Lake Placid News, 20 Feb 2018 20:21:57 EDTTue, 20 Feb 2018 20:21:57 EDT Backyard Bird Count held this weekendhttp://www.lakeplacidnews.com watchers and avid birders alike will keep an eye out for feathered neighbors this weekend as the annual Great Backyard Bird Count takes place Friday, Feb. 16 through Monday, Feb. 1.Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 EDTTake your time during winter travelhttp://www.lakeplacidnews.com I work to finish up this week's column, the warm sun and a cloudless sky have combined to create a bluebird day. It's already sunburn season, and yet the local snowpack has remained surprisingly intact.Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 EDTOutdoor rec provides economic boosthttp://www.lakeplacidnews.com preliminary report from the federal government shows that outdoor recreation - in all its forms - has a significant impact on the national economy, and is growing much faster than the economy as a whole.Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 EDTOn day 7 of Whiteface search, skier calls his wife - from Californiahttp://www.lakeplacidnews.com - On day 7 of a search for a Toronto firefighter who went missing while skiing at Whiteface Mountain last week, the man called his wife - from Sacramento, Californi.Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:00:00 EDTSearch for Whiteface skier enters 7th dayhttp://www.lakeplacidnews.com PLACID - Searchers continue to comb the slopes of Whiteface Mountain for a Toronto firefighter who disappeared Feb. 7, some time between 2:30 and 4:30 p.m.Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:00:00 EDT