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DEC will turn hikers away from Adirondak Loj

September 16, 2016 LAKE PLACID — The state Department of Environmental Conservation announced yesterday that when the parking lot at Adirondak Loj fills up over the Columbus Day weekend, forest rangers will turn ... more »»

6er logo televised at Bills game

September 16, 2016 ORCHARD PARK — The Saranac Lake 6er logo was seen clearly during Thursday night’s CBS broadcast of the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills football game. more »»

Rescues fewer after Labor Day

September 16, 2016 With the passing of Labor Day, the Adirondack backcountry has fewer people, meaning state forest rangers had a lighter week of rescuing lost and injured people than during the busy summer seaso. more »»

Forest ranger, ECO exams coming soon

September 16, 2016 The state Department of Environmental Conservation announced that the deadline for applying to take the civil service exams to become a forest ranger or environmental conservation officer will be... more »»

DEC takes comments on easement, wild forest plans

September 16, 2016 The state Department of Environmental Conservation will accept comments until the middle of November on plans for a wild forest and adjacent conservation easements. more »»

PSC to host homesteading festival Saturday, Oct. 1

September 16, 2016 PAUL SMITHS — Paul Smith’s College, its Visitor Interpretive Center and Cornell Cooperative Extension are teaming up to host the annual Rural Skills and Homesteading Festival Oct. 1 at the VI. more »»

Color Run to benefit food pantry

September 16, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake High School Student Council will host a Color Run to benefit the Saranac Lake Food Pantry Sunday, Oct. 9 at the high school track. more »»

ECO unhooks duck from fishing lure

September 15, 2016 An environmental conservation officer managed to unhook a duck from a fishing lure, with help from a camper and staff at Fish Creek Campground. On Aug. more »»

Mt. Baker too busy?

September 14, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — The town of St. more »»

46ers unveil new correspondent system

September 14, 2016 There are 46 mountains in New York originally surveyed at more than 4,000 feet in elevation, and those who climb all these High Peaks can rightfully call themselves 46ers. more »»

DEC welcomes local additions to rangers, ECOs

September 13, 2016 PULASKI — The state Department of Environmental Conservation swore in 48 new forest rangers and environmental conservation officers at a ceremony here two weeks ago. more »»

APA considers plan for state land

September 13, 2016 RAY BROOK — The state Adirondack Park Agency will weigh state land management plans at its headquarters in Ray Brook. The Thursday portion will kick off at 10:30 a.m. more »»

DEC to hold public meetings on stream classifications

September 13, 2016 PLATTSBURGH — The state Department of Environmental Conservation will host two public meetings and a hearing in Plattsburgh next month to discuss classification of streams entering Lake Champlain. more »»

Canoe Classic cancels final day of paddling

September 12, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Canoe Classic was shorter than normal this year, but paddlers weren’t too upset that the final day was canceled due to high winds and hazardous conditions. more »»

‘Leaf’ the beaten path for stunning foliage, killer selfies

September 12, 2016 The Northeast’s fall foliage dazzles locals and draws millions of tourists, but many flock to the same tired vantage points. more »»

Girl power in hunting camp and beyond

September 10, 2016 Rachel Carson, author of The Sense of Wonder, explained that every child has an inborn sense of wonder waiting to be guided to its full potential. more »»

Hiking boom too much for ADK staff

September 10, 2016 Adirondack Mountain Club staff say they were overwhelmed by unusually large crowds of hikers this Labor Day weekend — the most they’ve ever seen, some staff said. more »»

Stinky beginning leads to jovial peak

September 9, 2016 I’ve spent most of my life in and around the Adirondacks, and I’ve seen and had almost every experience a hiker can have here. more »»

Court puts hold on DEC tree cutting for trail

September 9, 2016 ALBANY — For the third time this year, a court has forced the state Department of Environmental Conservation to halt tree cutting on a snowmobile trail between Newcomb and Minerva. more »»



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