Top 5 web-only stories this week (Feb. 27, 2015) |

Top 5 web-only stories this week (Feb. 27, 2015)

Compiled by Caitlin Row
Hanging Lake was named one of "The West's 9 Most Spectacular Waterfall Hikes" by the Huffington Post on Thursday.
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1. Learn about Hanging Lake in Glenwood Springs, Colo.

According to author Jessica Cabe, Hanging Lake recently was listed on the Huffington Post as one of “The West’s 9 Most Spectacular Waterfall Hikes.” Other waterfalls mentioned are located in Oregon, Arizona, Washington and California.

2. Learn about a century old cake recipe.

“ One of the most inspiring stories about the triumphant female chefs is the biography of Edna Lewis, the granddaughter of an emancipated slave,” wrote The Kitchen Diva. “In 1949, she opened a successful and high-profile restaurant in Manhattan at a time when few women, especially black women, owned businesses.”

3. Learn about new winter gear presented at Denver’s SIA Snow Show.

“Each year ski and snowboard industry insiders flock to the annual SIA Snow Show — now in its 61st year — to check out what’s new and what to expect for the following season when it comes to hard goods and apparel,” reported Sebastian Foltz. “Held in Denver for the last six years, it annually attracts roughly 20,000 visitors and typically features winter-related outdoor gear and apparel from about 1,000 different brands.”

4. Learn about a recent skier death in Aspen.

“An avalanche killed a skier Monday [Feb. 23] in an out-of-bounds area on the west side of Aspen Mountain, below Ruthie’s Lift,” reported Lauren Glendenning. “The uninjured skier in the party of two skiers reported the avalanche to the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office just before 3 p.m.”

5. Learn about the annual Breck Spring Fever Festival.

According to a Summit Daily News staff report: “Breck’s Spring Fever Festival, the largest spring skiing party in the Rocky Mountain region, begins the weekend of Friday, March 20, with the GoPro Big Mountain Challenge and continues through closing day, Sunday, April 19, with a series of signature events including competitions and kids’ events in addition to the free concerts.”

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