Jim Beckenhaupt offered a novel way to celebrate New Year’s Day without struggling to stay awake to watch the ball finally drop.
“I celebrate the Irish way,” Beckenhaupt said. “When it’s 5 (p.m.) here, it’s midnight Dublin time. You have your champagne at 5 so that way I’m ready for the race and
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK — A climber injured on a mountain in Rocky Mountain National Park has been taken to a hospital after being rescued early Tuesday.
Rescuers at Rocky Mountain National Park found 45-year-old Lisa Foster of Estes Park with numerous, undisclosed injuries after a fall on Sunday. Her condition was not
A 13-year-old boy died Friday after a skiing accident on Copper Mountain.
Copper Mountain Ski Patrol got the emergency call just before 1 p.m. that a boy was severely injured on the beginner trail, Vein Glory. Copper Mountain spokesperson Austyn Williams said he was not wearing a helmet.
The boy was taken to Saint Anthony's Coppe
GRAND JUNCTION — Authorities say two pedestrians are dead after being hit by an SUV in a freak accident near Grand Junction.
State Patrol spokeswoman Cpl. Heather Cobler says the crash occurred shortly before noon Saturday in the parking lot of a popular cross-country skiing area on Grand Mesa.
The Daily Sentinel of
LITTLETON — Firefighters say two hikers who were rescued from a steep, remote part of Deer Creek Canyon Park southwest of Denver have been flown to hospitals with moderate injuries.
Inter-Canyon Fire/Rescue spokesman Daniel Hatlestad says the injuries include broken bones and one potential head injury. KUSA-TV in Denver repo
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. — A young woman missing in a Southern California forest since setting out on a Sunday hike was rescued from a rocky ledge on a steep slope Thursday, authorities said.
Kyndall Jack, 18, was hoisted out of Cleveland National Fores
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The bodies of two adults and a 10-year-old girl were found in the wreckage of a small airplane that crashed Monday near the route of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
Pilot Ted Smith, 59, Carolyn Sorvoja, 48, and Rosemarie Sorvoja, 10, died in the crash near Rainy Pass.
WHITESBURG, Ky. — More than three dozen Pennsylvania college students spending spring break in Kentucky on a mission trip were safe Friday after becoming lost for hours when a sightseeing mountain hike unexpectedly stretched into the night, officials said Friday.
Rescuers were able to find them — hungry and cold &mdash
NOME, Alaska — A 53-year-old former champion has won the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race to become the oldest winner of Alaska's grueling test of endurance.
Mitch Seavey and 10 dogs crossed the Nome finish line to cheering crowds at 10:39 p.m. Alaska time Tuesda
Eighty-two-year-old Ed Mighell was beginning to catch his breath at the finish line Saturday morning after the Pikes Peak Road Runners Winter Series 10K at Black Forest when a fellow runner gave him a quick pat on the back.
“Ed, you are a tiger,” the woman said in amazement before walking away.
If you've always wanted to be able to ride your bike over the Continental Divide at Hoosier Pass - you ambitious cyclists know who you are - but have been afraid of traffic on the narrow, twisty road, there could soon be good news.
From the Summit Daily News:
Summit County trail users might someday be able to cross Hoosier and Fr
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — The death of snowmobile rider Caleb Moore and another accident involving a driver-less snowmobile that careened into a fence and injured a spectator at the Winter X Games will trigger a more thorough review of the permit process for next year's event.
On Thursday, Moore died from injuries suffered when he
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The towering giant sequoias at Yosemite National Park would go unprotected from visitors who might trample their shallow roots. At Cape Cod National Seashore, large sections of the Great Beach would close to keep eggs from being destroyed if natural resource managers are cut.
Gettysburg would decrease by
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — An Arkansas man who collapsed while skiing at the Steamboat ski area in northern Colorado has died.
Steamboat Today reports (http://bit.ly/146qNyh) the 64-year-old man may have had a heart attack while skiing with friends on a beginner trail Monday morning. Routt County Coroner Rob Ryg identified the man
For anglers looking to escape the typical spring crowds on the South Platte and enjoy some truly epic fishing, now is the time to explore the Arkansas River.
It’s relatively free of ice and has a resurgent population of hard-fighting rainbow trout to go along with a healthy mix of browns. From March until the spring runoff, there a
PUEBLO — Whitewater rafters on the Arkansas River should have a good season due to plenty of water in the high country, even though southern Colorado is dealing with drought.
According to KRDO-TV (http://tinyurl.com/d6nc8hx ), guides began their rafting season two weeks ago. Rafters a
AUSTIN, Texas — Lance Armstrong won't do a tell-all interview under oath with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency to reveal everything he knows about the use of performance-enhancing drugs in cycling.
USADA officials had told Armstrong he must speak with them if
ASPEN — After 12 years, the Winter X Games here are more than a business boom. Yes, the event fill hotels and restaurants. It bolsters the reputation of resort operator Aspen Skiing Co. The busiest weekend of the winter, the snowy bacchanal fires an economic engine that fuels a valley.
But more important, Aspen X has beco
ASPEN — An Aspen man has pleaded guilty to careless driving after he was cited for a run-in with a security guard at the 2012 X Games.
Martin Horowitz told authorities he was frustrated when the guard told him that he couldn't drive into the main entrance at the Buttermilk ski resort, where he was a ski instructor. But he sa
ASPEN — A 77-year-old Aspen man is recovering at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction from a ski accident last month while local authorities are trying to find the hit-and-run skier who collided with him.
The Pitkin County Sheriff's Office is asking the public to help locate the person, believed to be a man, who struck Laur
GEORGETOWN — The sole survivor of an avalanche that killed five men in Colorado was fully buried in snow except for his left arm, which allowed him to clear snow from his face so he could breathe.
The final report on the slide released Wednesday said the man was stranded for about four hours before rescuers arrived to free h
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 b
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Bees stung five hikers on a trail heading into a Catalina Mountains wilderness area over the weekend, including a 6-year-old boy who was hospitalized after showing symptoms of shock.
Four men were stung more than 150 times, and the boy was stung more than 100 times du
Memorable photojournalism is the result of great skill, a practiced eye, anticipation of the moment and, sometimes, luck.
Gazette photographer Christian Murdock, covering the Winter X Games at Buttermilk Mountain in late January, had just staked out a spot to shoot the freestyle snowmobile event when Caleb Moore
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