COVID-19 was a focal point during Outdoor Economics conference

Hannah Grover, Farmington Daily Times
Published 12:11 p.m. MT Oct. 3, 2020 | Updated 12:14 p.m. MT Oct. 3, 2020


Road Apple Rally has been bringing mountain bicyclists to Farmington’s trail system since 1981.


AZTEC — Outdoor recreation is taking on a more important role in New Mexico as communities view it as a key to economic diversification amid the changing energy landscape, but the COVID-19 pandemic put

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Purgatory Resort wraps up ‘remarkable’ summer

Purgatory Resort will bring summer operations to a close Sunday after an unexpectedly successful summer, said Dave Rathbun, the ski area’s general manager.

In March, Purgatory, like every other Colorado ski area, was in a state of uncertainty after Gov. Jared Polis ordered resorts to close because of the COVID-19 outbreak. But since reopening June 20 for its summer season, business at the resort 25 miles north of Durango has

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Pennsylvanians must address mental health challenges as the pandemic persists | Opinion

Hard data shows how devastating coronavirus pandemic has been to our commonwealth and nation. In Pennsylvania more than 158,000 of our fellow citizens have been infected with COVID-19 and we have suffered 8,142 deaths. More than 10% of Pennsylvanians are unemployed.

Taken one at a time, each of these “numbers” is jarring. It can be overpowering to step back and realize that every death, hospitalization, and lost job or closed

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Cass County Parks Department seeks input on parks plan – Leader Publications

CASSOPOLIS — Cass County Parks Director Scott Wyman has a vision for the future of Cass County Parks.

“We want to enhance the experience at our parks,” he said. “We really want to give these parks the facelift they deserve.”

Now, he wants to bring the public’s input into that vision.

The Cass County Parks and Recreation Department is currently working to update its parks and recreation plan and its

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Travel shaming — another plague of 2020

(CNN) — For many people, travel these days is fraught with second-guessing, extra research and plenty of confusion by way of logistics, travel restrictions and safety — and that’s before you add in what everyone else has to say about your decisions.

Travelers who choose to share what they’re getting up to on vacation right now may find themselves beset with a case of 2020’s latest plague: travel shaming.


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Marc Vetri opens Osteria Fiorella in Las Vegas

Philadelphia restaurateur Marc Vetri has expanded his food ventures in Las Vegas by opening a restaurant similar to Fiorella in South Philly’s Italian Market.

Osteria Fiorella launched in July as a pop-up inside the Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa in Sin City’s Summerlin neighborhood. Now, it’s there on a permanent basis, with dinner service beginning Monday. 

The restaurant takes the concept of Vetri’s hit pasta bar, which took over 

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Monday is Georgia’s voter registration deadline for the Nov. 3 election

Monday marks the deadline for latecomers to join the nearly 130,000 Columbus residents already registered to vote in Georgia’s Nov. 3 General Election.

That means it’s also the last day anyone who may have been dropped from the voter rolls to register again, so those who have not voted in any recent election should check their registration status.

Georgia and the nation are headed toward a historic, hotly contested election

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West Virginia Tourism releases first fall foliage report – News – Mineral Daily News-Tribune – Keyser, WV

CHARLESTON – The higher elevations of West Virginia are staring to show the first signs of fall color just in time for the West Virginia Tourism Office to release its annual autumn forecast to help travelers enjoy peak leaf season.

CHARLESTON – The higher elevations of West Virginia are staring to show the first signs of fall color

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CapFed Best News: Family-run Heartland BMX park a ‘hidden gem’ – Sports – The Topeka Capital-Journal

From toddlers spinning their legs Fred Flintstone-style on Strider bikes to middle-aged dads giving it their all, racing BMX at Heartland Park truly is something the whole family can enjoy.

Since the early 80s, bikers have taken to the dirt track at 4801 SW Shunga Drive in Crestview Park to compete among friends and build up an underground scene around BMX racing. Joshua Spangler, the current track manager, took over

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Ariel Whitely-Noll: Fall a great time to explore outdoors – News – The Topeka Capital-Journal

Fall is one of the best times of the year to get out into nature, and take your kids, to hike and explore.

The cooler temperatures and changing leaves create unique opportunities to see changes in the natural world. In Shawnee County and across the state, there are hundreds of miles of beautiful trails to be enjoyed.

To start your hiking adventures, you have to pick a trail. Locally, Shawnee

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2550 E La Serena Drive, Flagstaff, US, AZ – Luxury Real Estate Listings for Sale

Situated on nearly one acre and located on the most desirable street in Pine Canyon, you will find this 7 bedroom, 5 bath luxury home featuring 6,852 square feet of thoughtfully crafted living space. Designed by Aude Stang of ADS and Built by Jim Graves, this residence is a winner of the Coconino County Sustainable Building Award and is Energy Star-Rated. Offering multi-family living, this home can sleep thirty. Designed

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