Online registration for the 2024 New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Summer Camps program will open Sunday, March 24, 2024, at 1 pm. [Read more…] about DEC Summer Camps Registration Opens March 24th
Will McKay was a very lucky young man. Over the course of two years starting in 1885, he had married his sweetheart Anne, been blessed with a healthy newborn son, and with them at his side was about to embark on a trip to Korea paid for by Thomas Edison.
In 1863, 12-year-old Gojong was crowned Monarch of the Korean Empire. As Korea was forced out of isolationism in the 1870s the country began to move towards Western innovation and technology. One of these was the development of electricity, which had been introduced into Korea through Japan and China. [Read more…] about Until His Luck Ran Out: The Story of William McKay
“Joe Wykoff, Detroit area scout director, holds up a sign designating Gerald Ford as ‘No. 1 Eagle Scout’ above a laughing vice president during a dinner in Cobo Hall in Detroit, as protestors outside carried various messages for the vice president,” The Post-Star captioned a photo package published on Feb. 11, 1974. [Read more…] about Wit & Wisdom From Northern NY Newspapers
Backcountry rescue crews had a busy week last week when they responded to reports of people missing in Otsego and St. Lawrence County and a medical emergency in Warren County, NY. The bodies of three people were recovered, including an ice climber who suffered a heart attack at Crane Mountain in the Adirondacks. [Read more…] about Rescue Crews Recover Bodies Upstate, Including Crane Mountain Climber
On Monday, February 5 at about 2:38 pm, New York State Forest Ranger Evan Donegan overheard radio traffic from Warren County about a subject who had fallen into the Schroon River in the town of Warrensburg. [Read more…] about Woman Rescued After Attempting Icy Schroon River Crossing
I don’t feel old but when most of my youth’s teachers and mentors have passed on, I know I’ve arrived. When it comes to the Adirondacks and the “forever wild” provision of our state constitution, a number of us just lost a great, very determined, and very influential teacher in that field of green. [Read more…] about A Tribute to Conservationist Charlie Morrison, 1928-2024
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) are seeking comments on plans to reinter the recently discovered remains of Revolutionary War era soldiers in Lake George Battlefield Park.
The remains were found in 2019-2020 during excavation on private land for the development of an apartment complex on Courtland Street within the Village of Lake George. You can read about the discovery, and the discovery of more remains last year, here. [Read more…] about Comments Sought On Plans To Rebury Revolutionary War Soldiers in Lake George
Dome Island is that rarest of things, an undisturbed piece of wilderness in the middle of Lake George, protected for the past seventy years by the Nature Conservancy and a committee of local volunteers and, in recent decades, by the Lake George Land Conservancy.
More than 60% of its forest canopy is composed of hemlocks, and every year since 2020, when hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) was first discovered among the evergreens’ needles and branches, the Nature Conservancy has treated the invasive pest with insecticides. [Read more…] about Saving Lake George’s Dome Island Hemlocks
North County Public Radio (NCPR) has announced a new podcast, If All Else Fails, an investigation into far-right extremist groups and militia movements in Upstate New York and how they’ve gained ground with voters and even some local law enforcement officials. [Read more…] about ‘If All Else Fails’: Far-Right Extremism in Upstate New York
One hundred years ago anyone fishing Brant Lake in Warren County would undoubtedly know the name, Uncle Jud Smith.
If they were fortunate, he would have been their guide for a day out on the lake fishing for bass.
His knowledge of these fish was as firsthand as you can, as it was in the 1870s that he brought the first black bass to the lake. [Read more…] about Uncle Judd Smith, Brant Lake’s Old-Time Adirondack Guide