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Professional snowboarder commits to living outside the box

Professional snowboarder commits to living outside the box

In this photo taken on Jan. 21, 2016, pro snowboarder Jason Robinson poses in front of his small house built on a trailer in Kalispell, Mont. (Greg Lindstrom/Flathead Beacon via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

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Professional snowboarder commits to living outside the box

Professional snowboarder commits to living outside the box

In this photo taken on Jan. 21, 2016, pro snowboarder Jason Robinson poses in front of his small house built on a trailer in Kalispell, Mont. (Greg Lindstrom/Flathead Beacon via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

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Professional snowboarder commits to living outside the box

Professional snowboarder commits to living outside the box

In this photo taken on Jan. 20, 2016, Jason Robinson flips off the "Buckle Your Boot" feature at Whitefish Mountain Resort in Whitefish, Mont. (Greg Lindstrom /Flathead Beacon via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

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Professional snowboarder commits to living outside the box

Professional snowboarder commits to living outside the box

KALISPELL, Mont. — After gaining recognition as Snowboarder Magazine's 2016 Big Mountain Rider of the Year, Jason Robinson celebrated the capstone in his career by settling into plush new digs - an aluminum box.

February 06, 2016 12:07 am Photos

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National parks face $12 billion backlog for maintenance work

National parks face $12 billion backlog for maintenance work

WASHINGTON — The National Park Service is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, but the system faces a multibillion-dollar maintenance backlog that officials say is no cause for rejoicing.

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National parks face $12 billion backlog for maintenance work

National parks face $12 billion backlog for maintenance work

As the Park Service celebrates its centennial, it faces billions of dollars in delayed maintenance for projects ranging from replacing water works at the Grand Canyon to ensuring the Jefferson Memorial doesn’t sink into the Tidal Basin.

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Snowboarders missing from Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe found

RENO, Nev. — Washoe County Search and Rescue has found a snowboarder and a skier who went missing from Mount Rose Ski Tahoe.

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Coyote gets stuck in vestibule at Valparaiso store

Coyote gets stuck in vestibule at Valparaiso store

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — A coyote has returned to the wild after getting stuck in a vestibule at a Kohl's department store in Valparaiso.

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2 hiking groups stranded on Sandia Mountains

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Bernalillo County firefighters are trying to help two groups of hikers who became stranded in the Sandia Mountains.

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Tribe hopes to bring elk back to northeastern Minnesota

Tribe hopes to bring elk back to northeastern Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Majestic wild elk once roamed most of Minnesota before hunters killed them off. Now the Fond du Lac Band of Ojibwe hopes to bring them back to the tribe's ancestral territory in northeastern Minnesota.

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Colorado skiing: Tall peaks, small-town feel of Telluride

Colorado skiing: Tall peaks, small-town feel of Telluride

TELLURIDE, Colo. — When people find out I'm a travel writer, the next question is almost always, "What's the best place you've ever been?"

January 23, 2016 6:00 am Photos

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Tribe hopes to bring elk back to northeastern Minnesota

Tribe hopes to bring elk back to northeastern Minnesota

In this undated photo provided by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, elk are seen in the snow near Grygla, Minn. The Fond du Lac Band of Ojibwe is seeking $300,000 from the Legislature for a two-pronged study on the feasibility of restoring elk (to northeastern Minnesota. (Marsha…

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Colorado skiing: Tall peaks, small-town feel of Telluride

Colorado skiing: Tall peaks, small-town feel of Telluride

This undated photo provided by Telluride Ski Resort shows a skier heading down a mountain at the resort in Telluride, Colo. Fans cite the area's wide open slopes, stunning views, lack of crowds and the history of Telluride itself, a remote former mining town tucked in a majestic box canyon i…

January 20, 2016 12:17 pmLoading…
Colorado skiing: Tall peaks, small-town feel of Telluride

Colorado skiing: Tall peaks, small-town feel of Telluride

This undated photo provided by Telluride Ski Resort shows a streetscape in Telluride, Colo. Skiers like the area's wide open slopes, stunning views of the San Juan Mountains, and the lack of crowds, but visitors also cite the charms of its downtown, including local history and a walkable sca…

January 20, 2016 12:17 pmLoading…
Officials say elk population stable after years of decline

Officials say elk population stable after years of decline

BOZEMAN, Mont. — Officials say the elk population in the northern part of Yellowstone National Park and southern Montana is stable after dropping over the past few years, though biologists are warning that after a set of mild winters, there is a possibility that harsher winters could change …

January 17, 2016 1:50 pmLoading…
Elevators at Carlsbad Caverns remain out of order

Elevators at Carlsbad Caverns remain out of order

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Carlsbad city officials are questioning why elevators at Carlsbad Caverns, continue to be out of service.

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