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Jackrabbit Ski Trail Ruling Could Open Route to Snowmobiles

A judge in Essex county says a popular ski trail between Lake Placid and Keene is still a town road. The ruling, issued late last week, was a victory for snowmobile enthusiasts who hope to share the Jackrabbit trail. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Snowmobile Crash Kills 2 At Paul Smiths College

A Paul Smiths College student and his passenger were killed on Sunday when their snowmobile hit a rock on Lower St. Regis Lake. Twenty-year-old Joshua Rau and twenty-year-old Kristine Guest, were both pronounced dead at the scene by investigators. As Brian Mann reports, the fatal accident was the second to strike the college campus in a week.  Go to full article

Snowmobile Racer Dies In Malone

Malone village police say a snowmobile racer died on Saturday from "multiple internal injuries, consistent with a motor vehicle accident". 39-year-old Douglas Bellinger, from Boonville, was competing in the second annual "Snocross" at the Franklin County Fairgrounds in Malone. Malone police say Bellinger crashed after launching into the air over a jump. He apparently hit the ground hard, causing his chest to slam into the snowmobile's handlebars. Bellinger was then thrown from the sled. He was taken to Alice Hyde Medical Center and pronounced dead at 11:30 Saturday morning. According to police and fire department sources, several other racers were transported to the hospital for minor injuries.  Go to full article
Jim McCulley at Belly's near Malone
Jim McCulley at Belly's near Malone

Snowmobilers Look For The Long Haul

For many people in the North Country, winter recreation means snowmobiles. There are fifty thousand sleds registered in our region. The hot new trend is long-distance touring. Riders like to go long-distance, hopping from town-to-town. Brian Mann went on a 100-mile day-long ride in the Adirondacks. He sends this audio postcard.  Go to full article
DEC's Rob Davies, Colton's Hank Ford, and Sen. Ray Meier debate snowmobile plan
DEC's Rob Davies, Colton's Hank Ford, and Sen. Ray Meier debate snowmobile plan

Colton: Snowmobilers Call for Wider, Longer Trails

New York's Conservation department was expected to begin a series of public hearings next week, on a controversial snowmobile plan for the Adirondack Park. But yesterday, top DEC officials traveled from Albany to hold their first hearing in the town Colton, south of Potsdam. The session wasn't on the DEC's official schedule and the agency gave no public notice of the meeting. As Brian Mann reports, last night's hearing was actually hosted by a snowmobile advocacy group. Many of those who attended the three-hour session say snowmobile tourism is being stifled by an outdated network of trails--and by a state bureaucracy that's biased against their sport.  Go to full article

Snowmobile Article Infuriates Riders

Snowmobile advocates are furious about a commentary published this month in the Adirondack Explorer newspaper. The article was written by a former top official with New York's Department of Environmental Conservation -- who now describes the popular sport as unconstitutional in the Park. The article also makes joking references to a plan to eliminate and even kill snowmobile riders. Chris Knight has our story.  Go to full article

DEC Adirondack Snowmobile Plan: More Details

Last week, New York's Department of Environmental Conservation released its draft comprehensive snowmobile plan for the Adirondack Park. If approved, the plan would reshape one of the region's most popular sports - and affect the North Country's booming snowmobile tourism industry. Marth Foley talks with Brian Mann, who's been covering this story, about the plan.  Go to full article
Snowmobile Plan unveiled for Adirondack Park
Snowmobile Plan unveiled for Adirondack Park

Adirondack Snowmobile Plan: Quiet Release, Loud Response

Late yesterday, the Pataki administration released a landmark plan for snowmobiles in the Adirondacks. State conservation officials say the proposal would create a new snowmobile network, connecting towns and villages across the Park. Most of the revamped trail system would cross the forest preserve, though some routes would be shifted to private land. As Brian Mann reports, snowmobilers and environmentalists were quick to attack the draft plan. Both sides say the proposal offers too little information.  Go to full article

Sportsmen Oppose Hancock Land Conservation Bid

On Wednesday, the Hancock Timber Resource group will open bids on more than a hundred and twenty thousand acres of land in the Adirondacks and Vermont. The land sale worries sportsmen in St. Lawrence County, who fear they could lose hunting clubs and ATV trails. As Brian Mann reports, environmentalists fear the land could be subdivided and developed.  Go to full article

Canadian Study: Snowmobiles Cause High Number of Severe Injuries

A major new study released yesterday in Canada has found that snowmobile riding is top cause of severe winter sport injuries. The report - published by a non-profit group based in Ottawa - surveyed trauma cases in emergency rooms across Canada. As Brian Mann reports, researchers blamed the injuries on alcohol and high speeds.  Go to full article

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