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Reservoir open for boating use in North Blenheim

North Blenheim — The New York Power Authority (NYPA) reopened the upper and lower reservoirs at its Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project on Thursday, April 9, to recreational boaters.


Geology hike set for Saturday April 18

Claryville — A Geology Hike through some of the most pristine surroundings in the Catskills will be held at Frost Valley YMCA on Saturday, April 18 starting at 9 a.m.
This hike will focus on the geologic origins of the Catskill Mountains. Participants will search for evidence of Frost Valley’s geologic past by visiting the unique rock formations of “The Labyrinth” and the Spring Ridge cave. 


Heart of the Catskills dance and auction set

Highmount — Tickets are on sale for the 10th annual Heart of the Catskills Spring Dance and Auction on Saturday, April 25 at Belleayre Mountain Highmount.
A major fund-raiser for the area’s largest animal shelter, the Humane Society’s Spring Dance and Auction blends music and goodies-for-bid on top of Belleayre Mountain to benefit the homeless dogs and cats of the Delaware County region.


Dance-a-Thon party planned for April 18

It will be party time when the fabulous Blues Maneuver plays at the third annual Dance-a-Thon on Saturday, April 18 at 7 p.m. at Belleayre Mountain’s Upper Lodge in Highmount. The event is a fund-raiser for the Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center.


News takes four prizes in NYPA contest

The Catskill Mountain News took two prizes for advertising and two editorial prizes in the New York Press Association’s 2008 Better Newspaper Contest.
Advertising Manager Doris Warner took a first-place award for Best Small Space Ad and won a second-place award in the Best House Ad/Ad Campaign category.


Belleayre closes out season with Hall of Fame inductions

By Jay Braman Jr.
It wasn’t as well attended as Belleayre’s premier social event, known as the Snowball, but Saturday’s dinner honoring inductees to the ski center’s Hall of Fame was a good time had by all.
With cold temperatures outside, and hot Dixieland jazz inside, inductees Carl Lumbaca, Judy Shiner and Bill Hornbeck basked in the warmth of the region’s social set on the last weekend of the ski season.


Negligence lawsuit dismissed in Brinkerhoff shooting case

By Brian Sweeney
A judge has dismissed a $100 million negligence lawsuit filed by the widow of a New York State trooper killed in a 2007 shootout in Margaretville.


Congressional district race remains too close to call

A race in the 20th congressional district to fill the seat vacated by Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand remains too close to call Tuesday night. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Democrat Scott Murphy leads Republican Jim Tedisco by a mere 59 votes, 77,344 to 77,285.


Camp Shankitunk gearing up for summer season

Delhi — The camping season at 4-H Camp Shankitunk near Delhi is fast approaching. This year the first weeklong session begins July 5.
All children age eight to 16 are eligible to attend.


Longtime racer is King of the Hill at Plattekill snowmobile event

Roxbury — Ski Plattekill completed their 12th annual snowmobile drag races last weekend with The King of the Hill title won by Logan Gregory riding a Klinger Ski Doo 800. Logan is from Walton and has been racing at Plattekill since the beginning when he was just 10 years old.


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