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Fitness program tracked fatal hike

March 14, 2016 An avid hiker who perished in the High Peaks recently liked to keep track of her trips using a fitness tracker that can be viewed online. more »»

Falling rock kills 12-year-old boy at Roaring Brook Falls

March 14, 2016 A falling boulder killed a 12-year-old boy from Greenwich, New York, Sunday, March 13 at the base of Roaring Brook Falls near St. Hubert. more »»

‘A fatal mistake’

March 14, 2016 LAKE PLACID — Anger. Grief. Love. Thankfulnes. more »»

APA allows bikes in Essex Chain, Pine Lake lands

March 14, 2016 RAY BROOK — The state Adirondack Park Agency decided Friday, March 11 that bicycling in two primitive areas conforms to the State Land Master Plan. more »»

Falling rock kills 12-year-old boy at Roaring Brook Falls

March 13, 2016 A falling rock killed a 12-year-old boy from Greenwich, New York, Sunday, March 13 at the base of Roaring Brook Falls near St. Huberts. more »»

It was a short season for nearby ski centers

March 10, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — The snow on Monday, March 7 was too little, too late for some of the area’s ski centers. After a bleak, rainy and snow-less winter, the ski season is ending sooner than norma. more »»

Volunteer rescuers prep for the unexpected

March 9, 2016 TUPPER LAKE — As state forest rangers were busy with three separate search and rescue missions last weekend, a dedicated group of volunteers was on stand-by and conducting training in case the... more »»

Hiker who died in High Peaks was experienced but ill prepared

March 7, 2016 LAKE PLACID — Even though she was an avid and well-versed hiker, a 61-year-old woman who died of hypothermia in the High Peaks over the weekend was ill prepared for a winter hike, according to the... more »»

Delaware hiker dies of hypothermia in High Peaks (update)

March 6, 2016 LAKE PLACID - A 61-year-old woman from Delaware died of hypothermia near the summit of MacNaughton Mountain in the High Peaks Wilderness late Friday or early Saturday, Essex County Coroner Frank... more »»

Fundraiser at Whiteface for Keene Kids X-C Ski Club

March 6, 2016 LAKE PLACID — The Mountaineer store in Keene will host a new fundraiser at Whiteface Mountain this year to raise money for the Keene Kids X-C Ski Club. more »»

NCCC offers new environmental degree

March 6, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — North Country Community College is offering a new degree for students who want to study the environment and natural resources at its Saranac Lake campus starting this coming fal. more »»

DEC seeks public’s help finding bear dens

March 6, 2016 The state Department of Environmental Conservation is seeking help from the public in locating black bear dens around the state. more »»

Woodsmen strap in for season

March 2, 2016 PAUL SMITHS — Chainmail isn’t usually part of an athletic uniform, except maybe if you go to one of those foo-foo schools that offers fencing as a spor. more »»

Time to start focusing on early ice-out

March 2, 2016 I don’t think I’ll be going out on a limb in predicting an early ice-out this year. In fact, I’ve still been waiting for the lakes to finally ice up, and so have many other hard water anglers. more »»

State celebrates winter in Lake Placid

March 1, 2016 LAKE PLACID — Hundreds of public officials from across the state took part in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s third annual Adirondack Winter Challenge here Sunday, Feb. more »»

APA reviewing backcountry ski public comments

March 1, 2016 RAY BROOK — The state Adirondack Park Agency has begun review on the 113 comments it received regarding its backcountry skiing guidelines. more »»

Ski pioneer

February 25, 2016 LAKE PLACID — The Olympic Village is not known for its industrial history, yet Loren Wrisley found a way in the 1930s to combine manufacturing with a local outdoor activity that helped put this... more »»

Lynch takes on role as NFCT ambassador

February 24, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — When most people talk about going on a canoe trip, they typically go paddle for a few hours on a local stream or lake. But not Mike Lynch. more »»

Health and happiness outdoors

February 24, 2016 As the Adirondack region sinks deeper into the depths of winter, it is important for residents to make a concerted effort to get outdoors. more »»

Bicycle-based shops happy with rail decision

February 19, 2016 While much of the focus of the rail/trail debate has centered around the historic aspect of the train and business opportunities that the rails could provide, several other businesses in the area ar... more »»



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