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Alex Stevens, 28, of Hopewell, New Jersey
(Photo provided by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation)

No new signs of Stevens as search continues

NEWCOMB — Alex Stevens still had not been found, nor any new signs of his presence, as evening approached on Thursday, the fifth day of a backcountry search for him. Today marked 13 days since Stevens, 28, of Hopewell, New Jersey, was last reported seen, on Sept. 2 deep in the High Peaks ...

Alex Stevens, 28, of Hopewell, New Jersey
(Photo provided by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation)

No new signs of Alex Stevens as search continues near Wallface

NEWCOMB — Alex Stevens still had not been found, nor any new signs of his presence, as evening approached on Thursday, the fifth day of a backcountry search for him. Today marked 12 days since Stevens, 28, of Hopewell, New Jersey, was last reported seen, on Sept. 2 deep in the High Peaks ...

Forest Ranger Adam Baldwin walks out of the woods Sept. 4 after searchers found a missing hiker that morning near St. Regis Mountain in Paul Smiths.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Forest rangers running ragged as search-and-rescues increase

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. When Alex Stevens of New Jersey was last seen in the High Peaks Wilderness over Labor Day weekend, rangers and ...

Alex Stevens, 28, of Hopewell, New Jersey
(Photo provided by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation)

Rangers think missing New Jersey man camped atop Wallface Mtn.

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. Yet still, the 28-year-old man from Hopewell, New Jersey, has not been found. A search for him continued for a ...

Scientists: Ash tree species pushed to brink of extinction

NEW YORK — Five prominent species of ash tree in the eastern U.S. have been driven to the brink of extinction from years of lethal attack by a beetle, a scientific group says. Tens of millions of trees in the U.S. and Canada have already succumbed, and the toll may eventually reach more ...

Alex Stevens, 28, of Hopewell, New Jersey
(Photo provided by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation)

Rangers think missing NJ man camped atop Wallface

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. Yet still the 28-year-old man from Hopewell, New Jersey, has not been found. A search for him continued for a ...

Brian Dubay of the state Department of Environmental Conservation forest rangers says he remains optimistic in a search for Alex Stevens of New Jersey.
(Enterprise photo — Glynis Hart)

Search continues for hiker missing near Wallface Mountain

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 Ranger Brian Dubay said Tuesday he’s always optimistic. Dubay addressed a press ...

Brian Dubay of the state Department of Environmental Conservation forest rangers says he remains optimistic in a search for Alex Stevens of New Jersey.
(Enterprise photo — Glynis Hart)

Searchers hope to find missing hiker

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 said he’s always optimistic. Dubay addressed a press conference at noon Tuesday at the ...

Alex Stevens, 28, of Hopewell, New Jersey
(Photo provided by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation)

Rangers search High Peaks for missing N.J. man

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 Wilderness. DEC spokesman David Winchell said the man they are looking for, Alex Stevens, 28, of Hopewell, New Jersey, was last seen ...

Alex Stevens, 28, of Hopewell, New Jersey
(Photo provided by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation)

Rangers search High Peaks for missing New Jersey man

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 Wilderness. DEC spokesman David Winchell said the man they are looking for, Alex Stevens, 28, of Hopewell, New Jersey, was last seen on ...

Wilmington-based guide and hunter Peter Price displays a big buck he shot in the northern Adirondacks.				 (Provided photo — Pete Price)

State gearing up for hunting season

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. --- Early season bear Early bear hunting season kicks off this month, with hunters heading to the woods ...

Hunting is a skill that requires a heavy dose of practice, patience, preparation and endurance. 
(Provided photo — Joe Hackett)

New season in the woods and on the waters

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 always entertaining woodcock, an odd shaped bird that can be found dropping out of the sky as ...

Charles and Sue Bolesh smile Friday in Old Forge at the start of the 90-mile Adirondack Canoe Classic, where they are celebrating their 50th anniversary as volunteers. They’ve celebrated every anniversary since their 25th at the canoe and kayak race.
(Photo provided — Mike Lynch)

Canoe couple

SARANAC LAKE — When Charles Bolesh proposed a cruise to his wife Sue for their 25th wedding anniversary, she likes to joke, she didn’t know she’d have to carry the boat part of the way. “I promised her dinner and a cruise,” said Charles. “I left the paddling out.” ...

90-Miler gets underway in Old Forge

The 35th annual Adirondack Canoe Classic, a 90-mile canoe, kayak and guideboat race, pushed off this morning in Old Forge and continues through Sunday on the way to the finish line in Saranac Lake. Paddlers will follow the historic chain of lakes, rivers and ponds from Old Forge to Saranac ...

A crowd of people gazes at the High Peaks from the summit of Giant Mountain in Keene Valley Saturday.
(Photo provided by ADK summit steward Vin Maresco)

Be-Laboring the trails

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. Julia Goren, who coordinates the summit stewards for the ADK, said Sunday’s rainy, chilly weather may ...

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Rangers help Texans recover, rescue local hikers

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 at the end of the summer hiking season. --- Town of Arietta Four Saranac Lake men training ...