Seniors Outdoors! schedules activities
Seniors Outdoors! announces the following activities:
There will be a moderate Mountain bike ride up the Animas Overlook Road at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. RSVP to Debra Van
Winegarden at 769-7269 or email@example.com.
There will be a moderate hike from Carbon Junction to Horse Gulch via Crites Connection, starting at 9:30 a.m.
Monday. There will be a lunch stop at Pautsky Point. RSVP to Jim O'Brien a 375-1693.
The Wednesday Wanderers will take an easy hike on the No Name Trail at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. Trip leader is Sharron
Chambers. Contact her at 259-9271 or firstname.lastname@example.org. RSVP for nonmembers only.
Skateboard contest launches Saturday
The third annual Tear It Up 4 Tyler Skateboard Contest will be held Saturday at the Durango Skate Park.
The contest will include street and bowl events.
Registration is from 10 to 11 a.m. Skating will begin at 11 a.m.
For more information, call Durango Parks and Recreation at 375-7300 or Charlett Valencia at 946-7799.
Dolores Rotary Club to host 5K run June 5
The Dolores Rotary Club will sponsor its 5-kilometer run as part of the annual Dolores River Festival on June 5.
Medals will be awarded for first- and second-place finishes in six different categories. The Dolores Rotary Club also
willpay out $100 to the fastest individual to break the 5K record.
Race proceeds will go to the Rotary International's Polio Plus program.
Preregistration will take place at the Dolores Town Hall and Dolores General Store, while race-day registration will
take place from 7 to 7:45 a.m. at 11th and Central Avenue.
For more information, call Mark Tucker at 882-4936 or Ed Merritt at 882-7936.
The event's e-mail address is email@example.com. The event's Web site is www.doloresrotary.org.
Tahoe ski resort sued over chairlift death
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) - A family has sued a Lake Tahoe ski resort and other companies over the death of a man
who fell from a chairlift at the resort.
Defendants named in the lawsuit filed last week in El Dorado County Superior Court include Heavenly Mountain Resort, Terra-Nova LLC and Sampson Rope Technologies.
Rebecca, Patrick and Bryan Dickson seek unspecified damages in connection with the Aug. 31 death of 51-year-old Mark
According to the suit, he died after falling from Heavenly's Tamarack Express chairlift, which became entangled with
a rope retrieval line from the resort's new ZipRider zip line ride.
The accident also seriously injured Dickson's wife of one month, 47-year-old Rebecca.
Heavenly officials declined to comment.
Montana increases wolf hunting licenses
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana wildlife commissioners approved a plan last week to reduce the gray wolf population for
the first time since the once-endangered animal was reintroduced to the region 15 years ago.
The proposal approved by the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission calls for at least doubling the number of
wolves that hunters can kill and introducing an archery season to go with the rifle season.
The population of wolves in the northern Rockies has increased every year since they were reintroduced to the region
in 1995 after being nearly wiped out in the last century due to conflicts with humans and loss of habitat.
There were at least 524 wolves in Montana at the end of last year, and 1,706 wolves in the combined northern Rockies
region of Montana, Idaho, Wyoming and parts of Washington and Oregon, wildlife officials estimate.
Ranchers and hunters say the wolf population has grown too high, which has led to more attacks on livestock and game.
Montana commissioners will decide in July after a public comment period whether the final quota for the 2010 hunt
will be 150, 186 or 216 wolves. The quota was 75 in last year's inaugural hunt.
Yacht builders eye next America's Cup
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Several top yacht designers and engineers are considering three new classes of boats for the next
America's Cup, including two multihulls and one monohull.
The group met this week in Valencia, Spain, where American syndicate BMW Oracle Racing routed Alinghi of Switzerland
in two races in February in a showdown between two of the biggest, most powerful sailboats ever built.
In the most significant step toward creating the next America's Cup class, designers discussed multihulls of
approximately 66 and 82 feet (20 and 25 meters) and a monohull class of up to 89 feet (27 meters).
The specific class will be chosen by the end of September. or early October, according to officials.
The venue for the 34th America's Cup, which likely will be held in 2013 or 2014, is expected to be announced toward
the end of the year.