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1 year 4 days ago

Snowboarder dies in avalanche near Vail Pass

VAIL, Colo. (AP) - Eagle County sheriff's officials say a snowboarder has died after being caught in a backcountry avalanche south of Vail Pass. Sheriff's officials say three friends had been taking turns snowboarding down the Avalanche Bowl all day Thursday. They say it appears the avalanche was triggered by...

2 years 2 months ago

6th person dies in avalanche

PAGOSA SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A backcountry skier has died in an avalanche on Wolf Creek Pass. The victim Thursday was a first-year ski patroller at Keystone Ski Resort, about 200 miles away. The resort says the patroller was skiing on personal time. The victim's name wasn't immediately released. The...

2 years 3 months ago

Kane's 2 goals lead Jets past Avalanche 4-1

DENVER (AP) - Evander Kane scored two goals, Ondrej Pavelec made 32 saves, and the Winnipeg Jets handed the Colorado Avalanche their first home loss in a month, 4-1 on Tuesday night. Colorado's home-winning streak was snapped at eight one night after the Avalanche broke a nine-game losing streak on...

2 years 6 months ago

Avalanche rout Senators 7-1

OTTAWA (AP) - Joakim Lindstrom scored twice and Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 15 saves in his first start for Colorado to help the Avalanche rout the Ottawa Senators 7-1 on Thursday night. Rookie Gabriel Landeskog, Milan Hejduk and Matt Duchene each had a goal and an assist, Daniel Winnik and David...

2 years 6 months ago

Avs rookie eager to play 1st game

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - For his NHL debut, Colorado Avalanche forward Gabriel Landeskog has a few family members flying in from Sweden. Oh, and his boyhood idol, too. Only that's just a coincidence. On the night when Landeskog launches his career, former Avalanche great Peter Forsberg will be in the...

2 years 7 months ago

2 former Avs killed in crash of Russian jet

DENVER (AP) - Two former Colorado Avalanche players were among those killed in the crash of a Russian jet carrying a top hockey team. Avalanche president Pierre Lacroix said Wednesday that the organization is "deeply saddened" by the deaths of Ruslan Salei of Belarus and Karlis Skrastins of Latvia. Former...

2 years 9 months ago

Avs acquire goalie Varlamov from Capitals

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Avalanche have acquired goalie Semyon Varlamov from the Washington Capitals in exchange for draft picks. The Capitals will receive the Avalanche's first-round pick in 2012 and a second-rounder in either 2012 or 2013. Colorado was in desperate need of a goalie, especially after not tendering...

2 years 11 months ago

Avs, Nuggets licence plates on the way

DENVER-Colorado sports fans will soon have the option of showing their team spirit with Colorado Avalanche and Denver Nuggets specialty license plates. House Bill 1316, sponsored by State Rep. Kevin Priola, creates both the Colorado Avalanche and Denver Nuggets license plates. If the bill is adopted, Coloradans could purchase...

3 years 4 months ago

Mauldin leads Avalanche past Wild

DENVER (AP) - Greg Mauldin scored two goals to fuel Colorado's four-goal burst in the second period, and the Avalanche had a season-high goals total to beat the Minnesota Wild 7-4 on Saturday night and snap a three-game losing streak. However, the game did take a toll on the health...

3 years 4 months ago

Ski Patrol director killed in avalanche

The man killed yesterday in avalanche at the Wolf Creek Ski Area was the resort's ski patrol director. Forty-one-year-old Scott Kay died Monday, prompting the ski area to shut down for the day. A close friend, Bob Brammer, told The Durango Herald that Kay was doing avalanche-control work when he...

4 years 1 month ago

20-year-old dies in Colorado avalanche

The identity of a 20-year-old backcountry snowboarder who died in an avalanche near Loveland Pass is expected to be released Thursday. Summit County Coroner Joanne Richardson said the slide happened at about 3 p.m. Wednesday, about a mile west of Arapahoe Basin ski area. Two other snowboarders who were...

4 years 1 month ago

Forecasters warn of active avalanche season

Forecasters at Colorado's avalanche center are warning people about slides in the backcountry after more than 500 of them were recorded in the last week. The Colorado Avalanche Information Center said Friday the recent avalanche activity has been one of the busiest in years. Seven people have been caught in...

4 years 1 month ago

Avalanche victim found

A search team says it has found the body of a skier who was apparently caught in an avalanche in the backcountry outside Aspen. The Pitkin County Sheriff's Department says the victim was found at about 9 a.m. Wednesday near a popular backcountry hut. The victim's name hasn't been...

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