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Stories with subject: Recreation and leisure
  • Remains of 2 people found in Utah canyon 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 8:46 pm
  • PROVO, Utah - Two sets of badly decomposed human remains have been discovered in a Utah canyon.

  • Ballroom dance club creates Elvis dance festival 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 8:07 pm
  • TUPELO, Mississippi - For three days starting Friday, the Tupelo Ballroom Dance Club will go all-Elvis.

  • Indiana Dunes parks showcase overlooked areas 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 7:34 pm
  • CHESTERTON, Indiana - Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and Indiana Dunes State Park have much more than just sand, and new programs at both destinations aim to introduce visitors to the parks' diversity.

  • Easter worship at ex-church that became nightclub 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 7:25 pm
  • PONTIAC, Michigan - A southeastern Michigan church building that spent several years as a nightclub reopened on Easter Sunday as a house of worship.

  • Otter pups, babirusa piglets at New Orleans zoo 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 7:13 pm
  • NEW ORLEANS - Baby animals at the Audubon Zoo include two baby otters rescued from a Louisiana construction site and two babirusa (bab-ee-ROO-suh) piglets born at the zoo.

  • La shuts down bar after underage sales raid 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 7:10 pm
  • LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - The Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control says it has closed a Lafayette bar for allegedly selling alcohol to people less than 21 years old.

  • Ever-popular Peeps exhibit back at Racine Museum 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 7:02 pm
  • RACINE, Wisconsin - The Racine Art Museum has opened its most popular community event: an annual Peeps exhibit that centers around the brightly colored marshmallow candies shaped as bunnies or chicks.

  • Celebrating Easter - and creativity - in New York 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 7:01 pm
  • NEW YORK - Some wore their Sunday best in New York's annual Easter Parade on Fifth Avenue, but others simply spruced up their St. Patrick's Day or Halloween outfits.

  • Vacant fire station becomes roller-sports park 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 6:59 pm
  • MANKATO, Minnesota - A former fire station in Mankato that's been transformed into a temporary skateboard park is drawing raves from teens who say it turned out better than they expected and from neighbors who say their early concerns have faded.

  • Exhibition celebrates early days of Devils Lake 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 5:43 pm
  • DEVILS LAKE, North Dakota - The early days of Devils Lake are being celebrated in an exhibition at the Lake Region Heritage Center.

  • Fort Wayne sculpture struck by truck due to return 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 5:28 pm
  • FORT WAYNE, Indiana - A large steel sculpture damaged by a truck that barreled across the lawn of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art has been repaired and could return home soon.

  • Large wildfire in Dutch national park 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 2:10 pm
  • EDE, Netherlands - A large wildfire destroyed at least 530 hectares (1,300 acres) in the Netherlands' Hoge Veluwe National Park on Sunday, one of the worst fires seen in the region for decades, Dutch authorities said.

  • 500 Festival Mini Marathon might not fill field 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 2:03 pm
  • INDIANAPOLIS - With less than two weeks to go, the 38th 500 Festival Mini Marathon might not have a full field for the first time in 12 years.

  • Deer herd's 150-mile migration is longest recorded 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 1:32 pm
  • CASPER, Wyoming - Each spring, a herd of mule deer leaves the Red Desert and follows a trail of greening grass and retreating snow along the western slope of the Wind River Range. Months later, the animals arrive in the Hoback Basin south of Jackson, more than 150 miles away.

  • Polish man crosses Atlantic Ocean in kayak 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 11:49 am
  • NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Florida - A 67-year-old Polish adventurer paddled his kayak into New Smyrna Beach on Saturday to mark the end of a 6,000-mile, trans-Atlantic journey.

  • Vermont officials remind boaters to stay safe 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 11:19 am
  • MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont officials are reminding boaters and anglers to stay safe on the water and wear flotation vests.

  • Gretna may get truck-float parade for Mardi Gras 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 11:13 am
  • GRETNA, Louisiana - The Krewe of Gretna has formally asked for permission to parade on Mardi Gras behind the Krewe of Grela, returning a truck parade to the Jefferson Parish city for the first time in 14 years.

  • Vermont hikers urged to stay off muddy trails 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 11:13 am
  • WATERBURY CENTER, Vermont - The Green Mountain Club is urging hikers to stay off muddy and high-elevation trails.

  • Survivors recall chaos, fear in Everest avalanche 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 10:34 am
  • KATMANDU, Nepal - Survivors of Mount Everest's deadliest avalanche recalled scenes of panic and chaos, describing Sunday how they dug through snow with their hands and ice axes in hopes of finding their friends alive.

  • Same issues, new faces for 2015 Nebraska session 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 10:19 am
  • LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska lawmakers will face many of the same proposals in 2015 that they failed to pass this year, but with a key difference: More than one-third of the senators will be new.

  • Ohio couple plans to bicycle across the nation 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 9:47 am
  • MANSFIELD, Ohio - A husband and wife from Ohio are setting out on a cross country tour this summer. They just plan to do it on a custom-made tandem bicycle.

  • 15th Herrick's Cove Wildlife Festival coming up 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 9:46 am
  • ROCKINGHAM, Vermont - The 15th annual Herrick's Cove Wildlife Festival in the Vermont town of Rockingham is going to include nature walks, and live animals including birds, mammals and reptiles.

  • Handmade quilt stores W.Va. family's memories 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 9:31 am
  • CORE, West Virginia - Marie Jones was a minute or so into the history of the handmade quilt she was showing a visitor when her daughter, Lois Dittman, made a discovery.

  • US Forest Service promotes summer fun at ski areas 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 9:22 am
  • MONTPELIER, Vermont - Three Vermont ski areas at least partially located in the Green Mountain National Forest could expand their summer recreational activities by taking part in a new national program designed to promote year-round recreation activities on the federal land.

  • Kenai could impose no-wake zones during fishery 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 7:32 am
  • KENAI, Alaska - The city manager in Kenai will be able to create no-wake zones for the harbor during the crowded dipnet season.