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4 years 11 months ago

Colorado man 'swims' avalanche to survive

Clear Creek County sheriff's officials say a snowboarder who triggered an avalanche in the backcountry near Loveland Pass is unhurt after being buried up to his waist. Maj. Rick Albers says 25-year-old Alec Meyer of Denver was able to swim to stay mostly on top of the slide Tuesday, and...

4 years 11 months ago

California residents return home after storm

Heavy rain tapered off, skies cleared and residents of the Los Angeles area foothills started returning home Sunday, a day after they fled because of fears that heavy rains would cause mudslides. Public works and fire department officials drove through the wildfire-scarred neighborhoods early Sunday and determined that it...

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