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Guest opinion: States would do better job of managing federal lands

Guest opinion: States would do better job of managing federal lands

In response to confusion caused by certain environmentalists that claim our public lands would be “sold to the highest bidder” if federal lands are transferred to the states, leaders of the Transfer of Public Lands effort from all Western states recently gathered in Salt Lake City, Utah, to …

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Renewable energy plan hinges on huge Utah caverns

Renewable energy plan hinges on huge Utah caverns

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A proposal to export twice as much Wyoming wind power to Los Angeles as the amount of electricity generated by the Hoover Dam includes an engineering feat even more massive than that famous structure: Four chambers, each approaching the size of the Empire State Building, wou…

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Gazette opinion: Preventable deaths on Montana highways

Near the bottom left corner of page C2, Sunday’s Billings Gazette briefly reported a preventable death.

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Guest opinion: Facts knock down strawman arguments from land transfer opponents

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” Mahatma Gandhi said that, and it’s a pretty reliable barometer of political progress. The further an issue advances along Gandhi’s spectrum, the more seriously people are taking it, and the nastier the side t…

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Have You Heard: 'Vaping' shop opens in Heights

The billowing e-cigarette industry has expanded into Billings Heights.

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Bike park

Bike park

In addition to mountain bike trails, Park City, Utah, has a play park with a variety of features, including a jump that Weston Deutschlander flies off.

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Savor the Summit

Savor the Summit

In June, Park City holds its Savor the Summit outdoor dining event, lining Main Street with tables served by the town’s many restaurants.

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Cornering

Cornering

Sam Barco and Shaun Deutschlander ride through a banked corner at Canyons, one of three ski hills outside of Park City, Utah, that cater to mountain bikers.

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Ride with a view

Ride with a view

Shaun Deutschlander, above, rounds a corner on a Round Valley trail with the Wasatch Mountains rising in the background. More than 400 miles of biking trails can be found in and around Park City, Utah, home to the International Mountain Biking Association’s only designated Gold Level Ride Ce…

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Big aspen

Big aspen

The sights are as tasty as the mountain biking and the food, such as these tall quaking aspen at Canyons.

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Biking past the past

Biking past the past

Park City Mountain Resort still contains remnants of the area’s old silver mining boom, like this partially standing building.

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Flowy terrain

Flowy terrain

Flowy is a word mountain bikers use to describe terrain that drops smoothly like this route at Canyons.

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Park City, Utah

Park City, Utah

Park City, Utah, is a ski town turned mountain biking mecca thanks to 400 miles of trails that pass through and encircle the town of about 8,000 residents.

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Bike city

Bike city

Mountain bikes dot the grass as White Mountain Touring Co. holds a mountain bike demo day at Park City Mountain Resort.

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Tree tunnel

Tree tunnel

A mountain biker pedals into a grove of aspen and pine trees on the upper portion of the Crescent Mine Grade trail on Park City Mountain Resort.

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Whiskey distillery

Whiskey distillery

High West Distillery and Saloon brews up its own whiskey, as well as fashions blends, in a remodeled old stable in downtown Park City, Utah.

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A lift up

A lift up

Mountain bikers can take a lift up before screaming downhill at Canyons Resort, Park City Mountain Resort and Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah.

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Mountain bike beer

Mountain bike beer

Squatters, a Salt Lake City brewery, pays homage to mountain bikers with its Full Suspension Pale Ale.

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Alpine coaster

Alpine coaster

If mountain biking isn’t your thing, try out the Alpine Coaster at Park City Mountain Resort to get your heart rate elevated.

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Mountain bike mecca: Pilgrimage to Park City, Utah, quenches thirst for adventure

Mountain bike mecca: Pilgrimage to Park City, Utah, quenches thirst for adventure

Have you ever signed on for an adventurous vacation and, upon arriving, realized you were totally in over your head — but in a good way, kind of like a child in a huge candy store?

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