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On Mon, 22 Nov 2010 19:10:14 -0800, Mark wrote:

>Bummer.  First fatality of the year in North America, I believe.
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>Mark P. Renson 
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>Wolf Creek ski patrol director killed in avalanche
>By Jason Blevins and Howard Pankratz 
>The Denver Post 
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>Posted: 11/22/2010 11:17:37 AM MST
>Updated: 11/22/2010 02:27:44 PM MST
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>The director of the Wolf Creek Ski Patrol was killed this morning when he was 
>caught in an avalanche, according to a sttatement from the Wolf Creek Ski Area.
>The release said the man, who was not identified, was killed about 7:45 a.m. 
>"while working to protect others.
>"To our great sadness, he did not survive."
>"Wolf Creek's management and all its employees wish to express our deepest 
>regrets at tis loss of a wonderful man and close friend," said the statement. 
>"Our sympathy and condolences go out to his wife and two children."
>Wolf Creek will remain closed today but will reopen Tuesday.
>Early reports indicated the man died in an in-bounds avalanche.
>Mineral County Sheriff Fred Hosselkus said he received a call for assistance 
>from the ski area around 10:30 a.m. Hosselkus said he didn't have any details 
>other than there was an avalanche with a fatality.
>Shortly after 11 a.m., the ski area posted this note on its online snow report:
>"Wolf Creek Ski Area will closed today, November 22nd, due to the fatality of a 
>staff member."
>Howard Pankratz: 303-954-1939 or [log in to unmask]
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