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Rocky Mountain National Park begins tapping recreation fees to pay some workers

Some staff may soon get paid, but ripple effect has contractors unable to get back pay, research on hold and local shops searching for sales alternatives

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Colorado’s first avalanche death of 2019 came during an advanced avalanche-safety course on Red Mountain Pass

Peter Marshall, a 40-year-old from Longmont, was on a three-day avalanche class when he was buried by an avalanche and killed

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Crested Butte polar explorer Eric Larsen falls short on record-setting push to South Pole

“The cool thing about any of these adventures is that they have a lot of lessons to teach on a lot of different levels," Eric Larsen said.

Angela Hawse takes helm of American Mountain Guides Association board as group leans on women to foster change in guiding culture

“We are at the forefront and it’s a really exciting time for us to rattle some cages and bring more awareness to issues,” she says.

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A declining number of avalanche deaths in Colorado, the West in the past four seasons buoys hope

"We are seeing a success story. But the source of that success is very complicated," said Ethan Greene, director of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center

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Hidden in the Colorado avalanche deaths downturn is a growing trend of avoidable accidents

"My challenge to avalanche educators right now is to develop a way to better instruct people on not just when to turn around, but how to turn around," said Dale Atkins, an avalanche educator.

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“If I can prevent at least one kid from going through what my kid goes through every day, I will do whatever it takes. I have to.”

In the wake of an avalanche, a widow raising her daughter fights for awareness, support and instilling fear in backcountry travelers