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November 15, 2017 LAKE PLACID — Getting outdoors this time of year can be tricky. There’s not enough snow at low elevations, but the High Peaks are dangerously cold and winter-like. more »»

Skiing starts Saturday

November 15, 2017 Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that the state Olympic Regional Development Authority will open the Whiteface and Gore mountain ski centers on Saturday, almost a week ahead of schedul. more »»

Tried and true: Get out in the woods and stay there

November 15, 2017 With the conclusion of the annual big game hunting season looming on the near horizon, it’s time for hunters to redouble their efforts. more »»

DEC examines Sentinel Range Wilderness

November 8, 2017 LAKE PLACID — The state Department of Environmental Conservation released its proposed unit management plan for about 23,000 acres of land in Jay, Wilmington and North Elba this week, and is... more »»

Hunters need to think outside the box

November 8, 2017 Each breath appeared to crystallize in the cold morning air as I trudged across a long, open field on the way to camp. The view was only slightly infringed by the steam of my own breat. more »»

Group to provide $70K-plus to High Peaks programs

November 3, 2017 LAKE PLACID — The Adirondack 46ers hiking group has pledged more than $70,000 over the next three years to help support the Adirondack Mountain Club trail crew and summit steward programs. more »»

Bat Week celebrates misunderstood mammal

November 1, 2017 RAY BROOK — The annual Bat Week celebration culminated this week on Halloween, but bats — one of the world’s most abundant mammals — are still facing threats. more »»

Big-game hunting season is a time like no other

November 1, 2017 While traveling from Saranac Lake to Tupper Lake earlier this week, I happened upon a most welcome sign. more »»

Tupper Lake holds first Triad hiking challenge

October 27, 2017 TUPPER LAKE — The first ever Tupper Triad Challenge drew an almost capacity crowd to three small mountains near Tupper Lake Saturday, Oct. 21, and among the crowd were runners, walkers and stroller. more »»

Adirondack Lake Survey Corporation funding may end soon

October 27, 2017 RAY BROOK — The long-running field operations of the Adirondack Lake Survey Corporation are likely to cease at the end of the year due to a lack of funding. more »»

Saranac Lake 6er Relay: Trials, ‘goats’ and pies

October 20, 2017 SARANAC LAKE — One-hundred-and-fourteen people gathered in Berkeley Green on a chilly Saturday morning, Oct. more »»

DEC handles oil spill in Saranac River

October 19, 2017 SARANAC LAKE — State Department of Environmental Conservation staff worked to contain a mysterious oil spill in the Saranac River Thursday afternoon. more »»

Rangers help battle wildfires out west

October 17, 2017 The state Department of Environmental Conservation is sending 20 employees and volunteers to California to help battle wildfires that are raging out of control. more »»

Measure would cut red tape on ‘forever wild’ land

October 17, 2017 PISECO LAKE — This tiny mountain town in New York’s Adirondack Mountains wants to add a bike lane to a narrow lakeside road, but it would need the permission of voters from Brooklyn to Buffalo to d... more »»

Caterpillars bite into syrup production

October 17, 2017 LAKE PLACID — A native caterpillar is wreaking havoc on sugar maple trees across northern New York, and one local expert said it could have a big impact on maple syrup production next year. more »»

Learning, Adirondack style, at NCCC wilderness practicum

October 17, 2017 SARANAC LAKE — When people think of college education, thoughts of crushing debt, library study sessions and raucous parties may come to mind. more »»

Stefanik treads lightly on coal

October 17, 2017 U.S. Rep. more »»

Caterpillars may impact syrup production

October 11, 2017 LAKE PLACID — A native caterpillar is wreaking havoc on sugar maple trees across northern New York, and one local expert said it could have a big impact on maple syrup production next year. more »»

Muzzleloader season to kick off amid rainy forecast

October 11, 2017 Foul weather always seems to mark the opening day of muzzleloader season, which will kick off over the weekend of Oct. 1. more »»

Cascade reroute works, offers other possibilities

October 9, 2017 LAKE PLACID — An often overcrowded parking area outside of Lake Placid was a sea of traffic cones and police officers over the Columbus Day weekend, as several state agencies partnered to... more »»

Cascade detour

October 5, 2017 LAKE PLACID — The state is temporarily rerouting hikers in a big way this weekend, via a nearby state-owned sports facility and private land. more »»



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Lake Placid Half Marathon among the most walker-friendly races in Northeast

May 11, 2017 Since launching the Lake Placid Diet more than three years ago, I’ve had my ups and downs with weight and highs and lows with self-esteem, health issues and achieving my goals. more »

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