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Bear management plan still open for public comment

February 8, 2014 The state Department of Environmental Conservation is still accepting public comments on its black bear management plan. more »»

Gifts bring Dewey Mountain close to a new lodge

February 8, 2014 SARANAC LAKE — A grassroots effort to raise money for a new base lodge at Dewey Mountain Recreation Center has received two major new gifts. more »»

Big Tupper open this weekend

February 7, 2014 TUPPER LAKE — Big Tupper Ski Area will open this weekend, and with more snow in Sunday’s forecast, things are looking good. more »»

Governor signs Finch land classification

February 7, 2014 Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo approved a state land classification package for 42,000 acres of Forest Preserve in the central Adirondacks Thursda. more »»

DEC releases draft of new Kushaqua plan

February 1, 2014 The state Department of Environmental Conservation recently released a draft recreation management plan for the Kushaqua Tract Conservation Easement Lands, and will hold a public meeting about them... more »»

A cry for help, from half a world away

February 1, 2014 I’m a product of the 1950s. I was born in the middle of the decade, and grew up in a nation of veterans who had served in three consecutive conflicts — World War I, World War II and the Korean War. more »»

DEC would get tougher on invasive-carrying boats

February 1, 2014 The state Department of Environmental Conservation is proposing regulations that would restrict the transport of aquatic invasive species at state boat launches it oversees. more »»

Northern Challenge Ice Fishing Derby Saturday

January 31, 2014 TUPPER LAKE — The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival isn’t the only big annual event happening this weekend. The Tupper Lake Rod and Gun Club will host the Northern Challenge Ice Fishing Derby from 7 a.m. more »»

Green groups seek Environmental Protection Fund increase

January 30, 2014 Environmental organizations are asking state lawmakers to increase the Environmental Protection Fund in this year’s budget. In Gov. more »»

Scozzafava localizes governor’s budget

January 30, 2014 ELIZABETHTOWN — Dierdre Scozzafava, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s deputy secretary for local government, delivered his regional budget address Wednesday to the Essex County Board of Supervisors. more »»

A cut above

January 29, 2014 Ice carver Robin Johnson is shaping two soldiers that will greet visitors who enter the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Ice Palac. more »»

New ice track plowed around Mirror Lake

January 28, 2014 LAKE PLACID — The North Elba Parks Division, along with the help of CAN/AM pond hockey staff, have created a new ice track around Mirror Lake. more »»

DEC releases plan for 19K-acre Kushaqua Tract

January 27, 2014 ALBANY (AP) — The state has released a recreation management plan to increase public access to nearly 19,000 acres of conservation easement land in the Adirondacks formerly owned by International... more »»

Climbers converge for 18th Mountainfest

January 25, 2014 KEENE VALLEY — Ice climbers from around the northeast converged on Keene Valley this past weekend for the 18th annual Adirondack International Mountaineering Festival. more »»

Something for everyone in the natural world

January 25, 2014 For many years, I’ve spent a great deal of my time researching and studying the positive effects of outdoor life for purposes of both avocation and vocatio. more »»

ATV rider survives crash, 10 hours on lake

January 23, 2014 WHITEHALL (AP) — Authorities say a 21-year-old man is recovering in an upstate New York hospital after spending hours lying unconscious on the ice of Lake Champlain when his all-terrain vehicle... more »»

Police ID man’s body found in Watertown river

January 23, 2014 WATERTOWN (AP) — Authorities say they’ve identified the body found floating in a northern New York river as that of a 27-year-old Watertown man. more »»

Top of the world

January 21, 2014 more »»

New Saranac Lake Winter Carnival website unveiled

January 21, 2014 SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee recently launched the new website for the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. The website address is more »»

Arctic cold settles in over upstate N.Y. for week

January 21, 2014 ALBANY (AP) — Upstate New York communities are preparing for bitterly cold weather this week by opening extra shelters and warming centers. more »»



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