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March 30, 2001 | LOUIS SAHAGUN and ROBERT J. MANZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A chartered jet out of Burbank and Los Angeles airports slammed into a hillside in snowy weather near Aspen, Colo., Thursday evening, killing all 18 people on board. Breaking into pieces, the plane hurtled over a culvert before smashing into a bluff just short of the runway at Aspen-Pitkin County Airport, authorities said. Rescuers arrived within minutes as local residents climbed over fences and tried to find survivors in a field, but were turned back by spilled fuel and flaming wreckage.
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May 6, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A spring storm dumped more than 3 feet of snow in central Colorado's Arkansas Valley, an unusual amount there at any time of year, and more was on the way, officials in Salida said. "It shut down everything here as far as government and private businesses," said Trooper Sam Trujillo of the Colorado State Patrol. The storm poured from 35 to 41 inches of snow across Chaffee and Park counties, 130 miles southwest of Denver.
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March 19, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
A late winter storm dumped up to 2 feet of snow in eastern Colorado, forcing businesses and schools to close and creating dangerous road conditions. Tow trucks had to remove jackknifed trucks that had halted traffic, officials said. Up to 14 inches of snow fell on the west side of Denver, a weather service official said. Interstate 25, the main north-south highway, was closed for several hours south of Denver to Colorado Springs. The Colorado Springs Municipal Airport also closed.
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April 12, 2001 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A spring snowstorm roared into Colorado on Wednesday, dumping more than a foot of snow and forcing the closure of major highways, schools and Denver International Airport before plowing into the Plains states late in the day. High winds created blizzard conditions and triggered outages that left 50,000 customers without power. Slushy snow made road conditions hazardous, especially during an often-futile morning commute.
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March 31, 2001 | SORAYA SARHADDI NELSON and TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A chartered jet that crashed near this ski resort, killing all 18 aboard, had abandoned its initial approach to the mountainous airport and was circling through steady snowfall for a second attempt to land when it exploded into a hillside, sources close to the investigation said Friday. Two other chartered jets--one immediately ahead of the doomed plane and one right behind--also missed their first passes at the landing strip, pulling out at the last moment, several sources told The Times.
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May 6, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A spring storm dumped more than 3 feet of snow in central Colorado's Arkansas Valley, an unusual amount there at any time of year, and more was on the way, officials in Salida said. "It shut down everything here as far as government and private businesses," said Trooper Sam Trujillo of the Colorado State Patrol. The storm poured from 35 to 41 inches of snow across Chaffee and Park counties, 130 miles southwest of Denver.
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June 4, 1990 | United Press International
Rescuers worked Sunday to recover the bodies of two British hikers who were killed when they were caught in a freak spring blizzard on 13,397-foot South Arapahoe Peak. The bodies of the man and woman, both in their 20s, were located Saturday by members of the Rocky Mountain Rescue Group. A second man, also believed to be in his 20s, survived the ordeal, officials said. He suffered only minor injuries.
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December 15, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A storm howled across the Rockies for a third straight day, striking Colorado with 70-m.p.h. winds and up to 16 inches of snow. Snow fell over the Cascade and Siskiyou ranges of Oregon and Washington and the Northern California mountains. Utah, Wyoming and Idaho also were covered with snow, and 200 miles of Interstate 84 were closed in Idaho. Snow advisories were issued for parts of South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin as the storm moved eastward.
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August 12, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A fast-moving thunderstorm that dropped nearly 2 inches of rain with damaging hail at rush hour flooded major intersections, while 60 mph winds snapped tree limbs and caused limited power outages. Denver's south side along with the western suburb of Lakewood were hardest hit. The rest of the metro suburbs reported little or no problems. Damaging hail hit south Denver, raking cars and homes. No injuries were reported.
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April 1, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
A storm buried the central Rockies under more than four feet of snow Thursday, delaying scores of flights at Denver's Stapleton International Airport and closing schools and businesses. Heavy snow fell across northeast Colorado, with 48 inches reported at Buckhorn Mountain. A foot of fresh snow blanketed the Denver area by the evening rush hour, weather officials said.
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March 31, 2001 | SORAYA SARHADDI NELSON and TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A chartered jet that crashed near this ski resort, killing all 18 aboard, had abandoned its initial approach to the mountainous airport and was circling through steady snowfall for a second attempt to land when it exploded into a hillside, sources close to the investigation said Friday. Two other chartered jets--one immediately ahead of the doomed plane and one right behind--also missed their first passes at the landing strip, pulling out at the last moment, several sources told The Times.
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March 30, 2001 | LOUIS SAHAGUN and ROBERT J. MANZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A chartered jet out of Burbank and Los Angeles airports slammed into a hillside in snowy weather near Aspen, Colo., Thursday evening, killing all 18 people on board. Breaking into pieces, the plane hurtled over a culvert before smashing into a bluff just short of the runway at Aspen-Pitkin County Airport, authorities said. Rescuers arrived within minutes as local residents climbed over fences and tried to find survivors in a field, but were turned back by spilled fuel and flaming wreckage.
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January 28, 2001 | From Associated Press
Two Oklahoma State basketball players and six staffers and broadcasters were killed Saturday in a plane crash returning from a game in Colorado, officials said. The plane crashed in a snowstorm about 20 miles south of Denver after taking off from Jefferson County Airport, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman John Clabes said. The pilot and co-pilot also died.
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March 19, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
A late winter storm dumped up to 2 feet of snow in eastern Colorado, forcing businesses and schools to close and creating dangerous road conditions. Tow trucks had to remove jackknifed trucks that had halted traffic, officials said. Up to 14 inches of snow fell on the west side of Denver, a weather service official said. Interstate 25, the main north-south highway, was closed for several hours south of Denver to Colorado Springs. The Colorado Springs Municipal Airport also closed.
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October 28, 1997 | From Reuters
Embarrassed Denver officials vowed Monday to implement better emergency plans after a crippling weekend snowstorm left at least four people dead and thousands of travelers frustrated and fuming. Denver Mayor Wellington Webb ordered an analysis on what went wrong at Denver International Airport, where up to 3,000 travelers were stranded after the worst blizzard in a decade dumped 2 feet of snow on Denver and surrounding areas Friday and Saturday. Operations were returning to normal Monday.
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August 12, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A fast-moving thunderstorm that dropped nearly 2 inches of rain with damaging hail at rush hour flooded major intersections, while 60 mph winds snapped tree limbs and caused limited power outages. Denver's south side along with the western suburb of Lakewood were hardest hit. The rest of the metro suburbs reported little or no problems. Damaging hail hit south Denver, raking cars and homes. No injuries were reported.
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April 12, 2001 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A spring snowstorm roared into Colorado on Wednesday, dumping more than a foot of snow and forcing the closure of major highways, schools and Denver International Airport before plowing into the Plains states late in the day. High winds created blizzard conditions and triggered outages that left 50,000 customers without power. Slushy snow made road conditions hazardous, especially during an often-futile morning commute.
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June 8, 1990 | JOHN BALZAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A nighttime tornado crumpled the tiny business district of this big-hearted town--but when dawn broke Thursday many of its residents looked around and muttered "thank you." "This town is so lucky. I can't believe nobody died," said Brenda Judd, one of the 50 or so businessmen and women applying brooms, buckets and chain saws to the wreckage of what had been the center of this Eastern Colorado town of 1,800.
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February 22, 1993 | From Associated Press
Colorado avalanches buried cars on a highway and left six skiers missing Sunday as a fast-moving storm blew blinding snow through the northern Rockies and onto the Plains. An avalanche just after noon Sunday swept across both lanes of Interstate 70 on Vail Pass, burying four cars and a semitrailer truck, the Colorado State Patrol reported. The vehicles' occupants were rescued unharmed, the patrol said, but the highway remained closed between Vail and Copper Mountain.
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December 15, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A storm howled across the Rockies for a third straight day, striking Colorado with 70-m.p.h. winds and up to 16 inches of snow. Snow fell over the Cascade and Siskiyou ranges of Oregon and Washington and the Northern California mountains. Utah, Wyoming and Idaho also were covered with snow, and 200 miles of Interstate 84 were closed in Idaho. Snow advisories were issued for parts of South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin as the storm moved eastward.
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