Man dies after collision with tree at Beaver Creek |

Man dies after collision with tree at Beaver Creek

BEAVER CREEK – A 55-year-old Missouri man died Saturday after skiing into a tree on an intermediate trail at Beaver Creek Resort.He was not wearing a helmet, resort officials said. He was taken to the Vail Valley Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.His name and hometown were not released.Accidents at Colorado ski resorts have killed at least eight people this season.CU campuses spent $508,000 on liquor-related items over five yearsBOULDER – The four University of Colorado campuses spent more than $508,000 at liquor establishments and on related supplies during the last five years, a sum that an official in the State Auditor’s Office said was beyond accepted practices for a public agency, a newspaper reported Saturday.The state’s flagship university outspent Colorado State University in Fort Collins and Greeley’s University of Northern Colorado, according to an analysis of university records by the Rocky Mountain News. CSU spent $25,380 during the past four fiscal years, while UNC spent $1,771 on alcohol last year.Another winter storm headed to southwestern and southern ColoradoDURANGO – Up to 18 inches of new snow was forecast this weekend for the San Juan Mountains, already saturated by recent snow and rain.A flood watch was in effect for Durango, Cortez and Pagosa Springs.The National Weather Service said a wet Pacific storm would bring widespread rainfall to the Four Corners Region. Periods of heavy rain were possible, creating a threat of flooding in areas where rain melts the snowpack.Residents living near small streams and creeks or in other low-lying areas were warned to be on the alert for possible flooding.Heavy snow also was forecast for the Grand and Battlement mesas, West Elk and Sawatch mountains, including Crested Butte, as well as the Glade Park area. Northwestern mountains could get up to six inches.Aspen and Vail could get from six inches to a foot.

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