Telluride Ski Patrollers Jim Greene and Eric Auraf ire charges from Avalauncher Gun 3 toward Palmyra Peak. The patrollers responsible for avalanche mitigation are required to have explosives handling certification. (Brett Schreckengost, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Telluride’s avalanche-battling arsenal: WWII cannons, 3D mapping and discipline

The “steep and deep” resort uses one of the largest and most diverse tool boxes in North America to mitigate avalanche hazards

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State lawmaker from southeast Colorado dies after long battle with cancer

Lewis, who was battling cancer for a third time, died at home on her ranch in Las Animas County