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Straight Through the Night: 24-Hour Racing
It's 1 a.m. I'm standing next to my bike with my eyes closed, just trying to relax. When I open them, I notice a headlamp weaving its way toward me through the trees, along the trail to where I'm standing. And I'm still in the way. As I drag myself and my bike a little farther off the trail, I notice an uncomfortable dampness on my feet.
I think I just puked on my shoes.
"Great night, isn't it?" a voice calls out to me from the darkness. "Is everything all right?"
"You bet," I reply, as cheerfully as I can muster between gulps of water from my CamelBak. It is a beautiful night.
The Idaho Statesman - Always Idaho
Theyve been on the road for a year and a half.
Ron and Carolyn Oldham have lived in the Americana RV Park in Boise the past two football seasons, breaking camp for trips to watch their son play at Arkansas, Wyoming, BYU, San Jose State and other far-flung destinations.
They live out of a Ford F350 truck and a 28-foot fifth-wheel trailer between brief visits to their home in Point Loma, Calif., just outside San Diego. Theyll be in the stands Saturday at Bronco Stadium when BSU takes on UTEP.
"This has been a real fun phase in my life, and my wifes, too," Ron said.
Mobridge Tribune Online People Section
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COOK OF THE WEEK: Former firefighter cooks
Jay Allen, a former firefighter and now vice president of operations for One World in Mobridge, chuckles when he admits fire has played quite a part in his cooking.
Lewis and Clark had greatest camping trip of all
The Lewis and Clark Expedition has been described as "the greatest camping trip of all time, a voyage of high adventure, an exercise in manifest destiny which carried the American flag overland to the Pacific."
Dr. Linde a hard act to follow
The crowd that jammed the Moose Lodge for Dr.
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Be prepared. Do a good turn daily. On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country...
Long before many a man joined the military, or discovered their life had meaning, they were Boy Scouts. They learned morality, trustworthiness and loyalty amongst a group of brown-clad, badge wearing peers.
But at the top of that list is an elite group, a national brotherhood of honor campers. They join only by meeting standards that are demanding, even compared to those taught to the boys by the Boy Scouts of America.
Two local young men, 16-year-old Ben Grant and 20-year-old T.J. Martin, have joined that order.
Yellowstone National Park's fantastic vistas and wildlife are found just west of Cody.
Yellowstone Park marks its 131st year in 2003. More than three million people visit the park each year.
The park is home to more geysers than any other place on earth, and Yellowstone's array of wildlife often may be viewed from the road.
Encompassing about 2.2 million acres, the park is dotted with numerous lakes including Yellowstone Lake, which is the largest and most prominent.
A massive network of rivers and streams provide the arteries of the park. Visitors may enjoy sitting by a clear-running brook or picnicking by the Yellowstone River.
Fam in tight corner over team funds
Fam found itself at a tight spot on Monday following government's delay to release funding for Flames' camping at Capital City Motel in Lilongwe and foreign-based contingent's air travel for this Saturday's World Cup second leg preliminary against Ethiopia in Lilongwe.
The association was further thrown in a delicate situation when Lilongwe Hotel made it crystal clear that it will not open the doors for the visiting Ethiopia national team which is expected to arrive on Wednesday unless a down payment is made.
Hawaii Tribune-Herald: News
An appeals court has overturned the trespassing conviction of a homeless man who camped regularly near the "Pine Trees" surfing beach in Kona.
In an opinion issued last week, the Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals said District Judge Joseph P. Florendo Jr. was wrong to require Michael J. Kelly to prove he was camping on public lands rather than to make the prosecution prove he wasn't.
Kelly was charged with two misdemeanor counts of second - degree criminal trespass after police cited him Feb. 7 and March 8, 2002.
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McPherson Sentinel: News Column
A bright orange backpack, an occasionally scruffy beard and assorted T-shirts all identify the newest adventurer and teacher to Walk Across America.
Don Vermilyea, a native of West Virginia, began his walk on Feb. 2, 2002, in Tucson, Ariz.
He has two missions. One is to visit every Church of the Brethren that invites him, and the second, which he finds harder and harder, is to reach out to people and teach them of the gospels and Jesus.
Vermilyea has visited one-fifth of the United States so far, and in every state he walks through, he aspires to "plant a seed" and share God's love with every one who will listen.
Sandpoint Idaho campgrounds and RV Parks
The allure of a crackling campfire and the opportunity to
get away from the everyday hustle and bustle is one we all
can relate to. There are many options to choose from when it
comes to camping in the Sandpoint area. One can find fully
developed campgrounds with showers, fire pits and evening
nature presentations by campground staffers. Boat ramps,
docks and trails are found at many of the area campgrounds.
For those seeking a more "primitive" camping experience
there are certainly many choices from which to choose.
Mount Shasta Herald, Weed Press, Dunsmuir News - Mt. Shasta News
Spring is a season of rebirth, a time of newness of life and fresh beginnings across the countryside. The climbing sun and the warm valley winds push back the snows in the high mountain country revealing a multitude of colorful blooming wild flowers, lush green meadows, crystal blue lakes and swift running streams.
Dogwood fills the woodlands and landscape with cheery white flowers; willow, alder, oak and a multitude of other deciduous trees burst into a leafy green canopy. Sounds of the forest return with the Stellar Jay's chatter, the kakking call of the northern goshawk and the melodies of songbirds.
Public seeks continued access to Calf Island
Preserving the natural beauty and allowing public access will both be possible on Calf Island, the federal refuge manager who oversees the property assured residents last night.
He was addressing concerns that the sale of the 29-acre island off Byram Harbor to the federal government will result in barring residents from visiting, to preserve the plant and wildlife refuge.
With proper community support, visitors could be allowed to frolic on Calf Island between dawn and dusk as early as next summer, according to William Kolodnicki, refuge manager for the Stewart B. McKinney Wildlife Refuge.
McPherson Sentinel: News Column
East Kansas Avenue and North Maxwell were shut down for more than an hour Thursday morning after a subcontractor boring for the traffic signal at Kansas and Maxwell hit a 2-inch gas line with an auger drill.
According to Brad Mahoney, chief inspector for Earles Engineering, the gas line had been relocated in preparation for the street reconstruction project, but it was not as deep as it needed to be to permit the installation of the signal light, the depth of which is mandated by federal law.
McPherson Sentinel: News Column
A 55-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman, both of Hutchinson, are in the Mc-Pherson County Jail following an early morning chase that began in McPherson County and ended near milepost 21 on I-135.
According to McPherson County Undersheriff Jim Johnston, security personnel from National Cooperative Refinery Association were out early today making their rounds. During that check, Johnston said, security personnel always shine a light on Deer Trail Implement as a courtesy.
This morning, they saw a truck parked near the riding lawnmowers. When the light fell on the truck, it sped off with a riding lawnmower in the back.
TWO ADDITIONAL FEE DEMO AREAS ON LINCOLN NATIONAL FOREST
Alamogordo, N.M. (April 24, 2002) -- The Smokey Bear Ranger District will be implementing the Fee Demonstration project at the Three Rivers and Oak Grove Campgrounds this year. With the addition of these two campgrounds, the District will increase the number of Fee Demonstration sites from three to five. The other three sites are South Fork and Sam Tobias Campgrounds and Cedar Creek Picnic Pavilion.
Congress, under the Omnibus Consolidated Recisions and Appropriations act of 1996 and 1997, authorized the Fee Demonstration program.
Harrisburg Daily Register: Local News
HARRISBURG - The Discovery Expedition of St. Charles, Mo., brought perhaps the biggest crowd in recent years to Old Shawneetown.
Gallatin County Historical Society President Ron Wilson said there were more than 3,000 people counted by an electronic eye when they boarded the Army Corps of Engineers museum barge.
That number did not include the Gallatin County School kids who came to the barge Friday.
"It was great. It couldn''t have been better," Wilson said.
The timing of the visit was off, with the boats arriving about four hours earlier than planned.
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Who can I contact concerning the Sandhills Golf Company south of Mullen?
Who are the town and county named after?
When is the annual Sandhills Sharptail Shootout ?
How do I get to Mullen?
Mullen Is located at the junction of NE Highway 2 and Nebraska Highway 97. We are 70 miles of North Platte on Highway 97, 65 miles south of Valentine on NE Highway 97, 100 miles west of Broken Bow on NE Highway 2, and 100 miles east of Alliance on NE Highway 2. (All mileage is approximate.
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