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Pete Ames grooms the trails at St. Lawrence University's golf course every winter. Photo: David Sommerstein.
Pete Ames grooms the trails at St. Lawrence University's golf course every winter. Photo: David Sommerstein.

Heard Up North: The man to thank for Canton's groomed trails

If you're one of the many cross-country skiers who enjoys the perfectly groomed trails on St. Lawrence University's golf course in Canton, here's the guy you want to thank.

Pete Ames is the chief engineer at the Best Western hotel. He volunteers every winter to lay 13 miles of trail with a snowmobile. David Sommerstein came across him while on a ski recently and has this Heard Up North.  Go to full article
Bill Demong with his mom Helen
Bill Demong with his mom Helen

Bill Demong's Olympic journey: from Vermontville to Vancouver

This morning, we begin our week-long series previewing the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver. We'll look at Lake Placid's continuing Olympic legacy and we'll profile some of the athletes heading west to compete. In all, more than a dozen North Country competitors will take part in the Winter Olympics this year.

This morning, we begin with Brian Mann's story of Bill Demong, the Nordic combined skier from Vermontville.  Go to full article
Tim Burke at the 2006 Turin Olympics. Photo: Nancie Battaglia
Tim Burke at the 2006 Turin Olympics. Photo: Nancie Battaglia

Paul Smiths' Tim Burke leads international biathletes heading into the Vancouver Olympic Games

The 2010 Winter Olympics begin in Vancouver in less than two months and it looks like at least one North Country athlete will be ready.

Biathlete Tim Burke, from Paul Smiths, claimed the lead this weekend in overall world cup standings. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

A postcard from the Tug Hill side of Winter

Winter sports like skiing and snowmobiling are big business in the North Country. For many people, they're also a passion and a way of life. Adirondack reporter Brian Mann chased skiable snow as storms hit parts of the region earlier this month. He sent this audio postcard from the Tug Hill.  Go to full article

Long Distance: Author Bill McKibben Races "The Loppet" in Lake Placid

Adirondack author Bill McKibben has written a new book called "Long Distance: A Year of Living Strenuously". It's the chronicle of his year on the cross-country ski circuit, training and competing with some of the world's top endurance athletes. This weekend, McKibben was in Lake Placid for the 19th annual "Loppet", the biggest cross-country race in the north country. Brian Mann tagged along and has our story.  Go to full article

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