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Coping with Icy Walks and Driveways

Horticulturist Amy Ivy has advice on how to remove ice on sidewalks and driveways without too much damage to grass and plants.  Go to full article

State Says Towns Overpay For Snowplows

A new audit issued by the state comptroller's office has found that north country towns are paying tens of thousands of dollars too much for new snow plows. Alan Hevesi blamed the over-spending on a flawed bidding system used by local governments. The report found that several towns failed to buy their new trucks from the lowest bidder. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Wilma Sends Adks First Snowstorm

Roads are treacherous this morning in the Adirondacks following last night's snowstorm. Schools are closed in at least nine communities and downed power lines have knocked out electricity in many neighborhoods. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article
Gary Tessier of Team Manitoba works on the team's 16-foot-high snow sculpture in Gatineau, Quebec.  (photo: Karen Kelly)
Gary Tessier of Team Manitoba works on the team's 16-foot-high snow sculpture in Gatineau, Quebec. (photo: Karen Kelly)

A Snow Sculpting Pilgrimage

Every year, snow sculptors from the U-S and Canada travel to northern cities to carve huge works of art. They often depict things such as sea monsters and native spirits. As the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Kelly reports, these artists are driven by a shared passion for the outdoors.  Go to full article

Snow Drought "A Disaster" For North Country Tourism

Rain fell again yesterday across much of the North Country. The shortage of snow this winter has been brutal for anyone in the north country who likes to ski or snowmobile. The season has been even more painful for business owners who rely on winter tourists. One group of tourism advocates now say the "snow drought" could qualify the region for economic disaster relief. Brian Mann has our story.  Go to full article
Workers unwrap a 12-ton block of snow at the start of the contest in Glens Falls.
Workers unwrap a 12-ton block of snow at the start of the contest in Glens Falls.

Glens Falls Hosts 2005 Snow Sculpture Contest

Despite sub-zero temperatures this week, eight teams from across the state are busy carving 12-ton blocks of snow during a 72 hour sculpt-a-thon that began yesterday afternoon in Glens Falls and wraps up Sunday afternoon. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the New York State Snow Sculpting Contest. Teams include groups of friends, families, and co-workers from Manhattan, Rochester and throughout the North Country. Todd Moe talks with event organizer Michael Robbins.  Go to full article

Winter Gardens: What to do After a Heavy Snow

The weekend snow has created magical winter landscapes, but what about the garden? Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy talk about the heavy, wet snow's affect on the garden.  Go to full article

Getting the Drift: Natural Snow Management

Horticulturist Amy Ivy has tips on landscaping for natural wind breaks and snow fences.  Go to full article

Emergency Declared in the Town of Moriah

According to state police and the Essex County Sheriff's office, a state of emergency has been declared in the Town of Moriah. Details are sketchy, but the town is apparently experiencing wide-spread power outages. Brian Mann spoke with Moriah town supervisor Walter Rushby.  Go to full article

Insurance Deal Reopens Snowmobile Trails to Clubs

New York state's 9,000 miles of snowmobile trails won't be shut down like they were last winter, when an insurance crisis kept many snowmobilers home. Governor Pataki and the New York State Snowmobiling Association announced yesterday that a new insurance policy will cover individual snowmobile clubs this winter. Chris Knight reports.  Go to full article

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