Cross-country skiing: Downhill resorts branch out
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. — Driving north into the self-titled Ski Town USA in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, the first ski area one passes isn’t the famed downhill resort, but a new center for cross-country skiing.
The 5 miles of groomed beginner trails are operated by the same corporation that runs the Alpine resort — and there in a microcosm is the latest evolution of skiing.
Zuckerberg starts Facebook reading program
NEW YORK - Mark Zuckerberg wants to add a little more “book” to Facebook.
The Facebook founder and CEO announced on his page recently that he has vowed to read a book every other week in 2015, with an emphasis on learning about different beliefs, cultures and technologies.
Resolved to start gardening in 2015?
Some tips on getting started
The arrival of a new year is always a good time for fresh starts, and there are few things as enjoyable to start — or that provide fresher returns — than gardening.
Wildlife artists angle for top prizes, prestige
LAKEVILLE, Minn. — A casual viewer wouldn’t even have noticed. But Stephen Hamrick knew the neck of the buck in the foreground of his painting was a little too thin for a late autumn scene. With a narrow brush, he carefully made the neck a bit fuller, then added some highlights to the antlers to capture the last rays of the setting sun.
“I would like to put a bigger rack on there,” said Hamrick, but his customer wants just an eight-point buck because that’s what he sees on his property. “It’s hard because a big buck is darned exciting.”
A holistic approach to dog training (part 1)
Dog training is about so much more than you training the dog
Forty years ago this month I had just turned 17 and my parents finally agreed to let me have a dog. I brought home a little black fluff of fur with no real idea of what to do other than to love and feed her. Neither the pet store where I bought Trivia, nor the veterinarian who examined her, suggested she have any level of training; in fact, they didn’t even mention house training. Nor did they suggest I learn anything about what it’s like to be a dog.
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