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Improvising to the top of Haystack

March 21, 2018 RAY BROOK — The tiny hamlet of Ray Brook has a few houses, some businesses and is home to several state agencies. But it’s mostly just a drive-through area between Saranac Lake and Lake Placid. more »»

Falconry remains intact on the bucket list

March 21, 2018 It appears winter is getting ready to throw in the towel following one last cold snap. While the lakes and ponds retain their winter hard cover, it appears fair weather is on the wa. more »»

Uplifting stories for spring bird migration

March 14, 2018 Even if you’ve had bird feeders up in your yard all winter, attracting chickadees and blue jays, the arrival of spring often makes people keep an eye out for the common robin and other returning... more »»

Weather service issues avalanche warning

March 14, 2018 Heavy recent snowfall has prompted the National Weather Service to issue an avalanche warning for the Adirondack and Green Mountains Wednesday. more »»

Finding variety on Lost Pond

March 7, 2018 KEENE — Some trailheads in the Adirondacks lead to one place, and some lead to a few. more »»

Dreaming of an early ice-out with ski poles in hand

March 7, 2018 Although there’s currently more than two feet of snow in the deep woods, and a thick layer of black ice covering the local lakes and ponds, it’s time to think ahea. more »»

Whiteface ski patrol legend died doing what he loved

March 2, 2018 WILMINGTON — The mood on Whiteface Mountain has been a somber one for the past few days. A ski patroller who’s been at the mountain since the very beginning in 1958 is no longer there. more »»

Moose count drops to 400 in the Adirondack Park

March 2, 2018 RAY BROOK — For the fourth year in a row, contractors and partners of the state Department of Environmental Conservation were out looking for and collaring moose in the Adirondacks. more »»

Despite weather, Adirondack Snowshoe Festival delights crowds

March 2, 2018 SARANAC LAKE — The inaugural Adirondack Snowshoe Festival took place at area venues over the Feb. more »»

Risks beyond our control and comprehension

February 28, 2018 “There are the times when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls. more »»

DEC seeks public input about decades-old plan

February 28, 2018 The state Department of Environmental Conservation is seeking public input before it updates the management plan for more than 40,000 acres in St. Lawrence County. more »»

Hidden history on Bigelow Road

February 21, 2018 BLOOMINGDALE — Eyeing the forecast late Saturday, I decided it would be a good idea to go out for a ski on Sunday morning before the rain hit. And boy, did it hit. more »»

Great Backyard Bird Count held this weekend

February 16, 2018 Feeder 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. 19. more »»

Outdoor rec provides economic boost

February 14, 2018 A 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 a... more »»

Take your time during winter travel

February 14, 2018 As I work to finish up this week’s column, the warm sun and a cloudless sky have combined to create a bluebird day. more »»

On day 7 of Whiteface search, skier calls his wife — from California

February 13, 2018 WILMINGTON — 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. more »»

Search for Whiteface skier enters 7th day

February 13, 2018 LAKE 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. more »»

Police identify skier lost on Whiteface

February 9, 2018 WILMINGTON — Search-and-rescue crews tonight are winding down their third day of combing Whiteface Mountain Ski Center for a lost skier. more »»

Search underway for Toronto firefighter missing on Whiteface

February 8, 2018 WILMINGTON — Searchers are scouring Whiteface Mountain Ski Center for a 49-year-old Toronto firefighter who went missing there Wednesday. more »»

Cuomo hopes to see forest initiative funded

February 7, 2018 According to a proposal in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State, far too few forest owners are taking advantage of tax breaks that can help the economy and environment. more »»



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