‘Sparkplug of life’ recalled

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‘Sparkplug of life’ recalled

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Contributions in Olivia Buchanan’s honor will provide avalanche education for women outdoor enthusiasts. Donations can be made to Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado, “The Olivia Buchanan Avalanche Education Fund,” P.O. Box 1673, Durango, CO 81302.
Donations can be made online at www.swcommunityfoundation.org; designate the fund in the comments box during checkout.

‘Sparkplug of life’ recalled

“Mom, I’m a snow geek,” Olivia Buchanan once proudly told her mother, Amy Buchanan. Amy Buchanan spoke to hundreds who gathered Sunday at Kendall Mountain in Silverton to celebrate the life of Olivia, who died in January in an avalanche above Silverton.
Olivia Buchanan, who was 23 when she was killed in an avalanche above Silverton in January, grew up in Durango.
A crowd of hundreds celebrated the life of Olivia Buchanan on Sunday afternoon at Kendall Mountain in Silverton.
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