Lake Placid News, 21 Aug 2017 02:25:49 EDTMon, 21 Aug 2017 02:25:49 EDT news on invasive species front 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.Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:00:00 EDTMaking men out of boys and boys out of men the course of my 40-plus year career as an Adirondack guide, I have served in a wide variety of roles - ranging from outdoor educator, counselor, cook, companion, navigator, caretaker, backwoods contractor and as a pack mule/porter.Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:00:00 EDTAvalanche Lake Trail to close this week BROOK - The state Department of Environmental Conservation will close a popular hiking trail in the High Peaks this week so that work can be done on an historic section of the trail.Tue, 15 Aug 2017 00:00:00 EDTGIVING BACK: River keeper - As she walks atop the steep bank of the West Branch of the AuSable River, its raging whitewater jetting through the Flume Falls beneath her feet, Wilmington's Diane Kirby is happy to see not a trace of litter at what's become perhaps...Thu, 10 Aug 2017 00:00:00 EDTFriends group celebrates 100th anniversary of the Poke-O-Moonshine tower - Fire towers on state Forest Preserve mountaintops were largely decommissioned in the 1980s, with the state moving toward aerial surveillance to detect fires.Thu, 10 Aug 2017 00:00:00 EDT