Study: Outdoor rec is big business in northern New York
"That total does not include money spent by foreign visitors to this area on the northern U.S. border that welcomes a large number of tourists from Canada."
news  adirondacks  economicdevelopment  tourism  forestpreserve 
2 days ago
CRIME: 7.1M gallons of partially treated sewage released into Lake Champlain
Literally. WTF. Those people in Burlington need to get their "sh*t" together. Their priorities are WRONG in so many ways.
news  adirondacks  lakechamplain  newyork  vermont  pollution  conservation  burlington  crime 
2 days ago
Military uses Adirondack 'ghost' mine as simulated battlefield
"It's wet. It's cold. This is what 10th Mountain soldiers do"
news  adirondacks  essexcounty  tahawus 
3 days ago
Bolton wastewater plant operator arrested
This is crazy. How much money has been spent to figure out where the crap was coming from?!
news  adirondacks  lakegeorge  warrencounty  pollution  crime 
4 days ago
Five Safety Tips for Spring Hiking
"In the anticipation of reuniting with a path neglected since autumn, we rush into the wild and promptly slip while attempting to hop onto a bobbing log in the mud."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  weather 
9 days ago
Buildings on the Forest Preserve
Classify them as artifacts and let them be returned to nature?
buzz  adirondacks  wilderness  heritage  forestpreserve  conservation 
11 days ago
Salt levels in Mirror Lake still a concern
"Mirror Lake is central to the identity of Lake Placid."
news  adirondacks  essexcounty  lakeplacid  conservation 
12 days ago
Lewis County officials discuss tightening local ATV laws
"... there could have been as many as 7,000 ATV operators on the Tug Hill Plateau for the SNIRT run, even though only 4,690 were registered, permitted participants."
news  adirondacks  atv  conservation  events  economicdevelopment  lewiscounty 
15 days ago
Moving on from the Adirondack High Peaks
I actually haven't camped in the HPW since before bear canister regulation.
buzz  adirondacks  highpeaks  conservation  wilderness 
18 days ago
ACR quietly pushes on
"If built as planned, the ACR would also include ski-in-ski-out townhouses, a 60-room hotel, an equestrian center and a marina on Big Tupper Lake."
news  adirondacks  adkclubresort  tupperlake  franklincounty  conservation  economicdevelopment 
18 days ago
Railroad owner threatens to pull out without $5 million payment
We could have already had years of enjoyment if they had turned that into a Rail Trail (for all public human-powered modes of travel).
news  adirondacks  warrencounty  train  politics  taxes  economicdevelopment  forestpreserve 
22 days ago
Minimum 2-year wait likely before any Camp Gabriels sale
In principle, this is Forest Preserve land and should remain as such. But we've already eroded protections of that sort.
news  adirondacks  franklincounty  gabriels  prison  newyork  politics  forestpreserve  economicdevelopment  taxes  conservation 
26 days ago
On Becoming a Mountain Steward
"... some hikers and climbers saw any building as a danger to the alpine terrain, as well as an intrusion on the wildness: a civilizing influence that had no place in the mountains."
buzz  adirondacks  conservation  forestpreserve  wilderness 
4 weeks ago
Sporting Clubs, Hinchey Law, And The Forest Preserve
When does something become historically significant, and what exactly is worth saving?
buzz  adirondacks  forestpreserve  conservation  heritage  politics 
4 weeks ago
This City Just Passed the First Bitcoin Mining Ban in the US
"Plattsburgh, New York has imposed an 18-month moratorium on Bitcoin mining to prevent miners from using all the city’s cheap electricity."
news  adirondacks  clintoncounty  plattsburgh  energy  taxes  economicdevelopment 
4 weeks ago
Airbnb for camping app expanding to Adirondacks, Berkshires
"They also use the "run around naked rule" — can a camper run around outside their tent in the nude without being seen by the property owner or neighbors —to assess privacy and seclusion."
news  adirondacks  camp  marketing 
4 weeks ago
Report says priests accused of sex abuse were in a dozen StLawCo towns up to early 2000s
"The Ogdensburg diocese has created the Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program, which is a third-party-administered fund that compensates some victims of childhood sex abuse by priests. There is a May 31 deadline for those who qualify."
news  adirondacks  stlawrencecounty  crime 
5 weeks ago
Warren County tourism numbers show room rates remained static, demand was up
"County leaders have been discussing for years how best to collect occupancy tax from short-term rental companies."
news  adirondacks  warrencounty  tourism  economicdevelopment  taxes  politics 
5 weeks ago
Finding variety on Lost Pond
"While parking can be tricky, there are a number of fantastic destinations that can be targeted from the little dead-end."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  essexcounty  keene 
5 weeks ago
Is Bitcoin a Waste of Electricity, or Something Worse?
"He is the only employee of his company, and he is presently a full-time medical student on the Caribbean island of Grenada." << LOL
news  adirondacks  clintoncounty  economicdevelopment  plattsburgh  energy  taxes 
6 weeks ago
Foreign workers again limited for summer industries
Legacy media and special interests never mention that this will inevitably raise wages for ALL labor. It will also weed out the marginal businesses that have relied on cheap, foreign labor.
news  adirondacks  economicdevelopment  politics  lakegeorge 
6 weeks ago
Comedian rants for a week about negative reaction to racial joke
"The Enterprise staff did not attend the show, so Benjamin explained the context of the joke via Twitter."
news  adirondacks  politics  saranaclake 
6 weeks ago
After shaping Adirondack journalism, Phil Brown steps back
"Nineteen years ago, veteran journalist and guidebook author Phil Brown helped found Adirondack Explorer magazine."
news  adirondacks  media 
6 weeks ago
Court sides with North Elba in Old Mountain Road case
“What’s going to end up being the legacy of this case is that the State Land Master Plan does not have the authority to close a road, and pretty much every road that they’ve closed with the State Land Master Plan has been closed illegally.”
news  adirondacks  snowmobile  forestpreserve  essexcounty  wilderness  dec 
7 weeks ago
2 State Police Helicopter Pilots Honored for Mountain Rescue
"McLain and Rumrill piloted the state police helicopter that plucked two hikers from the Albany area off the top of Algonquin Peak"
news  adirondacks  dec  highpeaks  hike  essexcounty 
7 weeks ago
Light Pollution Is a Big Problem, But You Can Help
"Judging by the number of visible stars, my observations show that light pollution has made the night sky over Warrensburg, New York, about four times brighter since the mid-'70s."
buzz  adirondacks  astronomy 
7 weeks ago
ADK To Gov: Forest Preserve Tax Proposal Unlawful
And the State tax-payments might also be unconstitutional.
buzz  adirondacks  taxes  newyork  forestpreserve  politics 
8 weeks ago
North Country tourism study to look at how to spend $13 million
"Dressed in an open-collar shirt and sweater, Cuomo concluded his remarks saying he was going snowmobiling."
news  adirondacks  newyork  taxes  economicdevelopment  tourism  politics  destinationmarketing 
8 weeks ago
Upping the ante in marketing Washington County | Local |
"Washington County’s tourism industry can make a lot of progress without any risk of spoiling the authenticity of its villages and farms."
8 weeks ago
Moose in the Adirondacks: Incredible photos
"A research project by the Department of Environmental Conservation shows moose living in the Adirondacks."
news  adirondacks  wildlife  moose  dec  conservation  newyork 
8 weeks ago
DEC Adirondack Outdoor Recreation Weekly Bulletin - 2/15/18
"Have a safe and enjoyable outdoor recreational experience on the lands and waters of the Adirondacks."
news  adirondacks  dec  weather  hike  ski  camp  highpeaks  snowshow  snow 
9 weeks ago
A bizarre story in need of an explanation
"Remember, we still don’t know what happened. But we can safely say it was something pretty wild."
buzz  adirondacks  editorial  ski  whiteface 
9 weeks ago
Dillenburg v State of New York
"The taxation of state-owned land by municipalities has long been a matter of controversy."
buzz  adirondacks  taxes  newyork  politics  forestpreserve  conservation 
9 weeks ago
A ski day at Whiteface Mountain, then a vanishing
"This isn't a typical search and rescue operation like we often see in the Adirondack backcountry."
news  adirondacks  whiteface  essexcounty  ski  wilmington 
9 weeks ago
No sign Saturday of missing skier at Whiteface Mountain
"Officials say first responders are walking the mountain, searching for clues"
news  adirondacks  whiteface  ski  essexcounty  wilmington 
9 weeks ago
Photographer Uses Art and Social Media to Promote Conservation and Appreciation of Adirondack Park
"This project is quite simple: share photos of locations within the Adirondack Park, telling how far it is from the nearest road or snowmobile trail and using the hashtag #ADK1Mile."
news  adirondacks  conservation  wilderness  forestpreserve 
9 weeks ago
Cheers, tears and hear, hears after Boreas classification
"I expect the land will rapidly patch up man’s handiwork and make room to allow nature to flourish."
buzz  adirondacks  editorial  wilderness  forestpreserve  hunt  camp  conservation  heritage  politics 
10 weeks ago
DEC Adirondack Outdoor Recreation Weekly Bulletin - 2/8/18
Have a safe and enjoyable outdoor recreational experience on the lands and waters of the Adirondacks.
news  adirondacks  dec  hike  camp  highpeaks  snow 
10 weeks ago
Crews searching for missing skier at Whiteface
"He has not been seen since Wednesday and was reported missing after the lifts closed."
news  adirondacks  whiteface  ski  essexcounty 
10 weeks ago
The Boreas Ponds deal was cut long before Friday's vote. Does that matter?
"If there were promises made, if there were some kind of agreements that were reached, then we would like to know where it is and what it means"
news  adirondacks  franklincounty  conservation  politics  apa  wilderness 
10 weeks ago
Universiade reps happy but say Van Ho needs overhaul | News, Sports, Jobs - Adirondack Daily Enterprise
One of the main requirements of a host city is to assemble an independent group in charge of organizing the games
11 weeks ago
FISU meets Saranac Lake mayor to discuss new curling facility
couldn’t provide any specifics on the location or owner of the new curling venue, but he did say it would be privatized, albeit built with state funds.
11 weeks ago
Current Adirondack Outdoor Recreation Information
Weather, Backcountry conditions, Notices. Compiled on Thursday February 1, 2018
news  adirondacks  highpeaks  dec  currentconditions  weather  hike  camp  climb  ski  snowshoe  newyork 
11 weeks ago
Boreas Ponds Plan Process Manipulated
"What caught me off guard was the sight of the various “watchdog” groups tripping over themselves to congratulate the state for its decision, and the press that praised Albany’s direct intervention in what should have been the APA’s independent deliberations."
buzz  adirondacks  wilderness  apa  forestpreserve  politics  conservation  newyork 
11 weeks ago
The making of the Boreas Ponds compromise
Clearly, not a victory. They were outclassed in the negotiations.
buzz  adirondacks  wilderness  forestpreserve  conservation  newyork  politics 
11 weeks ago
To some wilderness advocates, Boreas Ponds compromise goes too far
"It’s basically a compromise that eviscerates the wilderness potential here that future generations"
news  adirondacks  conservation  apa  forestpreserve  politics  wilderness 
11 weeks ago
Universiade inspection is underway
"Gov. Cuomo proposed a $62.5 million investment into state Olympic Regional Development Authority facilities in his state budget earlier this month."
news  adirondacks  essexcounty  lakeplacid  orda  taxes  economicdevelopment  politics  newyork  fisu 
11 weeks ago
Adirondacks Most Remote Spot: Not That Remote
"Many of our greatest conservation lands, themselves, are still being developed with roads."
buzz  adirondacks  wilderness  conservation  forestpreserve  politics 
11 weeks ago
Boreas plan could allow driving almost to ponds
"Waterways would be wilderness with no motors allowed, but drivers could get within a tenth of a mile."
news  adirondacks  conservation  wilderness  forestpreserve  apa  politics  newyork 
11 weeks ago
Adirondack Pilot Program Renewed for Fourth Year
"The Adirondack Program teaches students that the Park’s peaks and valleys can become a classroom."
news  adirondacks 
11 weeks ago
Four decades after the 1980 Olympics, North Country still a winter sport powerhouse
"The Olympic venues in Lake Placid and Wilmington are expensive and maintaining the legacy of the 1932 and 1980 games takes a big investment."
news  adirondacks  olympics  lakeplacid  heritage  essexcounty  taxes  economicdevelopment  orda 
11 weeks ago
New York State police to deploy drones
"The aerial drones could also be used in dangerous situations and environments, including natural disasters, keeping state troopers out of harm’s way."
news  adirondacks  crime 
11 weeks ago
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