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Avalanche safety – Be prepared or die

Friday, October 20th, 2017 6:00am MST

As snow starts to fall, many Coloradoans and out of state visitors will take advantage of it and head to the mountains for a variety of outdoor activities.  Whether skiing, snowshoeing, or hiking, anyone who spends time outdoors in the high country needs to be aware of the danger avalanches present.  On average six people […]

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Avalanche on Mont Maudit in French Alps kills 9, injures 11, 4 missing

Thursday, July 12th, 2012 9:49am MST

A massive wall of snow let loose on a mountain Thursday in the Mount Blanc mountain range in the French Alps killing nine mountain climbers. Officials called the avalanche ‘the most deadly of recent years’ as rescue efforts continued. Read the rest of this story on Examiner.com including a slideshow of the search and rescue efforts.

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Avalanche keeps US 40 over Berthoud Pass closed; Search continues for missing snowboarder

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 4:58pm MST

With hurricane force winds and heavy snowfall conditions in Colorado’s high country have been treacherous in recent days.  The search continues for a snowboarder that disappeared at the height of the storm and an avalanche keeps US 40 over Berthoud Pass closed. The winter storm that struck yesterday brought with it winds to 99 mph […]

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Snowboarder dies in avalanche near Loveland Pass

Thursday, March 11th, 2010 4:41pm MST

A group of three snowboarders west of Arapahoe Basin near Loveland Pass triggered an avalanche on Wednesday killing one of the men. 20-year-old Daniel Michelotti was killed when he was partially buried in the event. According to Summit County Rescue Group, the three were snowboarding in a backcountry area off of Highway 6. Michelotti was […]

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Avalanche claims life of skier near Aspen

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010 1:18pm MST

The avalanche danger has been high throughout much of Colorado this year and that was highlighted today as rescuers pulled the body of a skier from a slide near Aspen. The victim is the third fatality of the season in Colorado. Pitkin County Sheriff’s Department officials said the avalanche was triggered at 4:00pm on Tuesday […]

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Winter weather preparedness articles added to Weather Education

Sunday, November 9th, 2008 7:49am MST

We recently published a series of articles from the National Weather Service as part of Colorado’s Winter Weather Preparedness Week.  We have now made those stories easier to find by adding them to the Weather Education menu on the left of every page.  This series of articles is a ‘must read’ for anyone living or […]

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Wild Western Weather 2008 announced

Monday, November 3rd, 2008 7:43am MST

The channel 7 24 / 7 Weather Center has accounced an exciting event – Wild Western Weather 2008.  The event will be held at the Wild Life Experience in Parker on Tuesday, November 18th from 6:00pm to 10:00pm.  This looks to be a great event with a number of notable speakers.   Some of the highlights […]

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Avalanche safety – Be prepared or die

Friday, October 24th, 2008 11:47am MST

As snow starts to fall, many Coloradoans and out of state visitors will take advantage of it and head to the mountains for a variety of outdoor activities.  Whether skiing, snowshoeing, or hiking, anyone who spends time outdoors in the high country needs to be aware of the danger avalanches present.  On average six people […]

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