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    When the Wood River Valley transitions into a winter playground, as it does every year—gaining a fresh blanket of snow over foothills, creeks and mountains—recreational opportunities abound.

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    WHISTLER, B.C.—Whistler has a generally wet climate, with forests that have in the past burned on a roughly 400-year cycle. But they do burn, and whether the changing climate will make them more susceptible to fire is a major question touched on at a recent symposium covered by Pique New…

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    STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo.—In January, the Colorado Wildlife Commission rejected a proposal to deliberately re-establish wolves in Colorado. That decision was met with a sigh of relief by most ranchers, who fear wolf predation to livestock.

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Ketchum resident Nicole Kashino, wearing bib No. 71, was all smiles Saturday during the running of the 35th annual Backcountry Run in the Adams Gulch area north of Ketchum. She has run at least the last eight years consecutively and ran her fastest time to date in the 10-mile portion, finish…

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    TRUCKEE, Calif.—The argument about whether to create a municipality at the base of the Squaw ski area is now at the stage of dueling experts. Some experts are testifying that incorporation will cost a lot of money, and those paid experts on the other side disagree.

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    JACKSON, Wyo.—As residents of Jackson and Teton County talk about a possible sales tax increase to pay for affordable housing, Steve Duerr has a different idea. Writing in the Jackson Hole News&Guide, Duerr, a real estate agent, proposes to revisit an old idea to bore a tunnel under …

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    ASPEN, Colo.—It’s definitely a real estate boom in Aspen once again. Elected officials recently approved rules that require noise coming from construction sites not exceed 65 decibels, unless special permission from city officials is secured.