Current Conditions - Adirondack High Peaks
Interior Conditions, Notices - Compiled on Thursday August 17, 2017
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5 days ago
Close the beach for safety's sake
"The latest test results from this week, showing high bacteria counts again in the swimming area, should convince state officials that strong action to protect public health needs to be taken."
buzz  adirondacks  editorial  warrencounty  lakegeorge  beach  pollution 
7 days ago
Popular Adirondack trail being closed for 10-day repair work
"The trail along Avalanche Lake will be closed while repairs are being made to the Hitch-Up Matilda boardwalks beginning Tuesday and lasting through next weekend."
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7 days ago
Mandatory 10-Digit Dialing Begins August 19, 2017 In Eastern Upstate New York
"On August 19, 2017, all calls made within and between area codes 518 and 838 MUST be placed using the 10-digit telephone number."
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12 days ago
Canada military builds refugee camp for refugees from US
90% Haitans, attracted by benefits and French-language environment.
news  adirondacks  newyork  border  canada 
12 days ago
The Latest: Canada sends soldiers to migrant border crossing
Lots of Canadians I've talked to today seem bewildered by this situation.
news  adirondacks  newyork  canada  border  politics 
13 days ago
A U.S. back road is route to hope in Canada for many migrants
"We have an open compassionate country, but we have a strong system that we follow... Protecting Canadian confidence in the integrity of our system allows us to continue to be open, and that’s exactly what we need to continue to do."
news  adirondacks  border  canada  politics  newyork 
13 days ago
Tupper resort receives key permits
"The ACR project began in February 2004 but has stalled many times amid regulatory reviews, environmental lawsuits and developers’ financial troubles."
news  adirondacks  tupperlake  adkclubresort  franklincounty  economicdevelopment  politics  conservation 
13 days ago
Adirondack mountains were "the playground" for new FBI director (audio)
"He spent the summers of his youth at his family’s camp near Keene Valley, hiking the High Peaks and fishing for trout. His father, Cecil Wray, is a former state Adirondack Park Agency Commissioner."
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15 days ago
The homemade canoe that struck gold at the 1948 Summer Olympics (audio)
"In August 1880, the American Canoe Association was founded on the shores of Lake George, and in 1948, an ACA member captured silver and gold medals for the U.S. during the Summer Olympics in London."
buzz  adirondacks  paddle  olympics  heritage 
20 days ago
Tourism debate gets testy in Warren County
"County tourism leaders have involved more members of the Warren County Lodging Association, a group of hoteliers and lodgers, in the promotion process in recent years, forming an advisory committee of public and private leaders to give input."
news  adirondacks  tourism  taxes  economicdevelopment  warrencounty  politics 
20 days ago
Indian snowshoer indicted on sex abuse charge
"Hussain is alleged to have subjected a 12 year old female to sexual contact and engaged in inappropriate conversations with said child during the time he was in Saranac Lake"
news  adirondacks  snowshoe  events  politics  crime  saranaclake 
20 days ago
Search continues near Gothics for missing hiker
The whole situation is becoming a bit ridiculous. Hope they find that hiker.
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21 days ago
Social Media and the Adirondack Backcountry
"The great paradox of conservation is that it’s a double-edged sword."
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21 days ago
Officials set to bar boaters from annual Lake George party bay (audio)
"They're planning a multi-agency approach to close-off the popular bay a year after a fatal boat accident after last summer's party."
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22 days ago
Linking ‘problems’ on Baker Mountain
"Roth said several of the problems are located right along the trail or at the summit."
buzz  adirondacks  climb  saranaclake 
22 days ago
Roedel drops suit against Saranac Lake planners
"In that sense, the lawsuit was effective, ...because it delayed the project and cost the developers money."
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25 days ago
Adirondack Stewards Maintain Peak Order
"Acting as human keep-off-the-grass signs isn't the stewards' only purpose."
news  adirondacks  highpeaks  conservation  forestpreserve  wilderness  hike  essexcounty 
26 days ago
Adirondack town torn over tourism plans (video)
"There is a standoff between environmental groups and local leaders over the future of a stunning piece of land in the Adirondacks."
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26 days ago
"Running out of money," Ogdensburg hopes to reshape city government
"Ogdensburg is technically the only city in St. Lawrence County, but it has a pretty small tax base."
news  adirondacks  stlawrencecounty  economicdevelopment  taxes  politics  ogdensburg 
26 days ago
Plattsburgh mayor proposes layoffs for some city managers (audio)
"Without the consolidation and layoffs, Read said the city would either have to raise taxes, or enact pay cuts for dozens of lower level city employees."
news  adirondacks  clintoncounty  plattsburgh  politics  taxes  economicdevelopment 
26 days ago
Cuomo says $1.3 billion Adirondack tourism industry is booming
"He says there have been more than 12 million visitors to the Adirondacks, and it's a $1.3-billion industry."
news  adirondacks  tourism  politics  economicdevelopment  newyork 
4 weeks ago
Adirondack Experience Sues to Vacate Village of Lake Placid Effort to Seize Property via Eminent Domain
"Within days, Adirondack Experience will also file a separate suit against the Town of North Elba to reverse suspicious punitive actions taken by Town Assessor"
news  adirondacks  museum  lakeplacid  essexcounty  politics  taxes  bluemountainlake 
5 weeks ago
MTA wrote $4.9M check to three upstate ski centers
"They’re stealing from one bankrupt place to prop up another bankrupt place."
news  adirondacks  ski  taxes  economicdevelopment  newyork  politics  orda 
5 weeks ago
NY issues warning: six North Country drownings in one week
"Water is forceful, and even good swimmers have a tough time staying afloat due to turbulence and hydraulics."
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6 weeks ago
Your Dog And The Adirondack Forest Preserve
"Enjoy your time in the outdoors with your dog, but be sure to protect your dog, protect wildlife and respect other outdoor recreationist."
buzz  adirondacks  forestpreserve  editorial 
6 weeks ago
No glamping in Forest Preserve
"Glamping introduces artificial conveniences and comforts in overnighting on the Forest Preserve at the expense of wild forest character and conditions"
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6 weeks ago
Cornell Postdoc Found Dead in Adirondack Mountain River
"He was always happy, and he spread happiness to everybody he met."
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6 weeks ago
Kayaker’s body found in Kiwassa
"This is the second apparent drowning in the area in roughly a week."
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6 weeks ago
Should Campfires Be Banned In Forest Preserve?
I lean toward "Yes", but it would make winter-camping quite arduous.
buzz  editorial  forestpreserve  fire  conservation  wilderness 
6 weeks ago
As Adirondack North Creek tourism train cuts back, questions about the future (audio)
Seriously, who really thinks any tourist train in the Adirondacks is both a Unique Selling Proposition or something economically viable? Maddening waste of corridor, ossified thinking by "local leaders".
news  adirondacks  train  northcreek 
6 weeks ago
Noise in the Park
Haha, the kind of ironic note that I like. Bagpipes!
buzz  editorial  forestpreserve  wilderness 
6 weeks ago
125 Years of Altitude: 25 Adirondack Hikes
"Here are just a few places to acquaint you with a wide and wild variety of landscapes in this northern corner of New York State."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  forestpreserve 
7 weeks ago
DEC to Reopen Lower Locks on Saranac Chain of Lakes on Saturday, July 1
Boaters Again Able to Access Five Lakes and 5,000+ Acres of Water Starting this Weekend
news  adirondacks  boating  saranaclake  dec 
7 weeks ago
Plattsburgh's ambitious budget cuts leave city managers feeling threatened (audio)
Not as threatened as the taxpaying citizens who pay their wages. They are part of the problem, if they are not part of the solution.
news  adirondacks  clintoncounty  plattsburgh  taxes  politics 
8 weeks ago
Sewer woes again close iconic Lake George beach
"On Wednesday, the state Department of Environmental Conservation said unsafe levels of sewage-related E. coli bacteria near the beach will keep it closed until at least Friday."
news  adirondacks  warrencounty  lakegeorge  pollution  beach  dec 
8 weeks ago
Volunteers wanted: Annual Adirondack Loon Census
"The event will take place on Saturday, July 15, 2017, from 8 to 9 a.m."
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8 weeks ago
Trail Safe
"The Adirondack Park is, perhaps, the most accessible public land in the world. There are no gates or fees to access a hike and it never closes. I hope you enjoy the majesty and wonder of this extraordinary place."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks 
8 weeks ago
Jack Drury Responds To Boreas Ponds Hut-to-Hut Concerns
If the governor is $upporting hut-to-hut $chemes, this endorsement makes $en$e. The only place I wouldn't mind seeing a hut, is in the pit mine at Lewis.
buzz  adirondacks  wilderness  forestpreserve  taxes  conservation  politics 
8 weeks ago
High Point Trail Grand Opening Hike
"Sunday, June 25 at 1:00 p.m. is the Grand Opening Hike on the High Point Trail on Willsboro Point in Willsboro."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  essexcounty  willsboro  lakechamplain 
9 weeks ago
State, hiking groups brace for busy season
"ADK Mountain Club and DEC to promote stewardship while steering hikers to lesser-known trails"
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9 weeks ago
A curious invitation
"Over the last 20 years, at least, the state has bestowed a great deal of money and attention on the Lake Placid area"
buzz  editorial  economicdevelopment  lakeplacid  politics  newyork 
9 weeks ago
Lake Placid moves forward with eminent domain against Adirondack Experience museum (audio)
"This dispute pits Lake Placid, one of the North Country’s most high profile tourist destinations against the Adirondack Experience museum on Blue Mountain Lake, one of the region’s most respected cultural institutions."
news  adirondacks  museum  lakeplacid  essexcounty  politics 
9 weeks ago
Holcomb investigation now complete
"Holcomb was the foundation for USA Bobsled, winning 60 World Cup, 10 World Championship and three Olympic medals in his career, making him one of the most decorated pilots in the world."
news  adirondacks  lakeplacid  olympics 
9 weeks ago
13th running of the Great Adirondack Trail Run
"There are a lot of flatter trail runs, this one has a significant amount of elevation gain, so I think people really like the challenge."
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10 weeks ago
Million Dollar Beach in Lake George closed again, to reopen soon
"It’s not a new issue for the beach — closed last summer more than once due to high bacteria levels."
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10 weeks ago
Popular Adirondack beach to open after bacteria tests
"The Department of Environmental Conservation says the Lake George Million Dollar Beach will open Sunday."
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10 weeks ago
Owls Head Trail Closed on Weekends
Effective immediately the trail to the summit of Owls Head in the town of Keene in the Adirondacks is closed to public access and use on weekends.
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10 weeks ago
Lewis County trail officials seek vandals who damaged signs, railings
"Someone broke and ripped down the recreation area sign, kiosk, all the trail signs and broke all the railings on the bridges."
news  adirondacks  atv  lewiscounty  crime 
10 weeks ago
10 great Adirondack hikes that aren't High Peaks
"By now, you’ve probably heard some of the horror stories."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  conservation 
10 weeks ago
NCPR mixes messages on muddy trails (audio)
"I'm really sensitive about the impact I have in the woods.  I'm careful to follow Leave No Trace principles."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  dec  highpeaks  conservation  wilderness 
10 weeks ago
Jailing 'Operation Gravy Train' Suspects Could Cost County $100K
"The state pays no money towards county jails. County jail costs are mandates that the county has. It's their burden to bear."
news  adirondacks  crime  stlawrencecounty  taxes 
10 weeks ago
Mug Shots Of Operation Gravy Train Suspects
SLC cannot afford to either deal with this or not deal with this.
news  adirondacks  crime  stlawrencecounty 
10 weeks ago
After drug bust, officers reflect on SLC opioid crisis: "We can't arrest our way out of this." | NCPR News
"More than 100 people were taken into custody last week and the list of suspects continues to grow."
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11 weeks ago
A journey into the Adirondack wilderness for trout
"Overall it was a great weekend away, with 30-plus fish caught."
buzz  adirondacks  fish 
11 weeks ago
Beyond Leave No Trace
"Leave No Trace focuses on the immediate, local impacts of recreational use while ignoring largerissues of change over time and connections through space."
campfire  adirondacks  hike  camp  conservation  wilderness  forestpreserve 
11 weeks ago
How to be a Thru-Hiking Elitist
"13) Inform each day or section hiker you pass their aroma of fresh linens is offensive and they should be ashamed."
campfire  adirondacks  hike  camp  conservation  wilderness 
11 weeks ago
DEC website steers hikers to less popular peaks
"DEC hopes that visitors will hike lesser used trails, rather than overused trails such as Cascade Mountain."
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11 weeks ago
OSI purchases over 600 acres adjacent to Lake Champlain for recreation, water protection
"With regionally rare pitch pine populations, the property also provides habitat for regional wildlife, including nesting bald eagles, goshawks, grouse, turkeys and porcupine."
news  adirondacks  lakechamplain  essexcounty  conservation 
11 weeks ago
After mud and black flies, Dix delivers awesome Adirondack views
"It's been a tough spring for hikers. But on the other side of all that mud and all those bugs you find crowd-free summits and Wagnerian views."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  essexcounty 
11 weeks ago
Warren County mulls changes to occupancy law
"It’s not a burden on them. It’s a pass-through." Or, a tariff. Whatever.
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11 weeks ago
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