Pete Palmer

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Mystery Deepens After Explosives, Detonators Discovered In Dead 92-Year-Old’s House

A house containing a large quantity of explosives and chemicals — enough that would have surely destroyed the home, the county sheriff said — is the focus of wide-ranging investigation after the homeowner was found dead.

09/16/2014

An image from the scene (credit: Chaffee County Times)

Suspected Bomb Found In Buena Vista Turns Out Harmless

A device that authorities feared might be a bomb in the bed of a pickup in a Colorado mountain town wasn’t an explosive after all, the sheriff said Tuesday.

02/18/2014

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 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

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National Guard Called To Help Hiker Search

The Colorado Army National Guard has been called in to help rescuers search for a hiker missing since Sunday.

09/27/2011

Makana Von Gortler and Dr. Michael Von Gortler (credit: CBS)

Investigators Have Only Theories On How Missouri Mountain Hikers Died

Investigators say they may never know for sure what happened to a father and daughter who died hiking a Colorado 14er, but they now have three theories.

07/19/2011

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