Avalanche/landslide

Mitigating avalanches no easy task on San Juan Skyway

On the morning of March 5, 1992, a massive avalanche tumbled down a slide path on Red Mountain Pass just south of Ouray, burying two Colorado Department of Transportation employees. The pair were...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Close call for 2 backcountry skiers caught in avalanche near Silverton

It was a close call for a couple of backcountry skiers caught in an avalanche last month outside Silverton. The Colorado Avalanche Information Center posted a preliminary report Thursday with...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four mountain passes to close Thursday morning for avalanche blasting

The Colorado Department of Transportation is preparing to close mountain passes north and east of Durango to mitigate for avalanches in the high country. Wolf Creek Pass east of Durango and Coal...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wolf Creek Pass reopens after avalanche mitigation

UPDATED: Avalanche control work was completed as of 7:34 a.m. The Colorado Department of Transportation will conduct avalanche mitigation beginning at 6 a.m. Tuesday on U.S. Highway 160 over Wolf...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Avalanche victim near Rico saved by companions

In December, an avalanche east of Rico buried a snowmobiler who was saved by his companions, according to a recently released report by the Colorado Avalanche Information Center. On Dec. 16, two...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Famed avalanche expert Bruce Tremper to visit Durango

Recent snowfall in the San Juan Mountains followed by some clear weather will have backcountry skiers and snowboarders pushing to the high country. It’s a perfect time for Bruce Tremper to visit...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Second skier dies in aftermath of New Mexico avalanche

SANTA FE – A second person died from injuries sustained in an avalanche last week at a northern New Mexico ski resort, relatives and a hospital official said Monday. The deceased skier was...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Avalanche advisory in effect until Monday night

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center has issued a “special avalanche advisory” in effect for the Colorado mountains through 8 p.m. Monday. “Since January 11, the CAIC has documented 10 people...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Victim of Taos avalanche has died

TAOS, N.M. – A 22-year-old man died after being pulled from snow that crashed down a mountainside during an avalanche at a New Mexico ski resort, a hospital official said. The man, whose name was...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Snowslide hits Colorado Highway 145 near Trout Lake; avalanche threat ‘high’

The Colorado Department of Transportation is conducting avalanche mitigation today on Colorado Highway 145 from north of Rico to Ophir. The highway could have intermittent closures of 30 minutes or...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Misjudgments led to fatal avalanche on Red Mountain Pass, report says

Several misjudgments led to an avalanche that killed a backcountry skier participating in a Silverton Avalanche School course earlier this month, according to a report. The Colorado Avalanche...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

CDOT officials change avalanche mitigation system on Western Slope

FRISCO – The Colorado Department of Transportation is changing the way it handles avalanche mitigation efforts on the Western Slope. The Summit Daily News reports the department, in conjunction...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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