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Utah authorities identify snowmobiler killed in avalanche

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities have identified a central Utah man who died after an avalanche buried him as he was snowmobiling. Summit County sheriff’s officials say 49-year-old Jason Lyman, of Mona, was on a snowmobile about 45 miles (72 kilometers) northwest of Salt Lake City on Saturday when […]

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Juab County man dies after being buried by an avalanche

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say a central Utah man is dead after an avalanche buried him while he was snowmobiling about 45 miles (72 kilometers) northwest of Salt Lake City. Summit County Sheriff’s officials say the slide triggered Saturday afternoon near Coalville trapped 49-year-old Jason Lyman of Mona […]

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Body of missing snowmobiler recovered after avalanche in Beaver County

Beaver County Search and Rescue crews have recovered the body of a snowmobiler who disappeared in an avalanche Thursday evening on Circleville Mountain. Sergeant Glen Woolsey says three people on snowmobiles were in the bowl area on Circleville Mountain when the avalanche hit.  A man riding behind the first two […]

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Crew clearing huge avalanche that closed highway

Crew clearing huge avalanche that closed highway

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Crews are clearing away a massive avalanche that closed a state highway in a Utah canyon. Authorities said the slide had been triggered on purpose to clear unstable snow, but it roared out of control and blanketed U.S. Highway 189 with more than 30 feet of […]

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Avalanche forecasters required to work during shutdown

Avalanche forecasters required to work during shutdown

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Avalanche forecasters in Utah are among those required to report for work with no guarantee of pay during a partial government shutdown. The Salt Lake Tribune reports the shutdown during the winter comes at a time when the work of the 50 total seasonal avalanche forecasters employed […]

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