By The Associated Press, The Associated Press - Sat, Feb 25, 2012 3:03 pm
HAYWARD, Wis. — Tad Elliott and former Olympian Holly Brooks have won the men’s and women’s freestyle races in the American Birkebeiner. Elliott, of Durango, Colo., lead an American sweep of the top three men’s spots in the 50-kilometer race from Cable to Hayward on Saturday. Brooks, of Anchorage, Alaska, edged defending champion Caitlin Gregg by half of a second. The Duluth News Tribune... Read more.
By The Associated Press - Fri, May 17, 2013 9:55 am
SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Transit Authority is putting on its annual bike festival in downtown Salt Lake City. The Bike Bonanza starts at 4 p.m. and goes until 8 p.m today at Gallivan Plaza. It includes free pizza and ice cream, live music, a children’s bike rodeo and a raffle. Prizes for the raffle include bicycles and bags. UTA Police are also scheduled to give safety tips. The first 75... Read more.
By Matt Markey, Toledo Blade - Fri, May 17, 2013 9:53 am
If the unexpected happens out on the water, something as simple as a life jacket becomes the most valuable companion a boater can have. The bottom line for National Safe Boating Week, which starts Saturday, is: wear a life jacket. According to statistics from the U.S. Coast Guard, 70 percent of the fatalities in boating accidents are from victims drowning, and in 84 percent of those cases, the... Read more.
By The Associated Press - Fri, May 17, 2013 9:44 am
SALT LAKE CITY — The ski season is closing with four avalanche fatalities in Utah, including the death of a safety professional. The first death of a Utah avalanche forecaster on the job claimed 34-year-old Craig Patterson of the Utah Department of Transportation. Patterson was scouting terrain on backcountry skis when an avalanche swept him off Kessler Peak April 11 in Big Cottonwood Canyon.... Read more.
By Bryan Brasher, Scripps Howard News Service - Mon, May 13, 2013 3:49 pm
Sunscreen every day helps keep skin cancer away A few months ago, my wife discovered a spot on my back that looked a little different from all of the others. It was shaped like a circle and a little bigger than a pencil eraser, with jagged, irregular edges. The outsides of it were red, but the center was almost solid black. If you look up the symptoms for moles that might indicate skin cancer,... Read more.
By Mark Thiessen, The Associated Press - Mon, May 13, 2013 9:39 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Dallas Seavey knows what it's like to mush across the wilds of Alaska. Now it remains to be seen how he survives being dropped off in the middle of that wilderness and navigates his way out without the help of a dog team. Seavey, 26, who became the youngest Iditarod champion ever when he won the 1,000-mile sled dog race across Alaska last year, is among eight mushers or... Read more.
By Ed Killer, The Associated Press - Fri, May 10, 2013 4:46 pm
Mark Castlow has spent a lifetime building watercraft. From the first surfboard he shaped as a teenager through his most current project decades later at Dragonfly Boatworks in Vero Beach, he has never stopped crafting his creations more efficiently or conscientiously. So when a new technology or space-age material becomes available for use in building boats, Castlow is willing to take a look at... Read more.
By Paul Foy, The Associated Press - Mon, May 6, 2013 3:17 pm
SALT LAKE CITY — The high-risk sport of swinging wildly on ropes through canyon and arch openings in southern Utah has left a second man dead in little more than a month. Adam Jason Weber fell about 100 feet to a canyon floor after taking a swing. Weber, 32, of the Salt Lake City area, apparently was refastening his harness onto a separate rappel line from the swing rope when "something happened... Read more.
By Standard-Examiner staff - Mon, May 6, 2013 3:09 pm
OGDEN — Four hundred riders took part in the final day of racing at the 2013 USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships in Ogden Valley. Marian University earned its fourth team omnium of the 2012-13 season after earning the maximum 94 points in five of the six races in Ogden to win the Division I team omnium by 136 points over Colorado-Boulder. Fort Lewis College, thanks in large part to... Read more.
By Jeff DeMoss, Standard-Examiner staff - Mon, May 6, 2013 3:03 pm
OGDEN — A major push to expand and improve Ogden’s trail systems officially got under way last Thursday when dozens of supporters turned out at an event designed to raise funds and awareness for the effort. The Ogden Trails Network committee and The Front Climbing Club hosted the first Shin-Dig event, a fundraiser in which attendees paid entrance fee in exchange for a chance to win outdoor gear... Read more.