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  • US Forest Service promotes summer fun at ski areas 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 10:25 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.

  • Vermont hikers urged to stay off muddy trails 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 10:24 am
  • WATERBURY CENTER, Vermont - The Green Mountain Club is urging hikers to stay off muddy and high-elevation trails.

  • Sherpas consider boycott after Everest avalanche 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 10:05 am
  • KATMANDU, Nepal - Buddhist monks cremated the remains of Sherpa guides who were buried in the deadliest avalanche to hit Mount Everest, a disaster that has prompted calls for a climbing boycott by Nepal's ethnic Sherpa community.

  • Sherpas consider boycott after Everest disaster 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 1:58 am
  • KATMANDU, Nepal - Sherpa guides on Mount Everest are considering a climbing boycott after the deadliest avalanche in the mountain's history, a move that could seriously disrupt the rest of the climbing season, a mountaineering official said Monday.

  • Discovery network cancels Everest jump 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 10:22 pm
  • NEW YORK - The Discovery Network is canceling a daredevil's planned jump off the summit of Mount Everest in a wing suit next month following the avalanche that killed at least 13 people on Friday.

  • Pa. hawk sanctuary has different kind of egg hunt 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 6:04 pm
  • DREHERSVILLE, Pennsylvania - A wild bird sanctuary in eastern Pennsylvania offers children a different kind of egg hunt for Easter, offering as prizes realistic looking wooden replicas of raptor eggs.

  • Tahoe tourism officials borrow ideas from Utah 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 6:01 pm
  • STATELINE, Nevada - Tourism officials from several key Lake Tahoe agencies have paid a visit to Park City, Utah, to catch a glimpse at how another mountain town operates and manages its major challenges.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Appalachian Air project stalled 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 10:38 am
  • PIKEVILLE, Kentucky - An effort to provide commercial air service between Pikeville, Kentucky, and Nashville, Tennessee has stalled.

  • 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.

  • Everest avalanche a reminder of risks Sherpas face 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 12:01 am
  • KATMANDU, Nepal - The rescuers moved quickly, minutes after the first block of ice tore loose from Mount Everest and started an avalanche that roared down the mountain, ripping through teams of guides hauling gear.

  • Calif. man says he was on Everest during avalanche 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 7:37 pm
  • SANTA ROSA, California - A California man said he was on Mount Everest when an avalanche struck that killed at least 13 people.

  • Controlled burns planned for Central Ore. forests 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 2:14 pm
  • BEND, Oregon - Fire managers at the Willamette and Deschutes national forests still intend to ignite prescribed fires in designated wilderness areas, but they won't be doing it as a joint effort as they planned.

  • Restoration mostly done on part of Silver Creek 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 1:53 pm
  • KETCHUM, Idaho - A $1 million restoration project on a portion of famed Silver Creek in central Idaho is mostly finished.

  • NC woman to climb Kilimanjaro to focus on diabetes 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 4:04 am
  • WILMINGTON, North Carolina - A Wilmington nurse is planning to scale Mount Kilimanjaro to raise awareness to a nonprofit searching for a cure for diabetes.

  • Sherpa guides on Seattle team killed on Everest 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 2:02 pm
  • SEATTLE - A Seattle-based guiding service says five Nepalese guides on its climbing team are among those who died in an avalanche on Mount Everest.

  • Boise veteran not caught in Everest avalanche 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 12:46 pm
  • BOISE, Idaho - A Boise resident climbing Mount Everest with a film crew as part of a motivational project for injured veterans didn't get caught in an avalanche Friday that killed at least 12 Napalese guides.

  • Famous Los Angeles mountain lion exposed to poison 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 11:37 am
  • LOS ANGELES - A mountain lion that appeared strong and healthy when it was photographed as it ruled a wilderness park in the middle of Los Angeles has been exposed to rat poison and is suffering from mange, officials said.

  • Owners end legal fight, sell land to Summit County 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 12:08 am
  • BRECKENRIDGE, Colorado - A Breckenridge couple have agreed to sell a 10-acre parcel in the Colorado mountains to Summit County for open space after a months-long court battle.

  • AP PHOTOS: Hikers take to mountains for winter fix 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 6:57 am
  • MOUNT ADAMS, New Hampshire - Joe Murdzek was leading a group of friends when he encountered a short, steep snowfield about a mile and a half below the summit of Mount Adams, the Northeast's second-loftiest peak.

  • Va regs set hearings on Appalachian Power rates 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 2:34 am
  • RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia regulators have scheduled hearings on rates that Appalachian Power charges customers for generation, distribution, and transmission services.

  • President signs bill protecting Wash. landmark 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:43 am
  • SEATTLE - Members of Washington's congressional delegation say President Obama has signed legislation protecting the popular Green Mountain Lookout in the Glacier Peak Wilderness.

  • 12-year-old hiker rescued from Jemez Mountains 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 9:40 pm
  • ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Authorities say a 12-year-old boy who fell off a cliff while hiking in the Jemez Mountains has been rescued.

  • Wyoming governor touts wolf reintroduction success 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 7:46 pm
  • CHEYENNE, Wyoming - A recent survey showing Wyoming's wolf population is stable proves ending federal protections for the animals and placing them under state management was the right move, Gov. Matt Mead said Tuesday.