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North Country Athletes Make Strong Showing in Olympics' First Days

It was a big weekend for North Country residents at the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. Snowboarder Kelly Clark from West Dover, Vermont claimed a gold medal in the women's half-pipe. Lake Placid's Adam Heidt, a sled racer, is in strong contention for a medal as competition resumes today. Vermontville skier Bill Demong struggled in the the Nordic Combined. Brian Mann has our update on the first days of the Salt Lake City Olympics.  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

Avalanche Awareness

Last year, the region was shocked by an avalanche that killed a skier in the Adirondack back country. It was a wakeup call—for skiers and the Department of Environmental Conservation's rangers. This year, rangers are hoping an education program and heightened awareness of the potential for dangerous avalanches will keep the public safe. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

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