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Cool Fundraiser

The annual Polar Bear Dip netted over 6-thousand dollars this year for the Colton Rescue Squad. The fundraiser was held Sunday at the Shoreline Restaurant in Hannawa Falls. Sunny skies and mild temperatures were on tap for the 30 dippers who plunged into the icy waters of the Raquette River. Jody Tosti visited the Raquette River during last year's Polar Bear Dip.  Go to full article

Canadian Dies While Ice Climbing in Adirondacks

A 34-year-old Toronto man died Friday afternoon on
Poke-O-Moonshine Mountain in the Adirondack town of Chesterfield. Kevin Bailey fell while ice climbing on the mountain's popular east face. Brian Mann has details.  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

Lake Placid Photographer Nancy Battaglia in Salt Lake City

During the Salt Lake City Games, we've been checking in with Lake Placid sports photographer Nancy Battaglia. She's had a front row seat throughout the last two weeks. Brian Mann caught up with Nancy last night, in the middle of the US-Canada hockey bout.
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Lake Placid's Jim Shea, Jr. Wins Olympic Gold

Seventy years after his grandfather won a pair of gold medals at the Lake Placid Winter Games, Jim Shea Jr. claimed his own Olympic gold medal on Wednesday in Salt Lake City. The skeleton sled racer from Lake Placid edged Martin Rettl of Austria by a fraction of a second. Brian Mann has details:  Go to full article

Snow Sculpture

The 2002 New York State Snow Sculpting Championships get underway in St. Regis Falls today. North Country Public Radio will have a team of sculptors at the contest this weekend. Todd Moe talks with a team at last year's competition.  Go to full article

Profile: NBC Olympic Commentator Duncan Kennedy

The north country has an army of athletes, venue staff, and volunteers working in Salt Lake City. Also in the thick of things is Lake Placid's Duncan Kennedy. The world champion luge racer was forced by illness to abandon a come-back two years ago. He's made a second career working for television, helping to explain his sport to American viewers. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Canada Win Over Kazakstan Could Set up US/Canada Match in Women's Hockey

In Olympic women's hockey, if the US and Canada do meet in the gold medal round, the North Country will have players on both sides of the puck. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Lake Placid Sledder Moves American Team Forward

Lake Placid sled racer Adam Heidt finished his Olympic competition in fourth place on Monday, as the singles luge event wrapped up in Salt Lake City. Heidt's finish was the best American finish in Olympic history and represents a major step forward for the US program. Italian Armin Zoeggeler took the Gold in an upset victory over German Georg Hackl. Brian Mann talks with Lake Placid photographer Nancy Battaglia, who had a front row seat Monday in Salt Lake City.  Go to full article

North Country Athletes Make Strong Showing in Olympics' First Days

It was a big weekend for North Country residents at the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. Snowboarder Kelly Clark from West Dover, Vermont claimed a gold medal in the women's half-pipe. Lake Placid's Adam Heidt, a sled racer, is in strong contention for a medal as competition resumes today. Vermontville skier Bill Demong struggled in the the Nordic Combined. Brian Mann has our update on the first days of the Salt Lake City Olympics.  Go to full article

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