Eagle County

2 killed in Eagle County avalanche over the weekend

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Two people are dead following an avalanche in Eagle County Saturday afternoon.

According to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, three motorized snowbike riders were caught in the snow slide which occurred east of Red and White Mountain below the treeline. One of the riders was partially buried but was able to dig himself out.

The other two riders were carried to the bottom of the drainage and buried under snow and debris, killing them. Search and rescue crews were able to recover the bodies Sunday.

Basalt State Wildlife Area shooting range reopens Saturday

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After extensive, internal staff discussions and weeks of listening to public comments, including comments expressed during two meetings in Basalt with more than 400 people in attendance, Colorado Parks and Wildlife will reopen the Basalt State Wildlife Area shooting range to the public September 15.

Beginning Saturday, the Basalt State Wildlife Area shooting range hours will be 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, until further notice.

Shoreline Fishing Still Permitted in the ‘Toilet Bowl’

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Fishermen will still be able to try their luck in the "Toilet Bowl" beneath Ruedi Dam on the Fryingpan River in Eagle County following a meeting that included Colorado Parks and Wildlife, City of Aspen, United States Bureau of Reclamation, Eagle County Sheriff's office and the U.S. Forest Service. While fishing from the shore will continue to be permitted, water activities such as paddle boarding and swimming are not allowed.