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Outdoors

Law-Diao nominated to APA board

Benita Law-Diao — a licensed dietician, activist and avid hiker — could make history as the Adirondack Park Agency’s first Black board member if her nomination is confirmed by the state Senate. Gov. Kathy Hochul recommended Law-Diao to the state Senate Finance Committee, which approved ...

Bike the Barns to return October in Champlain Valley

ESSEX — After a two-year hiatus, the Adirondack North Country Association will again host its recreational bicycle tour of North Country farms, local food businesses and agricultural landscapes. The regional economic development nonprofit has announced this year’s Bike the Barns will take ...

Battling the Emerald ash borer

An invasive ailment has been on the rise over the past few years. The Emerald Ash Borer, or EAB, is an invasive species of beetle that can prove lethal to all ash trees that grow in New York state. “It’s taking bark off the trees. Limbs are falling for no reason, other than the ash ...

Five loons rescued from bald eagles

Five loons, iced in on Lake Champlain this weekend and threatened by around a dozen bald eagles, were spotted by Nordic skaters who helped the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation rescue and release the birds. This year has been the busiest on record for the ACLC in terms of loon rescues. ...

Colby Classic returns

SARANAC LAKE — While warm temperatures aren’t necessarily ideal for ice fishing, it didn’t stop participants from competing in the Colby Classic ice fishing derby on Lake Colby in Saranac Lake over the weekend. In its 38th year, the Colby Classic returned back to its roots and held an ...

Snowshoes and smiles

SARANAC LAKE — Snowshoers plowed through fresh powder, shot disk golf and played in the snow on local trails this weekend as they competed in the Adirondack Snowshoe Fest. After the 2017 World Snowshoe Championships brought hundreds of snowshoers from around the world to race here, ...