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Avalanche blasting on Independence Pass. (credit: CBS)

Bombs, Helicopter Needed To Negate Independence Pass Avalanche Danger

Clearing Independence Pass of avalanche danger takes planning, a helicopter and 30-pound bombs.

05/14/2014

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Big Push Underway To Raise $$ For Avalanche Info Center

A group interested in keeping skiers and snowboarders safe in Colorado’s backcountry is trying to raise more money for the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.

04/17/2014

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Fresh Powder Great For Skiing, Raises Avalanche Danger

This week’s fresh powder is great for skiers and boarders who want to enjoy spring skiing in Colorado’s mountains but it’s concerning for those who monitor avalanche conditions.

03/28/2014

Members of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center studying a slide (credit: CBS)

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center Needs More Funding

After four deaths in one week and dozens of other avalanches, the small team at the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) is hoping to grow, but that costs money.

02/18/2014

CBS4 Meteorologist Justin McHeffey in the Mobile Weather Lab talking about avalanche danger (credit: CBS)

Risky Conditions For Backcountry Skiers, Boarders

Avalanche danger experts are warning of the risky conditions in parts of the high country after an avalanche claimed the life of a backcountry skier.

01/02/2014

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Danger Of ‘Natural’ Avalanches Increased In The High Country

The storm has made roads dangerous across Colorado and is also raising avalanche concerns.

12/04/2013

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Have Fun & Help Fund The Colorado Avalanche Information Center

The largest fundraiser for the Colorado Avalanche Information Center will be held this weekend. It’s a state agency that gets a lot of money from the state, but about a quarter of their budget come from donations

11/09/2013

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

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Loveland Pass Avalanche Survivor Was Buried For 4 Hours

The sole survivor of an avalanche that killed five men in Colorado was fully buried in snow except for his left arm, which allowed him to clear snow from his face so he could breathe.

04/24/2013

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Avalanches An Ever-Present Hazard In Colorado

The death of a 23-year-old Durango man Feb. 2 in an avalanche near Silverton drives home how deceptively treacherous snow conditions can bury skiers, hikers or snowboarders in an instant.

02/16/2013

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