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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Cory Gardner had good news for Colorado. But Trump had tweets.

There was a sense this week that Trump's "go home" controversy marked an intensifying phase in the president's approach and that Cory Gardner may have offered an early clue for 2020 campaigns on how to respond

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A slain deputy. A political brawl. A school shooting: How Sheriff Tony Spurlock is handling years of turmoil

Spurlock, the target of a recall effort, says the past several years have been the most trying of his 40-year career in law enforcement. “I’d be OK if I forgot it,” he says of some of the trauma.