Dodgy adventures in the virtual world

A skier and his dog head up the Teton Canyon Road on Saturday east of Driggs. There was just enough snow for groomers to set tracks and smooth it out for skate skiers. In the background, Mount Owen, the Grand, Table Mountain and the Middle Teton can be seen. (Jerry Painter photo)

Last week, sweat was dripping off my face as if a tiny sprinkler was perched on my crown.

Some fun outdoor events coming to Idaho Falls

Aosta, Italy - February 28th, 1985: Three climbers and a dog on a ski slope simulate a rescue after an avalanche for a promotional photograph of tourism in the Valle d 'Aosta

Lani Landon, the force of nature behind the upcoming avalanche instructional, tells me she has gathered some awesome door prizes for Monday’s program starting at 7 p.m. at Taylorview Middle School.

Cherish your memories this Thanksgiving

From left, Sunny the dog, Moira and Levi Painter enjoy a backpacking trip in the Sawtooth Wilderness. Trips such as these create lasting memories for families to be truly thankful. (Jerry Painter photo)

If you’re picking up this paper early enough, stop right now and speed down to Freeman Park and join the Race to Feed the Hungry 5k, which begins at 9 a.m. The fun run does two things very well: It unites a community in burning some calories before folks overload themselves and it helps stock the food banks here in Idaho Falls.

Climbing chaos fun at the local gym

Climbers watch a competitor work a route and wait their turn to get on the bouldering wall at The Edge Climbing & Fitness gym in Idaho Falls on Saturday. The gym held a competition most of the day with more than 50 people joining in. (Jerry Painter photo)

Each competitor at Saturday’s indoor climbing contest at The Edge in Idaho Falls was given a score card with a list of about 60 numbers down one side. Each number corresponded to a route and number on the climbing walls. The score card told the difficulty and points value of each route.

Dodging in the dodgy weather

Davin Ray Lybbert, a student at Brigham Young University-Idaho from Ontario, Canada, climbs a route at the Teddy Bear Cover area west of American Falls on Saturday. (Jerry Painter photo)

Six adventurers were gathered for breakfast Saturday morning in the small kitchen of the Painter household.

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