Avalanche safety educator Kelli Rohrig passes through the gate at the Vail ski area boundary atop Mongolia Bowl heading to East Vail. (Liam Doran, Special to The Colorado Sun)

A Colorado avalanche instructor’s survey of backcountry skiers’ preparedness had “shocking” results

Vail’s Kelli Rohrig said her informal study also showed that many people had close calls with slides and some had even been caught in them

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Colorado and Denver join 25 others to sue EPA for relaxing clean-car rule

The EPA’s final rule also could impact Colorado’s zero-emissions mandate

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Safety and stoke: A-Basin’s coronavirus reopening provides glimpse of what next ski season may look like

The snow was soft, the sun was shining and the lift lines were short. Besides mask-wearing and social distancing, it felt like a normal day of late spring skiing.

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Democrats approve rule to allow lawmakers to avoid Colorado Capitol, cast votes remotely during coronavirus

Republicans oppose the change in rules and argued lawmakers should show up, regardless of the risk