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West Virginia’s worst flooding in a century kills at least 20 people

12 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

At least 20 people in West Virginia have died in the U.S. state’s worst flooding in more than a century, and hundreds more have been rescued from swamped homes, government officials said on Friday. The mountainous state was pummeled by up to 10 inches of rain on Thursday, causing rivers and...

Wyoming 2016-17 conference schedule is set

The Wyoming men's basketball league schedule includes nine home contests against Mountain West Conference foes, with rival Colorado State visiting on Feb. 15        

Parowan Gap Petroglyphs in Parowan, Utah

Just a few miles west of the small town of Parowan, and just at the edge of the dry "Little Salt Lake," lies a natural gap in the mountains, covered with hundreds of petroglyphs. They have been there for over a thousand years. Archaeologists have argued that the petroglyphs are in fact a complex calendar system. Show More Summary

Sovereign Citizen Kills 3 with AR-15 in Ambush

Three people were slain Monday afternoon when a Great Cacapon, West Virgina, man prepping for the "end of times" allegedly hid behind a tree and opened fire with an AR-15 rifle on Sideling Hill Mountain in Morgan County. "He took cover behind a tree and shot these people ambush-style," Morgan County Sheriff Vince Shambaugh said. Show More Summary

Keeping Time: Galerie Gisela Capitain exhibits Plains Indian Ledger drawings from 1865-1900

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Historically speaking, the term ?Plains Indians? refers to tribal groups originating in the Great Plains region of North America, a vast area of grasslands lying east of the Rocky Mountains and west of the Mississippi River. The Lakota, Cheyenne, Arapaho, Kiowa, Crow, Pawnee, Blackfoot and Comanche, among others, populated this area. Show More Summary

The Rockies Sacrificed Seven Baseballs On The Altar Of The Dinger Gods

3 weeks agoSports : Deadspin

Last night in Colorado, whispers rode on the winds coming from the mountains in the west. Those who listened closely could hear a call to action. “Dingers,” the whispers said. “Slake our ancient thirst. Bring us... dingers.” Read more...

Mammatus Mia!

Here in the Boulder, Colorado area, we get odd weather. In the summer the wind blows mostly from the west, and in the afternoon moisture-laden clouds stream over the Rocky Mountains and toward the plains to our east. Mornings in theShow More Summary

MWC preview: 25 players to watch this college football season

Let’s take a take a closer look at the top 25 Mountain West Conference players to watch this upcoming college football season: Alex Barrett, DE, San Diego State Buzz: Barrett is one of seven veteran players to return from a defense that was tops in the Mountain West in 2015. The defensive end helped...

Chinese kids who climb 2500-ft ladder get stairs

After pictures surfaced of the challenging trek faced by schoolchildren in a poor corner of China's mountainous west, their village may be getting some assistance by way of a safer, more modern piece of infrastructure: a solid set of steel stairs. The hardship faced by residents in the village...

Dana Holgorsen needs a big 2016. Can West Virginia do it?

The Mountaineers were three different teams in 2015. Holgo could really, really use four straight months of just the good one. This is Bill C's daily preview series, working its way through every 2016 team. Catch up on the Big 12 so far! Check out the advanced-stats glossary here. Show More Summary

Climbing Webster Slide Mountain

Webster Slide Mountain (2184?) is located near Mount Moosilauke on the west side of the White Mountains. The site of an impressive cliff, the trail up the slide is maintained by the Dartmouth Outdoor Club and branches off the Appalachian Trail between Mount Mist and NH 25 near Glencliff, NH.The Webster Slide Trail leaves that […]            

Haunted West Virginia Trail Accepting Applications

Easy Plugin for AdSense by Unreal Officials for the West Virginia Division of Tourism are taking applications for a new Haunted West Virginia Trail they want to offer tourists. From their site: The Mountain State has its share of ghosts, spirits and supernatural stories.  Reported ghosts of civil war soldiers, tragic deaths and murder victims...

Tam’s Mountain Play: A peak experience

Marin’s iconic Sidney B. Cushing Memorial Amphitheatre, the 4,000-seat, classical-Greek-style theater quarried from serpentine boulders on the mountain, will host six performances of “West Side Story,” opening today. [...] a mid-afternoon...Show More Summary

HOW WOMEN VOTED IN WEST VIRGINIA: Totals from the Mountain State show that Clinton doesn’t have a l…

HOW WOMEN VOTED IN WEST VIRGINIA: Totals from the Mountain State show that Clinton doesn’t have a lock on the women’s vote. Republican voters were fairly evenly split between the sexes, with 51 percent of primary voters being men and 49 percent being women. The Democratic nomination is much more interesting, and vote totals from […]

Sanders Still Cruises in 2nd Most Competitive West Virginia Democratic Primary in History

Sanders’ 15-point victory was the closest Democratic race in the Mountain State since before the Great Depression.

Climbing Mt Cube and North Cube

Few White Mountain hikers realize that there are sections of the White Mountain National Forest far to the west of Mt Moosilauke, as far west as Hannover, New Hampshire on the border with Vermont. Mt Cube is one of these western sections along with Smarts Mountain and Moose Mountain, both on the New Hampshire Appalachian […]            

Live Coverage of the West Virginia and Nebraska Primaries

Eight years after Hillary Clinton won against then-Senator Barack Obama in ?the Mountain State, Bernie Sanders appears poised to win? its Democratic race.

Abandoned Tokyo train tunnels

The far west of Tokyo is a very different world from the capital’s more central districts. Rather than crowds and concrete, there are mountains and trees, along with bonus extras such as abandoned cable cars and bar owners in their 90s who once rode on them. On top of that the area is also home […]

Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park in Ely, Nevada

Near Ely, Nevada, six stone charcoal ovens dominate the desert landscape and give this historic site its peculiar name. The Egan Mountain Range is just a mile or two to the west, but down here in the basin it’s the thirty-foot “beehives”...Show More Summary

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