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Baby alpacas:  Boots (above) and Getter Done with canine pal Gunner (below).
Baby alpacas: Boots (above) and Getter Done with canine pal Gunner (below).

Alpacas: The Next Generation

Back in February, we brought you the story of an alpaca farmer: Angel Dunkelberg, of Angel Knoll Alpacas in Waddington. The alpaca is a Peruvian cousin of the llama. It comes from the Andes Mountains. Alpacas like climates cold and dry--rather like it is here in the North Country--most of the time.

We revisited Angel to find out how her alpacas were taking the heat. Not too badly. Angel sprays water on their bellies to keep them cool. She's dragged fans to every corner of the barn. The heatwave has sped up the birth process, though. Angel now has 10 new alpacas, the youngest two days old. Her biggest problem now is what to name them all.  Go to full article

Sen. Little: Fort Ann Flood Recovery Has Begun

Senator Betty Little says she's pleased with the pace of the clean-up effort in Fort Ann. A dam collapsed on Saturday evening, flooding a neighborhood and forcing more than 200 people to evacuate. Local officials are still urging people to conserve water and to boil drinking water. Sen. Little spoke with Brian Mann.  Go to full article

Governor, State Senator Visit Flooded Fort Ann

Governor Pataki traveled by helicopter and SUV through the town of Fort Ann yesterday. He was surveying neighborhoods damaged by floodwaters after a dam failed Saturday evening. Pataki says the state will seek federal emergency assistance for the area. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Fort Ann Residents Struggle after Dam Break, Question Cause

State officials are investigating a dam break over the weekend that flooded dozens of homes in the Washington County town of Fort Ann. Nearly 300 people still have no running water today, and one of the area's main roads remains closed. Brian Mann has details.

Anyone affected by Saturday's dam break can call a toll-free disaster hotline for insurance information. The number, set up by the state Insurance department, is 1-800-339-1759. The hotline is staffed weekdays from 9 am to 5 pm to answer questions about property damage and insurance coverage.  Go to full article

A Main Street View of an Interstate Detour

Martha Foley talks with Phil McLaughlin, owner of The Coffee Room in Warrensburg, about how traffic is moving in the village. Warrensburg is one end of the Adirondack Northway detour caused by a mudslide earlier this week.  Go to full article

More Rainfall Hammers Adirondacks

Martha Foley has the latest on relief and recovery efforts inthe eastern and southern Adirondacks, where heavy rainfall has been damaging roads and bridges.  Go to full article
Damage on I-87.  Photo by Adirondack Park Agency.
Damage on I-87. Photo by Adirondack Park Agency.

Workers Scramble to Repair Northway

Interstate 87 remains closed in both directions between exits 23 and 25 in Warren County. Boulders and debris came tumbling down a hill and swept across all four lanes of the Adirondack Northway in the town of Bolton Monday night. Governor Pataki visited the scene yesterday afternoon. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article
The (former) bridge on the Fisk Rd. in Moriah.  Photo by Barb Brassard.
The (former) bridge on the Fisk Rd. in Moriah. Photo by Barb Brassard.

Audio Photo Caption: A Road Washed Away

Barb Brassard of Moriah in Essex County talks about her photo she sent in for NCPR's Photo of the Day. It shows a local bridge washed out by heavy rains last week.  Go to full article

Battling Pestilence and Extreme Weather

Martha Foley and horticulturalist Amy Ivy of the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Clinton and Essex Counties give the big picture on pests and weird weather and their impact in the garden.  Go to full article

Coping With Drought in the Garden

Horticulturist Amy Ivy of the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Clinton and Essex Counties talks with Martha Foley about strategies for getting plants enough water until it rains.  Go to full article

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