People search for victims after an avalanche buried multiple people near the highest peak of Taos Ski Valley Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. The avalanche buried two people, killing one of them. (Morgan Timms/Taos News via AP)

Fatal inbounds avalanches, like the one in Taos, often spur lawsuits against ski areas. They rarely get far.

The question is: Will the trend of unsuccessful lawsuits after fatal avalanches hold as ski areas expand into slide-prone terrain?

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Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Deep mountain snow raised Lake Mead, Lake Powell water lines. But for the first time, supply cuts loom downstream.

The Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan inked this spring is triggering “a new era” of mandatory cuts for Arizona and Nevada

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Colorado commission votes 8-1 to adopt zero-emissions vehicle mandate after three-day hearing

Colorado's adoption of ZEV rule means more electric vehicles will be on sale in the state. Commissioner Tom Gonzales voting against the rule.