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Saranac Lake racer Annelies Cook raced in her second Olympic event on Tuesday in Sochi. This image was taken during a race earlier in the week. Photo:  Nancie Battaglia
Saranac Lake racer Annelies Cook raced in her second Olympic event on Tuesday in Sochi. This image was taken during a race earlier in the week. Photo: Nancie Battaglia

Sochi: Saranac Lake's Annelies Cook finishes 54th

Saranac Lake biathlon hopeful Annelies Cook raced in her second event this morning -- east coast time -- in Sochi, Russia.

Facing challenging snow conditions, Cook finished 6:50.2 behind the top racer. Her results were curbed by a total of five shooting errors on the course.  Go to full article
Annelies Cook from Saranac Lake competes in her first Olympic biathlon on Sunday. Photo: Nancie Battaglia.
Annelies Cook from Saranac Lake competes in her first Olympic biathlon on Sunday. Photo: Nancie Battaglia.

North Country biathletes struggle in Sochi

It was a very tough first weekend for the North Country's biathlon racers competing in Sochi. Three racers from the Adirondacks -- Tim Burke, Lowell Bailey and Annelies Cook -- competed at the Winter Olympics in the sport that combines cross-country skiing and rifle shooting. All three finished well out of medal range.  Go to full article
Annelies Cook from Saranac Lake is one of three Adirondackers who will ski and shoot for the US biathlon team in Sochi Russia.  Photo:  <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Annelies-Cook-Biathlete/225854110764750">Annelies Cook Biathlete</a> on Facebook
Annelies Cook from Saranac Lake is one of three Adirondackers who will ski and shoot for the US biathlon team in Sochi Russia. Photo: Annelies Cook Biathlete on Facebook

Adk "late bloomer" chases Olympic biathlon medal

In these weeks leading up to the Winter Olympics, we're profiling some of the athletes from the North Country who'll be competing in Russia.

Biathlon racer Annelies Cook from Saranac Lake, who is 29 years old, grew up skiing and shooting in the Adirondacks.

As a kid at Dewey Mountain and Mt. Van Hoevenberg, Cook joined a gang of athletes -- including Tim Burke from Paul Smiths and Lowell Bailey from Lake Placid -- who have come to anchor the US biathlon team.  Go to full article
Surrounded by children in the Dewey Mountain Recreation Center youth ski program, biathlete Annelies Cook of Saranac Lake holds a sign for a trail at the ski center named for her Thursday. Cook was nominated this month to the U.S. Olympic Team for February's winter games in Sochi, Russia.  Photo: Chris Knight, courtesy of <em>Adirondack Daily Enterprise</em>
Surrounded by children in the Dewey Mountain Recreation Center youth ski program, biathlete Annelies Cook of Saranac Lake holds a sign for a trail at the ski center named for her Thursday. Cook was nominated this month to the U.S. Olympic Team for February's winter games in Sochi, Russia. Photo: Chris Knight, courtesy of Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Adirondack x-country ski area launches Olympians

A small cross-country ski center in Saranac Lake is now home to three trails named for local Olympians who grew up skiing its woods and slopes.

Dewey Mountain Recreation Center christened its newest trail last week for Annelies Cook.

The 29-year-old biathlete from Saranac Lake was recently nominated to the U.S. Olympic Team that will compete in February at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

As Chris Knight reports, Cook says the small Nordic ski area played a big role in her development as a skier.  Go to full article

Adirondack plane crash victim had criminal past

The man who died in a plane crash last month at the Adirondack Regional Airport in Lake Clear had assumed another identity for more than 15 years in an attempt to escape what police say was a criminal past. 49 year-old Scott Thomas has been tentatively identified through his fingerprints as Phillip W. Cook, according to State Police, who also found a suitcase with $60,000 in cash in the plane wreckage. Chris Knight reports.  Go to full article

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