<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Outdoors Today]]> <![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[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[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 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[Utah land grab: How could the state afford to maintain federal lands?]]> The Great Utah Land Grab wasn't some 19th-century Old West trick involving Mormons and a corrupt sheriff.]]> <![CDATA[Levi Leipheimer, USA Pro Cycling Challenge winner, terminated from cycling team contract]]> Levi Leipheimer, winner of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge and a stage winner in this year’s Pro Cycling Challenge, has just seen his contract with Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team terminated, effective immediately.]]> <![CDATA[The Yosemite dump: 10 tons of trash cleared from park]]> I can't even think of a clever opener for this one: Volunteers at Yosemite National Park removed 10 tons of trash two weeks ago.]]> <![CDATA[Arapahoe Basin offering two-season ski pass for $499]]> Colorado ski area Arapahoe Basin is breaking out a new pass concept predicated on a crazy idea: People who like skiing now might continue to like skiing in the future.]]> <![CDATA[Bicycle to rider: Don't treat me like Mitt treated his dog]]> Loading up your two wheels on top of your four wheels to head out for the weekend? Adventure Journal has published a friendly letter from your bike to remember to use your on-roof bike rack for good, and not evil.]]> <![CDATA[Access Fund: 'Egregious' illegal climbing at Joshua Tree]]> The Access Fund, one of climbing's most prominent organizations dedicated to keeping climbing areas open, says it narrowly averted a shutdown of climbing in Joshua Tree National Park in California.]]> <![CDATA[NBA player becomes first openly gay athlete in US pro sports]]> Longtime NBA player Jason Collins has come out as gay in an editorial column for Sports Illustrated, becoming the first openly gay athlete in any US team sport.]]> <![CDATA[Want a safer Mt. Everest? Here's how.]]> Mountain climber Adrian Ballinger, who has summitted Mount Everest six times, says Everest needs to be fixed.]]> <![CDATA[Five to 10 National Parks to test expanded WiFi]]> The National Park Service will test expanded WiFi in five to 10 parks this year, with an eye on cutting park costs and providing up-to-date information to visitors.]]> <![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[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[Skydive from space vicariously with this video]]> <![CDATA[Masterful ascent in Mexico]]> Renowned free-solo climber Alex Honnold has quietly bagged yet another astounded climb.]]> <![CDATA[Study: for elite athletes, time might slow down]]> As often as athletes talk about being "in the zone," that's typically taken as a metaphor or a vague feeling.]]> <![CDATA[Profanity-prone jogger fights ban from N.H. town]]> A jogger in Maine who's made a habit of crossing into New Hampshire, going for a run and swearing at strangers is fighting an attempt to ban him.]]> <![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.]]>