Avalanche danger high

Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Utah and other Western Idaho have ideal conditions for getting killed in the mountains-

Avalanche danger rated ‘high’ in central Idaho. Backcountry travelers advised to stay home until danger subsides. By Jason Kaufman. Idaho Mountain Express.

Northern Utah: Beacon saves avalanche victim at Big Cottonwood ridgeline. By Lindsay Whitehurst. The Salt Lake Tribune.

Storm drops 30 inches in Jackson, WY. Jackson Hole Daily. By Angus M. Thuermer Jr.

Avalanche claims life at Jackson Hole ski resort. Montana’s News Station. com

Two snowmobilers killed in Utah avalanche [on Mt. Logan above Logan, UT]. CNN

2 Snowmobilers Killed in Grand Lake Backcountry Avalanche [Colorado]. Denver Post

Avalanche closes Loveland Pass. Vail Daily

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Sylvan Pass opens and closes

Nature fails to cooperate with Dick Cheney-

The Park Service wanted to halt the extremely expensive and dangerous practice of keeping Sylvan Pass just west of the East Entrance of Yellowstone open for snowmobiles.

As usual a handful of Cody businesses screamed that the economy would disintegrate if a couple dozen snowmobiles didn’t pass through during the winter, so Dick Cheney, who was once Wyoming’s lone congressman, personally intervened overruling the Park Service. Now the Service is struggling with Old Man Winter.

Story: Sylvan Pass opens and closes. Written by CJ Baker. Powell Tribune.