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Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Schedule

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This abridged schedule for the 2015 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival includes all of the activities and events during Winter Carnival February 6th through the 15th, along with some additional dates for the slide show encore and volunteer diner. We’ve highlighted some of the key elements of the 2015 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival.. Some of those…

K&J – Lake Placid’s Silver & Bronze Medalist Andrew Weibrecht

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The 2015 U.S. Alpine World Ski Championships Team will be announced this evening.. and odds are quite good that Andrew Weibrecht will be again be a member of the team headed to Colorado for the World Championships, the equivalent of the Olympics in and off year. Last weekend Weibrecht finished a very respectable 5th and his skiing…

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The Hotel Saranac Gets a New Home for Winter Carnival

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It appears as though The Hotel Saranac will be moving to a new location for the Duration of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival… That’s because with 20 inches of ice in each block.. This year’s Ice Palace has taken shape rather quickly and it’s been designed in honor of the Rodell Family and their decision…

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Big Tupper Opens This Weekend

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We have word today from ARISE President Jim LaValley that Big Tupper Ski Area will be opening this weekend.. ARISE opening Big Tupper this weekend…  Lift tickets for Kids 18 and under are $10.00.. Children 6 and under ski free as do active military.. And all other adults are $25.00..  LaValley tells us Cunninghams Ski Barn…

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Jack LaDuke Named 2015 Grand Marshal

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The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee has chosen Jack LaDuke as its 2015 Grand Marshal for the Gala Parade on February 14th.. Jack LaDuke was born in Keeseville, NY to French Canadian parents with a family history dating back to Quebec in the mid-17th century. Mr. LaDuke is a graduate of Admiral Farragut Academy, Toms…

Winter Carnival Ice Palace Construction Under Way

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The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival kicks off with Coronation of Carnival Royalty on Friday February 6th..  But Construction of this year’s Groovy Ice Palace began on Thursday with ice blocks from Pontiac Bay that were thicker than they were expecting..Dean Baker is the Chairman of the Ice Palace Committee, he says the ice ice coming…

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DEC Proposes Lowering Imperial Dam on Saranac River

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It’s been a long time coming but if all goes well, The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has entered into a joint agreement with the other owners of the Imperial Dam to finally take action to make the dam safer for residents downstream while at the same time improving the movement of Salmon in the…

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Adirondack Council identifies Pro-Adirondack Agenda in State of the State

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Pro-Adirondack Park proposals that build on New York’s 123-year legacy of preserving this global treasure, its clean water, wilderness, wildlife and rural communities, were among the priorities expressed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his team in his 2015 combined State of the State address and Executive Budget summary today. “We applaud the Governor for making…

Lake Champlain Salmon Restoration Shows Continued Gains

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Officials from the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation today announced that 2014 assessment results show continued gains in the Lake Champlain landlocked Atlantic salmon fishery restoration program. “It’s extremely encouraging to see the collaborative efforts of New York, Vermont and federal…

Ice Palace Construction Starts Thursday

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We have word from the Winter Carnival Committee that the Ice Palace Workers will begin their work on the Groovy new Ice Palace in Pontiac Bay on Thursday this week… For those of you who’ve never seen an Ice Palace under Construction.. It’s a pretty cool process.. Literally…  First Volunteers harvest ice from Pontiac Bay…

2015 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Buttons Now Available

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“Doonesbury” cartoonist Garry Trudeau has released his button design for the 2015 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. Using the Winter Carnival’s designated theme “Groovy ‘60s,” Trudeau’s illustration shows “Doonesbury” character Zonker Harris wearing a peace sign necklace while crowd surfing at a music concert. Trudeau, who was raised in Saranac Lake, has been creating the Winter…

Dewey Mountain Opens New Lodge

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After more than ten years of work by the community to build a new lodge for Dewey Mountain, A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Saturday to thank their supporters and to recognize so many of the people who’ve been influential in the lodge becoming a reality. The facility itself is designed with the public…

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Dewey Mountain to Host Community Open House at New Lodge

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The Town of Harrietstown, the Saranac Lake Rotary Foundation, and Dewey Mountain Friends are hosting a community open house to celebrate the completion of a new base lodge at Dewey Mountain Recreation Center.The open house will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10. Representatives of Dewey Mountain Friends will be on-hand to…

Meyers Taylor and Garrett continue winning season with victory in Altenberg

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ALTENBERG, Germany (January 9, 2015)- Elana Meyers Taylor (Douglasville, Ga.) andCherrelle Garrett (Hayward, Calif.) remain unbeaten this season after winning today’s women’s bobsled World Cup in Altenberg, and the duo obliterated the six-year start record by a monstrous 0.16 seconds en route to their victory in the Under Armour wrapped BMW-made sled. Altenberg is considered one of the most…

Plattsburgh Approves Waterfront Project – NavTours USA to Manage Marina

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Plattsburgh’s City Council is taking steps this week to assure that phase one of the City’s proposed Marina on Lake Champlain will become a reality come spring..   Two different items were on Thursday night’s agenda for the City Council to deliberate..  the first… A resolution authorizing the establishment of a capital project fund for the…

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Wind and Busing – the Key to School Delays on Cold Mornings

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A quick look at the weather map and Saranac Lake is once again the coldest spot in the continental United States overnight.. A few spots north of Montreal are colder… Plattsburgh and the rest of the North Country aren’t far behind with cold temperatures down below most of the country including the Midwest where temps…

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Adirondack Disc Golf “Ice Bowl” is January 10th..

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The Adirondack Disc Golf Association is hosting the Third Annual ‘Ice Bowl’ Disc Golf Tournament on January 10, 2015 at the Cadyville Disc Golf Course on Goddeau Road.  The two round disc golf tournament will benefit the J.C.E.O. food shelf.  The registration fee for all divisions is $20 with a minimum donation of 5 non-perishable…

First Night Saranac Lake – Happy New Year

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On behalf of all of us at WNBZ “Happy New Year” and so far so good in Saranac Lake.. The First Night Celebrations are underway and the entertainers are hard at work helping to ring in the new year for revelers throughout the town. Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau says it’s brings out the best…

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K&J – First Night Saranac Lake – Schedule

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Today on the K&J Show, we’re speaking with the three women who’ve been the brains behind First Night Saranac Lake for the last 9 years.. Connie Langdon and Nancy LaBombard, who are responsible for scheduling the venues and booking the entertainment, and Sue Patterson, who is in charge of fundraising year after year..This year, First…

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K&J – An Interview with Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon (Part One)

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Today on the K&J Show, Part one of our conversation with Plattsburgh’s Mayor Jim Calnon, who is headed into year number two of his term.. As we head into the new year, we’ve asked Mayor Calnon about his first year as Mayor, and about some of his plans for the future.. In part one of…

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