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An avalanche killed a Summit County man outside the town of Marble this past weekend. It’s the second avalanche related death in as many weeks this winter. Aspen Public Radio’s Luke Runyon reports.
The call came in late Sunday afternoon. Two men told the dispatcher they had just survived an avalanche, but the third member of their group had not. 37-year-old James Lindenblatt of Summit County didn’t survive the slide. His two companions said he likely died from heavy trauma in the violent avalanche. The three men had been skiing in a remote and dangerous area of The Raggeds, south of Marble.
Gunnison County Undersheriff Randy Barnes says it’s a steep area. Response crew members from Crested Butte and Gunnison used a helicopter to lower into the area, and Barnes says the recovery of Lindenblatt’s body was extreme and dangerous, “Just due to the fact that he was about three or four ridges south and west of Marble.”
Lindenblatt’s death is the second avalanche-related fatality in Colorado this winter. An avalanche killed a Snowmass ski patroller in late December.
According to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, much of the avalanche danger throughout the mountains is listed as moderate, with the Northern San Juan Mountains ranked as considerable.
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2013 MEADOWGRASS MUSIC FESTIVAL – featuring Blitzen Trapper, Kristen Hersh, Anais Mitchell, Chauncy Crandall & the Rocket Flies, Sera Cahoone, and many many many many more!
Three days and nights of music at beautiful La Foret in Black Forest – Memorial Day Weekend, May 24th, 25th, and 26th.
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7th Annual Blues Under The Bridge – July 20th, 2013
WATERMELON SLIM & THE WORKERS, JOHN HAMMOND, BLUES CARAVAN W/ JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR, THE SLIDE BROTHERS, D.B. REILLY, and THE JUST US LEAGUE
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Pre-festival Party Friday July 19th from 5-8pm at the Wyndham Grand Mining Exchange with Watermelon Slim, and Big Jim Adams!
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