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'Bomb cyclone' winter storm moves east after punishing Colorado

'Bomb cyclone' winter storm moves east after punishing ColoradoDENVER (Reuters) – A powerful late-winter blizzard dubbed a "bomb cyclone" by meteorologists moved east on Thursday, hurling hurricane-force winds, tornadoes after dumping heavy snow on Colorado and the plains states and killing a state trooper.



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Bomb cyclone: Colorado state trooper dies helping with vehicle that slid off road

Bomb cyclone: Colorado state trooper dies helping with vehicle that slid off roadA Colorado state trooper has died as a bomb cyclone level winter storm continues to batter parts of the US, according to local officials. The storm, which began late Tuesday and hit Colorado on Wednesday, has caused widespread power outages, strong winds and dangerous travelling conditions. In Colorado, the storm, which formed from a rapid pressure drop of at least 24 millibars, forced Governor Jared Polis to declare a state of emergency.



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Backcountry skier found dead after Colorado avalanche

Backcountry skier found dead after Colorado avalancheDENVER (AP) — Crews on Monday recovered the body of a missing backcountry skier who apparently died in an avalanche in southwestern Colorado as the danger level remained elevated following heavy snow over the weekend.



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Drivers capture avalanche tearing down side of Colorado mountain

Drivers capture avalanche tearing down side of Colorado mountainDrivers going down a Colorado highway had quite the close call, after an avalanche ripped down the side of a mountain in front of them.On Sunday afternoon, said avalanche moved down through Ten Mile Canyon, located between Frisco and Copper Mountain.SEE ALSO: Perfect weather conditions turned this Canadian street into a skating rinkThere were several videos of the incident posted online, capturing the snow piling down toward the road.> Caught on camera: @KDVR viewer captured this video of an avalanche near I-70 today in Ten Mile Canyon between Frisco and Copper Mountain. CoWX KDVR pic.twitter.com/eL6uIwB4c3> > — Jeremy Hubbard (@JeremyHubbard) March 3, 2019Another video posted by Brandon Ciullo on Facebook shows the hazy aftermath of the avalanche, which brought traffic to a halt.Colorado State Patrol Trooper Tim Schaefer told The Denver Post there were no injuries, and no cars buried as a result of the avalanche. "It was more than a dusting of snow. There was also tree debris on the road," he told the newspaper. > Avalanche on March 3rd in Tenmile Canyon in Summit County, Colorado. The highway was unaffected by the avalanche. Avalanche debris collected in Tenmile Creek which is underneath the avalanche path and away from the highway. pic.twitter.com/44c1E3z8eN> > — CAIC:Statewide Info (@COAvalancheInfo) March 3, 2019The highway was temporarily closed as emergency services worked to clear the snow debris off the road. It was reopened later that evening.The Colorado Avalanche Information Center issued an avalanche warning until Monday morning, noting conditions are "very dangerous due to large amounts of snowfall and strong westerly winds."> Snow debris from Avalanche slide today on I-70 SumCo pic.twitter.com/0dBmiFnEoU> > — SCSOPIO (@SummitSheriffCO) March 4, 2019 WATCH: Elon Musk's Not-a-Flamethrower is silly, and not a flamethrower



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Mountain lion strangled by Colorado man was orphaned cougar cub

Mountain lion strangled by Colorado man was orphaned cougar cubThe mountain lion strangled by a Colorado man after it attacked him on a jogging trail last month was a young cub, weighing no more than 40 pounds (18 kg) and likely orphaned but not starving, state wildlife officials said on Friday. The encounter between the young predator and Travis Kauffman garnered international headlines when authorities revealed that the 31-year-old man had not only survived a rare mountain lion attack but had suffocated the cat by stepping on its throat. A necropsy – the animal equivalent of an autopsy – showed the cougar was 4 to 5 months old, based on the condition of its teeth, and the results confirmed Mr Kauffman's account of the struggle, Colorado Parks and Wildlife said in a statement. "The cause of death was determined to be … blunt trauma and strangulation," the agency said. Mr Kauffman recounted his harrowing tale at a news conference last week. He said on February 4, he was jogging on the Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, about 65 miles (105 km) northwest of Denver, when he heard pine needles rustling and turned to see a cougar staring him down. "I was bummed out to see a mountain lion," he told reporters. The environmental consultant said he raised his arms and yelled, but the cougar pounced, clamping its jaws on his right wrist, and slashing his face and neck with its claws. During the three-minute struggle, Mr Kauffman said he unsuccessfully tried to dislodge the cat by hitting it with a rock and stabbing it with sticks. Ultimately he was able to get on top of the cat and place his foot on its throat until it stopped thrashing. Mr Kauffman suffered multiple lacerations but no permanent injuries. He could not be reached for comment on Friday. Travis Kauffman talks about his encounter with the mountain lion while running a trail just west of Fort Collins Credit:  David Zalubowski/AP Veterinarians who performed the necropsy could not determine the gender or precise size of the dead cat because other animals had fed on the carcass by the time rangers reached it. But the examiners surmised the cougar was likely a male that weighed between 35 pounds and 40 pounds (16 and 18 kg), authorities said. Parks and Wildlife spokesman Jason Clay told Reuters that mountain lions normally stay with their mothers for 12 to 18 months before striking out on their own, and two other cubs believed to be from the same litter were later trapped. The cats were taken to an animal rehabilitation facility to give them a better chance for survival when they are released back into the wild at some point, Clay said.



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Mountain lion strangled by Colorado man was orphaned cougar cub

Mountain lion strangled by Colorado man was orphaned cougar cubThe mountain lion strangled by a Colorado man after it attacked him on a jogging trail last month was a young cub, weighing no more than 40 pounds (18 kg) and likely orphaned but not starving, state wildlife officials said on Friday. The encounter between the young predator and Travis Kauffman garnered international headlines when authorities revealed that the 31-year-old man had not only survived a rare mountain lion attack but had suffocated the cat by stepping on its throat. A necropsy – the animal equivalent of an autopsy – showed the cougar was 4 to 5 months old, based on the condition of its teeth, and the results confirmed Kauffman’s account of the struggle, Colorado Parks and Wildlife said in a statement.



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Mountain lion killed by Colorado trail runner was a kitten, necropsy report says

Mountain lion killed by Colorado trail runner was a kitten, necropsy report saysThe final necropsy report of the mountain lion killed by Colorado trail runner Travis Kauffman estimates the age of the lion at three to four months.



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Colorado Man Fatally Beat Fiancee with Bat on Thanksgiving, Officer Testifies

Colorado Man Fatally Beat Fiancee with Bat on Thanksgiving, Officer TestifiesKelsey Berreth was beat to death with a baseball bat at the hands of her fiance after he failed to persuade a woman he was having an affair with to commit the killing, investigators said Tuesday.



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Colorado man beat fiancé to death with bat, burned body: police

Colorado man beat fiancé to death with bat, burned body: policeA Colorado man accused of murdering his fiancé last November beat the young mother to death with a baseball bat before burning her body, a homicide investigator told a hearing on Tuesday, a court official said. The gruesome details emerged at a day-long preliminary hearing in Teller County District Court in Cripple Creek, Colorado, to decide if there was probable cause to try Patrick Frazee for the disappearance and slaying of 29-year-old Kelsey Berreth. Gregg Slater, an agent with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, testified that Frazee blindfolded Berreth and beat her to death by hitting her on the head with a baseball bat, Jon Sarche, a public information officer with the Colorado Judicial Branch, confirmed to Reuters.



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'El Chapo' likely heading for Colorado prison where no one has escaped

'El Chapo' likely heading for Colorado prison where no one has escapedNo one has broken out of Administrative Maximum Facility (ADX) in Florence, Colorado, since it opened in 1994 to house the most dangerous inmates in the U.S. prison system. “ADX is the kind of prison that was designed for a high-profile inmate like El Chapo,” Larry Levine, a former federal inmate who is the director and founder of Wall Street Prison Consultants, said in a phone interview. U.S. authorities have been tight-lipped about where Guzman will be imprisoned.



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