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Amazing Earthfest provides an opportunity to explore and play on our wildlands 4.5.2021 The Wilderness Society
Image: I"ll let you in on a secret. There is a way for your family to experience the best of southern Utah and northern Arizona and all you have to do is get there. Yup, no need to develop a plan for how to spend your days, others have done that planning for you! Every year, the Amazing Earthfest takes place the third week in May and offers a sample of the rich cultural and natural world surrounding the area of Kanab, Utah. May 13 is the kickoff date for the 6th annual festival. Last year, I participated in a group hike within the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument that took us through the stunning Paria Canyon and to an incredible sea of color on a picture-perfect day. Contrast the oranges, yellows and whites of the Navajo sandstone with the deep red of Indian paintbrush in bloom, the unending blue in the sky and the greenish-grayish-brownish in the desert grasses and forbes all around. Afterward, I enjoyed a mouthwatering meal at the Rocking V Café and then walked ...
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Worried about a slowing economy, Fed officials want to maintain a key stimulus program 21.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Amid growing worries about a slowing economy, Federal Reserve officials indicated at their meeting last month that they plan later this year to stop paring back a key stimulus program put in place in the wake of the Great Recession, according to minutes released Wednesday.

The controversial initiative,...

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Free festival brings ice climbing, tree throwing and a frozen maze to downtown Denver this weekend 20.2.2019 Denver Post: Local
The UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup and Barbegazi Winter Festival will be in downtown Denver's Civic Center this weekend.
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‘My Big Fat Fabulous Life’ Spoilers 18.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
“My body doesn’t feel stable: Like I’m going to slip and fall. I don’t really trust my body in this situation.”
Want a vacation where you can explore the outdoors while eating international cuisine? Try Utah. 17.2.2019 Denver Post: Local
Provo, Utah, is not your typical destination or college town. But if you're looking for international food and outdoor fun, it's your place.
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For Leo Santa Cruz, heavy is the head that wears the WBA featherweight crown 16.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Leo Santa Cruz was adorned with a cherished title last year after he defended his featherweight belt with a second victory over crosstown rival Abner Mares at Staples Center: The King of L.A.

As he prepares for a title defense against against Tijuana’s Rafael Rivera at L.A. Live’s Microsoft Theater...

University of Colorado researchers find placebo effect applies to broken hearts 14.2.2019 Denver Post: Local
Valentine's Day is not full of love, candy and flowers for everyone. For some, the holiday can feel painful.
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California officials approve $131 million for emergency and disaster relief 14.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a pair of bills into law Wednesday to immediately provide $131.3 million in funding to expand access to clean drinking water, improve emergency preparedness and support wildfire-ravaged communities.

The bills were introduced in the Legislature in early December and approved...

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Deadline for Californians to apply for federal wildfire aid is Friday 13.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The deadline for residents in Los Angeles, Ventura and Butte counties to apply for federal relief from damage suffered in the Woolsey, Hill and Camp wildfires is 11:59 p.m. Friday.

Victims of the Woolsey and Hill fires in Los Angeles County and Ventura County, which torched more than 100,000 acres...

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10 winter hikes near Denver where you can try to avoid the snow 13.2.2019 Denver Post: Entertainment
In Colorado, plenty of trails get loads of sunshine in the winter so the snow melts off quickly and you can hit the trail without snowshoes.
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Lovely, Romantic Hotels In North America and Europe 13.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Looking for a last minute romantic getaway for Valentine's Day? Look no further. We've compiled a list of the most dreamy, intimate, idyllic hotels in the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Europe.
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Fire survivors must relocate again after FEMA pressures Paradise to reverse RV rules 11.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

After the Camp fire destroyed their home in Paradise, Calif., last November, Anastasia Skinner, 26, her husband and their three young children left their their community and moved in with a relative in Nevada. But the schools there didn’t offer two of her special-needs children the care they required.

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Valentine’s Day is coming up. Why snowshoeing makes for the perfect Colorado date. 7.2.2019 Denver Post: Entertainment
Snowshoeing makes for the perfect date experience in Colorado. Here are a few reasons why.
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Southern California Edison unveils plan to prevent wildfires 7.2.2019 LA Times: Business

California’s second-largest power company plans to cut down tens of thousands of trees in high-risk areas, inspect thousands of miles of power lines and consider the use of preemptive power shutoffs this year, part of a $582-million plan to reduce the risk of fires sparked by the utility’s infrastructure.

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Trump seems to soften his threat to halt emergency funding for California fire victims 7.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

A month after tweeting that he might order FEMA to cut federal disaster funding to California fire victims, President Trump declined to renew that threat and indicated that talks with state officials were going well.

Speaking to The Times and several regional newspapers in the Oval Office, Trump...

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Five Colorado campgrounds you should reserve right now 6.2.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Here are five campgrounds you should reserve now before they are booked up.
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Mt. Whitney lottery for hiking permits postponed because of shutdown 6.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Hikers eager to sign up for a Mount Whitney permit will have to wait a little longer this year. The online lottery that manages the overwhelming demand for a chance to summit the highest peak in the contiguous U.S. usually opens Feb. 1. But this year it was delayed because of the partial government...

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Laguna Beach looks for lessons from devastating Paradise fire 2.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

A community of about 25,000 residents nestled in a wind-whipped canyon with few roads out of town. For Laguna Beach officials, the similarity of their coastal city to Paradise, the Northern California town ravaged by the Camp Fire in November, were too compelling to ignore.

So Mayor Bob Whalen,...

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Cold got you thinking about where to retire? Arizona is tops for snowbirds 1.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Despite the fact that climate change is making Minnesota winters milder -- in the aggregate -- every year, thousands of Minnesota retirees move to other states, most often warmer, sunnier ones. It's a trend that may have political and other consequences for the state.
10 SoCal luxury hotels earn four-diamond ratings 31.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

AAA showered four diamonds on 10 hotels in a wide swath of Southern California, from boutique beach sites to brands well-known for luxury.

The Westdrift in Manhattan Beach, the Ranch at Laguna Beach and Lido House in Newport Beach led the list of properties that met inspectors’ criteria over the...

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