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Different court again halts DEC tree cutting for snowmobile trail

August 20, 2016 A justice from the Appellate Division of the state court system has halted tree cutting by the state Department of Environmental Conservation for another 10 days at least. more »»

Natural death for hiker

August 20, 2016 The cause of death for a 43-year-old hiker from western New York was determined to be natural in an autopsy performed at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake this morning. more »»

Hiker who died on Cascade identified as Geneseo man

August 19, 2016 LAKE PLACID — A 43-year-old man from western New York died while hiking on Cascade Mountain Thursday morning. more »»

Unidentified man dies on Cascade Mountain trail

August 18, 2016 LAKE PLACID — A 43-year-old man died while hiking a Cascade Mountain trail this morning. Essex County 911 received a phone call informing them that the man had collapsed while ascending the trail. more »»

Great South Woods proposal submitted

August 18, 2016 The state Department of Environmental Conservation announced this week that a proposal to improve recreation on about 20 million acres of land is moving forwar. more »»

Wilmington Wild Forest UMP OK’d

August 18, 2016 WILMINGTON — State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos has formally approved a plan that amends the Wilmington Wild Forest Unit Management Plan. more »»

Bids sought to run aquatic invasive species program

August 18, 2016 The state Department of Environmental Conservation is seeking bids to run boat washes and decontamination stations throughout the Adirondack Park to help prevent the spread and introduction of... more »»

#ClimbIt4Climate raises nearly $30K

August 17, 2016 It’s been two weeks of tremendous ups and downs for Bethany Garretso. more »»

DEC warns of nuisance bear

August 16, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — The state Department of Environmental Conservation is warning village residents to be on the lookout for a bear that has been causing considerable problems for homeowners. more »»

Judge lets DEC resume work on trail

August 16, 2016 ALBANY (AP) — New York environmental officials say a court has cleared them to resume work on an Adirondack snowmobile trail. more »»

DEC asks anglers to take it easy on cold-water species

August 15, 2016 The state Department of Environmental Conservation is asking anglers to take care with cold-water fish as water temperatures rise due to heat and lack of rain. more »»

Off to camp

August 13, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — “Best. Week. Ever!” shouted Eric Johnston Jr. with his hands stretched well over his head. “I’m friends with literally everyone in my cabin,” he added enthusiasticall. more »»

Class of 46 reunion

August 13, 2016 Two Paul Smith’s College alumni almost didn’t hike the High Peaks this summer, and it all came down to a judge’s decision to disallow the renaming of the college. more »»

How much is too much on the trail?

August 13, 2016 Although I owned a pair of Dunham “waffle stompers” back in the 1970s (which was over a century ago), my favorite hiking boots were a pair of Converse high top Chuckie D sneakers. more »»

APA, DEC seek comment on ski trail reroute

August 13, 2016 RAY BROOK — The state Adirondack Park Agency voted to approve a Department of Environmental Conservation plan to reroute two trails at Mount Van Hoevenberg at the agency’s regular meeting Friday... more »»

Saranac Lake native catches huge halibut in Alaska

August 12, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — A native of this community is one of two fishermen who caught an enormous halibut Sunday off the coast of Alaska. more »»

DEC announces waterfowl hunting season

August 12, 2016 The state Department of Environmental Conservation announced the 2016-17 waterfowl hunting seasons this week. more »»

Becoming a High Peak hiker

August 11, 2016 Sweat soaked nearly every inch of my cotton shirt as I hauled across several steep ledges lining the ascent of Big Slide Mountain. more »»

Campers no longer need permits at Essex Chain Lakes sites

August 11, 2016 NEWCOMB — The state Department of Environmental Conservation says campers using sites in the Essex Chain Lakes will no longer need to make reservation. more »»

 
 

 

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