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Snow Closes Whiteface Highway

It's not even Columbus Day and already parts of New York are beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Up to two inches of snow fell in the Adirondacks this week and enough snow fell in western New York for the plows to be called out. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article
<i>Fusia</i>, sculpted by Chris, Mike and Bill Woodward
Fusia, sculpted by Chris, Mike and Bill Woodward

Snow Fantasies in St. Regis Falls

Despite freezing rain, sleet and snow over the weekend, nine teams from across the state showcased their talents by carving eight ton blocks of snow during the 18th annual New York State Snow Sculpting Championships in St. Regis Falls. Judges awarded 1st Place to the sculpture Fusia, carved by Chris, Bill and Mike Woodward, of St. Regis Falls and Dickinson Center. They'll compete next winter in national snow sculpting competition in Wisconsin. Todd Moe caught up with the winning team Sunday.  Go to full article
Selling speed?
Selling speed?

Snowmobiles & Reckless Speed: Part 1 of a 3 Part Series

This winter, more than twenty people have died in New York while riding snowmobiles. The sport is wildly popular. Towns like Old Forge and Speculator see snowmobile tourism as an economic lifeline. But a growing number of critics say the toll of deaths and serious injuries will continue to climb, unless the sport reforms its culture. In this first of a three-part series, Brian Mann looks at the snowmobile industry's deadly addiction to power and high speed.  Go to full article

Snowstorm Hits Region: One Death In Wilton

The National weather service says yesterday's snowstorm set records across much of New York. The brunt of the storm hit in the Champlain Valley and the Albany area, triggering accidents and shutting down parts of the Thruway. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Ice Sculptor Tim Linhart: Pachabel on Ice

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
The NCPR logo as rendered by snow artists Todd Moe, Jody Tosti and Connie Meng.
The NCPR logo as rendered by snow artists Todd Moe, Jody Tosti and Connie Meng.

Snow Art in St. Regis Falls

A team from Dickinson Center won the 2002 New York State Snow Sculpting Competition in St. Regis Falls yesterday. Jody Tosti spoke with some of the sculptors.  Go to full article

Commentary: Snow and Ice

Commentator Tim Brookes on problem driveways in the winter--if it isn't snow, it's the ice.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Properties of Snow

The more one lives in the snow, the more words one has to describe snowfall and snow conditions. Dr. Curt Stager shares some terms for the forms snow can take.  Go to full article

Commentary: March Snowstorms

Most of us are digging out from a second March snowstorm--but for commentator Elle Garrell Berger, heavy snowfall in March and even a Nor'easter are just part of life in the North Country.  Go to full article

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