<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Outdoors Today]]> <![CDATA[GOP VP pick Ryan has actually never run a sub-3:00 marathon]]> Republican Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) incorrectly claimed in a radio interview that his best time in a marathon was "Under three [hours], high twos," when there is no record of Ryan running that fast.]]> <![CDATA[Want a safer Mt. Everest? Here's how.]]> Mountain climber Adrian Ballinger, who has summitted Mount Everest six times, says Everest needs to be fixed.]]> <![CDATA[Copper Mountain begins making snow, to open Nov. 2]]> It's 82 F outside, and it's almost ski season.]]> <![CDATA[Utah man dies at Moab's Corona Arch on rope swing]]> A huge rope swing made popular by a YouTube video has caused the death of a man in Utah.]]> <![CDATA[Photos: Abandoned island was once most densely populated place on Earth]]> Off the southeastern coast of Japan, an island formerly used for mining sits abandoned, its last residents having left in 1974.]]> <![CDATA[Olympic athletes first to face loosened marijauna testing]]> Athletes competing at the Olympics can now have nearly 10 times as much of it in their system and still pass drug tests.]]> <![CDATA[Balloon-powered flight in South Africa honors Nelson Mandela]]> A man flew nearly 4 miles by balloon in South Africa, traversing the sea from Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, to Cape Town.]]> <![CDATA[Lance Armstrong hit with suit for sponsorship money]]> Disgraced cycling champion Lance Armstrong has been sued by the United States government, alleging that he defrauded the government by taking sponsorship money from the U.S. Postal Service while using performance-enhancing drugs.]]> <![CDATA[Lance Armstrong loses Tour titles, asked to repay insurer $7.5m]]> It's safe to say this is a low point in the career of Lance Armstrong.]]> <![CDATA[Not-so-fresh powder: Russia to store snow for 2014 Olympics]]> Sochi, Russia gets heavy snow. But when the South Russian city — roughly on the same latitude as central Wyoming and upstate New York — hosts the Olympics next year, it wants to be darn sure it's got the powder for it.]]> <![CDATA[For paralympians, other dangerous ways to cheat]]> As the 2012 Paralympic Games begin in London this week, officials will be as concerned as ever about preventing and catching cheating among the athletes.]]> <![CDATA[Photo gallery: Incredible images from the British Wildlife Photography Awards]]> The British Wildlife Photography Awards for 2012 have been announced, and they are incredible.]]> <![CDATA[Ski film to debut at The Goose in Boulder]]> If this morning's snow didn't get you hyped for ski season, the tried-and-true method of ski films could do the trick.]]> <![CDATA[Group to lobby for bikes on Pacific Crest Trail]]> One of the West's most famous and popular hiking trails could see bicyclists soon, if a new group can convince the U.S. Forest Service.]]> <![CDATA[Canada to Russia: the Olympics have always been a bit gay]]> <![CDATA[Lighter, tougher bike helmet — made from cardboard]]> A new bike helmet aims to increase riders' safety by mimicking nature — and by using one of the cheapest materials around.]]> <![CDATA[Boulderite in the running for best job ever]]> Ryan Van Duzer hasn’t had a written resume in years. He’s made a living having adventures, making videos of them and giving inspirational talks about the approach to life that has him venturing off the beaten path on a daily basis.]]> <![CDATA[Statewide snowfall boosts ski area powder]]> Colorado's February storm has delivered as skiers and snowboarders have hoped.]]> <![CDATA[Copper Mountain joins ski areas making snow for ski season]]> Following on the heels of announcements by Arapahoe Basin and Loveland that those ski areas were making snow for the 2013-2014 season, Copper Mountain has announced the same.]]> <![CDATA[Wheels keep turning]]> Colorado based Shannon Galpin has been busy. Since her interview with the Boulder Weekly back in June of 2013, she has released her memoir Mountain to Mountain: The Journey of Adventure and Activism]]>