened Thursday, Feb. 1 with a special ceremony being held simultaneously in both Pyeongchang and Gangneung to mark the occasion.The Pyeongchang Olympic Village will house more than 3,500 athletes and officials in the mountain ...

APA to classify more than just Boreas Ponds tract

RAY BROOK - The state Adirondack Park Agency is expected to take up the largest state land classification package in its history this week, and while Boreas Ponds is drawing all the attention, there are 99 other parcels the agency board will vote on classifying.The bulk of these are largely ...

Universiade inspection is underway

LAKE PLACID - The bid to host the 2023 Winter World University Games is in, and Lake Placid is unopposed. Now the next part of the process is seeing if this village and its partners around the North Country have the proper facilities, venues and lodging to host such a large event.Members of the ...

High sound from the lake bottom

SCHROON LAKE - Eric Bright held up a thin piece of Adirondack red spruce and tapped it in different spots.Knock, knock, knock."See, you can hear the nice tone in it," Bright said. "That means it'll produce a good sound."He did it again with a piece of maple.Knock, knock, knock."It's a little ...