News from the Field

Utah Mulls Lift to Link Canyons, Solitude

Congressional legislators from Utah on Thursday proposed a bill that would legalize construction of a gondola linking Canyons Resort to nearby Solitude Mountain. Under the plan, the eight-person... Read More

Naked Alps Hiker Loses Court Appeal

On Thursday, Switzerland's highest court rejected the appeal of a man caught hiking without clothes in the Swiss Alps. The ruling upheld a fine imposed by the township of Appenzell, where the... Read More

Extinct Frog Found in Israel

The Hula painted frog, believed since 1996 to be extinct, is still alive, Israeli parks officials said on Thursday. An inspector for Israel's Nature and Parks Authority found one of the amphibians,... Read More

Airline Forces Passengers to Pay for Gas

Passengers aboard a Comtel Air flight from Amritsar, India, to Birmingham, England, had to pay $31,000 to get home when the airline couldn’t afford to refuel in Vienna. The 180 passengers... Read More

Skier Breaks High Five World Record

The founder of the High Fives Non-Profit Foundation, a group that supports athletes who have suffered major injuries in winter action sports, last week broke a Guinness World Record for the most... Read More