Current Conditions - Adirondack High Peaks
Interior Conditions, Notices - Compiled on Thursday July 28, 2016
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3 hours ago
Police seek surveillance videos, boat crash investigation continues
"Police said the boat that hit the McCues left the scene and was abandoned at a nearby motel, and on Tuesday, Alexander M. West, 24, of Lake George, was identified as the operator."
news  adirondacks  warrencounty  accident  boating  lakegeorge 
6 hours ago
Death, serious injury bring calls for end to Lake George "Log Bay Day" (audio)
"For more than 20 years, Log Bay Day has been a big deal. On Youtube there are videos celebrating the event, complete with soundtrack that show rafts of power boats with young partiers chugging alcohol."
news  adirondacks  events  warrencounty  lakegeorge  booze  boating  crime  pollution 
7 hours ago
Shania Twain Fan Accused of Faking Her Own Kidnapping
She should have to pay for all the costs associated with SAR.
news  adirondacks  hamiltoncounty 
2 days ago
The Disappearing Soldier
"People go missing every year, usually unprepared hikers or hunters who wander off the trail into the dark uniformity of the forest and can’t find their way back."
buzz  adirondacks 
2 days ago
Police say woman faked Hamilton County abduction
"Rachael Mattice, age 24 of Johnstown, was charged with a misdemeanor count of falsely reporting an incident in the third degree."
news  adirondacks  hamiltoncounty  crime 
4 days ago
Former Adirondack Park commissioner raises alarm (audio)
To be fair, the Adirondack Forest Preserve only exists because of "alarm".
news  adirondacks  forestpreserve  apa  politics  conservation 
14 days ago
Eagle Flyer zip line lifts off
"The cost to ride the zip line is $45 per person, though if someone wants to ride again, the second ride is $25 for that visit."
news  adirondacks  warrencounty  lakegeorge  tourism  attractions 
16 days ago
Plattsburgh wins $10 million for a new city center
"City officials will get started on planning and zoning by early next year. In the meantime they’ll be gathering input from the public."
news  plattsburgh  economicdevelopment  taxes  politics  clintoncounty  adirondacks 
21 days ago
Cleanup required
"How much effort does it take to carry out your trash after you have carried it in?"
buzz  adirondacks  editorial  pollution 
22 days ago
An Adirondack summer classic: Paddling Lila, climbing Frederica (audio)
"It's a route that offers some of the biggest, most pristine views in the Park."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  paddle  hamiltoncounty 
23 days ago
Nous vous souhaitons un séjour agréable dans les Adirondacks!
news  adirondacks  weather  hike  camp  quebec 
27 days ago
Historic North Country camp seeks new life (auto-play video)
"The Debar Pond Lodge sits quietly in Adirondacks, but officials say a 17-room log home was once filled with life. Built over 70 years ago, it was one of the North Country's great camps."
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28 days ago
Beware of ticks, especially in Keene
"Keene and Keene Valley are often considered epicenters of hiking, biking, skiing and other outdoor pursuits, but the area is becoming known as an epicenter for another, not so flattering thing: Lyme disease."
news  adirondacks  wildlife  weather  essexcounty  keene  keenevalley  hike  camp 
4 weeks ago
Will Canada ease up on border checks for boaters? (audio)
It's important to maintain vigilance. Especially along this major smuggling route.
news  adirondacks  canada  border  newyork  crime  politics 
4 weeks ago
Bienvenue a nos Visiteurs Canadiens - Fête de la Saint-Jean-Baptiste
Nous vous souhaitons un séjour agréable dans les Adirondacks!
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4 weeks ago
EMS worker dies in hiking accident
Not really a "hiking" accident, but still sucks.
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5 weeks ago
On Lyon Mountain, a rare songbird makes itself heard (audio)
"Up above 3,000 feet, the dawn light was like thin milk, but the air was full of musical color, one songbird giving way to the next."
buzz  adirondacks  wildlife  bird  clintoncounty  lyonmt  conservation 
5 weeks ago
What you need to know about black flies this season in the Adirondacks
"These pesky, biting flies often swarm around humans, leaving multiple, painful bites on any exposed skin."
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6 weeks ago
Little introduces bills to create 'land bank' to hasten Adirondack projects
THIS IS A TERRIBLE IDEA. Not surprisingly, the "Council" is again willing to sell-out the Forest Preserve.
news  adirondacks  forestpreserve  politics  newyork 
6 weeks ago
Utica rally criticizes New York's plan to replace train tracks with bike trail (audio)
Utica is such a mess. Do they really think keeping the train (status quo) is a good idea?
news  adirondacks  train  utica  politics  forestpreserve 
7 weeks ago
Twelve months later, big unanswered questions remain about Clinton-Dannemora prison break
"... there are still a lot of unanswered questions about what went wrong at Dannemora prison and about what happens next."
news  adirondacks  newyork  prison  clintoncounty  dannemora  crime 
7 weeks ago
Biking headquarters
Wilmington gears up for bike fest this weekend
news  adirondacks  whiteface  events  bike  essex  wilmington  lakeplacid 
8 weeks ago
Human waste causes water concerns along Ausable River
"If there's no portable restroom on your trail, officials say the best way to dispose of waste is to either bury it 6 inches deep and at least 150 feet away from water or people, or by bagging it up and carrying out to dispose of elsewhere."
news  adirondacks  pollution  ausableriver 
8 weeks ago
Cherry Ridge and Wolf Pond Mountain - Wilcox Lake Wild Forest - 5/29/16
"On this 90 degree day, I chose a bushwhack hike of a couple small peaks, Cherry Ridge and Wolf Pond Mountain, just south of Crane Mountain in the Town of Thurman."
buzz  hike  adirondacks  warrencounty 
8 weeks ago
VT, NY police board Lake Champlain ferry to reinforce safe driving
"And with Memorial weekend coming up, officers say they'll be conducting checkpoints and other stops warning drivers to take extra caution on the roads."
news  adirondacks  transportation  vermont  newyork  lakechamplain 
9 weeks ago
Grand Hike Success! What's Next?
"Over 250 people came to the Grand Hike to the Essex Inn last Saturday where they hiked on three new CATS trails on their way to the Block Party in Essex."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  essexcounty  essex  lakechamplain  events 
9 weeks ago
Clarkson University Study Finds Wilderness Enhances Adirondack Economy (audio)
"Among the conclusions: proximity of private properties to wilderness land enhances property values while wild forest classification does not because motorized vehicles that produce noise and pollution are allowed."
news  adirondacks  wilderness  economicdevelopment  politics  conservation  forestpreserve 
9 weeks ago
Tax Dollars Not At Work
"The city is supposed to keep downtown attractive but these rusty tombstones don't add to the al fresco ambience."
buzz  adirondacks  plattsburgh  clintoncounty  taxes 
10 weeks ago
USA Luge HQ staying in Lake Placid
"New York state, through the Olympic Regional Development Authority, has pledged $5 million for capital improvements and $1 million in marketing dollars - through Empire State Development - to help support the performance of its mission, including $200,000 per year over five years to support televising World Cup competitions in Lake Placid."
news  adirondacks  newyork  orda  taxes  economicdevelopment  politics  olympics 
10 weeks ago
State officials rethink plan to tear up Adirondack train track
OH MY GOD, PUT ME OUT OF MY MISERY. Close the trail, let it return to wilderness.
news  adirondacks  train  politics  forestpreserve  newyork 
10 weeks ago
Canadian Border Presents Its Own Set Of Concerns For United States
"They’re coming across on snowmobiles. They’re coming across on ATVs. Of course, we have 95 miles of water boundaries, so people come across on boat, canoes, anything you can think of."
news  adirondacks  newyork  border  canada  wot 
11 weeks ago
Top New York court declines to rule in paddlers' rights case
"The case involves a trespassing lawsuit filed by landowners against journalist and Adirondack guidebook author Phil Brown, who ignored their cables and warning signs and paddled through their land to challenge their assertion it was off-limits to the public."
news  adirondacks  paddle  wilderness  media  politics  newyork 
11 weeks ago
DEC Alerts Hikers of Muddy Trail Conditions in The High Peaks
"Hikers Should Temporarily Avoid High Elevation Trails in the Adirondacks"
news  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  essexcounty  weather  dec 
12 weeks ago
Black flies are an equal opportunity species tormenter (audio)
"This pest of the northern spring targets other species than humans. Some varieties annoy deer and some live in the tree canopy to bedevil the birds."
buzz  adirondacks  wildlife  weather 
12 weeks ago
Home to history and mystery
"You’ll find here disappearing ponds, Lake Champlain’s sheerest shoreline, panoramic vistas, and a wonderfully varied network of trails."
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12 weeks ago
Bouldering in the Adirondacks
"This ancient mountain range is laden with hundreds of peaks, lakes, cliffs and boulder fields!"
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12 weeks ago
Abandoned missile silo causing sleepless nights for folks in the Adirondacks
"The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation investigated pumping of water from the Lewis missile silo, which drained into a creek. They found PCBs, lead, and mercury in the sludge."
news  adirondacks  essexcounty  lewiscounty  pollution  dec  heritage 
12 weeks ago
Newton Falls rail project demands Jefferson, Lewis involvement, additional funding
"Ultimately, we all want to work together and get to a common ground where the rail line is operable and providing economic value."
news  adirondacks  train  taxes  economicdevelopment  politics  lewiscounty  stlawrencecounty  jeffersoncounty 
april 2016
Adirondack Lean-to Challenge
Cover your entire body with patches. j/k
campfire  camp  adirondacks 
april 2016
Forest Ranger Documents Adirondack Plane Crash Sites
"What started as a work assignment to update a list of crash sites has become an off-duty obsession ..."
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april 2016
The Adirondacks: Wild at heart
"For the first time in more than a century, Boreas Ponds will open to the public."
buzz  adirondacks  forestpreserve  conservation  essexcounty 
april 2016
Clarkson students present recommendations for economic growth in Adirondack towns
"When we were out there surveying in Tupper Lake, a lot of people didn’t really know what was going on necessarily, how long things were going to take, and what was going to be done."
news  adirondacks  franklincounty  tupperlake  economicdevelopment 
april 2016
Cold Case Tues: Troop B continues to investigate 30-year-old homicide case in ClintonCo
State Police in Ray Brook continue to investigate the 1984 homicide of 20-year-old Dawn Andrea (Prentiss) Svocak, also known as “Magic”.
news  adirondacks  crime  clintoncounty 
april 2016
SNIRT Run sees record injury total, attendance in 13th year
"With extremely dusty conditions and a record number of participants, Saturday’s SNIRT Run included five personal-injury crashes, the most in the all-terrain vehicle poker run’s 13-year history."
news  adirondacks  atv  lewiscounty  events 
april 2016
New York buys 20,000-acre Adirondack tract for $14.5 million
"This project is a model of how to keep large landscapes conserved and connected, to sustain both wildlife and people for future generations."
news  adirondacks  conservation  forestpreserve  newyork 
april 2016
Trump rallies northern NY voters ahead of Tuesday primary
"A poll released Friday showed Trump well ahead of his nearest rival, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, among likely New York GOP primary voters."
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april 2016
ATVers flock to Tug Hill for annual SNIRT Run
"The annual ride, sponsored by the Barnes Corners Sno-Pals, is named for snow and dirt, but none of the former was in sight for this year’s event."
news  adirondacks  lewiscounty  atv  events 
april 2016
Professor plans more digs in Battlefield Park
"The work will be done on the site of the Battle of Lake George in 1755, an entrenched camp in 1757 and two British army encampments in 1758 and 1759."
news  adirondacks  heritage  warrencounty  lakegeorge 
april 2016
Drivers Urged To Use Caution Around Work Zones
"The DOT says drivers need to pay attention so that everyone can stay safe."
news  adirondacks  transportation  weather 
april 2016
Donald Trump to visit Plattsburgh
"Republican presidential front-runner coming this weekend before New York primary"
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april 2016
State audit of OBPA suggests raising tolls to offset Ogdensburg-Prescott bridge costs
"The bridge, currently considered the OBPA’s only profitable asset, generates about $2.4 million in toll revenue annually. The OBPA uses cash generated by the bridge to subsidize its other assets — nearly $2.3 million in 2012-13, more than $700,000 in 2013-14 and more than $2.2 million in 2014-15."
news  adirondacks  border  stlawrencecounty  transportation  taxes  newyork  politics 
april 2016
Controversial Rail Line To Get $11M Overhaul
"We have nothing but opportunity when that rail is operational."
news  adirondacks  train  stlawrencecounty  taxes  politics 
april 2016
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