Friday, December 25, 2020

12 months of Almanack: June story highlights

From now until the New Year we’re counting 2020, looking back month by month at the most popular stories that ran in the Almanack.

While coronavirus was still important in June, readers also turned their attention to other topics. (Since the pandemic began, we’ve posted 171 stories to date tagged “coronavirus.”)

Here are the top five posts from June (ranked by number of comments made) and two of the five are related to the pandemic. Notably, outdoor recreation also factored into some of the top headlines:

  1. STANDING AGAINST RACISM: Commentary from ANCA Executive Director Kate Fish.
  2. TOO SOON? Adirondackers split on welcoming back visitors.
  3. FOREST RANGERS AS AMBASSADORS: Longtime contributor Pete Nelson has this commentary.
  4. WILDERNESS MANAGEMENT AND COVID MANAGEMENT: Jack Drury draws some parallels.
  5. FOREST RANGER RESCUES: This one in particular drew attention.

In case you missed it, here’s a review of January’s top stories.

And here are the top five from February

And March. And April!

And here’s May

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Melissa is a journalist with experience as a reporter and editor with the Burlington Free Press, Ithaca Journal and Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. She worked as a communications specialist for the Adirondack North Country Association and runs her own New York State Women owned Business-Enterprise Bootstrap Communications, which includes digital marketing, strategy and design. She enjoys hiking, camping and other outdoors activities, and spending time with her husband, their twin daughters, and rescue animals -- two dogs and a cat.

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