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Vail resident ID’d as second skier killed in Taos inbounds avalanche

January 21, 2019 — Vail resident Corey Borg, originally of Minnesota, has been identified as the second skier killed by an inbounds avalanche on Thursday at Taos Ski Valley in New Mexico. Borg's family has set up a GoFundMe page to help with the financial burdens. "Our grandson Corey Borg loved

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Video: Moose chases skiers at Breckenridge Ski Resort

January 21, 2019 — Hoping to warn others about the dangers of moose, this weekend a Summit County woman posted on Instagram a video she captured of one charging skiers and snowboarders Saturday at Breckenridge Ski Resort. “You can’t plan for this kind of stuff; you can’t make this

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Skier dies at Granby Ranch after colliding with tree

January 20, 2019 — A skier died Saturday night at Ski Granby Ranch after reportedly hitting a tree, according to Granby police. Ski patrol attended to an unresponsive skier at about 7:10 p.m. at the Granby ski resort, according to a statement released Sunday morning from the Granby Police

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Avalanche advisory in place for Colorado mountains through Monday

January 20, 2019 — The Colorado Avalanche Information Center on Saturday morning issued a special avalanche advisory in effect for the mountains of Colorado through 8 p.m. Monday. In the advisory, the CAIC said avalanche conditions are dangerous right now throughout the state. “Backcountry travelers can easily trigger very

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Ride the Rockies event returning to Snowmass, Roaring Fork Valley

January 20, 2019 — The annual Denver Post Ride the Rockies cycling tour makes its way back to the Roaring Fork Valley this summer for the first time since 2016, with overnights in Snowmass Village and Carbondale. The Ride is entering its 34th year. According to an announcement made Friday night,

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Colorado’s search for the right de-icing mixture

January 19, 2019 — EAGLE COUNTY — Beet juice is for drinking and for driving. Beet juice is one of the nation's new health discoveries, touted by health websites for its ability to improve blood flow and help lower blood pressure. Beet juice also is the base ingredient of

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University of Colorado announces $4 billion fundraising campaign

January 19, 2019 — BOULDER (AP) — The University of Colorado has announced its most ambitious fundraising campaign with the goal of raising $4 billion. The university has already raised more than $2 billion in the quiet phase of the campaign, which has been ongoing since late 2013. University

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CDOT gets started on Winter Blitz DUI enforcement campaign

January 19, 2019 — The Colorado Department of Transportation’s The Heat Is On campaign returns this week for the Winter Blitz DUI Enforcement period, promising an increased officer presence and saturation patrols across the state to apprehend motorists driving under the influence of alcohol, cannabis and other substances. The

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Lost skier survives snowstorm in backcountry near Steamboat resort

January 19, 2019 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS – A skier spent a snowy night in the backcountry after getting lost in the Routt National Forest outside Steamboat Resort on Thursday. A combined team of 17 Routt County Search and Rescue volunteers and Steamboat Ski Patrol worked together to bring the

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Storm brings heavy snow to Aspen, Snowmass area; avalanche warnings issued Friday

January 17, 2019 — Another round of snow with a forecast of as much as a foot Friday is making travel difficult around Aspen and Snowmass and sparking avalanche warnings in the Colorado mountains. The National Weather Service forecast calls for 6 to 12 inches of snow by Friday

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Inbounds avalanche at Taos Ski Valley buries 2 men near summit

January 17, 2019 — ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An avalanche rushed down a mountainside at a New Mexico ski resort on Thursday, injuring two people who were pulled from the snow after a roughly 20-minute rescue effort, a resort spokesman said. The avalanche near the highest peak of Taos Ski Valley

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Family remembers skier who died at Breckenridge Ski Resort on Jan. 7

January 16, 2019 — William James Hass was a life-long learner. As an inventor, writer and entrepreneur, Hass' life was largely defined by his intelligence and an unrelenting desire to share his knowledge with his loved ones and colleagues. And like most who make their way to the mountains,

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Eagle County Dems plan Feb. 5 forum, vote to fill Ryan’s seat

January 16, 2019 — EAGLE — On Monday, Jan. 28, Eagle County Commissioner Jill Ryan will begin work as Gov. Jared Polis' executive director of the Department of Public Health and Environment. For Eagle County Democrats, an equally important date is Sunday, Jan. 27. That's the effective date of Ryan's

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Skier who died Sunday at Quandary Peak identified

January 15, 2019 — The skier who died after an accident on Quandary Peak on Sunday has been identified as 22-year-old Peter Jacob Wing of Denver, according to Summit County Coroner Regan Wood. Wood said that the manner of death was accidental and caused by blunt force injuries suffered

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Suspect in custody after officer-involved shooting near Whole Foods in Frisco

January 15, 2019 — Updated at 9:53 p.m. At about 7:30 p.m. officers with the Frisco Police Department responded to a call regarding a person acting “erratically” at the Whole Foods Market in Frisco, according to a statement from the town. Police made contact with the person in the

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Colorado law enforcement officials, citizens join forces at Rifle summit to combat human trafficking

January 14, 2019 — Western Slope resident Angela Roe Clark is and always will be a survivor of human trafficking. Her experience with the crime began when she was just 5 years old. She was trafficked and abused by her grandfather in rural Iowa. “Familial trafficking is the biggest

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Traffic delays expected as Glenwood’s 27th Street Bridge replacement ramps up

January 14, 2019 — Traffic impacts related to the 27th Street Bridge replacement project in Glenwood Springs will be ramping up starting this week. On Monday, from approximately 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., it is anticipated that one lane will be closed on the bridge, and traffic will be

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Backcountry skier killed on Quandary Peak south of Breckenridge

January 13, 2019 — A backcountry skier died Sunday after being critically injured at about 13,400 feet elevation on Quandary Peak. The skier has not yet been identified. The Summit County Rescue Group responded to the call at about 11:20 Sunday morning. They used a Flight For Life helicopter

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Glitch causes Colorado DMV to overcharge registration for 100,000 drivers

January 13, 2019 — DENVER (AP) — Officials say a computer glitch caused the Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles to overcharge about 100,000 drivers for vehicle registration renewals last month. DMV spokeswoman Sarah Werner tells The Denver Post that most drivers were overcharged $50 to $120 on the specific ownership tax,

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Colorado appellate judge resigns after panel finds impropriety

January 13, 2019 — DENVER (AP) — A Colorado Appeals Court judge has resigned after a discipline review panel found three judicial code violations, including referring to a fellow Appeals Court judge as “the little Mexican” in an email. The Denver Post reports Judge Laurie Booras has agreed to step down

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