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Concerns raised about Nevada avalanche control system

Oct. 9, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Backup plans are being considered for an avalanche control system in Nevada near a year-round highway pass amid concerns about reliability, transportation officials said. The remote-operated Gazex system uses propane-powered blasts to trigger controlled avalanches on state Route 431, the...

1 killed, 2 injured in head-on collision east of Sawyer

Sep. 26, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

SAWYER, N.D. (AP) — Authorities say one person was killed and two people were injured in a head-on collision east of Sawyer. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says 55-year-old Kristina Kraft, of Minot, died in the crash Wednesday afternoon on U.S. Highway 52. Kraft was driving west in a Toyota Camry when her...

4 ordered to pay fines for Wyoming ski violation last winter

Aug. 21, 2019 12:12 PM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Four skiers have been ordered to pay fines for illegally leaving a Wyoming ski boundary and entering an area of Grand Teton National Park that had been closed because of avalanche danger last February. Two of the skiers had to be rescued after becoming lost. The Jackson Hole News &...