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Montezuma Audubon Center will host 14th Annual Robert F. DeRoo Memorial Youth Pheasant and Waterfowl Hunts

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Youth hunters and their adult mentors are cordially invited to attend the 14th Annual Robert F. DeRoo Memorial Youth Pheasant and Waterfowl Hunts at the Montezuma Audubon Center, located at 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY. The ... more
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24th Annual Montezuma Muckrace will be September 10th at the Montezuma Wetlands Complex

24th Annual Montezuma Muckrace will be September 10th at the Montezuma Wetlands Complex
Birdwatchers from all over New York State and beyond will descend upon the Montezuma Wetlands Complex for the 24th Annual Montezuma Muckrace on Friday, September 10th and Saturday, September 11th. The Montezuma Muckrace, organized by ... more
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Bird watchers discover rare spoonbill in the Finger Lakes Region

Bird watchers discover rare spoonbill in the Finger Lakes Region
A rare bird has been spotted at the Montezuma Wildlife Refuge that is usually only seen along the southeastern coast. The bird, a juvenile Roseate spoonbill, was spotted by bird watchers. The younger birds are ... more
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Camp sites added along the Canal

Camp sites added along the Canal
New York State is working with New York Power Authority, New York State Canal Corporation, and Tentrr for the 'On the Canals' initiative this summer. Several overnight camping sites have been set up along the ... more
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“On the Canals” local events set to begin this summer

Local communities will be starting locations for multiple canal programs
Summer excursion programs will be organized by New York State along the Erie Canal. The series of events will be called "On the Canals." Plans include six free outdoor activities, two of which will be ... more
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Auburn pedestrian killed after being hit by vehicle on Rt. 31

Auburn man killed after being struck by vehicle on Rt. 31
New York State Police are investigating a fatal accident that let an Auburn man dead on Tuesday. It happened around 9:45 p.m. when police were called to the report of a pedestrian, who had been ... more
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MONTEZUMA SPOTLIGHT: Cranes still prevalent at wetlands as mild December continues (podcast)

Record breaking season for Sandhill Cranes at Montezuma Wetlands Complex
What's happening at the Montezuma Audubon Center in Savannah, Wayne County? Each month, Center Director Chris Lajewski joins us in-studio to talk about some of the species being observed at the wetlands complex, as well ... more
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DEBRIEF: East Hill Medical fills important void as communities struggle economically (podcast)

DEBRIEF: East Hill Medical fills important void as rural communities struggle economically (podcast)
Keith Cuttler spends most of his days thinking about ways to get crucial medical services to the most-vulnerable parts of the Cayuga County. It's been an evolving challenge, since coming into his role with a ... more
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Gas leak prompts precautionary evacuation in Cayuga County

Precautionary evacuation in Cayuga County after gas line struck
First responders evacuated a portion of Mills Road after a gas leak was reported around 2:30 p.m. Montezuma, Throop, Port Byron and Aurelius fire departments were called to assist. Law enforcement was requested for a ... more
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Officials worry about COVID spike as Route 90 sale happens in Cayuga County

Officials worry about COVID spike as Route 90 sale happens in Cayuga County
Each year there is a 50-mile-long garage sale in Cayuga County. It's called the Route 90 Sale, and it typically draws thousands. Officials tell The Auburn Citizen that they are worried about what could happen ... more
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Cayuga County 911 dealing with massive workload since discovery changes took hold

Cayuga County issues state of emergency, all school districts will shut down
Cayuga County E-911 has some staffing issues that it needs to resolve. At least that was the pitch heard by the Cayuga County Legislature this week when they met. E-911 Administrator Denise Spingler addressed the ... more
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Auburn woman charged with felony DWI after rollover crash in Montezuma; three kids sent to hospital as precaution

Felony DWI arrest in Canandaigua after one-car crash
Troopers say a 39-year-old was charged with three counts of first-degree aggravated driving while intoxicated, felony charges, after a serious crash that first responders were called to on Saturday around 8:40 a.m. Troopers said three ... more
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Governor’s Erie Canal plan would bring whitewater rafting to Seneca Falls

Governor’s Erie Canal plan would bring whitewater rafting to Seneca Falls
A $300 million plan to improve usage of the Erie Canal includes a proposal to turn a portion of the waterway into a white-water rafting area near the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge at the north ... more
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Firefighters battle garage fire in Cayuga County

Firefighters battle garage fire in Cayuga County
Firefighters were called to a garage fire on Baldwin Road in Cayuga County around 4:30 p.m. First responders from Montezuma, Port Byron, Cayuga, Aurelius, Throop, and Magee were all called to the scene. Scanner traffic ... more
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Vacant home along Rt. 90 damaged by fire over the weekend

Vacant home along Rt. 90 damaged by fire over the weekend
A vacant home in Montezuma was seriously damaged after a fire over the weekend. The Auburn Citizen reports that five companies responded to the scene along Route 90 around 10 a.m. The fire was put ... more
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SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Sheriff Schenck talks recruiting challenge, changes coming from Albany

EPISODE #28: Sunday Conversation with Casey McDonald on Congressional Campaign
Earlier this year Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck was in-studio discussing his first month on the job following an uncontested election last fall. He succeeded longtime Sheriff David Gould. Now, Sheriff Schenck has several months ... more
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First responders called to crash along 5&20 near Montezuma

No injuries reported after crash along 5&20 near Montezuma
First responders were called to a two-vehicle crash near the intersection of Route 90 and Clark Street Road. Ambulance crews were called to the scene, but no injuries were reported by first responders. Traffic was ... more
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FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to support continued growth in local digital content

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to continue growth in digital content
FingerLakes1.com has officially launched a Patreon Support model, for readers, viewers, and listeners who want to support our mission. For 20 years now, FingerLakes1.com has focused on delivering news and information in a unique, interactive ... more
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Canal Clean Sweep set for Montezuma

Canal Clean Sweep set for Montezuma
The 14th annual Canal Clean Sweep will take place at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at the High Street kiosk at the Brian Lapp Memorial trailhead at Montezuma Heritage Park in Montezuma. Hosted by the ... more
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