Mountains

CORRECTS DATE TO NOV. 23, INSTEAD OF NOV. 13 - In this Nov. 23, 2019, photo provided by Brendan Cheever, Tom Gately holds a gold wedding band he found by using a metal detector on snow-covered Mount Hancock in New Hampshire's White Mountains. Bill Giguere, of North Andover, Mass., had been wearing the ring for three years and put out a plea to a hiking group for help after he lost it while hiking the previous week. (Brendan Cheever via AP)
November 27, 2019 - 6:50 pm
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A man’s quest to find his wedding ring on a 4,000-foot snow-covered mountain in New Hampshire has been completed by a couple of hikers — and a metal detector. WMUR-TV reports Bill Giguere, of Massachusetts, recently lost the gold band on Mount Hancock. Giguere, who had been...
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November 27, 2019 - 8:58 am
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A man’s quest to find his wedding ring on a 4,000-foot snow-covered mountain in New Hampshire has been completed by a couple of hikers — and a metal detector. WMUR-TV reports Bill Giguere, of Massachusetts, recently lost the gold band on Mount Hancock. Giguere, who had been...
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A DC-10 air tanker drops retardant to slow the Cave Fire burning in Los Padres National Forest, Calif., above Santa Barbara on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
November 26, 2019 - 5:39 pm
GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — Most of the thousands of people who fled a raging California wildfire in the mountains north of Santa Barbara were told they could return home Tuesday as an approaching storm offered hope the flames would be doused. About 4,000 of the nearly 5,500 evacuees were affected when...
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A helicopter drops water on the Cave Fire burning along Highway 154 in Los Padres National Forest, Calif., above Santa Barbara on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
November 26, 2019 - 4:36 pm
GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — Most of the thousands of people who fled a raging California wildfire in the mountains north of Santa Barbara were told they could return home Tuesday as an approaching storm offered hope the flames would be doused. About 4,000 of the nearly 5,500 evacuees were affected when...
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A helicopter drops water on the Cave Fire burning along Highway 154 in Los Padres National Forest, Calif., above Santa Barbara on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
November 26, 2019 - 3:58 pm
GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — Most of the thousands of people who fled a raging California wildfire in the mountains north of Santa Barbara were told they could return home Tuesday as an approaching storm offered hope the flames would be doused. About 4,000 of the nearly 5,500 evacuees were affected when...
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A wooden sign honoring snowboard pioneer Jake Burton Carpenter sits at the entranceway to a parking lot at Stowe Mountain Resort on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, in Stowe, Vt. Snowboarders turned out to take turns down the mountain on opening day in honor of the founder of Burton Snowboards. Carpenter brought the snowboard to the masses and helped turn the sport into a billion-dollar business. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)
November 22, 2019 - 4:28 pm
STOWE, Vt. (AP) — Snowboarders glided down a Vermont mountain Friday on the opening day of the season as a tribute to Jake Burton Carpenter, a pioneer in the sport who died this week. Carpenter, who founded Burton Snowboards in Vermont, died Wednesday of cancer complications. He was 65. In...
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A wooden sign honoring snowboard pioneer Jake Burton Carpenter sits at the entranceway to a parking lot at Stowe Mountain Resort on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, in Stowe, Vt. Snowboarders turned out to take turns down the mountain on opening day in honor of the founder of Burton Snowboards. Carpenter brought the snowboard to the masses and helped turn the sport into a billion-dollar business. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)
November 22, 2019 - 2:01 pm
STOWE, Vt. (AP) — Snowboarders are taking turns down a Vermont mountain on the opening day of the season as a tribute to a pioneer in the sport who died this week. Jake Burton Carpenter died Wednesday of cancer complications. He had founded Burton Snowboards in Vermont. Employees boarded a...
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A wooden sign honoring snowboard pioneer Jake Burton Carpenter sits at the entranceway to a parking lot at Stowe Mountain Resort on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, in Stowe, Vt. Snowboarders turned out to take turns down the mountain on opening day in honor of the founder of Burton Snowboards. Carpenter brought the snowboard to the masses and helped turn the sport into a billion-dollar business. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)
November 22, 2019 - 1:38 pm
STOWE, Vt. (AP) — Snowboarders are taking turns down a Vermont mountain on the opening day of the season as a tribute to a pioneer in the sport who died this week. Jake Burton Carpenter died Wednesday of cancer complications. He had founded Burton Snowboards in Vermont. Employees boarded a...
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November 22, 2019 - 1:23 pm
STOWE, Vt. (AP) — Snowboarders are taking turns down a Vermont mountain on the opening day of the season as a tribute to a pioneer in the sport who died this week. Jake Burton Carpenter died Wednesday of complications from a relapse of cancer. He had founded Burton Snowboards in Vermont. Employees...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2012, file photo, Jake Burton Carpenter, the creator of Burton Snowboards, center, speaks during a bill signing with Gov. Peter Shumlin, to the right of Burton, in Stowe, Vt. Shumlin signed a bill making skiing and snowboarding the official state sports of Vermont. Carpenter, the innovator who brought the snowboard to the masses and helped turn the sport into a billion-dollar business, has died after a recurring bout with cancer. He was 65. Officials from the company he founded, Burton Snowboards, told The Associated Press of his death Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, FIle)
November 21, 2019 - 7:25 pm
Whether you had a gold medal hanging from your neck, were just learning how to stand on a snowboard, or were one of those flustered skiers wondering where all the kids in the baggy pants were coming from, you knew the name “Burton.” Jake Burton Carpenter, the man who changed the game on the...
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