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Stormy memories: Hundreds gather to remember losses, celebrate life one year after historic avalanche


Gathering at a site where fresh snow on an empty field and calm weather were striking contrasts to the vast wreckage and storms exactly one year ago, hundreds of residents and visitors relived a multitude of memories and placed scores of torches in the snow Monday night where an avalanche destroyed 11 homes and killed two people on Dec. 19, 2015.

A century of coal: Community celebrates Store Norske’s 100th birthday with memorial, revue, parties and more


It’s a birthday party that began in the dark and bitter cold, with attendees remembering the most tragic moments of the past 100 years. But shortly afterward there was plenty of warm merriment, with outright ridicule still to come.