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Day hikes as Rocky Mountain Nat'l Park turns 100

Day hikes as Rocky Mountain Nat'l Park turns 100

ESTES PARK, Colo. — No adjectives can do Rocky Mountain National Park justice. The jagged snow-draped peaks, rocky tundra, green valleys, and roaring waterfalls render exclamation points inadequate.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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New videogame set in Wyoming wilderness

LARAMIE, Wyo. — Two former Wyoming residents have created a videogame that centers around a park ranger stationed in a watchtower in the Shoshone National Forest wilderness with plot and dialogue based on real places within the state.

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Visiting 9/11 sites: Memorial, museum, tours

Visiting 9/11 sites: Memorial, museum, tours

NEW YORK — Out-of-towners and locals alike have shown enormous interest in sites connected to the Sept. 11th attacks. More than 700,000 people from all 50 states and 131 countries have been to the National Sept. 11 Museum since it opened May 21. More have come from New York than any other st…

August 17, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Millennials hold key to housing recovery

Dustin Walsh could’ve bought a house in his twenties, except he saw no point.

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At the Jesus Burgers house, they grill at a higher level

At the Jesus Burgers house, they grill at a higher level

ISLA VISTA, Calif. — Angela Boyd bounced on the balls of her feet as the smell of sizzling meat pierced the ocean breeze. The 19-year-old and her friends were about to celebrate her birthday in Isla Vista, but they were making a pit stop at the Jesus Burgers house.

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Women launch line of stylish concealed-carry handbags

Women launch line of stylish concealed-carry handbags

Faith Kohler wears skinny jeans, ankle boots, chunky bracelets and cropped jackets. She wasn’t about to settle for a handbag that didn’t fit her style.

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Moving? How to choose the right school from afar

Janine Boldrin Gwinn has become an experienced house-hunter and an expert packer of boxes. Seven times, this Army wife has managed to move her family from one place in the U.S. to another, improving the process a little more each time. But the search for schools for her children is never easy.

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Bedroom desk? It's somewhere under all that junk

Bedroom desk? It's somewhere under all that junk

Alyssa Kimble, a soon-to-be sixth-grader in White Plains, N.Y., says she uses the desk in her bedroom for "everything" — creating lesson plans for her make-believe school, writing stories and storing stuff.

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Kids studying abroad are now never out of touch

Kids studying abroad are now never out of touch

NEW YORK — A generation ago, students on semester abroad were practically incommunicado, aside from airmailed letters and one or two calls home. These days, from the minute the plane lands, kids studying overseas are connected with home via Skype, Facebook, and messaging apps like Viber and …

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Back-to-school help from professional organizers

Back-to-school help from professional organizers

Success in school often depends on how well a student manages to organize everything from demanding schoolwork to a dizzying array of after-school activities to technological distractions.

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A healthy afterschool snack that eats like a treat

A healthy afterschool snack that eats like a treat

The words hungry kids heading home from school hate most? "Have a piece of fruit."

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Add zing to notebooks, store-bought or DIY

Add zing to notebooks, store-bought or DIY

When it's time to start stocking the school backpack, it's easy to just grab a stack of plain, boring notebooks.

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Forest visitors asked to note wildlife, plants

Forest visitors asked to note wildlife, plants

HELENA — A wide diversity of plants and animals inhabit the nearly 1 million-acre Helena National Forest, and with such a massive area to cover, a new citizen science campaign asks the public to help document the many species calling it home.

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High adventure classroom offered in Jackson Hole

JACKSON, Wyo. — Middle school and high school students are learning in a totally different type of classroom this summer.

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Study says national parks boost economy in West

Study says national parks boost economy in West

JACKSON, Wyo. — National parks and monuments boosted the economies of surrounding communities in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho by a combined $1.15 billion last year, according to a new study.

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An alpine hike minutes from downtown Bozeman

An alpine hike minutes from downtown Bozeman

BOZEMAN — When people ask why I love living in Bozeman, the first thing that comes to mind is the community. A close second is access to the outdoors. And I don’t think that’s a coincidence.

July 19, 2014 1:00 pm Photos

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Study: Not enough exercise is likely to blame for obesity epidemic

Study: Not enough exercise is likely to blame for obesity epidemic

LOS ANGELES — A new study suggests that under-exercising, rather than overeating, may be at the heart of America’s obesity epidemic.

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Jackson fashion show turns to nature

Jackson fashion show turns to nature

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Bedecked in daisies and chrysanthemums, Penny McBride strolled regally down the runway Thursday during the Nature's Beauty show outside the Center for the Arts.

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Wait at Montana border crossing prompts concerns

KALISPELL — On a rainy Monday morning in late May, the line of vehicles stretched almost 2.5 miles from the U.S.-Canadian border south along U.S. 93 past Trapper’s Saloon near Eureka.

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