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  • Disabled hunters can apply for deer hunting at Ridgway State Park

    Colorado hunters who are disabled could have an opportunity to participate in a guided deer hunt at Ridgway State Park during fall 2015. A total of four hunters, two for the first season, and two for the second season, will be chosen for these special hunts. To qualify, the hunters must hold or obtain an accommodation permit from Colorado...

  • Colorado backcountry enthusiasts warned of avalanche danger

    FRISCO — Avalanche forecasters are cautioning backcountry enthusiasts after a series of recent storms and with more snow expected over the weekend. Ethan Greene, director of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, tells The Summit Daily (http://bit.ly/1BEo2WW ) "there's plenty of risk out there right now" because most slides happen...

  • Tickets sell out for train from downtown Denver to slopes

    DENVER — All 400 tickets were sold within 12 hours for a one-day, roundtrip ski-train excursion from downtown Denver to Winter Park, according to spokesmen for the resort and Amtrak. The response helps build the case for resuming a regular alternative to increasingly congested roads, they said Thursday. But Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari...

  • Icy plungers in Colorado Springs will help benefit Special Olympics Colorado

    Activities at 11 a.m., plunge at 1 p.m. Saturday, Prospect Lake at Memorial Park, 1605 E. Pikes Peak Ave., $75, $50 students; 1-800-777-5767, specialolympicsco.org/polarplunge. Something else: After-plunge party at SouthSide Johnny's, 2-5:30 p.m., 528 S. Tejon St., free. Intrepid souls are bracing themselves for an icy dip in Prospect Lake...

  • Colorado Springs area outdoor events starting Feb. 26, 2015

    ALMANAC Cycling Friday Ladies' Night - Speakers, bike industry representatives and more, 6 p.m., Bicycle Village, 2450 Montebello Square Drive, free; 265-9346. Hiking ONGOING Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center - 4729 Twin Rocks Road, Divide. Reservations: 687-9742, wolfeducation.org. - Standard Tour, 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m.,...

  • Buffalo cancer hospital doctor dies after Colorado skiing accident

    BUFFALO, N.Y. — The head of the leukemia section at Buffalo's Roswell Park Cancer Institute has died from injuries suffered in a ski accident in Colorado earlier this month. Officials at Roswell Park say 60-year-old Dr. Meir Wetzler died Monday at a Denver hospital, where he had been since being injured Feb. 7. Information on where the...

  • Skiier killed in Aspen Mountain avalanche identified

    ASPEN — Searchers have recovered the body of a skier who was killed in an avalanche on Aspen Mountain. The Pitkin County Sheriff's Office says 64-year-old John Martin Gancsos was found dead Monday afternoon at the bottom of a snow-covered chute at about 9,400 feet. A fellow skier had notified emergency workers of the backcountry avalanche and...

  • Body of skier who died in Aspen Mountain avalanche recovered

    ASPEN — The Pitkin County Sheriff's Office says the body of a skier who died in an Aspen Mountain avalanche was recovered Tuesday. The body had been found Monday afternoon at the bottom of a snow-covered chute at about 9,400 feet after a fellow skier time notified emergency workers of the back country avalanche and of a missing skier in the...

  • CU student dies in skiing accident at Breckenridge

    The Summit County Coroner's Office is investigating the death of a 22-year-old University of Colorado student pronounced dead Monday after skiing expert terrain at Breckenridge Ski Resort. Jacob Koltun, from California, had been skiing without a helmet on the mountain's Peak 7 before his death. The coroner's office was alerted at about 2:30...

  • Fort Carson Black Hawk crew rescues stranded hikers

    Chief Warrant Officer Ben Ingraham was flying a training mission in a Black Hawk helicopter Wednesday afternoon when he and a crew of Fort Carson soldiers saw a group of hikers stranded behind Cheyenne Mountain. "They were waving at us ... it looked kind of strange and it looked like they were stuck," Ingraham said. The two men, one woman and...

  • Different prediction models made for different snow forecasts

    To say that forecasting the weekend storm was tough would be an understatement. The storm had several moving parts and many of them far from classic for southern Colorado. Plus, some computer models put out very large amounts of snow for areas that typically don't see very large amounts of snow with that particular setup. We at KKTV usually...

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