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News Update for Mon., Jan. 12, 2014

Upstate weather again snowy today, 3 to 4 inches in immediate Jamestown-area...

Forecasters say parts of upstate New York can expect a few more inches of snow to top off the 2 to 4-plus feet of snow that piled up in northern New York from the most recent lake-effect storms.  Here in the Jamestown-area... the region received about 3 to 4 inches of slippery, new snow overnight on top of what fell late last week.  The National Weather Service says 2 to 4 inches of snow is expected Monday in sections of Jefferson and Lewis counties, where storms that began last week continued into Saturday night before letting up.


Peek 'n Peak's 50th anniversary season fully underway near Findley Lake...

Our Winter storm that hit most of Western New York last last week and part of the weekend was welcome news for local ski resorts.  At the Peek 'n Peak Resort just south of Findley Lake... they received well over a foot of snow over the past several days... and, have a nice base now for their 50th anniversary season.  Director of Mountain Operations, Brad Gravink, says the season had been "up and down" up to that point.  After getting off to a strong start... unseasonably warm weather hurt them over the holiday season.  Gravink says the frigid cold kept a lot of skiiers away late last week... but, yesterday was perfect.  Gravink says they got about 18 inches of new snow over the week, and the temperatures reached 28 degrees Sunday.  He says they opened their tubing hill late last week... along with their "360 Park."   He adds they hope -- with the seasonal weather -- to finish snow-making operations this week.  Gravink says their 50th season celebration kicks into high gear next month.  He says they're open Mondays through Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays... and, 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.  For more information... got on-line to www.pknpk.com.


Mega Millions winner introduced in Middletown, NY...

An 80-year-old retired school principal is the sole winner of the $326-million Mega Millions jackpot from last Nov. 4th... the biggest prize in New York Lottery history.  Harold Diamond of the Sullivan County town of Wurtsboro says he bought the ticket at a highway service center where he had stopped at his wife Carol's insistence to wait out a storm on Election Day.  The New York Lottery's Yolanda Vega presented a giant ceremonial check to Diamond on Monday.  He has chosen to take the cash value of the annuitized prize, which comes to about $130-million after taxes.  Diamond says he plans to use the money to help family and give back to the local community.