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The 10th Mountain Division is back for Legacy Days in Vail

February 15, 2019 — VAIL — You should know where you're from and who brought you. That's one reason Colorado Army National Guard soldiers will conduct ski and winter training during this weekend's Legacy Days in Vail. They'll hone their mountain skills while honoring Colorado as the original home

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Avalanche advisory issued for Vail, Summit County through President’s Day weekend

February 15, 2019 — Heavy snowfall and gusting winds this week have presented very dangerous avalanche conditions for the higher elevations in Colorado. The Colorado Avalanche Information Center has issued an avalanche watch from Thursday morning until Monday for Vail, Summit County and other mountainous regions across Colorado. Avalanche danger

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Police investigating car vs. pedestrian fatality on I-70 in Glenwood

February 15, 2019 — Glenwood Springs Police are investigating a fatality that occurred late Thursday, apparently involving a female pedestrian who was hit by an unknown vehicle on Interstate 70 near the Glenwood Vapor Caves. I-70 was closed for about two hours after the 7:45 p.m. incident, which occurred

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Father of snowboarder who died at Snowmass: ‘He was just one of those good guys’

February 15, 2019 — Tyler Hamm had big plans and his whole life in front of him. The 20-year-old Charlotte, North Carolina, native had spent the past two years cooking in Aspen during the winter and Alaska in the summer, and had four job offers on the table for

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National Resources Management Act passes U.S. Senate after years of negotiation

February 15, 2019 — In what is being hailed as a rare, old-school piece of exhaustively negotiated federal legislation with many crafters and few critics, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed the National Resources Management Act on Tuesday. The bill is the biggest piece of public lands legislation in a

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Watch: Moose falls through basement window well into Park City home

February 14, 2019 — Gabriele Goulet and her fiancé, Tim Morgan, had an unexpected visitor drop in on them on Valentine’s Day. Goulet and Morgan, who are Park City residents, were house sitting for her parents in Pinebrook on Thursday. At around 7 a.m., they both heard the sound

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Avalanches pose dangers even to backcountry experts

February 14, 2019 — There is a dirty little secret in the world of backcountry skiing and avalanche safety. It has to do with death, danger and the risks that even experts sometimes ignore in pursuit of a powder day. Avalanche and backcountry safety lies at the intersection of

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Vail Valley hotels take five of top 10 spots on list of best hotels in Colorado

February 13, 2019 — EAGLE COUNTY — The Vail Valley is already a well-established brand. But a recent list of the top hotels in the state may put a little more shine on that marketing halo. A recent survey by U.S. News & World Report rated the state's top

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WATCH: Trail runner who killed mountain lion with bare hands speaks at Larimer County news conference

February 13, 2019 — A trail runner who killed a young mountain lion, in self-defense and with his bare hands, in Larimer County will speak at a news conference on Thursday. Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the county Department of Natural Resources will facilitate the conference on the unusual lion attack and subsequent

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El Chapo likely off to ‘Alcatraz of the Rockies’ in Colorado

February 13, 2019 — NEW YORK (AP) — In the world of corrections, there are inmates who pose security risks, and then there’s El Chapo. Drug lord Joaquin Guzman has an unparalleled record of jailbreaks, having escaped two high-security Mexican prisons before his ultimate capture and extradition to the

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Boy hospitalized after fall from Aspen Highlands lift

February 13, 2019 — ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — A 9-year-old boy was hospitalized after falling 31 feet (9.4 meters) from a chairlift at a Colorado ski resort over the weekend. The Aspen Daily News reports that the incident occurred Saturday at Aspen Highlands. Aspen Skiing Co. spokesman Jeff Hanle said Tuesday

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Man’s X Games party trashed Aspen condo, prompts lawsuit

February 13, 2019 — A Front Range man who stayed in Aspen for the Winter X Games faces civil allegations that he trashed a condo by raiding its liquor cabinet and damaging valuable artwork and furniture. In a lawsuit filed Friday in Pitkin County District Court, the trust that

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Colorado artist PJ Olsson wins Grammy award

February 12, 2019 — The Recording Academy awarded a Grammy award Sunday to Winter Park resident PJ Olsson’s latest collaboration, a remastered edition of the Alan Parsons Project album Eye in the Sky. The award was for best immersive audio album. Olsson’s win, shared with collaborators Alan Parsons and

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Retired Marine will share presentation on 10th Mountain Division in Aspen on Tuesday

February 12, 2019 — Retired Marine Col. Thomas Duhs gained respect and some insight into the famed U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division during his years of military service in cold-weather operations between 1981 and 1992. Duhs used his own experience training troops and his research into the official regimental

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Snowmobiler medevaced after 150 foot fall in Grand Lake

February 12, 2019 — A 38-year-old woman was medevaced from Grand Lake Saturday afternoon after sustaining serious injuries while snowmobiling. At around 2 p.m. Saturday, the woman was snowmobiling in the Porphyry Peak area near Grand Lake when she drove around a fence and over a cliff, falling about

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Skiers, snowmobilers may pay more on Vail Pass as Forest Service looks into raising fees

February 12, 2019 — Backcountry skiers and snowmobilers may be asked to pay more to use Vail Pass for the first time in almost 15 years. The U.S. Forest Service, which manages the area, said in a release last week that it has run a deficit the past two

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Tyler Hamm ID’d as snowboarder who died in Snowmass terrain park

February 11, 2019 — Tyler Hamm of Snowmass Village was identified Monday as the snowboarder who died Sunday in the terrain park at Snowmass resort, the Pitkin County Coroner's Office said Monday morning. The cause and manner of death are pending investigation, Deputy Coroner Eric Hansen said in a news release. Hamm, 20,

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Rep. Joe Neguse throws support behind Green New Deal to address climate change, economic inequality

February 10, 2019 — Congress swore in 89 new members of the House of Representatives last month, and the freshmen legislators have hit the ground running. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortex, D-Bronx, by far the most prominent rookie in this class, started her second month in Congress by introducing a radically

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Skier files suit against snowboarder over crash on Snowmass

February 10, 2019 — A skier allegedly hit a week ago by a snowboarder at Snowmass filed a lawsuit Thursday in Pitkin County District Court seeking damages for the incident. Kim Petrie, a Colorado resident, was skiing down Lower Green Cabin, a blue run near the High Alpine chairlift,

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Meteor sighting: A bird, a plane — no, it’s a fireball in the sky

February 9, 2019 — People with their eyes to the sky around 6 p.m. Thursday were in for a cosmic treat. A bright orb, glowing with the intensity of a full moon, shot across the cloudless expanse of stars, leaving a smoky trail in its path. Chris Powers was

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