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Preview of this week's Lake Placid News

November 9, 2017
By ANDY FLYNN and MORGAN RYAN - Editor and Sports Editor ( , Lake Placid News

LAKE PLACID - It's not quite the winter solstice yet, but the winter sports season has arrived in the Olympic Region, as the Whiteface Mountain Ski Center began making snow on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 7, and bobsled and skeleton athletes from around the world are competing at the Olympic Sports Complex on Mount Van Hoevenberg.

Senior Sports Writer Lou Reuter gives us a preview of the the IBSF World Cup on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 9 and 10, at Lake Placid's sliding center. Members of the USA Bobsled & Skeleton teams begin their World Cup tour on their home track with an eye toward the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, which will be held in February.

Meanwhile, the big news this week came on Election Day, and we have results from all the races in the towns of North Elba, Keene, Wilmington and Jay.

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In other news, we tracked down why National Grid has been stockpiling wooden railroad ties behind the Lake Placid firehouse on Old Military Road, and Outdoors Writer Justin A. Levine reports on last week's Mirror Lake Water Quality Workshop, which was was hosted by the AuSable River Association. Also, the Lake Placid Board of Trustees appointed a new justice to replace Bill Hulshoff, and we have a preview of the Veterans Day ceremonies that will be held in Lake Placid and Keene.

For this week's Up Close profile, Staff Writer Griffin Kelly stopped by the Adirondack Community Church to interview the new pastor, the Rev. Derek Hansen.

For this week's Artist Profile, Correspondent Steve Lester spoke with Jay artist Sue Young about the mural she's been commissioned to create for the Plattsburgh Public Library.

In addition to columns from Naj Wikoff (On the Scene), Martha Allen (Martha Sez) and Frank Shatz (World Focus), we have the final update of the year from the Garden Club of Lake Placid.



It was another big week for the Lake Placid High School sports teams. The boys soccer team continued its surprising run through the postseason with an overtime victory in the state quarterfinals, while the cross country team locked up yet another sectional championship.

Winter Olympic sports have arrived in Lake Placid with the World Cup bobsled and skeleton tours in town, while the U.S. Luge team competed at the 2018 Olympic venue in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Skating correspondent Christie Sausa provides LPN readers with another profile of one of the world's top figure skaters. This week, it's Nathan Chen, the defending national champion who is known for his spectacular jumping ability



On this week's Adirondack Expeditions page, columnist Joe Hackett is hoping the Beaver Moon, and the rut that follows, will lead to more deer traffic during the hunting season.

Outdoors Writer Justin A. Levine takes a look at the different strategies laid out by the state Department of Environmental Conservation for the for the Sentinel Range Wilderness.



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