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Preview of this week's Lake Placid News

October 3, 2019
By ANDY FLYNN and MORGAN RYAN - Editor and Sports Editor ( , Lake Placid News

LAKE PLACID - In this week's Lake Placid News, the big story on the front page is about graffiti in the state-owned Forest Preserve.

The state Department of Environmental Conservation is asking the public to help identify the person(s) who painted dozens of orange blazes along the Cascade Mountain trail. The spray paint blazes now mark trees, rocks, boulders and bedrock from the trailhead on state Route 73 to the summit.

USA Luge is preparing for its annual fundraiser, the Running of the Balls, which will be held Saturday, Nov. 30 during the World Cup at Mount Van Hoevenberg. More than 1,000 lacrosse balls will negotiate the nearly one-mile course down the track.

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Staff Writer Elizabeth Izzo spoke with local school nurse Cora Clark about her latest volunteering job. She's taking over the organizational efforts for the North Elba Christmas Fund from long-time organizers Britt Isham and Shannon Porter, both employees of the town of North Elba.

We have details on the early-voting process, which is new for New York state and begins on Oct. 26.

Two stories came out of the Sept. 30 meeting of the state Olympic Regional Development Authority Board. We learned that in the first five months of the 2019-2020 fiscal year, April 1 to Sept. 1, ORDA operated at a loss of more than $9.8 million. Also, the board authorized a contract to regrade areas surrounding two smaller ski jumps for developing athletes at the Olympic Jumping Complex.

Outdoors Writer Justin A. Levine spoke with local politicians and officials at some environmental groups about the possibility of limiting the number of hikers in the High Peaks with the use of permits. Nobody knows what a permit system would look like or whether it's needed at all.

Justin also got some reaction about the state Department of Environmental Conservation adding two forest rangers to cover the High Peaks in 2020.

Other stories include coverage of this past weekend's Oktoberfest at the Whiteface Mountain Ski Center in Wilmington.

In addition to columns from Naj Wikoff (On the Scene) and Martha Allen (Martha Sez), we have an update from the Lake Placid Public Library.



The Lake Placid High School fall sports teams had a busy week with their seasons in full stride. Check out this week's Lake Placid News for stories and photos of the cross country team, and the boys and girls soccer teams.

In other sports news this week, KC Brousseau was named as the New York Ski Educational Foundation's freeski coach at Whiteface Mountain. It's a big role for Brousseau, who grew up skiing in the NYSEF program.

World-class bobsledder Kaillie Humphries is in the News once again this week as the Canadian national team made it possible for her to join the United State team. She brings multiple Olympic medals to the table for USA Bobsled.



Outdoors writer Justin Levine writes about an interesting trail in the Sentinel Range Wilderness Area that many people have likely never heard of. The long-forgotten trail has grown over since its heyday as the 50-kilometer cross-country skiing course in the 1932 Lake Placid Olympics.

LPN outdoors columnist spent some time in the Moose River Plains region. He writes about his adventure to the top of Indian Lake Mountain.



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