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Partial Highway 12 Shut-Down Ordered Due to Avalanche Danger

The Idaho side of U.S. Highway 12, which snakes through the mountains into Lolo, Montana will be shut down starting at 8:00 P.M. this evening, Wednesday January 9.

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Skier Killed in Glacier National Park Avalanche Identified

36-year-old Benjamin Parsons of Kalispell has been identified as the victim of an avalanche that occurred in Glacier National Park on Thursday, January 5.

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LISTEN – Avalanche Update And A Look Back At Deadly Urban Avalanche of 2014

With over a dozen deaths attributed to avalanches this winter, KGVO News spoke with Steve Karkanen, Director of the Western Montana Avalanche Center about the current alert level in the Missoula area...

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High Avalanche Danger Warnings Issued Across West-Central Montana

High avalanche warnings have been issued across west-central Montana including the southern Missions, southern Swans, and central Bitterroot.

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Avalanche Warning Issued for Cooke City Area

The Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center is continuing a backcountry avalanche warning for the mountains around Cooke City, north of Yellowstone National Park.

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Montana Mountain Ranges Under “High” Avalanche Danger

Some regions of Northwest Montana are under a high risk warning for avalanche danger after recent precipitation.

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Back Country Avalanche Danger High in West Central Montana [YouTube]

Back Country experts are warning skiers and snowmobilers that avalanche danger in west central Montana is very high at this time. 

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Four Snowmobilers Survive Seeley Lake Avalanche

A close call Saturday afternoon, as 4 snowmobilers who were buried in an avalanche northeast of Missoula all survived, and were able to ride out on their own, according to Seeley Lake Search and Rescue.

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UPDATE – Missoula Man Dies in Avalanche Northeast of Phillipsburg

UPDATE - 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 11.

Granite County Sheriff Scott Dunkerson confirmed on Tuesday afternoon that the victim in Monday afternoon's back country avalanche in the Altoona Lakes area was identified as Peter Maxwell, 27, of Missoula.

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City Officials Warn Rattlesnake Area Residents of Further Avalanche Danger [AUDIO]

Missoula City Fire and Police Department officials are going door-to-door in the Rattlesnake area letting residents know of further avalanche danger.

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Female Missoula Avalanche Victim Dies From Injuries

The Missoula Police Department has confirmed that Michel Jo Colville has died as a result of injuries received in Friday afternoon's avalanche.

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Avalanche Expert – Snowboarder Triggered Mount Jumbo Slide – Danger Still Exists [AUDIO]

The avalanche that rumbled down Mount Jumbo late Friday afternoon was set up by bands of heavy snow, followed by warm temperatures, more snow, and strong winds.

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