<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Outdoors Today]]> <![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[The (ex-)cyclist who wouldn't dope]]> Grand Junction financial advisor Scott Mercier was surprised to get a call from the U.S. agency that recently won its standoff against one of the best-known athletes in the country.]]> <![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[Annual BoCan eagle nesting closures announced ]]> To keep golden eagles happily in their nests this spring season, the Boulder Ranger District of Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests has temporarily closed some climbing areas in Boulder Canyon.]]> <![CDATA[Vail opens China Bowl]]> Whatever your plans for the weekend were, call them off. Vail announced Friday that China Bowl has been opened for the season.]]> <![CDATA[Canada to Russia: the Olympics have always been a bit gay]]> <![CDATA[Skydive from space vicariously with this video]]> <![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[Another Colorado snowfall, another powder report: March 5]]> Colorado's ski resorts once again got some fresh snow over the weekend and yesterday, March 4, lining up a good week of powder ahead.]]> <![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[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[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[Third Yosemite camper dies of hantavirus]]> A third person has died of hantavirus after camping at Yosemite National Park in California between early June and mid-July this year.]]> <![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[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[Video: Longmont SUV driver blares horn incessantly at cyclists]]> A Longmont-area driver appears in a recent YouTube video honking his horn repeatedly at two cyclists who are doing their best to stay to the very edge of a two-lane road.]]> <![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[Wounded veterans summit Denali]]> Five wounded veterans participated in a Department of the Interior program to summit Denali, the highest peak in North America.]]> <![CDATA[Yosemite hanta outbreak: All park workers offered testing]]> This summer's outbreak of the deadly hantavirus has led the National Park Service to offer voluntary testing to every employee of Yosemite National Park, where the virus spread to as many as 22,000 visitors.]]> <![CDATA[Copper Mountain begins making snow, to open Nov. 2]]> It's 82 F outside, and it's almost ski season.]]>