April 24, 2012 |
LAS VEGAS -- Just when you thought it was safe to go back on those mountain trails. In a case that has stunned authorities with its ruthlessness, two Utah men have been arrested in connection with a pair of deadly makeshift booby traps set up along a popular hiking trail. One of the traps involved a trip wire triggered to send a 20-pound, spiked boulder swinging into an unsuspecting victim. The other was designed to trip a passer-by into a bed of sharpened wooden stakes. The two suspects, ages 19 and 21, told investigators after being arrested last weekend on suspicion of misdemeanor reckless endangerment that the traps were intended for wildlife.
February 1, 2014 |
It took 20 million years of wind and water erosion to form an eye-catching, mushroom-shaped boulder in a Utah state park. Heaving the stone off its perch took a man just 10 seconds, and the action sparked international disgust. A pair of former Boy Scout leaders who said they destroyed the rock formation to protect people from being crushed by it were charged with felony mischief this week, Utah state parks officials announced. In October, David Benjamin Hall, 42, taped Glenn Tuck Taylor, 45, pushing the stone to the ground.
October 21, 2013 |
Two Boy Scout leaders who filmed themselves toppling an ancient rock formation in a Utah state park have been removed from their posts by the Boy Scouts of America and face possible criminal charges for their actions at Goblin Valley State Park. The Scouts' Utah National Parks Council said the men violated the organization's "leave no trace" policy in the park. “As an organization that has been a leader in conservation for more than a century we were shocked and saddened by this irresponsible display of behavior and apparent disregard for our natural surroundings," Boy Scouts spokesman Deron Smith said in a statement.
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March 11, 2012 |
After an arduous, 105-mile journey from a dusty, remote Riverside quarry to the cultural heart of the Mid-Wilshire district, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's now-famous 340-ton granite boulder arrived safely at its new home before dawn Saturday. It took 11 cold and grueling nights on the road navigating tight corners, "crabbing" across bridges and narrowly avoiding collisions with towering utility poles, but LACMA's monolith arrived at exactly 4:25 a.m., illuminated by string lights and resting in a steel sling on its custom transporter.
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September 23, 2011 |
Fire crews are trained for human rescues. Animal rescues require some improvising. So when the Alpine Fire Protection District in eastern San Diego County got a desperate call about a dog wedged in a narrow crack in a large boulder, some innovation was necessary. The dog was apparently walking on the top of the boulder Tuesday and fell into the crevasse, landing 15 feet down. It was wedged so tightly that it could not move. First, firefighters tried using an extraction tool to pry the boulder apart, but the rock was too strong and the crevasse was too tight.
January 17, 2014 |
USC AT COLORADO When: 11 a.m. PST. Where: Coors Events Center, Boulder, Colo. On the air: TV: Fox Sports 1; Radio: 710. Records: USC 9-8, 0-4 Pac-12; Colorado 14-4, 3-2. Update: The Trojans face a hobbled Colorado team as they seek their first Pac-12 Conference win of the season. The Buffaloes are without their top scorer, Spencer Dinwiddie, who was lost for the season with a knee injury last week, and they lost to UCLA on Thursday, 69-56. USC is coming off an 84-66 loss to Utah, and the Trojans continue to struggle with ball control.