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Power of powder

December 11, 2014 Heavy, wet snow brought by the winter’s first big storm toppled trees into utility lines Wednesday, causing widespread electrical outages in northern Essex County, including at Whiteface Mountain... more »»

Power back for Whiteface but not for many in nearby towns

December 11, 2014 Whiteface Mountain Ski Center’s electricity was back up and running as of 12:30 p.m., but many surrounding townspeople are still going without. more »»

Winter’s first storm

December 10, 2014 The season’s first winter storm closed most local schools today and caused a handful of car crashes. more »»

Judge allows NYCO mining to move forward

December 10, 2014 A judge has rejected a lawsuit brought by environmentalists who sought to stop NYCO Minerals from conducting state-voter-approved test drilling for wollastonite in the Jay Mountain Wildernes. more »»

Expect heavy snow today

December 9, 2014 Heavy, wet snow and other wintry precipitation is coming today and Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. more »»

North Country leaders hold Adirondacks meeting

December 8, 2014 LAKE GEORGE (AP) — Leaders from across New York’s North Country are meeting this week to discuss economic issues facing communities in the Adirondack Mountain. more »»

Returning to our home in the woods

December 6, 2014 I’ve been busy researching the therapeutic benefits of outdoor travel in the aftermath of the Wellness Summit recently hosted at the Lake Clear Lodge. more »»

CATS director receives outdoor educators award

December 6, 2014 Champlain Area Trails director Chris Maron was recently honored with a New York State Outdoor Educators Association environmental impact award. more »»

Multiple zip lines hang in balance for ORDA

December 5, 2014 Two ski centers run by the state Olympic Regional Development Authority may be vying for a zip line project proposed by the authority. more »»

DEC closing Lower Locks on Saranac River for winter

December 5, 2014 SARANAC LAKE — The Lower Locks on the Saranac lakes chain will be shut down for the winter, effective Monday, the state Department of Environmental Conservation announced Thursday. more »»

DEC offers bike trail plan for Moose River Plains Wild Forest

December 5, 2014 ALBANY (AP) — New York conservation officials have proposed new bike trails in the 85,000-acre Moose River Plains Wild Forest in the western Adirondacks. more »»

Can we Tick Talk?

December 4, 2014 TUPPER LAKE — Ticks have moved north and are now in the Adirondacks. The Wild Center and Paul Smith’s College will present Tick Talk, a forum on Lyme disease, at 1 p.m. this Saturday. more »»

Canoer goes from Lake Champlain to N.C. to ... missing

December 3, 2014 ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say the overturned canoe of a Montana man who was canoeing down the East Coast has been found in eastern North Carolina. more »»

Hunter shot by accident

December 3, 2014 MINEVILLE — A deer hunter was in critical condition Tuesday after being shot Monday by another hunter. Joseph R. more »»

Forest rangers help overdue hiker, lost hunter

December 3, 2014 RAY BROOK — State Department of Environmental Conservation forest rangers responded to the following search-and-rescue incidents in the Adirondacks from Nov. 24 to 30. Both were in Essex County. more »»

Brook makeover

December 2, 2014 more »»

Cuomo: Feds must act on oil trains

December 2, 2014 ALBANY (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says New York has taken steps to protect residents and the environment from the risks posed by crude oil trains and says it’s time the federal government does its part. more »»

Christmas Bird Count coming

December 1, 2014 ALBANY (AP) — It’s almost time for the 115th annual Christmas Bird Count, the world’s longest-running citizen science survey. more »»

Archery on target for big popularity gains

November 29, 2014 Last week, I detailed the recent trend of women taking to the hunt in ever-increasing numbers. more »»

PSC students investigate coyote, deer interactions

November 29, 2014 PAUL SMITHS — It’s true that coyotes prey upon deer, but they might have an affect on vegetation, too. more »»



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