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College Baseball Teams Stage Epic Rain Delay Show (Video)

22 hours agoSports : Total Pro Sports

I’m not sure exactly how exciting Saturday’s NCAA Mountain West Tournament match-up between Fresno State and New Mexico was (New Mexico won, 9-1), but it couldn’t have been as exciting as their epic performance during the lengthy rain delay prior to the game. The two teams got together to re-enact a number of different scenarios during […]

State Of Origin Matches To Demo Oculus Rift

You know all those ads with off-road vehicles climbing mountains to see incredible vistas? Now you can be in one. Holden will be giving State of Origin attendees a chance to try out the Oculus Rift, as it shows off the new Colorado. More »      

Abandoned States: Deep Inside The Iron Mine of Spec, Virginia

      Buried deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains, a unique piece of Virginia's mining history is slowly falling to ruin. This is the story of Spec. [ more › ]

Molehill to Mountain Construction to Spike this Weekend

Some of Hillary’s emails were released: The State Department released Friday its first round of emails from Hillary Clinton’s time as Secretary of State, offering a new look at her handling of the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. The roughly 300 emails, about 850 pages, are part of the 30,000 that she turned [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.

Incredible Valley Views from the Sustainable “Mazama House”

Sat on the eastern edge of the North Cascades in Washington State, Mazama House makes the most of its mountain valley location, creating both home and viewing platform. Designed by FINNE architects, the house has been developed with a clear… The post Incredible Valley Views from the Sustainable “Mazama House” appeared first on Selectism.

Solar, Wind don’t do this: 21,000 Gallons of Oil Stain Santa Barbara, CA Coastline

By Nicholas Sirianno | (Mountain Weekly News) — About 25 miles north of Santa Barbara, CA Refugio State Beach, a quiet white-sand surf and popular family beach, turned black this morning from…

Visit Denali National Park Like A Local During Road Lottery

A visit to Denali National Park is a bucket list trip for many. About the size of the state of Vermont, Denali is vast - the tundra just stretches for miles and miles. It is home to Mt. McKinley, a stunningly beautiful mountain that is also the highest peak in North America at 20,320 feet. Show More Summary

Fatal Family Portrait: Mother-Of-Three Falls 150-Feet To Death While Posing For Photo On Cliff

A 48-year-old mother-of-three, Stephanie Stone Anderson, died in a tragic accident on Saturday while hiking with family at Crowders Mountain State Park in North Carolina. Stephanie hiked with her husband and one of her daughters to the...Show More Summary

A Lost Climber’s Pack Emerges 30 Years After an Avalanche

In 1986, two climbers died on Mount Baker in Washington state. Nearly 30 years later, the mountain gave something back. The post A Lost Climber’s Pack Emerges 30 Years After an Avalanche appeared first on WIRED.

Why Older Runners Are Ultrarunners

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

How far will an aging ultradistance runner go? On March 1, the day after his 80th birthday, Bill Dodson of Mountain View, Calif., tested his limits. On a frigid day in Caumsett State Park on Long Island — competing in a 50-kilometer (31-mile) race that was also serving as the USA Track & Field National 50K Championship — Mr. Show More Summary

Hezbollah and Syrian army make gains in Qalamoun

State TV credits fighters from "Lebanese resistance" with forcing fighters from mountainous area north of Damascus.

Vermont Passes Major New Progressive Voting Reform

Voter turnout could soon see a big boost in the Green Mountain State. The post Vermont Passes Major New Progressive Voting Reform appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Gay rights supporters score two victories in conservative Arkansas

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Gay rights advocates have scored two victories in Arkansas with the approval of local anti-discrimination measures in the state’s most populous county and an Ozark Mountain tourist town despite conservative opposition. Opponents have threatened to challenge the ordinances in court, saying...

Key to Mountain States' 'Suicide Belt': Thin Air?

The suicide rate in the American West—Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming—is roughly 1.5 times higher than in the rest of the nation (18-plus suicides per 100,000 people compared to 12.5), earning it the morbid moniker "the Suicide Belt." Now researchers...

Monitoring 'Chinook' winds may provide an early warning for reduced energy

The Rocky Mountains certainly aren't known for their mild winters. But in contrast to the upper Midwest, which seems to exist in a perpetually frozen state from November through March, the plains just east of the Rockies do get an occasional reprieve from the bitter cold: the Chinook winds. Show More Summary

Frenemy in Need: Al-Nusra Turns to Islamic State in Face of Syrian Pressure

The Al-Nusra Front, al-Qaeda's offshoot in Syria, asked its enemy, the Islamic State, for help after suffering a series of defeats in the Qalamoun mountain range, a 100-kilometer (60-mile) area of strategic importance for the milita...

Rocky Mountain High, Part 1

So if you're following my little adventure out West last week, after San Francisco I flew into Denver. The airport is quite a distance from town--closer to the state of Idaho, actually, than the Mile High City. You're not really aware...Show More Summary

Severe Weather Threatens Much Of U.S.

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

DENVER (AP) — Oklahoma and other Great Plains states are getting another dose of severe weather on Saturday, with flood evacuations ordered in northern Colorado, heavy snow headed for the Rocky Mountains and a few tornadoes popping up on the eastern Plains. Show More Summary

USFWS will hold Public Meetings for a Revised CCP

The United States Fish & Wildlife Service has announced that it has scheduled a number of public meetings to discuss the conservation plan for Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge in Colorado. In 1997, the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act was passed. Show More Summary

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