A bitter cold snap dropped temperatures to near 30 degrees below zero in northwestern Colorado on Thursday, while the rest of the state struggled with freezing weather, ice and snow.
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.
The Colorado Avalanche Information Center says the danger of snow slides is high in the western mountains.
A backcountry skier was buried in about 5 feet of snow and died in an avalanche on Saturday near Silverton.
This weekend’s winter storm left anywhere from half a foot to more than a foot of snow in many parts of the mountains. But it was too little too late and for about a dozen ski resorts who closed for the season Sunday.
More ski resorts have shut down for the season.
Colorado Goldfields Inc. says it’s getting closer to reactivating the Pride of the West mill near Silverton in southwest Colorado.
Investigators are asking the public to turn in any evidence they find from a plane that crashed in the Colorado mountains, killing four people.
The final two people killed in a plane crash in the southwest Colorado mountains were found Tuesday.
Authorities are still trying to find two people who are believed to have been killed in a small plane crash in the southwest Colorado mountains.