News from the Field

Film Fest Features Top Climbing Flicks

The Reel Rock film tour, a climbing-film-focused festival now in its eighth year, showcases the brightest stars and best films from the vertical world. With arguably its strongest lineup yet, Reel... Read More

Billionaire Buys Family-Run Taos

After more than 50 years running Taos Ski Valley, the Blake family announced that the ski area has been purchased by Louis Bacon, billionaire hedge-fund manager and a Taos-area landholder. "We... Read More

Survival Skills Keep Six Alive in Nevada

A couple and four children were found yesterday after surviving two days in the bitter Nevada cold. What started as a Sunday excursion to let the kids play in some fresh snow, ended with the family... Read More

Canada Claims North Pole

Who owns the Arctic? Last week, Canada effectively said the region is their's. The Canadian government submitted an application to the U.N. last Friday claiming the outer limits of country's... Read More

Harvard Votes to Ban the Bottle

Harvard University students have voted to banish plastic water bottles from their campus on the grounds that they represent an environmental hazard. Sixty-four percent of students who voted in the... Read More