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Jackie Wright: Sandbags — a great fitness tool (1)

March 5, 2015 — 

Sandbags, as a fitness training tool, have been around for decades. However, in the last several years, there has been a resurgence and reinvention, if you will, of this simple, …

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Nordic doesn’t get much better than Grand County (2)

March 5, 2015 — 

Families skiing or just playing in the snow, laughing together, cheering each other on; kids proudly wearing their medals grinning from ear to ear; delicious meatballs and soup and wine …

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Fraser Valley mountain biking has come a long way (3)

March 5, 2015 — 

These are exciting times for mountain biking. We have seen new trails and there is a vision for an amazing trail system. Recently Winter Park was named the No. 3 …

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Personal locater beacons – the good, the bad, the ugly (4)

March 3, 2015 — 

Over President’s Weekend Kate Martrosova attempted to traverse the Presidential Range in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. The weather deteriorated after her pre-dawn start, with 140 mph winds, sub-zero temperatures and …

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Snow Mountain Stampede takes place March 7-8 (5)

March 3, 2015 — 

The 32nd Annual Snow Mountain Stampede for recreational skiers, local racers and national competitors takes place March 7 & 8 with all competitors vying for the podium, goodie-bags and cheers …

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Rau: Did the dance or the snow come first? (6)

February 26, 2015 — 

Ah, the Snow dances are working. I love it when it’s a couple inches at a time – my back suffers much less from snow shoveling! But the storm track …

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Fat biking on the Fraser Valley trails plan radar (7)

February 26, 2015 — 

There are an awful lot of options of things to do here. Sure you had to get out and track up some powder. I know I did. One of the …

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Jackie Wright: Time management = fitness results (8)

February 25, 2015 — 

We are all busy people today. And, consequently, there are limited hours in the day to devote to our health and fitness programs.However, the busiest clients I have make time …

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Grand Lake Classic back as the Foxy Freestyle (9)

February 24, 2015 — 

The last day in February is set for the return of Nordic racing to Grand Lake.On Saturday, Feb. 28, the Foxy Freestyle Nordic Race will be held at the Grand …

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Panther boys Nordic squad finishes 2nd in league (10)

February 24, 2015 — 

A police escort ushered the Middle Park Nordic and Alpine teams out of Granby this past Wednesday en route to Summit County for the Nordic and Alpine state championships. The …

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Grand County Master Trails Plan in the works (11)

February 19, 2015 — 

It’s exciting to hear people talk about their trail experiences. I think one of the great things about mountain biking is the excitement it brings and seeing riders light up …

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Rau: Have fun while learning Nordic skiing (12)

February 19, 2015 — 

They giggled … and then there were peals of laughter. People stared from the Nordic Center at these kids having a great time. Kids who really didn’t want to come …

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Jackie Wright: Five great heart healthy workouts (13)

February 18, 2015 — 

While February is National Heart Health Month, which is dedicated to raising awareness regarding heart healthy lifestyles, keeping the most important muscle in your body pumping throughout the year is …

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Aussie sit skier has high hopes for first Wells Fargo Cup race (14)

February 17, 2015 — 

If people are defined by how they handle adversity, then Mark Soyer is a truly remarkable man.As a child, Soyer survived leukemia. As an adult, he survived a motorbike accident …

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Barnelopet kids race set for Feb. 28 (15)

February 17, 2015 — 

The Sons of Norway of Grand County and other Colorado Lodges will host Barnelopet, a Kid’s Ski Race on Saturday, Feb. 28, at the YMCA of the Rockies.Kids up to …

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Ice fishing tournament returns to Wolford Mountain (16)

February 17, 2015 — 

It is time once again to gather the fishing gear and head on over to the west end of Grand County for the 18th annual Wolford Mountain Reservoir Ice Fishing …

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Winter Park Pub hosts Search and Rescue fundraiser (17)

February 17, 2015 — 

The Winter Park Pub is the site of a fundraiser for Grand County Search and Rescue on Wednesday, Feb. 18.Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Each …

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Mountain Rescue: Assessing the human factor in avalanches (18)

February 17, 2015 — 

“Yeah, but a mistake is a mistake even if you get away with it.”— Ed ViestursI first heard of the human factor at the Summit County Avalanche Seminar a dozen …

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Eight Middle Park skiers qualify for State (19)

February 12, 2015 — 

There has been a lack of snow lately this ski season, but even without fresh snow, the Middle Park High School ski team has been having a productive season thus …

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Jackie Wright: The importance of healthy hearts (20)

February 12, 2015 — 

In continuation of our focus on February as National Heart Health Month, consider these three facts regarding heart disease: Every 25 seconds an American will have a coronary event; every …

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