Man-made Colorado ice wall fills climbing venue shortage | Lifestyle

PARK COUNTY • “Whooaa,” Jim Barry remarks, as one of his Boy Scouts slips nearly 50 feet up a frozen waterfall.

The teenager is secured, harnessed. The fellow Scout belaying digs his feet into the ground and quickly stops the fall.

“Good catch!” Barry shouts, adding to the applause here about 100 miles from the troop’s Highlands Ranch home.

The climber resumes his ascent. And the afternoon of fun continues

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Hemlock Woolly Adelgid more widespread as treatment continues

WASHINGTON COUNTY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The New York State DEC has been working with partners in the Adirondack Park to handle the spread of the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid invasive since its appearance in the town of Dresden last August at Glen Island Campground.

Treatment of Adirondack hemlock trees began last October, and a predatory insect was unleashed to feed on the invasive. Over the weekend, the DEC said that their

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Trump administration proposes 11th-hour plan to strip California desert protections

<span>Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images</span>
Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images

The outgoing Trump administration is proposing to strip away protections for millions of acres of California desert, threatening damage to Joshua trees, desert tortoises and landmarks.

The plan would open up California’s desert areas to mining projects, eliminate up to 2.2m acres of conservation lands, as well as remove 1.8m acres designated as Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (Acecs).

Related: Hope grows that Biden will restore

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Six ways to spend Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Metro Detroit

It might be a federal holiday, but for many people, MLK Day is a day of service. That means they’ll be

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Gov. Cuomo announces proposal to open low-cost finance, design, construction services to all non-profits, school districts

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Gov. Cuomo announced a proposal to open the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York’s (DASNY) low-cost financing, design and construction services to all non-profits and school districts as part of the Governor’s 2021 State of the State agenda.

Through this program, nonprofit organizations and school districts can access DASNY’s services for needed improvements at lower costs during COVID-19 so they can spend their resources

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Cleveland Orchestra clings to music education goals through pandemic

CLEVELAND, Ohio – When it comes to music education, there’s no such thing as a year off. Not in Cleveland.

Convinced that the need for music now is greater than ever, the Cleveland Orchestra is finding new ways to comply with pandemic restrictions and meet Cleveland’s children safely where they are, at home.

“The things that we’re committed to, those things haven’t changed,” said Joan Katz Napoli, the orchestra’s senior

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An Easy Plan for Beating the Winter Blues

Winter can bring the beauty of freshly fallen snow and bright, crisp days. But the season can also leave some people feeling a little down, and the COVID-19 pandemic may only exacerbate the situation.

“This year we’re worried about how to handle continued social isolation when the weather keeps us indoors and the pandemic makes indoor gatherings unsafe,” says Vickie Mays, PhD, a professor of psychology at UCLA.

If you’re

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Man-made ice wall fills climbing venue shortage for Colorado outfitter | Lifestyle

PARK COUNTY • “Whooaa,” Jim Barry remarks, as one of his Boy Scouts slips nearly 50 feet up a frozen waterfall.

The teenager is secured, harnessed. The fellow Scout belaying digs his feet into the ground and quickly stops the fall.

“Good catch!” Barry shouts, adding to the applause here about 100 miles from the troop’s Highlands Ranch home.

The climber resumes his ascent. And the afternoon of fun continues

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Here’s What’s Open, Closed In St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG, FL — Martin Luther King Jr. Day falls on Mon., Jan. 18 this year, and a variety of services will be closed in St. Petersburg on the day.

In addition to closures, the 35th annual MLK Jr. Dream Big Parade will be held virtually with guest speakers due to the coronavirus pandemic. Monday’s parade will stream online at MLKDreamBig.com starting at 11 a.m.

King’s birthday is Jan. 15,

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In Brief: Student art exhibit, bus driver remembered and more in the North Hills

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Block Northway hosting students art exhibit

Art created by students in the North Hills is on display through Feb. 18 at The Block Northway in Ross.

The artwork was made by elementary, middle school and high school students in the Hampton and North Hills school districts and

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In Brief: Dog licenses, baseball & softball registration and more in Pine, Richland

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Pine officials are reminding residents that dogs age 3 months or older must be licensed.

Lifetime dog licenses that do not need to be renewed each year also are available, but the dog must have a microchip implanted to ensure that it is reunited with its owners if

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