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August 10, 2014
Local view: Chester Bowl ski jumps: Consider alternatives to destruction of Duluth’s historic ski jumps
I applaud Rocci Contardo, an excellent former Duluth ski jumper, for his comments in the Aug. 1 story, “Former ski jumper urges city to keep...
opinion / local view
August 10, 2014 - 8:54pm
Local view: Chester Bowl ski jumps: If jumps have to go, can we save the danger?
I’ve never climbed the old ski jumps that tower above Chester Bowl in the hillside, but I’ve always liked that I could. Not legally, of course, but there’s been little to stop anyone from ascending the 88 meters to the top. I’m told the unending vista of Lake Superior makes...
opinion / local view
August 10, 2014 - 8:51pm
Local view: Chester Bowl ski jumps: Sad to see Nordic sports in disarray
I empathized with the passion of Rocci Contardo in arguing to keep the ski jumps at Chester Bowl (“Former ski jumper urges city to keep Chester Bowl ski jumps,” Aug 1). It is truly a shame to see our Nordic sport fall into disarray and be replaced strictly by alpine skiing. I...
opinion / local view
August 10, 2014 - 8:49pm
Field reports: Minnesota schedules waterfowl season; little change to limits
Minnesota’s waterfowl season will open a half-hour before sunrise on Sept. 27, under a similar season structure to last year, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Hunters will see similar bag limits and season dates that vary for north, central and southern...
August 10, 2014 - 12:06am
August 7, 2014
Duluth ski trail plan ready for review
A citywide plan for the future development of Duluth’s network of ski trails is now available for public review. The draft master plan has been more than two years in the making. The document is the product of public collaboration with consultant Gary Larson and addresses trail...
August 7, 2014 - 11:20pm
July 31, 2014
Former ski jumper urges city to keep Chester Bowl ski jumps; plans for removal move ahead
As a boy, Rocci Contardo of Duluth would spend all day soaring from the Chester Bowl ski jumps if he could. He’d take a break for dinner, he said, but would return to the jumps until nightfall forced him reluctantly home. Contardo, now 91, urged the city of Duluth at a public meeting...
July 31, 2014 - 9:56pm
July 24, 2014
City plans to remove Chester Bowl ski jumps
The city of Duluth has set a public meeting for next week to discuss plans for the “removal and memorialization” of the historic ski jumps at Chester Bowl. While the jumps will come down, a new downhill ski run will be installed to enhance the healthy alpine program. “We wanted...
July 24, 2014 - 10:43pm
July 23, 2014
Bygones for Wednesday, July 23, 2014
News Tribune, July 23, 1974 * A trial began in U.S. District Court in Duluth yesterday in the suit of 12 area ski resort operators who contend a $600,000 grant for Spirit Mountain violates federal requirements. Their attorney argued there isn’t sufficient business for another ski...
July 23, 2014 - 12:04am
June 19, 2014
IRRRB set to OK $6.2 million for new event center at Giants Ridge
The Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board is expected to approve $6.19 million Monday for a new event center at Giants Ridge Ski Area near Biwabik. The IRRRB-owned ski and event facility received $3.8 million from the 2014 Legislature as part of the state bonding construction...
news / iron range
June 19, 2014 - 11:48am
June 1, 2014
Field reports: Wisconsin to allow inland trolling beginning in 2015
Under a rule modified Wednesday by Wisconsin’s Natural Resources Board, trolling would be allowed beginning in 2015 on inland waters, according to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Under the rule: * Trolling would be legal with at least one line per angler on all inland...
outdoors / fishing
June 1, 2014 - 12:00am
May 29, 2014
Spirit Mountain hires new executive director
Spirit Mountain announced Thursday that it has hired a new executive director to replace Renee Mattson, who is stepping down from the post. Her successor will be Brandy Ream, who comes to the job from Ski Bluewood in Dayton, Wash., where she has served as director of development...
May 29, 2014 - 12:08pm
April 28, 2014
Spirit Mountain director: Bitter cold battered budget
Although the recent ski season will go down as one of the longest anyone can remember at Spirit Mountain, thanks to snow that arrived in November and persisted well into April, frigid weather cost the operation dearly, according to Renee Mattson, its executive director. She explained...
April 28, 2014 - 11:26pm
April 23, 2014
Lutsen to offer skiing in May
There’s a buzz going around in skiing circles about a unique opportunity up the North Shore in a little more than a week: skiing in May. That’s...
April 23, 2014 - 7:45am
April 10, 2014
Reader's view: Let’s bring Olympic Winter Games to Duluth and Thunder Bay
Call it Lakehead/Duluth 2026 or Thunder Bay/Duluth 2026. Let’s get started on making a joint Winter Olympics bid. We can host the 2026 (or even 2030) Winter Olympics; and we would be guaranteed to get it, I feel, if Thunder Bay and Duluth co-hosted it with some events held at points...
opinion / readers views
April 10, 2014 - 12:00am
March 26, 2014
Spirit Mountain extends season
Skiers and snowboarders will have more time to hit the slopes this spring at Spirit Mountain. Due to the unusually good snow conditions for the season, Spirit Mountain will remain open longer than normal. “This has certainly been a season of ups and downs,” Briana Johnson, director...
March 26, 2014 - 7:34pm