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No new signs of Stevens as search continues

September 14, 2017 NEWCOMB — Alex Stevens still has not been found, nor any new signs of his presence, as evening approached on Thursday, the fifth day of a backcountry search for him. more »»

Rangers run ragged

September 13, 2017 NEWCOMB — The number of search-and-rescue missions in the Adirondacks increases every year, but the number of state forest rangers to carry out those missions hasn’t. more »»

Rangers think missing NJ man camped atop Wallface

September 13, 2017 State forest rangers reported locating a campsite on the summit of Wallface Mountain with tracks and other signs leading from it, which they determined belonged to Alex Stevens. more »»

Search continues for hiker missing 11 days near Wallface Mountain

September 13, 2017 NEWCOMB — Although searchers are on their fourth day following a cold trail for a hiker who appears to have been inadequately prepared for the three days he planned to spend in the mountains, Forest... more »»

Searchers hope to find missing hiker

September 12, 2017 NEWCOMB — Although searchers are following a cold trail for a hiker who appears to have been inadequately prepared for the three days he planned to spend in the mountains, Forest Ranger Brian Dubay... more »»

Rangers search High Peaks for missing New Jersey man

September 11, 2017 The state Department of Environmental Conservation is asking for the public’s help regarding a New Jersey man last seen nine days ago in the High Peaks Wildernes. more »»

Rain decreases hiker numbers, but thousands still tramped through High Peaks Labor Day weekend

September 7, 2017 LAKE PLACID — Summit stewards in the High Peaks saw thousands of hikers this past holiday weekend, but the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) says there were fewer people than last year. more »»

State gearing up for hunting season

September 6, 2017 The state Department of Environmental Conservation is gearing up for the fall hunting season by asking hunters to be on the lookout for deer diseases and help mentor youth hunters. more »»

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 »»

 
 

 

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