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Black bear kills teen during mountain race in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Patrick Cooper had already turned around after reaching the halfway point in a popular mountain race in Alaska when he somehow veered off the trail and became lost. That’s when...

DATE: June 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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High-altitude runner Kilian Jornet conquers Everest, twice

BARCELONA, Spain – Their bodies and brains ravaged by the oxygen-scarce heights of the Himalayas, even the hardiest few who scale the treacherous slopes of Mount Everest cut short celebrations for...

DATE: June 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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Renowned fly fishing rod maker Tom Morgan dies in Montana

HELENA, Mont. – Tom Morgan, a past owner of the R.L. Winston Rod Company whose quest to build flawless fly fishing rods continued long after he was paralyzed by multiple sclerosis, has died. He was...

DATE: June 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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Volunteers sought for Twin Buttes trail-work

Trails 2000 will hold a trail-work event 4 to 6:30 p.m. June 14 at Twin Buttes. Volunteers will meet in the parking area behind the Giant gas station, 20453 U.S. Highway 160. Volunteers should wear...

DATE: June 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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Seniors Outdoors to host upcoming activities

Seniors Outdoors will host the following activities: A hike from Tomahawk Basin to the top of Diorite Peak, elevation 12,761 feet, will be offered 9 a.m. on Saturday. To join, contact Rich Butler...

DATE: June 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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Solo climber is 1st up mighty El Capitan without ropes

SAN FRANCISCO — Alex Honnold had dreamed about climbing the mighty El Capitan in Yosemite National Park without any safety gear for eight years. But every time he looked up the massive granite...

DATE: June 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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LPEA to hold Pagosa Springs golf tournament

La Plata Electric Association will host its annual golf tournament, and benefit for the Foundation for Archuleta County Education, at 9 a.m. June 17, at Pagosa Springs Golf Club, 1 Pines Club...

DATE: June 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Seniors Outdoors to host upcoming activities

Seniors Outdoors will host the following activities: A bike ride for intermediate road cyclists will be offered 9:30 a.m. on Monday. To join, contact Bob Schuckart at 422-8406 or...

DATE: June 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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Mesa Verde to celebrate Wildflower Week

Mesa Verde National Park will celebrate Wildflower Week June 4-10. Park staff and volunteers will be available 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 4 and June 7 at the Visitor and Research Center, Wetherill Mesa...

DATE: June 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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Rafting on Lower Dolores River starting up again

McPhee Reservoir managers have announced that rafting flows on the Dolores River below the dam will start up again for at least a few days next week. On Monday, June 5, flows will begin ramping up...

DATE: June 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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2 hikers rescued by helicopter from snowy Colorado peak

BRECKENRIDGE – Two experienced climbers who nearly got to the top of one of Colorado’s highest mountains had to be hoisted to safety by a helicopter after being stranded in heavy snow near the...

DATE: May 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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Risky retrieval of Everest bodies raises climbers’ concern

KATHMANDU, Nepal – The Indian man wept as a helicopter landed in Nepal’s capital carrying the body of his brother, one of hundreds of climbers who have died while attempting to climb Mount Everest....

DATE: May 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors