News for Sunday, January 29, 2006

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Sailing over the snow

Snowmobilers use park for contest preparation

Routt County is now home to the largest man-made snowmobile terrain park built, the park's owners say. As of Saturday, it also may be home to a new world record.

Shaw tops women's field

On Sunday, Australian rider Johanna Shaw displayed the talent that earned her an Olympic berth on the way to winning the Race to the Cup parallel giant slalom at Howelsen Hill.

Kay finishes first at Cup

Alpine snowboard racer Zachary Kay saved his best for last Sunday afternoon. "Something just clicked, and my last two runs were by far my best two runs of the day," Kay said after the finals of the Race to the Cup parallel giant slalom at Howelsen Hill. "You can't ask for anything more than to finish strong like that."

Belles of the ball

Event skiers don a different face to win the race

Ski for Women is probably the one time each year when you can see people skiing or snowshoeing in gorilla suits or spot a woman dressed as a cow cheering as you cross the finish line.

Tom Ross: Where can I get a good used dairy cow?

Ten-dollar gas will bring a return to the simple life

I read some absolutely chilling news on the Internet during the weekend, and in the interest of getting your workweek off to a swell start, I thought I'd pass it along.