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Experimental forest designated

TRUCKEE, Calif. — An experimental forest has been designated 10 miles north of Truckee, joining 77 other experiment forests and ranges in the United States and its territories. The experimental forest will be managed and used jointly by researchers from the U.S. Forest Service and the University-of California at Berkeley. Combined with data from a nearby snow research station at Donner Pass, researchers hope to use the experimental forest to help measure changes in the Sierra Nevada.

Snowmobiling stuntmen come to carnivals

WHITEFISH, Mont. — Winter carnivals used to feature ski jouring, the thrill consisting of skiers being drawn by horses. Now, the horses come under a hood. Snowmobiles – at least in the winter carnival at Whitefish – will be the center of attraction.

The Whitefish Pilot says that Red Bull, the drink manufacturer, will pay for the demonstration of death-defying flips and jumps by the snowmobiling stuntman from SCS Enterprises of Bozeman, Mont.