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Blue Mountain Lake. Archive Photo of the Day: Laurie Dirkx
Blue Mountain Lake. Archive Photo of the Day: Laurie Dirkx

This weekend in the Adirondacks

John Warren from the Adirondack Almanack looks at outdoor recreation conditions around the Adirondacks each weekend.

The fire danger is low and waters remain well above what is normal for late August. Waters are not high enough to inhibit crossings, but are high enough to keep rafters happy.  Go to full article
Gov. Cuomo going fishing on Follensby Pond last year. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/governorandrewcuomo/9965544626/">NY Governor's office</a>
Gov. Cuomo going fishing on Follensby Pond last year. Photo: NY Governor's office

Gov. Cuomo to host fishing tournament

OWASCO LAKE, N.Y. (AP) New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is set to welcome professional fishermen to the Finger Lakes for the Bassmaster Governor's Challenge.

The governor's office says Saturday's event at Owasco Lake is designed to promote fishing and other recreational activities in upstate New York.  Go to full article
Skiing at Killington. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/robertlaurente/79704493/">Robert Laurente</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Skiing at Killington. Photo: Robert Laurente, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Snow gun exchange program to help energy costs

KILLINGTON, Vt. (AP) Ski resorts in Vermont are upgrading their snowmaking equipment with help from a statewide energy efficiency program.

Efficiency Vermont is offering rebates from $500 to up to $4,000 in a snow gun exchange program.  Go to full article
A crew from New York state builds a fuel break in a fire in Washington state. Photo: NYS DEC
A crew from New York state builds a fuel break in a fire in Washington state. Photo: NYS DEC

Big Western fires pose challenge and opportunity for NYS crews

This summer we've been hearing about those big wildfires raging out of control in the western United States. Drought conditions have left California and parts of Oregon and Washington state particularly vulnerable.  Go to full article
Eye of the Needle, Lake George. Photo: Sarah Harris
Eye of the Needle, Lake George. Photo: Sarah Harris

Boat inspections to keep invasives out of Lake George

Lake George is no stranger to invasive species. Spiny water flea, Eurasian water milfoil, zebra mussels, Asian clam, and curly-leaf pondweed have all made their way into the lake. It costs millions of dollars to keep them from taking over and to keep new species out. This summer there is a new, preventative approach to help do both: mandatory boat inspections.  Go to full article
Lebanon Valley Dragway in W. Lebanon, NY. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/drivingthenortheast/7084460141/">DrivingtheNortheast</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Lebanon Valley Dragway in W. Lebanon, NY. Photo: DrivingtheNortheast, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Driver hurt in explosion at upstate NY drag strip

WEST LEBANON, N.Y. (AP) A 34-year-old drag-race driver has been airlifted to a hospital after his car's engine exploded in the pit area of a drag strip near the Massachusetts border.  Go to full article
Kayla Herring, the sister of Kevin Ward Jr., at left with her husband JD Herring.  She says the family "will get through this together."  Photo:  Brian Mann
Kayla Herring, the sister of Kevin Ward Jr., at left with her husband JD Herring. She says the family "will get through this together." Photo: Brian Mann

For racer Kevin Ward's family, a tough time

Hundreds of friends and family-members turned out in Turin in Lewis County yesterday for the funeral of Kevin Ward Jr. They packed the auditorium at the high school where Ward graduated just two years ago.

Ward died last Saturday on the sprint-car track in Canandaigua in an accident involving top NASCAR driver Tony Stewart.  Go to full article
Dugout canoe at the Six Nations Indian Museum in Onchiota, NY. Photo: Andy Flynn
Dugout canoe at the Six Nations Indian Museum in Onchiota, NY. Photo: Andy Flynn

Adirondack Attic: Mystery of the dugout canoe

In the Adirondack Attic series with Andy Flynn, NCPR is collaborating with Andy and his sources at the Adirondack Museum and other historical associations and museums in the region to bring local history stories to air.

Today Andy talks with John Fadden, operator of the Six Nations Indian Museum in Onchiota. We'll hear the story of a dugout canoe that was used by Native Americans on Lake Placid and about the scientific effort to pinpoint the age of the artifact.  Go to full article
An artist rendering of the Tree of 40 Fruit mature and in bloom. <br />Sam Van Aken courtesy of Ronald Feldman Fine Art <br />
An artist rendering of the Tree of 40 Fruit mature and in bloom.
Sam Van Aken courtesy of Ronald Feldman Fine Art

Tree of 40 Fruit is a metaphor for life

Imagine dozens of different kinds of fruit all hanging from a single tree. It's the dream of a Syracuse artist who is building such a tree, branch by branch.

Grafting fruit trees is a practice almost as old as fruit trees themselves. Mending branches from two different varieties of fruit is how we get hybrid fruit varieties.

Syracuse University art professor Sam Van Aken is taking the art of grafting to another level.  Go to full article
Blue Mountain Lake. Archive Photo of the Day: Laurie Dirkx
Blue Mountain Lake. Archive Photo of the Day: Laurie Dirkx

This weekend in the Adirondacks

John Warren from the Adirondack Almanack looks at outdoor recreation conditions around the Adirondacks each weekend.

The fire danger is low thanks in part to rains this week that continue to keep waters much higher than has been typical for this time of year, though trails remain mostly dry except in low-lying areas.  Go to full article

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