Outdoor Chattanooga News And Events

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - by Ruth Thompson


Here are upcoming news and events from Outdoor Chattanooga:


Featured Outdoor Chattanooga Event  

*Camp Chair Cinema: "Wild Bill's Run" Jan. 10 

The Lookout Wild Film Festival will partner with Outdoor Chattanooga for a free public screening of

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More Outdoor Chattanooga Events

Rapid Learning Kayak Skills Practice Resumes Jan. 7 & 14, 2014

Southern Adventist University's Hulsey Wellness Center will host our Rapid Learning Kayak Skills practice for the remainder of the winter, on the first and second Tues. of each month, Dec. - April, 2014, from 7-9 p.m. That means' we're paddling Jan. 7 & 14. 

Featured Community Event(s) 
*First Day Hikes Jan. 1-5, 2014
State Parks in Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia will be hosting First Day Hikes on Jan. 1, 2014 to help outdoor enthusiasts ring in the new year. Hikes range from 1 mile family strolls to 6 mile adventures.

News

Chattanooga Named Runner Friendly Community 

The Road Runners Club of America has designated Chattanooga as an "Outstanding Runner Friendly Community." This means that our community and City government does a good job supporting runners and running events. Congratulations, Chattanooga!

Land Trust for TN Conserves 6,200 Acres Near Fiery Gizzard

After years of hard work, the Land Trust for Tennessee has purchased and protected 6,200 acres around the Fiery Gizzard in South Cumberland State Park. With the help of the Conservation Fund and the Friends of South Cumberland, they raised $8.1 million to purchase the land. 

Registration Open for TN Bike Summit May 14-17

The 3rd annual TN Bike Summit will happen May 14-17, 2014 in Nashville. Among this year's guest speakers will be Jim Sayer, E.D. of the Adventure Cycling Assoc., Kim Wiley-Schwartz, Asst. Commissioner, NYC Dept. of Transportation, and Nashville Mayor Karl Dean. Registration is now open.

More Community Events 

Wauhatchie Trail Run Dec. 21

Hosted by the Chattanooga Track Club, this 6.7 mile trail run is a winter institution. Expect rocky, rough trail, steep inclines and the myriad of other challenges that come with running on the side of Lookout Mtn. 

Karen Lawrence Run for St. Jude Dec. 31
Celebrate New Year's with a four mile downtown run to raise money for sick children at the annual Karen Lawrence Run for St. Jude

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More Upcoming Events

January

30          Wild Edibles: Eat the Weeds in Your Back Yard

March

22          Rock/Creek River Gorge Trail Race

April

12          Father/Son 5K
 
May
3           3State/3Mountain Challenge

24-26     V.W. USA Cycling Pro Road and Time Trial National Championships

June

7           National Trails Day

August

9           Still Hollow Trail Race

September

28          Ironman Chattanooga

October

4           Rock/Creek Stump Jump

November

1           Upchuck 50K

December

 




Alexander Given Scenic Byway Trailblazer Award

Senator Lamar Alexander was one of two recipients on Tuesday, of the Scenic Byway Trailblazer Award from Scenic America, the National Scenic Byway Foundation and the Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership. Senator Alexander was recognized at an event celebrating the 25 th  anniversary of the National Scenic Byways Program. He said, “When I was governor of Tennessee ... (click for more)

Work Set To Begin Soon On Park At Former Charles A. Bell School

Work is set to begin next month on the construction of a park at the former Charles A. Bell School in Alton Park. The school at 3501 Central Ave. closed in 1989. It was razed in 2011. The City Council on Tuesday night approved a $881,647 contract with P&C Construction for the work. It will include a pavilion, restrooms, trails, ball fields, picnic tables, grills and ... (click for more)

2 Juveniles Arrested For Arson In Sevier County Fires

An investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, National Park Service, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Sevier County Sheriff’s Office has resulted in charges being placed against two juveniles in connection with the deadly wildfires in Sevier County.  Last week, at the request of 4 th  District Attorney ... (click for more)

Walker County Will No Longer Have Full-Time County Attorney Under Whitfield Tenure; Will Add Full-Time Communications Director

Incoming Walker County Sole Commissioner Shannon Whitfield said under his administration there will no longer be a full-time county attorney. "We will outsource this service on a fee basis," he said. Mr. Whitfield said he has begun interviewing attorneys who might be able to help out the county from time to time. Don Oliver has long been the county attorney for Walker County ... (click for more)

Vehicle Emissions Testing Causes More Pollution Than It Prevents - And Response

While a noble cause to make sure vehicles are operating efficiently with the minimum amount of pollutants, a simple analysis makes it somewhat evident the VET program in Chattanooga causes more pollution that it prevents.  Though I don't know how many vehicles are tested on an annual basis, if you assume an average round trip of 10 miles to the nearest testing station (five ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Cost Of No Discipline

At the start of the current school year, state education officials gathered at some “state testing task force” when disciplinary records from across Tennessee happened to be revealed. You probably are unaware of this, as it seems to have been kept on the “down low,” but statewide a full 20 percent of the black males in our public schools were suspended at least once during the 2014-2015 ... (click for more)