Current Conditions - Adirondack High Peaks
Interior Conditions, Notices - Compiled on Thursday April 28, 2016
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9 hours 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 
16 hours ago
Adirondack Lean-to Challenge
Cover your entire body with patches. j/k
campfire  camp  adirondacks 
3 days ago
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 ..."
news  adirondacks  heritage  accident 
3 days ago
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 
3 days ago
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 
7 days ago
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 
8 days ago
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 
9 days ago
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 
10 days ago
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."
news  adirondacks  plattsburgh  events  politics 
10 days ago
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 
10 days ago
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 
13 days ago
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 
13 days ago
Donald Trump to visit Plattsburgh
"Republican presidential front-runner coming this weekend before New York primary"
news  adirondacks  plattsburgh  newyork  politics 
15 days ago
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 
17 days ago
Controversial Rail Line To Get $11M Overhaul
"We have nothing but opportunity when that rail is operational."
news  adirondacks  train  stlawrencecounty  taxes  politics 
21 days ago
Tribal Council Will Not Allow County Bed Tax in Akwesasne
"The Tribe believes the County’s efforts to impose taxation or regulation of businesses on tribal land is not only unlawful, it creates an undue economic burden that is harmful to our community’s economic development and enterprises."
news  adirondacks  franklincounty  taxes  politics  economicdevelopment  tourism  destinationmarketing  border 
24 days ago
North Country Officials React To New York Budget (audio)
"Because budget negotiations went down to the wire and state representatives were still voting as of Friday morning, many details on the spending plan haven’t been released yet."
news  adirondacks  newyork  politics  taxes 
24 days ago
Potsdam Village could break through property tax cap with proposed budget (audio)
"Potsdam lost money on its hydroelectric dams, burned through savings, and used loans to pay its employees."
news  adirondacks  stlawrencecounty  taxes  potsdam  politics 
27 days ago
The Cobble Mountain - Sentinel Range Wilderness - 3/26/16
"If you are in the Wilmington area and have two hours to spare, consider this short bushwhack hike to to a wonderful summit."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  essexcounty  wilmington 
29 days ago
Essex Chain lawsuit
"Environmental groups claim DEC’s management plan for new state lands violates State Land Master Plan and other regulations."
news  adirondacks  essexcounty  hamiltoncounty  forestpreserve  apa  politics  conservation 
29 days ago
APA independence needed
"Finding the proper balance between the historic mandate to preserve the pristine Adirondack wilderness and the recreational preferences and economic needs of the region is challenging."
bike  buzz  adirondacks  editorial  forestpreserve  conservation  politics  apa 
29 days ago
Winter Beauty in the Adirondacks: Mount Gray, Lake Colden, and Avalanche Lake
"Deep in the middle of the eroded dome that is the Adirondack Mountains lies Mount Gray and a series of alpine lakes, including the humble source of the Hudson River."
buzz  adirondacks  snowshoe  highpeaks  essexcounty 
29 days ago
43% of Potsdam village water is not being paid for
"The village of Potsdam has some very important issues that need to be addressed within the water and sewer rate structure to ensure future viability of the community"
news  adirondacks  stlawrencecounty  potsdam  taxes 
4 weeks ago
'Rail bikes' proposed for Warren County train tracks
"Warren County and the town of Corinth own the rail line."
news  adirondacks  train  warrencounty 
4 weeks ago
EPA OK's ban on boat sewage dumping in St. Lawrence River
"New York waters already established as 'no discharge zones' include Lakes Erie, Ontario, Champlain, and George, the New York State Canal System and the Hudson River, among others."
news  adirondacks  newyork  pollution  boating  border  canada 
4 weeks ago
Lewis County plans early opening for ATV season
"With the trail system opening before the April 16 Snirt Run, those attending could have access to more areas than usual."
news  adirondacks  atv  lewiscounty 
4 weeks ago
Gore Mountain Easter: The Upside
"In the 1950s, snowmaking was introduced in the Catskills, and soon technology began to change skiing. Sixty years later resort skiing has become a business that can survive even the leanest of winters."
buzz  adirondacks  ski  snow  goremountain  warrencounty  northcreek 
4 weeks ago
NY's top court to consider stream access on private land
"Arguments are scheduled before the Court of Appeals Thursday in the trespassing lawsuit against Phil Brown, who canoed through private land in the Adirondacks and wrote about it in 2009."
news  adirondacks  paddle  wilderness  media  politics 
5 weeks ago
Top APA commissioner says Cuomo "undermining" Adirondack protections (audio)
"Until now, no governor in this state has chosen to force the Park Agency to weaken the master plan."
news  adirondacks  forestpreserve  conservation  newyork  politics  apa 
5 weeks ago
Still no answers in December Brasher fatality
"It feels like it has been silenced - like it’s been very, very suppressed."
news  adirondacks  stlawrencecounty  crime 
6 weeks ago
Fitness program tracked fatal hike
I hope that wasn't her only means of navigation.
news  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks 
6 weeks ago
Town of Jay receives $4.5 million for New York Rising
"It saves them a lot of money in tax dollars that they otherwise would have to come up with" << spreading the pain of living in a floodplain.
news  adirondacks  taxes  weather  jay  essexcounty 
6 weeks ago
Hiking Community Saddened By Recent Death
"I had no friends. My only daughter was in China. I had no job, no money, and no English."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  essexcounty  weather 
6 weeks ago
Catholics 'conquer Adirondacks for God', proclaim marriage for '1 man + 1 woman' (video)
"About a half-dozen members of the traditionalist Catholic group scaled Wright and Algonquin Peaks, chanting "tradition, family, property" at the 5,000 foot summits of both mountains."
news  adirondacks  highpeaks  hike  politics  essexcounty 
6 weeks ago
Greenwich boy killed by falling rock
"The spring is one of the most dangerous times of year for potential rock slides, as thawing ice and running water can undermine hillsides and rocky areas."
news  adirondacks  hike  essexcounty 
6 weeks ago
The Politics of the Lumbersexual
I suppose the lumberjack-flavor does kind of permeate the Adirondacks a little, but probably more people work in prisons.
campfire  adirondacks 
6 weeks ago
Adirondack Moose Comeback
"Moose numbers in northern New York are thought to exceed 500 now."
buzz  adirondacks  wildlife  moose  conservation 
8 weeks ago
You think sledding as a kid was fun? Check out Lake Placid's bobsled track
"It’s awesome to stand inside one of the loops of the track, watching sleds bank high on the wall, pulling G-forces at 90-plus miles an hour."
buzz  adirondacks  ice  orda  lakeplacid  essexcounty 
8 weeks ago
Morrisonville residents warned of lead in drinking water
"Plattsburgh Department of Water and Wastewater says some homes have low levels of lead"
news  adirondacks  clintoncounty 
8 weeks ago
Ice age: Adirondack climber knows ice cold, wrote book on it
"Don Mellor has been scaling Adirondack ice for 38 winters and he's still wary."
news  adirondacks  climb  ice 
8 weeks ago
Will Lake Placid become a "footnote" in winter sports? (audio)
"To keep pace, boosters said a taxpayer investment of up to $100 million could be needed."
news  adirondacks  essexcounty  lakeplacid  orda  politics  taxes 
8 weeks ago
Good Luck Cliffs Mountain and Kane Mountain 2/27/16
"At the base of the cliffs are lots of little talus caves to explore and other nooks and crannies."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  hamiltoncounty  fultoncounty 
8 weeks ago
ADK Winter Challenge brings thrills on bobsled
"People from across the region came together in the North Country Sunday for the third annual Adirondack Winter Challenge in Lake Placid."
news  adirondacks  events  economicdevelopment  politics  lakeplacid  essexcounty  orda 
8 weeks ago
Rivers flood in eastern Adirondacks, Champlain Valley (audio)
"Rain and thunderstorms hit much of the region over the last 48 hours."
news  weather  adirondacks 
8 weeks ago
Lake George Park Commission takes step in fee increase
"The cost to operate the park commission is about $1 million annually, which covers labor and equipment. That includes the eight full-time staff, 13-person seasonal marine patrol, marine patrol equipment, Asian clam eradication and other project funding. The commission is not funded by the state general fund and instead relies heavily on user fees."
news  adirondacks  warrencounty  lakegeorge  conservation  taxes  boating 
8 weeks ago
Financial planning reveals a rift among SLawCo lawmakers
"Some legislators said St. Lawrence County is too poor for a strategic plan." -- haha, seriously?!
news  adirondacks  stlawrencecounty  economicdevelopment  politics 
9 weeks ago
Warm weather hits Adirondack winter recreation
A little weather-diversity makes things more interesting.
news  adirondacks  weather  snow 
9 weeks ago
Lyme-bearing ticks in St. Lawrence County surprise researchers
Not exactly sure what this article is reporting, but I think the gist is "many ticks in SLC".
news  adirondacks  wildlife 
9 weeks ago
Santanoni's historic farm, barn to be restored
"One of the trickiest issues in the Park has always been what to do with cool historic structures that are on the landscape when a parcel of property is added to the forest preserve."
news  adirondacks  essexcounty  dec  Santanoni  newcomb  forestpreserve  heritage  camp  conservation 
9 weeks ago
El Niño Wildlife Sightings: Adirondack Coast
"It turns out that 2016 might be an off-year for snow sports, but it’s a bonanza for El Niño wildlife sightings in and around Essex!"
buzz  adirondacks  weather  wildlife  lakechamplain  essex 
10 weeks ago
Loppet washed out
"Even if we were able to hold the Loppet, participation would have been down. You have to train for a 50k race, and nobody's been training. We aren't the only ones suffering. Go up and down the east coast - Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine - nobody has had snow."
news  adirondacks  weather  snow  events 
10 weeks ago
Business Owners React to Tourism Controversy
"... our legislators decided to turn it over to a sketchy non-profit corporation that is not subject to the same scrutiny under the FOIL [Freedom of Information Law] and Open Meetings Law that every other agency is."
destinationmarketing  newyork 
10 weeks ago
Government largest employer in StLawCo
"As the size of government grows, that burden will grow, too, and if we cannot generate the private-sector wealth to finance it, taxes and/or debt will have to rise."
news  adirondacks  stlawrencecounty  taxes  politics  economicdevelopment 
10 weeks ago
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