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“We had some pretty hot cat-on-cat action.”

-A Durango river tripper following a sketchy cataraft pile-up

on the Dolores

Dumped in hi-def

The televised party is over for Durango and Chelsea Wanstrath. On Mon., May 12, the native Durangoan got dumped on the finale of the ABC reality dating series, “The Bachelor: London Calling.”

London businessman Matt Grant presented his final rose and a marriage proposal to Shayne Lamas (Lorenzo’s daughter), and Wanstrath became the final bachelorette to be rejected by “The Bachelor’s” first-ever international star.

“There hasn’t been a straight forward journey for Chelsea and I,” Grant explained. “I’ve been questioning whether or not she’s really into me.”

Prior to the final rose ceremony in Barbados, Chelsea was taken on a helicopter ride around the coast and then touched down for a romantic picnic on a sandy beach. She had high hopes that night, when she presented Grant with the “Chelsea Brochure,” which explained the different sides of her personality and “also took a while to unfold.” The evening ended with a shared kiss and two statements of “I’m falling in love with you.” But apparently it wasn’t enough.

During the final rose ceremony, Grant greeted Wanstrath with a kiss but then started the let-down. “At times I thought you were the one. Many times,” he said before wishing Chelsea the best and sending her on her way.  

Wanstrath was not pleased. “It bothers me that I was so sincere and I feel like I was maybe too honest with him,” she confessed to the camera. “He’s a fool. He is a fool.”

The fruit of Lorenzo’s loins, on the other hand, was overjoyed. “It’s the happiest day of my life,” Shayne sobbed before millions of viewers.

Virtual Grand

Four Corners residents now have a chance to run Lava Falls without getting wet or taking a month off of work. A virtual Grand Canyon is coming to Telluride next weekend, when Mountainfilm screens the digital 3-D film presentation, “Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk 3D.”

The film was originally produced for exhibition in 3-D IMAX theatres and was converted from 70mm to digital 3-D for Mountainfilm and is one of the most highly anticipated films of the festival. Produced and directed by two-time Academy Award nominee Greg MacGillivray, the film documents the downriver journey of Robert Kennedy Jr., Wade Davis and their teen-age daughters. Mountainfilm celebrates its 30th festival on May 23-26. For more information, visit www.mountainfilm.org.