Julia Reischel


May. 31, 2016
Above: Bartender James Reber makes a Moscow Mule with freshly-squeezed ginger at the Woodnotes Grille. Photo by Julia Reischel. The Emerson Resort and Spa, once known as Catskill Corners, was built in 1996 in buildings that once housed a dairy farm along... Read more
May. 27, 2016
Above: "Waterfall on Trout Creek" by Steve Aaron, the grand prize winner of the 2016 Catskills Outdoor Guide Photo Contest.  It's Memorial Day weekend, and our print 2016 Catskills Outdoor Guide has hit the streets! Copies are being dropped off at dozens... Read more
May. 25, 2016
Above: A crowd at the Peekamoose Blue Hole on a summer day in 2015. Photo via the NYS DEC. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation issued emergency regulations on Wednesday, May 25 to protect Peekamoose Blue Hole, a popular swimming... Read more
May. 25, 2016
Above: The author, Jeffrey Vincent, picks up trash on a Catskills hike in December 2015.  Outdoor recreational activities are booming, and the Catskill Mountains are making a comeback in a big way. Movies like “Into the Wild,” “A Walk in the Woods” and “... Read more
May. 23, 2016
Above: Damein Kovacs. Via Keyser Funeral Service.  A 16-year-old from the Ulster County town of Shokan was killed on Wednesday, May 19 when his car veered into a utility pole in the town of Olive, police and the Daily Freeman report. Damein Kovacs was... Read more
May. 19, 2016
Above: Zula the zebra, in a widely distributed photo of the animal by Richard Myer. Many humans have fallen to their deaths hiking in Kaaterskill Clove, a steep and scenic gorge that runs along windy Route 23A through the Greene County hamlets of... Read more
May. 17, 2016
A 58-year-old man died on Monday, May 16 when his pickup truck left the roadway, struck a culvert and overturned in the Delaware County town of Kortright, according to a press release from the New York State Police. The driver was 58-year-old Michael C.... Read more
May. 15, 2016
Above: Thirteen "American Bikers United Against Jihad" vehicles drive by hundreds of Islamberg supporters in the Delaware County town of Tompkins on Sunday, May 15. Video and photos by Julia Reischel.  A planned motorcycle protest against Islamberg, an... Read more
May. 12, 2016
A 14-year-old boy who was riding an ATV in the Schoharie County town of Wright crashed into a car and was seriously injured on Wednesday, May 11, according to a press release from the Schoharie County Sheriff's Office.  The boy was found lying on the... Read more
May. 12, 2016
A 65-year-old Shokan man allegedly pointed a pistol at a cyclist during a road rage incident in the Ulster County town of Olive on Monday, May 9, according to the New York State Police and the Times Herald-Record. Left: Ernest T. Townsend. Photo via the... Read more
May. 10, 2016
Above: A landslide on Platte Clove Rd. in the Greene County town of Hunter. Photo via the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference.  A landslide on Sunday, May 8 blocked narrow Platte Clove Rd. in the Greene County town of Hunter, according to the Daily... Read more
May. 4, 2016
Above: The Cannonsville Dam's spillway. Image by the NYC DEP, via Flickr.  In the wake of a drilling incident at the Cannonsville Dam in the Delaware County town of Deposit last summer, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has... Read more
May. 4, 2016
Above: Early morning at Colgate Lake by Elaine Warfield. This photo was entered in the 2016 Catskills Outdoor Guide Photo Contest. Saturday, May 7 is "I Love My Park Day" in New York state, and state and local parks across the Catskills region are... Read more
May. 2, 2016
Chris Gibson, the Republican U.S. Congressman who represents the 19th Congressional District, which covers much of the Catskills, announced today that he has decided to retire from politics and will shelve his plans to run for governor of New York state... Read more
May. 2, 2016
Above: Indian Head and Twin Mountains on the eastern Devil's Path, photographed in October 2012 by EricAOrtner.  New York Department of Environmental Conservation forest rangers and first responders from multiple fire departments and rescue squads helped... Read more
Apr. 26, 2016
A fire started by a 40-year-old man in the Ulster County town of Shandaken at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 25 burned five acres of Catskill Forest Preserve before being doused by 20 fire companies and police agencies, according to a press release from the... Read more
Apr. 23, 2016
A 52-year-old Andes man is being held on $250,000 cash bail in the Delaware County Correctional Facility for allegedly possessing 30 bags of heroin in his car and for reportedly bringing a minor child along while trying to buy heroin last fall, according... Read more
Apr. 22, 2016
Above: A natural gas pipeline being constructed. Photo courtesy of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Just in time to celebrate Earth Day, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has announced that it has denied a water quality... Read more
Apr. 21, 2016
Above: Police raid an apartment in the Delaware County village of Deposit on Tuesday, looking for heroin. Photo via the Delaware County Sheriff's Office. With the help of a drug-sniffing dog, police found 205 bags of heroin in an apartment in the... Read more
Apr. 20, 2016
Above: A track car used by Catskill Mountain Railroad volunteers to inspect the railway lines. Photo by Ryan Lennox. The Catskill Mountain Railroad (CMRR) has settled its lawsuit against Ulster County, another sign that the railroad’s management is... Read more