A skier makes their way through deep snow in backcountry east of Vail Resort in December 2018. (Nina Riggio, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Hidden in the Colorado avalanche deaths downturn is a growing trend of avoidable accidents

"My challenge to avalanche educators right now is to develop a way to better instruct people on not just when to turn around, but how to turn around," said Dale Atkins, an avalanche educator.

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Outdoors Primary category in which blog post is published

A ducked rope line. A massive avalanche: Detailed report on deadly Telluride slide comes as sheriff’s probe continues

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center’s final report confirms -- in detail -- earlier accounts of the slide that killed Salvador Garcia-Atance on Feb. 19

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Colorado is among the growing number of states using redistricting commissions

Here's a look at some of the states using commissions or other nontraditional methods for the next round of redistricting, after the 2020 Census.