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Avalanche danger high throughout the Eastern Sierra

December 30, 2012

 

The latest rounds of new storms were welcome for many people in the Eastern Sierra, but the Mono County Search and Rescue teams are on high alert for avalanches, a spokesman for the county’s Sheriff’s Department said.

What's Up, Up Here? Dec. 28-Jan. 3; News snippets from here and there

December 30, 2012

That was nasty business at Alpine Meadows last week when longtime ski patroller Bill Foster, 53, a veteran member of the Alpine ski patrol team was killed in an avalanche. He died on Christmas Day at Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno after being caught in an intentionally triggered slide the day before. Our advice: Don’t ever, ever, ever take the patrollers for granted. Bill had logged 28 years at Alpine. …

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