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  • Satellite resorts: Skiing lesser-known mountains

    Updated: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    DENVER (AP) — Big-name ski resorts might give you bragging rights when you go back to the office, but lesser-known mountains can give you something else: less crowded slopes, shorter lift lines and even outlets for Crock Pots. Some of these hidden gems are located near their famous...

  • Navy secretary Mabus' travel at a glance

    Updated: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has spent more than a full year of his five-year tenure on taxpayer-funded overseas travel. His Army counterpart, Secretary John McHugh, took fewer trips at half the cost. Here's an overview: MABUS: Who: Mabus takes seven or eight people on...

  • Ski packages for the 1 percent _ and for the rest

    Updated: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Private ski lessons are so passe. The latest on-mountain perk for those with seemingly unlimited funds is spending the day with an Olympian. The chance to plow through powder — and maybe drinks — with a gold medalist is just one of the ways resorts this season are...

  • Lift tickets under $20, 25-cent coffee? Ski Maine!

    Updated: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    JAY, Maine (AP) — In the town of Jay, Maine, skiing Spruce Mountain is about as different from skiing at a big-name resort as you can get. The mountain — about a three-hour drive north of Boston — boasts being "Home of the $1 Grilled Cheese Sandwich," and a single tow rope hoists...

  • Go For the Food: Hole in the Wall in Des Moines

    Updated: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — There's a hole in the wall in Des Moines that's just that: a food joint called Hole in the Wall. A small room inside a bar a few blocks from downtown, Hole in the Wall is the kind of place you could easily miss if you walked by. It's less than a mile from my...

  • Medicine Bow-Routt Forest offers tree permits

    Updated: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests are offering permits to cut Christmas trees at locations in Wyoming and Colorado. Permits cost $10 and allow for the cutting of one tree on national forest lands. There is a limit of five permits per household and trees must...

  • Roundup of Oklahoma editorials

    Updated: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Oklahoma newspapers: Enid News & Eagle, Nov. 16, 2014 Museum decision needed State lawmakers need to figure out funding for American Indian museum The state's in a tight spot with respect to the unfinished American Indian Cultural Center...

  • Snow, bitter cold in NC mountains

    Updated: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    AHSEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Winter has pushed into the North Carolina mountains bringing frigid temperatures, blustery winds and ice-coated roads that have delayed or closed schools. A winter weather advisory remains in effect through noon on Tuesday in the mountains on the state's western...

  • Chaco Canyon among parks proposing fee increases

    Updated: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    NAGEEZI, N.M. (AP) — Northwestern New Mexico's Chaco Culture National Historical Park wants to more than double its entrance fees. Officials will seek public input on the proposed increases, which include raising the per-vehicle charge of $8 to $20. The $4 fee per motorcycle would...

  • Things to know about plan for national forest

    Updated: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    Some things to know about the final management plan for the George Washington National Forest: — Allows oil and gas leasing on 10,000 acres where there are existing leases, and on 167,000 acres with existing private mineral rights. — Increases buffer zones along streams from 66 feet...

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