Travel / Tourism

K&J – Can Am Rugby & The Mountaineers

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IRONMAN Weekend is kicking into high gear and over 2,500 athletes will take to the course in Lake Placid on Sunday… and then Can Am Rugby takes over as more than 100 teams converge on the Adirondacks… We caught up with two of the teams getting ready for the event.. The Men’s and Women’s Mountaineers.. Practicing…

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Two Die in High Speed Chase Through Ray Brook

The State Police continue to investigate a fatal collision that has now claimed the life of one other person. A 2011 Ford F-150 pick-up truck collided with a 2009 Honda Fit on State Route 86 in Ray Brook shortly before 2 p.m. following a brief pursuit by State Police. The Lake Placid Police Department had…

Cuomo, Shumlin Tie in Adirondack Whitewater Challenge

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo held the 2014 Adirondack Challenge over the weekend, an exciting afternoon to highlight the summer tourism opportunities in the region, including outdoor activities such as rafting and fly fishing. The event, held in Indian Lake, attracted elected officials, tourism industry leaders and summer enthusiasts to Upstate New York. In today’s award…

Wake Up to A Weekend of Wooden Canoes

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Sunrise brings the final weekend of the 35th anniversary of the The Wooden Canoe Heritage Association, a non-profit membership organization devoted to preserving, studying, building, restoring, and using wooden and bark canoes, and to disseminating information about canoeing heritage throughout the world. Each year, the association’s annual heritage festival is held at Paul Smith’s College which…

Owens Votes to Replenish Federal Highway Trust Fund

Congressman Bill Owens votes to adopt a bipartisan short-term solution to replenish the Highway Trust Fund. If similar legislation is approved by the Senate, it will provide about $11 billion in infrastructure funding expected to last until spring of 2015. Congressman Owens says “The Highway Trust Fund is a critical pillar supporting many industries throughout…

Saranac Lake’s Village-Wide Garage Sale Tomorrow

In Saranac Lake this weekend, The Women’s Civic Chamber continue to build on an event that’s taken off from it’s inception.. Saranac Lake’s Village-Wide Garage Sale which gets underway tomorrow morning… We spoke last year with Kelly Burth among many others about the event..Burth tells WNBZ in a recent K&J show that the Women’s Civic…

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State Plans Review of Adirondack Rail Corridor Unit Management Plan

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Review could mean a split between rails and recreational trails…  The department of transportation and the DEC have announced their decision to reopen the Unit Management Plan covering the Rail Corridor in the Adirondack Park.. The Corridor runs from Lake Placid through Saranac Lake to Tupper Lake and then down through Thendara to Old Forge..…

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ARTA Pleased with Cuomo Decision to Re-Open Rail Trail Discussion

In a statement following the announcement of the Re-Opening of the Adirondack Rail Corridor’s Unit Management Plan, Adirondack Recreational Trail Advocates (ARTA) applauds Governor Cuomo and the departments of transportation (DOT) and environmental conservation (DEC) for their decision to reopen the Unit Management Plan for the 119-mile Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor. Following further public input,…

“Financial Practices Need to Improve” at ORDA

STATE AUDIT FINDS ORDA NEEDS TO IMPROVE FINANCIAL PRACTICES” The New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) relies on loans and outside contributions to cover cash shortages and in recent years has used a line of credit to cover its basic operating costs, including payroll, according to an audit released today by New York…

Adirondack Public Observatory Celebrates – Friday

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Construction at The Adirondack Public Observatory is complete and the board is inviting the public to a grand opening celebration for its Roll-Off-Roof Observatory this Friday from 4 until 6pm.. The Roll-Off-Roof Observatory on Big Wolf Road in Tupper Lake has been under construction since 2012, but now its ready to be officially open for…

K&J – Adirondack Public Observatory

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TUPPER LAKE – July 8th, 2014 – Construction at The Adirondack Public Observatory is complete and the board is inviting the public to a grand opening celebration for its Roll-Off-Roof Observatory this Friday from 4 until 6pm.. The Roll-Off-Roof Observatory on Big Wolf Road in Tupper Lake has been under construction since 2012, but now…

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K&J – Plattsburgh’s 4th of July Parade

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On the K&J Show today we’re helping to extend the holiday weekend and if you didn’t get enough of the Fourth of July over the weekend.. We decided to spend some time at the City Docks in Plattsburgh as floats in the fourth of July Parade were getting ready to make their way into downtown… Our…

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Happy 4th of July

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Congressman Bill Owens invites residents of the 21st district to enjoy Independence Day Celebrations “This 4th of July is a great chance to spend time with important people in our lives and to reflect on the sacrifices of those first patriots who forged our great nation. Their legacy challenges us not to rest until all…

K&J – The Lake Placid Horse Shows

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On the K&J Show today we’re at the Horse Show Grounds in Lake Placid for a peek at the upcoming Grand Prix weekend… Week number two brings many different levels of competition through the week and one rider whose got her eye on the big prize..  Laura Chapot has been very successful in the I…

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Lake Placid’s I Love BBQ Festival This Weekend..

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The Olympic Speed Skating Oval will once again become home to the I Love Bar B Que Festival in Lake Placid this weekend July 4th through the 6th..  The event is now in it’s 9th year and benefits the Thomas Shipman Youth Center in Lake Placid, just down the street from the skating oval. The…

Mountaineer Supports Nature Conservancy

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KEENE VALLEY, NEW YORK – The Mountaineer, in partnership with Patagonia, Inc., today made a $1,000 donation to The Nature Conservancy’s Adirondack Chapter to support the nonprofit organization’s work with state and local transportation agencies to upgrade bridges and culverts with structures that simulate natural stream conditions. Replacing substandard culverts with properly sized, fish-friendly structures…

K&J – Invasive Species Week Follows July 4th Holiday

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Activities Set for NY’s First Statewide Invasive Species Awareness Week, July 6–12 KEENE VALLEY, NY This year marks the first Invasive Species Awareness Week in New York State and the Adirondack region is poised and ready with a lineup of great activities and events to mark the occasion. Some of the greatest harm to our…

Laura Chapot Wins Thursday Feature at 45th Annual Lake Placid Horse Show

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Lake Placid, New York–June 26, 2014–Laura Chapot of Neshanic Station, NJ, swept the top two places in the Adirondack Flying Service 1.40meter Speed Class, Thursday’s featured event at the 45th annual Lake Placid Horse Show, Presented by Sea Shore Stables. Adam Prudent of Middleburg, VA, took an early lead in the class when he completed…

Three New Trolleys on Lake Placid’s Streets this Summer

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Three New Trolley’s made their way to the lake Placid Elementary School Parking Lot on Friday Morning.. That’s where Kindergarten Classes were able to have their pictures taken next to the Trolleys. Each of the Classes helped to name the Trolleys… and Lake Placid Mayor Craig Randal says that’s been happening since the inception of…

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30th Four Diamond Award for Mirror Lake Inn

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At a presentation Thursday afternoon (June 19), AAA Northway President and CEO James Phelps presented Ed and Lisa Weibrecht, owners of Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa, with the prestigious AAA Four Diamond Award for the 30th year in a row. The time-honored property dates back to the 1920s. It is the second longest running…