Apr 07, 2003 — Work crews from the North Country have joined a clean up effort in western and central New York. A wicked ice storm over the weekend left more than 300,000 homes without power and at least four people dead. Brian Mann reports. Go to full article
Mar 27, 2003 — After a hard winter, the North Country's frozen rivers are breaking up, sending rafts of ice a foot thick downstream. In parts of the region, ice jams have formed, flooding fields and front yards. As Brian Mann reports, the melt has been orderly so far, with no damaged buildings, but with rain showers in the forecast officials are still nervous. Go to full article
David Cyr (2nd from right) and party on Brandy Brook
Mar 14, 2003 — The long, cold winter has made for an extra long, if frigid, season for the St. Lawrence River's many ice fishermen. Saturday is the last day of the season on the river. So before the ice shanties came down, David Sommerstein hiked out to the windswept bays to see how the catch has been. Go to full article
Jan 28, 2003 — An ice jam on the Salmon River is threatening homes in the Franklin County town of Westville. Local officials say the water has been rising for the last week - and could force evacuations. Brian Mann has our story. Go to full article
Nov 21, 2002 — Before long the rivers will freeze over. But before the water is frozen solid, you may notice places in the river where ice suddenly appears, making "frazil" ice. Dr. Curt Stager and Martha Foley discuss ice formation. Go to full article
Mar 06, 2002 — Ice and snow sculpting are signature components of a North Country winter. The ice palace in Saranac Lake, the snow sculpting competition in St. Regis Falls make the best of the seasonal chill. As a warmer sun and longer days bid farewell to the snow, David Sommerstein brings us one last tribute to winter.
Ice sculpting is also popular in Colorado's Rocky Mountains, where David used to live. One creative sculptor crafted a quintet - three basses and two cellos - made almost entirely of ice. Go to full article
Feb 27, 2002 — The annual Polar Bear Dip netted over 6-thousand dollars this year for the Colton Rescue Squad. The fundraiser was held Sunday at the Shoreline Restaurant in Hannawa Falls. Sunny skies and mild temperatures were on tap for the 30 dippers who plunged into the icy waters of the Raquette River. Jody Tosti visited the Raquette River during last year's Polar Bear Dip. Go to full article
The NCPR logo as rendered by snow artists Todd Moe, Jody Tosti and Connie Meng.