By Mitch Shaw, Standard-Examiner staff - Mon, May 6, 2013 2:47 pm
OGDEN — A Top of Utah entrepreneur hopes wind is in Ogden’s forecast. Layne Christensen, founder of Darko Technologies, is putting the finishing touches on a massive wind tunnel housed in a 10,000-square-foot building at Business Depot Ogden. Vaguely resembling something that NASA might build, the tunnel is 100 feet long and about 20 feet tall at its highest point. The testing section of the... Read more.
By Charles Slat, The Monroe Evening News - Mon, May 6, 2013 9:09 am
MONROE, Mich. — A high-performance racing boat that has competed internationally now can call Monroe its home port. The U-57 unlimited hydroplane now is housed at Fluid Equipment Development Co. in Monroe, its new racing sponsor. It is housed at FEDCO’s headquarters and is being prepared for its debut as the U-57 FEDCO at Big Wake Weekend May 31 through June 2 in Sacramento, Calif. As the season... Read more.
By Matt Markey, Scripps Howard News Service - Mon, May 6, 2013 9:07 am
As the outdoors around us goes green and snaps out of its prolonged winter slumber, the shrink wrap is coming off thousands of boats to begin the process of readying those craft for a summer on the water. Shrink wrap is the material used to protect watercraft during the idle winter months, normally in an outdoors storage situation where snow and ice would otherwise accumulate inside the boat.... Read more.
By The Associated Press - Fri, May 3, 2013 5:37 pm
GREEN RIVER — Boaters on the Green River want some say about federal plans to repair a century-old dam damaged in high waters near Gunnison Valley two years ago. The Tusher diversion dam is the only man-made obstruction to boating on the Green River below Flaming Gorge Dam. The Natural Resources Conservation Service is doing a full Environmental Impact Statement before launching a $3.5 million... Read more.
By Colleen Slevin, The Associated Press - Tue, Apr 23, 2013 10:21 am
DENVER — The kind of avalanche that killed five people in Colorado over the weekend is among the most difficult to predict and trigger, and it’s dangerous because of the amount of snow normally involved. Saturday’s slide in near Loveland Pass is called a deep persistent slab avalanche, and it was the kind of avalanche that backcountry snowboarders and skiers were warned of in the area that day.... Read more.
By Paul Foy, The Associated Press - Tue, Apr 16, 2013 2:12 am
SALT LAKE CITY — One wrong step doomed an experienced backcountry skier and avalanche professional who knew as well as anyone how to stay out of danger, says a detailed report on the highway worker who was scouting terrain to keep others safe in the Wasatch mountains east of Salt Lake City. Craig Patterson, a 34-year-old avalanche forecaster for the Utah Department of Transportation, deployed a... Read more.
By Annie Knox, The Associated Press - Mon, Apr 8, 2013 10:36 am
DRAPER — Three decades ago, Chris Santacroce taught himself to do somersaults a few thousand feet in the air. He ran off a mountain ridge here, taking flight against the backdrop of Utah Lake and the Wasatch mountains. Today, Santacroce, known as the “Yoda” of the sport, holds international titles and a Red Bull sponsorship. And that spot is among the world’s most treasured paragliding sites. But... Read more.
By The Associated Press - Fri, Apr 5, 2013 11:30 am
PARK CITY — Authorities say a 33-year-old skier has died after hitting a tree at Deer Valley Resort in Park City. Resort communications director Emily Summers says the skier has been identified as James Kimball, a former seasonal employee at Deer Valley. Summers says Kimball was not wearing a helmet. She says witnesses reported seeing Kimball skiing at a fast rate about noon Thursday. He went off... Read more.
By The Associated Press - Thu, Apr 4, 2013 5:00 pm
PARK CITY — Authorities say a 33-year-old skier has died after hitting a tree at Deer Valley Resort in Park City. Resort communications director Emily Summers says the skier has been identified as James Kimball, a former seasonal employee at Deer Valley. Summers says Kimball was not wearing a helmet. She says witnesses reported seeing Kimball skiing at a fast rate about noon Thursday. He went... Read more.
By Nick Short, Standard-Examiner staff - Tue, Apr 2, 2013 6:36 pm
Running into a bison in the dark is not most people’s idea of fun. It is noon on a blustery and snowy Friday in March. One man is rubbing anti-perspirant on his feet in a tent to help stave off blisters. Surrounding him are runners, looking rather nonchalant about what is about to happen. “I go back and forth from being super intrigued and excited, and then just wanting to throw up and go home... Read more.