<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Outdoors Today]]> <![CDATA[Access Fund: 'Egregious' illegal climbing at Joshua Tree]]> The Access Fund, one of climbing's most prominent organizations dedicated to keeping climbing areas open, says it narrowly averted a shutdown of climbing in Joshua Tree National Park in California.]]> <![CDATA[Levi Leipheimer, USA Pro Cycling Challenge winner, terminated from cycling team contract]]> Levi Leipheimer, winner of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge and a stage winner in this year’s Pro Cycling Challenge, has just seen his contract with Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team terminated, effective immediately.]]> <![CDATA[Utah land grab: How could the state afford to maintain federal lands?]]> The Great Utah Land Grab wasn't some 19th-century Old West trick involving Mormons and a corrupt sheriff.]]> <![CDATA[Threats, intimidation directed at Utah women's outdoors group]]> A group in Utah intended to help elderly women experience the outdoors was subject to intimidation and threats from unknown individuals last week.]]> <![CDATA[Vail kicks off ski and snowboard season]]> Vail has started its ski and snowboard season for 2013-2014 with 10 trails open and four inches of new snow.]]> <![CDATA[Skydive from space vicariously with this video]]> <![CDATA[Canada to Russia: the Olympics have always been a bit gay]]> <![CDATA[Confirmed: Baumgartner skydive broke 3 world records]]> The October jump by Felix Baumgartner broke three world records, an international agency has confirmed.]]> <![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[Masterful ascent in Mexico]]> Renowned free-solo climber Alex Honnold has quietly bagged yet another astounded climb.]]> <![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[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[USA Pro Challenge adds mountaintop finish; Boulder could join in 7th stage]]> The nation's most popular bike race might come through Boulder again next year — depending on fans' votes.]]> <![CDATA[NBA player becomes first openly gay athlete in US pro sports]]> Longtime NBA player Jason Collins has come out as gay in an editorial column for Sports Illustrated, becoming the first openly gay athlete in any US team sport.]]> <![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[Two bodies found on Washington's Mount Rainier]]> Two bodies, possibly the remains of two hikers missing since January, were found on a Mount Rainier glacier Sept. 10 and recovered by park rangers.]]> <![CDATA[Free eclairs at Breckenridge Friday! (and ski season starts, too)]]> Breckenridge Ski Resort has evidently not gotten the message that people love skiing.]]> <![CDATA[Ski season on: A-Basin to open October 13]]> Arapahoe Basin Ski Area (A-Basin) has announced that it will open Sunday, Oct. 13, winning the race to open first — barring an eleventh-hour surprise from Copper Mountain or the dark horse, Wolf Creek.]]> <![CDATA[Men's skiing World Cup: Ligety wins big]]> The 2012 men's skiing giant slalom World Cup kicked off yesterday with a big repeat win for American Ted Ligety: Ligety won Soelden in Austria by nearly 3 seconds.]]> <![CDATA[New bike tire design: Airless, can't go flat]]>