In December, a Colorado Mesa University student and a metal detector combined to pull the pieces from the dark of the rocky soil and into the western Colorado winter sun.
Recent snowfall after a dry start to the season has led to a considerable avalanche risk. That applies to all mountains in the central part of Colorado.
The search continues for two hunters missing in different parts of western Colorado.
Grand Mesa is one the world’s largest flat-top mountains. There are three groomed trail systems and five backcountry trails for cross country skiers and snowshoers. They are managed by the Grand Mesa Nordic Council.
Avalanche forecasters are now saying Colorado may see the most dangerous avalanche conditions in state history.
Hidden on Colorado’s Western Slope is a real gem of Rockies skiing and snowboarding: Powderhorn Resort.