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Snowpack may solidify as winter continues

Snowpack may solidify as winter continues

Montana’s avalanche season is off to a nasty start after the death of a North Dakota snowmobiler on Nov. 26 near Cooke City, but that doesn’t mean the snowpack won’t stabilize as the winter wears on.

December 03, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Burial site

Burial site

Donnie Duane McKay, 31, of Powers Lake, N.D., was not far from the Daisy Pass Road outside of Cooke City when an avalanche fatally buried him in about 5 feet of snow.

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Starting zone

Starting zone

Last Wednesday's fatal avalanche was triggered by the victim, who was riding in terrain underneath this steep slope. The avalanche broke 2-3 feet deep, 300 feet wide, and ran 400 feet vertical. 

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Avalanche warning for Cooke City area

Avalanche warning for Cooke City area

COOKE CITY — An avalanche warning is in effect for the mountains around Cooke City after more heavy snow swept through the area.

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31-year-old snowmobiler from North Dakota dies in avalanche near Cooke City

A 31-year-old snowmobiler from North Dakota died Wednesday after being buried in an avalanche in the Henderson Peak area near Cooke City. 

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Gazette opinion: Lawmakers must unite to give city voters new options

In an election with 35,191 votes cast, the Billings public safety levy fell 1,027 votes short on Tuesday.

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East Gate

East Gate

Cars enter Yellowstone’s East Entrance in this file photo.

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Stained rocks

Stained rocks

Stained rocks are one of the most visible relics of the heavy iron content that old mine tailings leached into Soda Butte Creek.

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Old McLaren Mill site

Old McLaren Mill site

This is what the old McLaren Mill site looked like in 2012. This month, work is being done to rehabilitate the site with plantings of grass, trees and shrubs.

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Cooke City General Store

Cooke City General Store

A desk for the town’s Notary Public, above, sits inside the store.

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Cooke City General Store

Cooke City General Store

Cooke City General Store, left, is a popular stop for locals and visitors alike. A desk for the town’s Notary Public, above, sits inside the store.

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Hitting the Road: Cooke City General Store

Hitting the Road: Cooke City General Store

What: The Cooke City General Store

July 11, 2014 12:30 am Photos

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East Gate

East Gate

Yellowstone officials will open the East Entrance to the park Friday at 8 a.m.

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Report reveals details of Cooke City avalanche death

Report reveals details of Cooke City avalanche death

The mountains around Cooke City were lethal last week.

March 18, 2014 4:00 am Photos

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Avalanche near Cooke City kills Minnesota man

Avalanche near Cooke City kills Minnesota man

An 18-year-old Minnesota man was killed in an avalanche Tuesday afternoon in the Daisy Pass/Crown Butte area near Cooke City.

March 11, 2014 9:30 pm Photos

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Snowstorm spikes avalanche danger in Cooke City area

With another 10 to 12 inches of new snow falling, the avalanche danger has spiked to high on all wind-loaded slopes steeper than 35 degrees in the Cooke City area, according to the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center.

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Cooke City woman initiates breast cancer research study

Cooke City woman initiates breast cancer research study

The tight-knit community of Cooke City, population 70, which rallied to help one of its residents defray medical expenses associated with her breast cancer, has unwittingly helped initiate research that could have implications for rural women across America.

February 17, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Friday slide

Friday slide

This avalanche was triggered by a snowmobiler on Friday afternoon. It is located on a northeast-facing slope at 9,700 feet at the northern end of Henderson Ridge near Chimney Rock.

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Huge debris

Huge debris

The avalanche broke 4 to 12 feet deep. It was a very steep and heavily wind-loaded northeast-facing slope. The debris consisted of hard slab snow.

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