Are you ready to shred, send, and sweat? Our February 2014 issue features our Race Ahead guide, a yearlong calendar of the top outdoor races, competitions, and events in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. Whether you’re a paddler, runner, climber, biker, powder shredder, or enthusiastic crowd-goer, we’ve got an event for you!To help us narrow down the list, we’ve asked six of the region’s outdoor experts to give us their votes and a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into organizing some of these events.Also in this month’s issue are a number of articles from our in-house writers and contributors. BRO contributor Devan Boyle breaks down the argument for which is better, summer or winter olympics. BRO contributor Graham Averill takes us through the reality of parenthood and the great outdoors while Anne Lundblad talks fastest known times (FKTs) in the Blue Ridge. BRO travel editor Jess Daddio travels to Canaan Valley to hit the trails with White Grass Touring Center owner Chip Chase, and senior editor Jedd Ferris wraps up this issue with the latest news in the music biz.Happy February, y’all. Make it a good one.FeaturesRace AheadTrail RunningRoad RunningRoad BikingMountain BikingClimbingPaddlingMultisportsSnowsportsF.K.T.Cross-Country Skiing in the Land of Milk and HoneyDepartmentsDebate: Summer vs. Winter OlympicsTele Skiing in the SouthTrail-Ready GearEssayParenting Secrets
The Osceola County Sheriff’s department is reporting that investigators have found the remains of a mother who was reported missing last week after she failed to pick up her son from school.35-year-old Nicole Montalvo went missing on October 21st after she dropped her 8-year-old son off to his father and grandparent’s home. Authorities were then notified about her disappearance Tuesday afternoon when she failed to pick up her son from school and no one was able to get in touch with her.Florida mother reported missing after failing to pick up son from school Authorities later discovered that Montalvo’s phone had been turned off and that her car was abandoned about 8-miles from her son’s grandparent’s home.After conducting an extensive search of the father and grandparent’s home Friday, authorities discovered Montalvo’s remains.Montalvo’s ex-husband Christopher Otero-Rivera and his father Angel Rivera were arrested Friday on unrelated charges, however, according to court records both men are now facing a premeditated murder charge and are being held without bond.