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Tuesday, July 24,2012

Colorado Pushes to Add Wilderness

It might be late in the session in an election year, but Colorado’s senators continue to push for additional wilderness designations in the state, recognizing the economic and and environmental benefits of untrammeled land. Last week, Senator Michael Bennet introduced a bill to protect more than 100,000 acres of the Hermosa Creek Watershed, an area in the San Juan National Forest north of Durango.
Monday, July 23,2012

American Resorts (Finally) Chasing Whistler Bike Park

Circa 2006, the state of mountain biking’s gravity-fueled cutting edge was Whistler and a few ski resorts nestled between the Swiss Alps and the French Alps. But the difference between what was happening in Europe and what was happening in Canada was pretty much maple syrup vs. high fructose. The latter, “bad stuff” was Europe, because they viewed gravity as a pro thing. Build it for the pros and let the masses hit it and see if they can survive.
Thursday, July 19,2012

It’s not flying, it's falling with style

Professional skydiver Nick Batsch talks risks and rewards

By Travis Mannon
Professional skydiver Nick Batsch jumps for many different reasons. Whether he’s diving to break world records (which he’s done five times) or to commemorate fallen friends (who have accumulated over the years), Batsch says his motivation is always evolving.
Wednesday, July 18,2012

Emaciated Hiker Found After Over A Month Missing In Utah's Escalante Desert

After not being heard from in over a month, missing hiker William M. LaFever, 28, has been found. He was spotted by a helicopter flying over the Escalante River gorge, where the bearded man was discovered sitting in a shallow river in the Escalante Desert with nothing more than his pants, shoes, underwear, shirt and a lighter. LaFever had been trying to make his way from Boulder, Utah, to Page, Arizona, on foot, and had lost 50 pounds subsisting on nothing but frogs, roots and river water.
Thursday, July 12,2012

Six feet and the smell of victory

Burro racing adds feet to the team — and a teammate who may not want to win

By Tom Winter
Burro racing probably won’t be coming to prime time on ESPN soon, but that doesn’t mean that the sport isn’t alive and well in Colorado.
Monday, July 9,2012

Michael Ybarra, extreme-sports columnist for WSJ, killed in Sierra

The Wall Street Journal posted today (July 4) that its extreme-sports columnist, the 45-year-old freelance writer and climber Michael Ybarra, has died in a fall on the Sawtooth Ridge near Yosemite, according to his sister. Suzanne Ybarra posted the news upon conclusion of a helicopter search instigated when Michael was overdue from the solo endeavor. He had set out on the alpine Sawtooth Ridge Traverse early Saturday and intended to be back by Sunday evening at the latest.
Thursday, July 5,2012

Warriors in the wilderness

Programs get veterans outdoors to rebuild connections, coping mechanisms

By Elizabeth Miller
If the shocks in his prosthetic arm would reload faster, Marc Dervaes could spend all his evenings doing one-armed pushups. After losing his right arm just above the elbow in combat, Dervaes had a replacement prosthetic built with a set of shocks like those on a mountain bike. He wanted to go kayaking again.
Thursday, June 28,2012

Alex Willie named to USA World Cup Cycling Team

By Tom Winter
Alex Willie’s road to the 2012 Mountain Bike World Championships in Leogang-Saalfelden, Austria, just got a lot smoother. The 17-year-old cyclist, who was profiled in the May 31 issue of Boulder Weekly, has just been named to the elite United States World Cup Cycling Team as a downhill racer.
Thursday, June 28,2012

Where there’s fire, there’s smoke

Tips for keeping safe and active with haze in the air

By Travis Mannon
Many Boulder residents rely on the beautiful and abundant outdoors to keep physically fit and mentally sound. But when we look out our windows and see a pillar of smoke rising from behind the Flatirons, we may consider alternative ways to stay in shape.
Monday, June 25,2012

Ranger Dies During Rescue On Rainier

A park ranger died during a rescue yesterday on Mt. Rainier, a 14,410-foot glacier-coated volcano in Washington State that attracts thousands of climbers each year.
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