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No Impact Seen On Ski Season From Furloughs

A group representing the nation’s ski industry said Monday it expects no major impact on this year’s ski season because of federal furloughs.

10/07/2013

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 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

A worker removes pot plants from a site in the White River National Forest (credit: U.S. Forest Service)

No Evidence Of Cartel Ties To Massive Pot Growing Operation In High Country

More than 3,000 marijuana plants at an estimated worth of $8.4 million have been removed from an illegal growing site in the White River National Forest, according to U.S. Forest Service.

09/24/2013

A worker removes pot plants from a site in the White River National Forest (credit: U.S. Forest Service)

$8.4M Worth Of Pot Plants Removed From White River National Forest

More than 3,000 marijuana plants at an estimated worth of $8.4 million have been removed from an illegal growing site in the White River National Forest, according to U.S. Forest Service.

09/23/2013

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CDOT Hopes To Use New Method For Avalanche Blasting

It’s the unofficial end to summer this weekend but crews are already looking ahead to winter.

09/01/2013

Rose Hammes (credit: CBS)

Girl’s Body Found, Determined To Be That Of Missing Teen

A 17-year-old girl drowned after she was caught in heavy rain in Colorado Springs as storms pounded a region still reeling from mudslides and flash flooding that killed one person in nearby Manitou Springs last week.

08/13/2013

A volunteer in Manitou Springs (credit: CBS)

Volunteers Continue To Clean Up In Manitou Springs

There was a huge volunteer effort in Manitou Springs as residents spent another day cleaning up after severe flooding and mudslides.

08/11/2013

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