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Some Colorado lawmakers want ski resorts to report injuries and fatalities

Etthan Mañon was ready to tackle the main run at Echo Mountain after skiing several laps on the beginner hill.  The 18-year-old was with a bunch of family, in town from the Dominican Republic for the Christmas holidays and skiing for the first time in his life.  “He was doing great. Controlled turns and stopping. […]

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Silverman: Under Colorado law, it matters a lot where you fall on an icy sidewalk

I’m worried about you, my fellow metro Denverites. I’m afraid you may be slipping, just like me. It’s the times in which we live. One snowstorm after another. Relentless shoveling. And what’s the point?  It’s just going to snow more.  That is the point! If homeowners dilly-dally and don’t get that first snow cleared from […]

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A stumble sidelined Telluride outdoor writer Rob Story for one year. His recovery ended in gravity-fed gratitude.

TELLURIDE — Precisely 12 hours before Telluride Ski Resort opened for the record-setting 2018-19 winter, I stepped awkwardly off an indoor staircase and ruptured my right quadricep tendon.  Even orthopedic surgeons consider the injury gruesome, as the quad muscle rolls up the leg like a window shade. Meanwhile, the tendon keeping the patella in place […]

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“It was like he was an angel”: How a well-prepared ER doctor on skis saved a boy’s life after a mountain crash

SURVIVORS: Part of a Colorado Sun series on close calls in the outdoors and life after a crisis. His buddy was ribbing him about the big backpack he wore skiing every day. “He was saying, ‘Man that’s dumb. When are you ever going to use that thing?’ ” said Dr. Heston LaMar, a North Carolina […]