<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Outdoors Today]]> <![CDATA[Olympic athletes first to face loosened marijauna testing]]> Athletes competing at the Olympics can now have nearly 10 times as much of it in their system and still pass drug tests.]]> <![CDATA[It's on: Colorado ski areas turn on snowmaking machines]]> Snowmaking has begun at Loveland and Arapahoe Basin, meaning the 2013-2014 ski season is just around the corner.]]> <![CDATA[Wheels keep turning]]> Colorado based Shannon Galpin has been busy. Since her interview with the Boulder Weekly back in June of 2013, she has released her memoir Mountain to Mountain: The Journey of Adventure and Activism]]> <![CDATA[Video: Longmont SUV driver blares horn incessantly at cyclists]]> A Longmont-area driver appears in a recent YouTube video honking his horn repeatedly at two cyclists who are doing their best to stay to the very edge of a two-lane road.]]> <![CDATA[Annual BoCan eagle nesting closures announced ]]> To keep golden eagles happily in their nests this spring season, the Boulder Ranger District of Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests has temporarily closed some climbing areas in Boulder Canyon.]]> <![CDATA[Lance Armstrong loses Tour titles, asked to repay insurer $7.5m]]> It's safe to say this is a low point in the career of Lance Armstrong.]]> <![CDATA[Remembering California free soloist John Rosendahl]]> <![CDATA[Third Yosemite camper dies of hantavirus]]> A third person has died of hantavirus after camping at Yosemite National Park in California between early June and mid-July this year.]]> <![CDATA[Fight between European climbers, Sherpas reported on Mt. Everest]]> A group of three European climbers has reported a fight between themselves and a group of Sherpa guides on Mount Everest.]]> <![CDATA[Vail kicks off ski and snowboard season]]> Vail has started its ski and snowboard season for 2013-2014 with 10 trails open and four inches of new snow.]]> <![CDATA[The (ex-)cyclist who wouldn't dope]]> Grand Junction financial advisor Scott Mercier was surprised to get a call from the U.S. agency that recently won its standoff against one of the best-known athletes in the country.]]> <![CDATA[Copper Mountain joins ski areas making snow for ski season]]> Following on the heels of announcements by Arapahoe Basin and Loveland that those ski areas were making snow for the 2013-2014 season, Copper Mountain has announced the same.]]> <![CDATA[Canada to Russia: the Olympics have always been a bit gay]]> <![CDATA[Threats, intimidation directed at Utah women's outdoors group]]> A group in Utah intended to help elderly women experience the outdoors was subject to intimidation and threats from unknown individuals last week.]]> <![CDATA[Sochi takes a bite out of Aspen X Games]]> Training schedules for the rapidly approaching Winter Olympic Games in Sochi,Russia kept several prominent Winter X Games stars away from the competition this past weekend in Aspen. ]]> <![CDATA[Free eclairs at Breckenridge Friday! (and ski season starts, too)]]> Breckenridge Ski Resort has evidently not gotten the message that people love skiing.]]> <![CDATA[Vail opens China Bowl]]> Whatever your plans for the weekend were, call them off. Vail announced Friday that China Bowl has been opened for the season.]]> <![CDATA[Pro Challenge starting line? We'll take it]]> Colorado’s favorite bike race is coming back to Boulder in 2014. USA Pro Cycling Challenge officials have announced a final stage for the race with a starting line in Boulder. ]]> <![CDATA[Balloon-powered flight in South Africa honors Nelson Mandela]]> A man flew nearly 4 miles by balloon in South Africa, traversing the sea from Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, to Cape Town.]]> <![CDATA[Loveland starts making snow for 2012-2013 ski season]]>