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Snow much fun

By Staff

Grit might best describe the essence of a young student’s first cross-country skiing experience. This winter, more than 1,700 students gripped their ski poles and shuffled their skis — peering down the snowy path of possibility ...


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Snowmobilers fly up Powderhorn for event

By Dale Shrull

The engine whine sounds like a howling cat, then it hits its crescendo as the rider cranks it to full throttle. Leaning to the right, then back to the left, crouching, he manipulates the sled to get maximum speed and aerodynamic position. ...


Hill climb race makes ascent to Powderhorn

By Dale Shrull

Few things can push the adrenaline upwards like the combination of speed and snow. Then add a snowmobile and a steep uphill slope into the mix, and it’s the perfect formula for high-speed fun for both competitors and spectators. The ...


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MUSH!

By Dale Shrull

The before and after a race is a stark contrast. Or is that a bark contrast? With the excitement of the run building, dogs go a little wacko. Barks, yelps and howls of all pitches fill the air, as the dogs are unable to contain their ...


Outside briefs, Feb. 4, 2017

By Staff

Central runners compete in Leadville A group of Central runners took to the outdoors recently to compete in the Colorado Snowshoe State Championships in Leadville. Both the Central boys and girls won team titles, and senior Jared Leblow ...


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Downhill discussion

By Julie Norman

I was researching content marketing for my “real” job here at The Daily Sentinel and found this interesting tool called “Answer the Public” (askthepublic.com). It’s a way to use keywords to identify questions that ...


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Bringing cultures together

By Dale Shrull

RIDGWAY — The cheers soared like falling dominoes, as competitors galloped and slid around the corner of the race track. “Go Turbo!” A woman screamed. And go Turbo did, like the wind on a frigid afternoon. Then there was ...


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Record-setting fun

By Dale Shrull

Fresh snow and fresh faces on the mountain were what Powderhorn Mountain Resort was all about on Friday morning. Those fresh faces were getting ski and snowboard lessons from one of the instructors at Powderhorn. The day was also about ...


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Plenty of smiles on the Skyway

By Dale Shrull

Blue skies and warm sunshine greeted cross-country skiers at the starting line. About 35 smiling faces shoved off for the Skyway Skuffle 10-kilometer race on Saturday on Grand Mesa. After 30-plus minutes, skiers straggled across the finish ...


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Supply not meeting demand

By Dave Buchanan

As over-demand and under-supply continue to pull down water levels in Lake Mead, water managers for the three lower Colorado River Basin states failed to reach an agreement last week on protecting water supplies in Lake Mead. During its ...


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