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By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015 - 9:17 am
Above: An inch of snowy, icy slush is cause for celebration on Tuesday, Dec. 29. Photo via the Great Western Catskills Instagram account.  After almost an entire December without snow, the Catskills got its first significant snowfall on Tuesday, Dec. 29.... Read more
By Rebecca Andre on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015 - 12:47 pm
Above: The slopes at Belleayre Mountain Ski Center in Highmount on Dec. 16. Photo by Rebecca Andre.  Snow guns are blazing at all four Catskills ski resorts as unusually warm weather—and a distinct lack of snowfall—puts a damper on the start of the ski... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015 - 2:30 pm
Above: The first day of 2014 snowmaking at Hunter Mountain. Photo by Athena Billias. Hunter Mountain Ski Resort, which has been run by the Slutzky family since its founding in 1960, will be sold to a publicly-traded company called Peak Resorts for $36.8... Read more
By Rebecca Andre on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015 - 6:57 am
Above: Photo by Kevin Chang, via Flickr.  Today—Saturday, Nov. 21—marks the beginning of rifle season in the Catskills. Rifle hunting season runs through Dec. 13, which means that hunters and hikers need to be share the woods safely during this... Read more
By Alan Via on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 - 4:56 pm
Most people have never heard of Catskills trails with names like Venus' Bath, Countryman Kill Falls, Moonshine Ridge, Lover's Loop, Yankee Smith and Rip's Ledge. All of them are seldom-hiked unofficial trails that begin on private land owned by the Winter... Read more
By Robert Cairns on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015 - 11:41 am
Above: Mounted officers rode through obstacles during a demonstration of skills on Friday. Photo by Robert Cairns. Delaware County has its first mounted police patrol since the 1980s. Six members of a multi-jurisdictional force of cops on horseback... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Oct. 26, 2015 - 10:01 am
Above: Dennis Crowley, a founder of Foursquare, speaks at the Catskills Conf on Saturday, Oct. 24. Photo by Julia Reischel. Luminaries in the tech world, including the founder of Foursquare and the managing director of Etsy, wore sweatshirts and flannel... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Oct. 23, 2015 - 2:46 pm
Above: Gov. Andrew Cuomo riding a motorcycle through the Catskills. Photo via the governor's press office, via Flickr. Riding on a motorcycle in a leather jacket through the peak of the Catskills fall colors, Gov. Andrew Cuomo led a procession of bikers... Read more
By Alan Via on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 - 12:22 pm
Above: Hiking near the the Moonhaw on the Friday and Balsam Cap range in shoulder season conditions in 2012. Photo by Shirley LaPlante. As October shoulders its way into November, the cool sunny days can easily lull us into a sense of comfortable... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Oct. 12, 2015 - 1:47 pm
Michael Johnson took this shot of the brilliant colors on a Catskills mountainside on Sunday, Oct. 11 and shared it with the Watershed Post in a Facebook message. Show us what your Catskills Columbus Day looks like--share your photos with us via Facebook... Read more

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