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Buena Vista

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Hundreds Gather To Remember Victims Of Rock Slide

More than a thousand people gathered in a small Colorado mountain town Saturday to remember five members of the same family who were killed by a massive rock slide on a popular hiking trail.

10/05/2013

An area near where the slide occurred (credit: CBS)

Trail Closed At Least Until Spring After Fatal Rock Slide

A popular Colorado trail where a rock slide killed five members of the same family will remain closed at least until spring, the U.S. Forest Service said Wednesday, and one local official believes the closure should be permanent.

10/02/2013

The Johnson family. (Left to right: Kiowa-Rain Johnson, Dawna Johnson, Gracie Johnson and Dwayne Johnson. The photo includes the Johnson's son, Dakota, who was not with the family during the hike). (credit: CBS)

Dad Who Saved Girl In Deadly Rock Slide Remembered

Friends preparing to bury five relatives who died in a Colorado rock slide are remembering the father credited for saving his daughter’s life as a selfless volunteer who probably didn’t flinch to jump in front of cascading boulders to protect his daughter.

10/02/2013

Students at the vigil Tuesday night in Buena Vista (credit: CBS)

Nearly All Of Buena Vista Attends Vigil For Rock Slide Victims

Hundreds of people crowded a high school football stadium Tuesday night to honor a family killed in a rock slide. Five died and the lone survivor is alive only because her father shielded her from the crashing boulders.

10/02/2013

Students painted a rock with messages for the Johnsons outside of the high school (credit: CBS)

Family Killed In Rock Slide Was Well Known & Liked In Buena Vista

A family from Buena Vista that was killed in a rock slide below Mount Princeton was well-known and liked in their community.

10/01/2013

The Johnson family. (Left to right: Kiowa-Rain Johnson, Dawna Johnson, Gracie Johnson and Dwayne Johnson. The photo includes the Johnson's son, Dakota, who was not with the family during the hike). (credit: CBS)

Deputy: Father Likely Saved Girl In Deadly Rock Slide

A 13-year-old girl said her father shielded her as boulders crashed down on them on a Colorado hiking trail – an action that authorities say probably saved her life even as her father and four other family members were killed.

10/01/2013

An area near where the slide occurred (credit: CBS)

5 Hikers Killed In Chaffee County Rock Slide

Five hikers have died after being trapped by a rock slide on a trail in south-central Colorado on Monday, and another was pulled out with injuries and flown to a hospital, authorities said.

09/30/2013

Browns Canyon National Monument (credit: John Fielder/brownscanyon.org)

Udall Seeks Feedback On Proposed National Monument

U.S. Sen. Mark Udall is asking for the public’s help in crafting legislation to create a national monument that would include 22,000 acres on both sides of the Arkansas River between Salida and Buena Vista in south-central Colorado.

05/18/2013

An avalanche is set along Independence Pass on Monday. (credit: CBS)

Avalanche Mitigation On Independence Pass Makes For An Exciting Show

Crews with the Colorado Department of Transportation are getting some extra help in their effort to get Independence Pass cleared for the summer.

05/14/2013

The rafting season this year is looking up after a wet and snowy April and May (credit: CBS)

Rafting Season Rushes In With Forecasted Rapids

After a dismal season last year with low water flows, rafting companies are riding on the rushing rapids forecasted this spring and summer.

05/10/2013

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