Freeskier from Bend balances school, traveling, training and competing

Annika Paz is a halfpipe skier competing throughout North America

Annika Paz believes she was “bred into skiing.” Her parents, Maro and Kari Paz, are … Read more

Woman-only rock climbing guide company thriving in Central Oregon

Close to 350 women have participated in single and group clinics since 2016

When Kelsey Bennett made it to the top of a 300-meter rock wall at Smith … Read more

Idaho hiker recovering after being hit by 2 boulders

BOISE, Idaho — Dick Ross had to get home to babysit his dog Dolly after … Read more

Why you should hit the gym with your partner

Even if you like to pump iron or do aerobics by yourself, it’s still pleasant … Read more

Online registration open for Pole Pedal Paddle

Online registration is now open for the 43rd annual SELCO Pole Pedal Paddle multisport adventure … Read more

Banking on hybrid bass at Ana Reservoir

‘It should be good,” Chad Meadows said. “The moon is going away and the fish … Read more

Fly-tying corner

Sprout Callibaetis

It is the most vulnerable stage of the mayfly emergence when the insect dangles its … Read more

Icy conditions make for slippery, sunny Great Nordeen

Women competitors show up in droves for the race near Bend

Tom Usher glided through the finish line at The Great Nordeen Cross-Country Ski and Fat … Read more

The Badlands east of Bend is one of many winter hiking options in Central Oregon

Flatiron Rock Trail makes for an intriguing 6-mile trek

The desert can be an acquired taste for hikers. In Central Oregon, we are spoiled … Read more

Bouldering nationals set for Redmond

Event will bring some of the country’s best rock climbers to the Deschutes fairgrounds

Some of the country’s best rock climbers and potential Olympians will gather Friday and Saturday … Read more

50 years later, snowshoe softball still going strong

If you’re going to drink beer and chase an oversized softball through fields of snow … Read more

In Minnesota forest, life revolves around sled dogs

MUSH LAKE, Minn. — Rather than use a four-wheel drive truck, an ATV, snowmobile, snowshoes … Read more

Montana dinosaur to debut at Toronto museum

Growing up in Havre, in Northern Montana, and then working a cattle ranch with her … Read more

Paralysis can’t stop this climber’s reach

Josh Hancock had to relearn to ski, bike, paddle and climb as a paraplegic

Josh Hancock broke his back when he fell while ice climbing in Snoqualmie, Washington, on … Read more

Bend’s Hunter Hess is enjoying a breakout season as a halfpipe skier

The 20-year-old is the first alternate for the X Games freeski superpipe event

Hunter Hess started ski racing with the Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation when he was … Read more

Washington’s Methow Valley offers great cross-country skiing for all levels

If you have even a passing interest in cross-country skiing and you live in the … Read more

3 years later, avalanche survivor shares lessons

Backcountry skier credits an air bag, other tools, planning and luck for saving his life

Three years ago today, Mike Brede was bleeding profusely, chilled to the bone and nearly … Read more

Pikes Peak painted 100 times by Colorado artist

Over the decades, the details faded — the exact cartoon, the context of the moment. … Read more

Tips for winter trail running in Central Oregon

Even in harsh conditions, trail runners can continue their routines during the colder months

Jared Bassett says he was lucky. While running on the Deschutes River Trail in Bend … Read more

Central Oregon athletes set New Year’s goals

Their resolutions include ski jumping off a mountain in the French Alps

New Year’s resolutions often involve a fitness goal, but for a few Central Oregon athletes … Read more

Karelian Bear Dogs tracked poachers, saved wildlife

The dogs, who died in 2018, worked for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Two of Washington’s most famous and accomplished trackers died in 2018. Cash and Mishka were … Read more

With 4 races in 4 days through Disney World, runners go at own pace

ORLANDO, Fla. — Midway through the Walt Disney World Marathon, Leah Moroney stopped. Moroney did … Read more

Vancouver’s rugged west coast offers kayaking adventures for all

A 12-day, 150-mile kayaking adventure off the west coast of Vancouver Island tested John McKee’s … Read more

Fatbikers enjoy prime conditions this winter

Solid snowpack good for cyclists and skiers at area sno-parks

WANOGA SNO-PARK — The new snow sparkled in the sunlight as we floated along the … Read more

Hiker’s adventures inspire books, conservation

Bend resident has a lifelong love of trail

An ambitious, long-distance hike is a spiritual experience and a test of physical grit for … Read more

Colorado’s McInnis Canyons: a ‘wild, rugged experience’

No signs, big parking lots or pavement in this 123,000 acre slice of paradise

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — What’s great about McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area is how it … Read more

The 5 best easy trails in Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — If you’re looking to get outside in Colorado Springs, you’ll be … Read more

The 6 best places to vacation in Colorado

If you’re looking to plan a trip to Colorado or looking to simply explore another … Read more

Fishing report

ANTELOPE FLAT RESERVOIR: (rainbow trout) Reservoir is ice covered but thickness and quality of ice … Read more

Cast for distance to catch more fish

Across the river a fish cleared water and crashed back down. The first cast fell … Read more

Fly-tying corner

Carey Special

First intended to represent a hatching caddis, the Carey Special was originally called the Monkey-faced … Read more

Bend hockey brings players out of the woodwork

Camaraderie on ice

In the last few minutes of overtime during a recent hockey game at The Pavilion … Read more

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