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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Determining how much water Colorado’s snowpack will yield is an inexact science, but researchers persist

The spectre of climate change underscores the importance of gauging how well Colorado’s mountains can wring moisture from those enigmatic flakes

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Colorado’s mobile home owners are about to get more leverage in disputes with park owners

Rules begin to emerge for a state-run resolution process that gives residents hope for relief without hiring a lawyer, leveling the playing field

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Survey shows overwhelming support for reintroducing wolves in Colorado

More than 25 counties across Colorado ink resolutions opposing wolf reintroduction, even as a large majority of voters surveyed say they will vote in favor of the ballot issue in November.