By The Associated Press, The Associated Press - Sat, Jun 22, 2013 4:30 pm
HANKSVILLE — A 35-year-old Australian man has died in a recreational accident in southern Utah. Wayne County sheriff’s deputies say the man fell about 600 feet to his death from a cliff Friday near Hanksville while BASE jumping, which involves leaping from a fixed object with a parachute. The cause of the fatal fall was not immediately known. The victim had been jumping near the Angel’s Point... Read more.
By Tamara Lush, The Associated Press - Fri, Jun 21, 2013 2:23 pm
SARASOTA, Fla. — Nik Wallenda, the Florida-based daredevil, acrobat and heir to the famed Flying Wallendas circus family, is afraid of only one thing. “I would say the only thing I fear is God,” said the 34-year-old Wallenda. He certainly had no fear of walking across Niagara Falls on a tightrope, riding a bike on a high wire 260 feet above the ground or hanging from a hovering helicopter by his... Read more.
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 Jeff DeMoss, Standard-Examiner staff - Tue, Nov 5, 2013 6:41 pm
The cold weather is here, the snow has started to fall, and anxious skiers and snowboarders are taking notice. Ski resorts in the state are also eagerly anticipating the opening day of the 2013-14 ski season in Utah, and have stepped up their efforts to attract more guests after relatively subpar snow conditions for most of last season. Utah’s mountaintops are cloaked in a veil of white, and with... Read more.
By Jeff DeMoss, Standard-Examiner staff - Tue, Aug 6, 2013 5:36 pm
From new trends to time-honored traditions, there was something for everyone who enjoys the outdoors at the recent Outdoor Retail Summer Market trade show in Salt Lake City. While much of the hype this year has been on the rapidly growing popularity of stand-up paddleboarding, more traditional pursuits such as fly fishing also had a presence at the outdoor recreation industry’s largest trade show... Read more.
By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press - Mon, Jul 15, 2013 4:08 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Organizers are making final course preparations for what they say is this year’s toughest U.S. adventure race: An intense, sleep-deprived scramble by bike, foot, climbing gear and canoe across more than 300 miles of roads, trails, mountainsides and open water. The first-ever Cowboy Tough race is set to begin Thursday at Curt Gowdy State Park west of Cheyenne — Gov. Matt Mead will... Read more.
By Jeff DeMoss, Standard-Examiner staff - Tue, Jul 2, 2013 5:34 pm
CAUSEY RESERVOIR — Loud splashing noises resonate from the steep canyon walls as one swimmer after another takes the 30-foot plunge off of a cliff into the dark, deep water below. “Man, that was a rush!” a young man shouts up to his friends above after resurfacing, slightly startled at first but then visibly relieved by the cooling effect of water that remains bracingly cold thanks to the last of... Read more.
By The Associated Press - Tue, Jun 18, 2013 12:02 pm
SALT LAKE CITY — Officials say a 30-year-old woman died while skydiving at Tooele Valley Airport. Skydive Utah manager Jack Guthrie said that the skydiver fell to her death Sunday. The woman’s identity has not been released. Guthrie says she was an experienced skydiver, and that her death was not the result of a parachute failure. He had no other details. Guthrie calls the death a tragedy and... 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.