A backcountry skier ascends in the Snodgrass Mountain trail area near Crested Butte on Jan. 26, 2019,, carrying avalanche gear and a rescue beacon. The area is beautiful, but also prone to big snow slides that can capture and kill skiers. (Dean Krakel, Special to The Colorado Sun)

A declining number of avalanche deaths in Colorado, the West in the past four seasons buoys hope

"We are seeing a success story. But the source of that success is very complicated," said Ethan Greene, director of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center

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Colorado’s attorney general says sheriffs who won’t carry out a red flag bill court order “should resign”

A growing number of counties have declared themselves so-called “Second Amendment sanctuaries.” But does that mean commissioners want their sheriffs to disobey court-issued extreme risk protection orders?

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To catch sex traffickers and protect kids, Colorado is using a new screening tool statewide

Screening tool is part of a national effort to cut down on the pipeline from foster care to sex trafficking

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Donations to Colorado charities fell flat last year. Some blame federal-tax reform

While the dollar amount of giving is down by millions of dollars, the number of Colorado charities and individual giving is actually up