Looking up the March 7, 2019, Jones Pass avalanche path at the crown. The cornice likely collapsed in the upper right portion of the image, resulting avalanches on both sides. The cornice face was over 15 feet tall. Avalanches stepped down in both directions into a layer of near-surface faceted crystals about a meter deep as well as into the depth hoar layer at the ground. (Provided by the Colorado Avalanche Information Center)

Guides’ familiarity with terrain, underestimating danger possibly had role in fatal Jones Pass avalanche

Hans Berg, a photographer and guide with Empire-based Powder Addiction snowcat skiing, was killed March 7 in a massive slide that broke trees “like popsicle sticks”

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“A big year” for Olathe sweet corn as pickers pluck first ears of the season

Grower John Harold estimates 35 million ears of corn will be harvested this season, most of it bound for King Soopers stores

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Smaller ski areas retain their workers with help of federal coronavirus stimulus money

Granby Ranch, Hesperus, Loveland, Monarch, Powderhorn, Purgatory, Ski Echo, Ski Sunlight, Silverton Mountain and Wolf Creek qualified for a cumulative $5 million to $13 million in PPP loans, enabling them to keep employees paid during the pandemic