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New season in the woods and on the waters

September 6, 2017 At this time of year, the ever-diminishing length of daylight hours triggers a natural hormonal responses in all wild creatures — ranging from whitetail deer to brook trout, wild turkey and the... more »»

Rangers help Texas hurricane victims, rescue Adirondack hikers

September 6, 2017 The state Department of Environmental Conservation sent numerous forest rangers to Texas to assist with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, while those rangers who stayed in New York were kept busy... more »»

Missing hiker rescued, in stable condition

September 4, 2017 PAUL SMITHS — A missing 40-year-old soldier from Fort Drum was found alive and conscious early Monday morning by forest rangers in a state police helicopte. more »»

Rescued hiker in good shape

September 4, 2017 PAUL SMITHS — A missing hiker who was rescued early Monday morning was unprepared to spend a night in the woods, but may have saved himself by building a make-shift shelter to stay dry during... more »»

Hiker gives thanks to rescuers

September 4, 2017 Richard Guinan, a hiker who was rescued after two unplanned nights on St. Regis Mountain over the weekend, is giving thanks to all those involved in the search. more »»

Hiker found alive on St. Regis Mountain

September 4, 2017 Richard Guinan, 40, who was missing since Saturday, was found alive and responsive early this morning by two rangers in a state police helicopter on St. Regis Mountain. more »»

Forest rangers search for man near St. Regis Mountain (updated)

September 3, 2017 PAUL SMITHS — A 40-year-old soldier from Fort Drum has been lost in the vicinity of St. Regis Mountain for more than a day. more »»

Ash-tree-killing bug found in North Country

September 2, 2017 The emerald ash borer, an invasive insect responsible for the deaths of hundreds of millions of ash trees in the last decade-and-a-half, has been found in Franklin County. The St. more »»

Wilmington holds festival to celebrate mountain biking

September 1, 2017 WILMINGTON — It’s Labor Day weekend, and that means a new tradition here, where the West Branch of the AuSable River meets Whiteface Mountain. It’s mountain bike time. more »»

‘Hardy’ boys organize race for peers

September 1, 2017 WILMINGTON — A pair of Lake Placid fourth graders has pulled together a kid’s mountain bike race that will wrap up the Wilmington Mountain Bike Festival this weekend. more »»

Destructive forces of nature

August 30, 2017 After witnessing the incredible power and natural force of heavy rains, blizzards, floods and electrical storms, I can empathize with residents of Texas and other southern states who have recently... more »»

Poetic mountain reflections

August 30, 2017 A book of poetry by a nature-inspired poet will help transport you to the Adirondack High Peaks, even if you’re feet or the weather can’t get you there in person. more »»

Morrissey shares images from the field in latest book

August 30, 2017 Cranberry Lake-based author, guide and photographer Spencer Morrissey came out with a new book, his fifth, but most likely not his last. more »»

Lake Placid native has moose encounter near Dix

August 28, 2017 A Lake Placid native had a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with a moose in the Adirondacks two weeks ago, but research suggests the moose population may be on the decline. more »»

Residents, visitors bond at local solar eclipse event

August 25, 2017 TUPPER LAKE — Excitement abounded Monday afternoon, Aug. more »»

Adirondackers will get front row seat to 2024 eclipse

August 25, 2017 SARANAC — Come Monday, April 8, 2024, five-and-two-tenths seconds past 3:27 p.m., scientists predict this small Adirondack town will plunge into the deepest of celestial darknes. more »»

Wilmington promoting mountain bike trails at new festival

August 25, 2017 WILMINGTON — Barkeater Trails Alliance and the town of Wilmington are partnering to offer mountain bike riders a chance to check out new trails or rediscover old ones this fall. more »»

Stars aligned to start educational programs

August 23, 2017 As the summer season begins to wind down, traffic in the woods and on the waters will slowly begin to diminis. more »»

Hunters provide valuable information as citizen scientists

August 23, 2017 As hunting season rapidly approaches, the state Department of Environmental Conservation is asking hunters to gather information they see on a variety of game species. more »»

Mixed news on invasive species front

August 16, 2017 KEENE VALLEY — Despite the discouraging discovery of an invasive species near Lake George, the Adirondacks have also seen some recent bright spots in the fight against invasive species. more »»



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