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From the “no foolin’!” file, this today: As it’s currently colder than a witch’s teat in the North Country, and has been on and off since the end of last year, the social service agencies that administer the federal...
Think back to fall. We started spending more time inside, but talked (happily) about the crisp air, holidays and family gatherings. It’s always a sentimental season. Now, that crisp air that dries out everything but our floor mats,...
It’s March 1…lion or lamb day. Why March 1? Well, here’s the Farmers’ Almanac take on it. I stopped by the St. Lawrence University bookstore this morning, and shot a couple of campus pictures, trying to decide if...
When Pierre Nzuah arrived at the Syracuse airport exactly two years ago, he was in the same clothes he’d been wearing when he left equatorial Cameroon 24 hours earlier. Luckily, someone from SUNY Canton met him at the airport and took him over...
…Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens…. No, these are not a few of my favorite things. When it comes to winter in the north country, my favorite things are 1)The beautiful view out any window of the house; 2) A nice hot fire in...
News stories tagged with "snow"
Jan 26, 2007 — Finally, a winter activity that should go off as scheduled. Organizers of the Rock Maple Extreme Snocross Snowmobile Races say they expect to have the best racing conditions of the season this weekend at Champlain Valley Exposition. CVE spokesman Tom Oddy says crews have been making snow for a week and using bulldozers to sculpt the mountains of snow into a twisting and turning snocross track. Go to full article
Dec 18, 2006 — Winter tourism is big business in the North Country. The Northern New York Travel and Tourism Research Center says winter visitors bring more than $189 million to the region. So what happens to the economy when the thermometer tops 50 degress in late December? Jonathan Brown went looking for answers. Go to full article
by Martha Foley
Nov 02, 2006 — National Grid wants to hear from customers who are still without power from Sunday's wind and snow storm. Spokesman Patrick Stella says over 42,000 people lost power during the worst of the storm. Martha Foley reports. Go to full article
Oct 31, 2006 — Rescue crews continue their work in the Moose River Plains area of the western Adirondacks, freeing hunters stranded by deep snow and downed trees. As Brian Mann reports, one lost hunter was rescued yesterday by a state police helicopter. Go to full article
Oct 31, 2006 — Parts of the Adirondacks remain without power this afternoon after up to 16 inches of wet, heavy snow accompanied by high winds hit the region over the weekend. Northern Herkimer and Hamilton counties were the hardest hit. David Sommerstein spoke with a Raquette Lake resident about the snowstorm. Go to full article
Oct 30, 2006 — The towns of Webb and Inlet declared a state of emergency on Sunday, following high winds and a foot of lake-effect snow that fell in some areas. Some homes around Old Forge remain without power this morning. As Brian Mann reports, the storm also reportedly trapped hunters in the woods. Go to full article
Feb 06, 2006 — The view outside Jim Carroll's living room window in Tupper Lake changed overnight. Carroll helps the state tourism office keep track of fall foliage in the northern Adirondacks. He joins us from time to time during the 8 O'Clock Hour for a chat about the weather. After what has been a relatively snowless winter, Carroll told Todd Moe he's glad to see more snow. Go to full article
Jan 27, 2006 — Snow sculptors love winter. And in terms of ideal conditions, they learn to make due with what they get from nature. Todd Moe talks with world class ice and snow sculptor Klaus Ebeling. The 75-year-old artist lives in Jefferson county. He's just published a book on 25 years of traveling the world in search of ice and snow. For more information, contact Klaus at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or PO Box 134, Adams Center, NY 13606. Go to full article
Jan 17, 2006 — One of the most popular ski trails in the Adirondacks runs through the McKenzie Mt. Wilderness between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake. It's a stretch of the Jackrabbit trail that you can do on a long lunch break, if conditions are right. Brian Mann made the trip recently and sends this audio postcard. Go to full article