Avalanche control on Colorado Highway 145 goes high tech

Avalanche control on Lizard Head Pass between Rico and Telluride on Colorado Highway 145 is about to go high tech with a $1.4 million remote-control system. Every winter north of Rico, the Yellow...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Skier evacuated by helicopter after avalanche near Rico

Rescue crews responded Tuesday to a backcountry skier injured in an avalanche in Dolores County near Rico, according to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center. The skier was caught in the slide,...

DATE: April 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Spike in avalanches reported in San Juan Mountains

Dangerous snow conditions in the San Juan Mountains resulted in five separate avalanches triggered by skiers over the weekend, which caught six people, carried three and buried two. According to...

DATE: March 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Searchers looking for 2 men missing after Colorado avalanche

VAIL – Searchers are looking for two men who are missing and presumed dead after a weekend avalanche in the Vail area, the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday. Three men were snowmobiling in...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Road to Utah ski area re-opens after multiple avalanches

SALT LAKE CITY – Officials have re-opened the only road in and out of a Utah ski area east of Salt Lake City that had been closed for days due to multiple avalanches. Alta Ski Area visitors and...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

It might be dry in town, but San Juan Mountains receive steady snowstorms

U.S. Highway 550 at Red Mountain Pass was forced to close Friday morning because of avalanche danger, and though crews were able to get the road open by the afternoon, winter storms aren’t done...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Weak snowpack blamed for uptick in avalanches started by backcountry travelers

Skiers and snowmobilers have triggered six avalanches in the past week or so across the San Juan Mountains as deteriorating snow conditions have upped the chances of starting a slide. According to...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ice climbing death in Ouray a rarity among avalanche fatalities, records show

A Seattle woman who died while ice climbing in Ouray last weekend was the victim of one of the rarest avalanche accident fatalities in the state, and her death, according to a final report from the...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Seattle woman killed in Ouray County avalanche

A 44-year-old Seattle woman was killed Saturday when a falling block of ice caused an avalanche above her on the Dungeon Ice Climbing Route south of Ouray. Ouray County Emergency manager Glenn Boyd...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Storm closes Red Mountain Pass; work scheduled on Molas, Coal Bank passes

A snowstorm that pushed into Southwest Colorado on Thursday night strengthened Friday, creating chaotic conditions on mountain passes and forcing several road closures. As the storm reached...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

After avalanche destroys home, Hinsdale County sheriff resigns

On the morning of March 12, an avalanche tumbled down a mountainside outside Lake City, obliterating the home of Hinsdale County Sheriff Justin Casey while he and his two daughters were inside...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two caught in avalanche, signaling start to the season

Snowshoers had a close call Saturday after being caught in an avalanche on Red Mountain Pass in the San Juan Mountains. “They triggered a slide that ran down on top of them,” said Ethan Greene,...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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