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Rowdy riders banned from Durango Mountain

Allen BestVail, CO Colorado

DURANGO, Colorado Four men have been banned for five years from Durango Mountain Resort. Ski area officials said the men were vulgar, rode their snowboards recklessly, and then, to elude ski patrollers, jumped from a lift chair that was 15 to 20 feet above the snow.When finally caught, the four men showed no remorse, general manager Hank Thiess told the Durango Herald. The four men, all young, appeared to be intoxicated.The resort is exploring how and with whom to share the names of these and other problem skiers and riders to keep them from causing problems on other mountains.

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. Under a headline titled Comix whiz disses Jackson urologist, the Jackson Hole News & Guide tells the story of its own Dr. Lisa Finkelstein, who got lampooned by television comedian Jay Leno.The doctor, explains the newspapers Johanna Love, has for several years had fun with the nature of her business through her witty newspaper advertisements. Leno, in turn, had some fun at her expense.You know something, if you have some problem and you go to an urologist maybe its me I want a mature urologist, he said during the Headlines segment of his TV program. I dont want a jokey urologist. I dont want a cute urologist.He then showed a card with a newspaper advertisement pasted on it. Said the ad: If you sprinkle when you tinkle come see Dr. Finkel.The newspaper explains that Jackson Hole residents and visitors have for years giggled at the doctors witty newspapers advertisements: One, with a photo of elderly golfers, said: Senior golf league … the pee G.A. This years advertisement shows a painted lizard with a missing tail holding a Cant Work sign. The text asks readers: Suffering from reptile dysfunction?Finkelstein tells the newspaper that her ads, while amusing people, help people talk about uncomfortable topics. Id rather them laugh than look at me and say, Uhhh, thats the urologist.

NORWOOD, Colo. The U.S. Forest Service is hoping to cut about 200 acres of low-elevation aspen trees that appear to be dying, with the hope it will cause some regrowth. The aspen trees are old, and so their dying is not a surprise. But what is happening in the San Juans, and elsewhere in the West, is that aspen trees are not regenerating as is often expected. This particular area is about 45 miles air miles northwest of Telluride, on the Uncompahgre Plateau.

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