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Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/18432549@N00/33268860/">Peg</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Photo: Peg, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY selling joys of upstate winter at Super Bowl

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) In an effort to make Super Bowl fans learn to love upstate New York in the dead of winter, tourism officials are planning a half-dozen exhibits and events encouraging that crowd to eat its foods, drink its beverages and play in its ice and snow.

While the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks play football Feb. 2 at MetLife Stadium at the New Jersey Meadowlands, the spillover will far exceed 82,000 holders of high-priced ticket.  Go to full article
DEC Commissioner Joe Martens. Photo: Matt Ryan for Innovation Trail
DEC Commissioner Joe Martens. Photo: Matt Ryan for Innovation Trail

Critics see red over Cuomo's green budget

Governor Cuomo was joined on the stage yesterday by state Conservation commissioner Joe Martens. But the spending plan for green projects that Martens outlined in the high profile presentation is already facing sharp criticism from across the political spectrum.

In part, that's because it slashes nearly five percent from the DEC's operating budget at a time when Conservation workers are being asked to do far more in the Adirondack North Country.  Go to full article
China's Zhongqing Liu defies gravity with the Adirondack Mountains in the background.  China dominated the aerial competition in Lake Placid, taking four out of six medals including both golds. Photo: Nancie Battaglia, NCPR Winter Olympics correspondent
China's Zhongqing Liu defies gravity with the Adirondack Mountains in the background. China dominated the aerial competition in Lake Placid, taking four out of six medals including both golds. Photo: Nancie Battaglia, NCPR Winter Olympics correspondent

Freestyle aerial jumps graceful, bone-crunching

With the Sochi Winter Olympics now less than three weeks away, it was a huge pre-Olympics weekend in Lake Placid.

Skiers from all over the world gathered for the World Cup freestyle championships, which included mogul competition at Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington and aerial jumping at the Olympic complex in Lake Placid.  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/8862589@N07/3241539991/">Patrick Goossens</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Photo: Patrick Goossens, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY awards $67M for biking, walking path projects

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The state is providing $67 million in funding for 63 bicycle, pedestrian and multi-use pathway projects.

The projects include the addition of accessible sidewalks, improved pedestrian access to public transportation, new bicycle and pedestrian facilities and conversion of abandoned railroad corridors for trail use.  Go to full article
Bassmaster Elite angler Randy Howell reels in a small mouth during a tournament practice session. Photo: David Sommerstein
Bassmaster Elite angler Randy Howell reels in a small mouth during a tournament practice session. Photo: David Sommerstein

Officials eye tourism boost from NY fishing events

AUBURN, N.Y. (AP) Officials in central New York anticipate a boost in tourism this summer with two competitive fishing events-- one featuring Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

A four-day Bassmaster Elite Series tournament will bring professional anglers to Cayuga Lake Aug. 21-24. On the opening day of that tourney, Cuomo will host the "Governor's Challenge" on Owasco Lake. He announced the event during his State of the State address last week, saying he and others will engage in a friendly contest to promote local tourism.  Go to full article
Algonquin Park Wolves. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jdbsound/3968088234/">JDB Photos</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Algonquin Park Wolves. Photo: JDB Photos, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Howling for wolves

During the holidays we're listening back to some of our favorite stories from 2013. This morning we go back to late summer, and up to Algonquin Provincial Park, where for the past fifty years, people from all around the world have made the journey to hear wolves howl. The Eastern Timber Wolf lived across the eastern United States before humans virtually erased it from the landscape. But in some parts of Canada, the Eastern Wolf is alive and well. Reporter Natasha Haverty sent this postcard.

(Note: While August is the best time to hear wolves at the park, the rangers told us that now is the best time to see them, when the trees are bare and the contrast in the landscape is stronger.)  Go to full article
Saranac Lake village officials shined spotlights into the night sky Wednesday, following the announcement of major funding for two local hotel projects.  (Photo:  Mark Kurtz)
Saranac Lake village officials shined spotlights into the night sky Wednesday, following the announcement of major funding for two local hotel projects. (Photo: Mark Kurtz)

Adirondack Park celebrates state funding

The Adirondack Park is divided between three different regional economic development councils -- and yesterday in Albany all three of those groups received extra grant funding from state officials.  Go to full article
The confluence of the Hudson River, at right, and the Cedar River, bottom, is on the 18,300-acre Essex Chain of Lakes tract in the towns of Minerva and Newcomb. Photo: Carl Heilman II, courtesy of the Adirondack Chapter of The Nature Conservancy
The confluence of the Hudson River, at right, and the Cedar River, bottom, is on the 18,300-acre Essex Chain of Lakes tract in the towns of Minerva and Newcomb. Photo: Carl Heilman II, courtesy of the Adirondack Chapter of The Nature Conservancy

Historic Finch lands decision near in Adirondacks

The Adirondack Park Agency has begun final deliberations into the future of the Finch Pruyn timberlands.

Roughly 40.000 acres in the central Adirondacks are slated to be classified tomorrow, with state officials pushing for creation of a big new wilderness area along the upper Hudson River. Also in the works is a new motor-free paddling area on the Essex Chain of Lakes.

At the start of yesterday's session, APA executive director Terry Martino called the conservation effort "historic." She praised the Adirondack Nature Conservancy, which engineered the massive deal, first unveiled in 2007.

Some aspects of the Finch classification plan remain controversial, including a plan to build a snowmobile bridge over the wild Cedar River. But the big story this week may be how amicable this process has been, with far less drama and bitterness than in previous years.  Go to full article
Chris LaBarge describes an architectural rendering of his proposed 90-room hotel on Lake Flower at Wednesday night's Saranac Lake planning board meeting. Photo: Chris Knight, courtesy <em>Adirondack Daily Enterprise</em>
Chris LaBarge describes an architectural rendering of his proposed 90-room hotel on Lake Flower at Wednesday night's Saranac Lake planning board meeting. Photo: Chris Knight, courtesy Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Regional Council funding hopes high in Saranac Lake

At 10:30 this morning, Governor Andrew Cuomo will announce the winners of this year's Regional Economic Development Council process.

The North Country's Council has established sixteen projects here in our region as priorities to receive state funding. They range from a plan to upgrade Plattsburgh's booming airport to a proposal to improve the port in Ogdensburg on the St. Lawrence River.

But the big anticipation this year is in Saranac Lake, where two hotel projects are in the works. Brian Mann, our Adirondack bureau chief, joined Martha Foley on the line for a preview.  Go to full article
Rock Island Lighthouse State Park in Fisher's Landing, NY was one of the honorees. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/28914673@N02/8726711967/">Ted Van Pelt</a>, Creative Commons, saome rights reserved
Rock Island Lighthouse State Park in Fisher's Landing, NY was one of the honorees. Photo: Ted Van Pelt, Creative Commons, saome rights reserved

Parks agency announces preservation awards

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York's Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has announced the recipients of the 2013 New York State Historic Preservation Awards.

The Buffalo Neighborhood Preservation Initiative was cited for its work getting a group of Buffalo's largest and most significant residential and commercial areas listed on the New York and National Registers of Historic Places.  Go to full article

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