Snowboarder, skier die in avalanches in Rocky Mountains

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OPHIR, Colo. (AP) — A skier and a snowboarder died in recent avalanches in the Rocky Mountains, officials said. A man from Telluride, Colorado, was found buried in about 6 feet (2 meters) of snow near Lizard Head Pass Thursday afternoon after the crew in a heli-skiing helicopter spotted tracks leading into what looked like a fresh avalanche, the San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office said.

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