– On December 16, 2018 at approximately 3:54 p.m. the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a twenty-one year old male skier A 21-year-old skier passed away at St. Anthony Summit Medical Center on Sunday, succumbing to injuries suffered while at Breckenridge Ski Resort earlier that day. According to a release from Summit County Sheriff’s Office, Ginger collided with a tree sometime before 4 p.m. He was transported to St. Anthony Summit Medical Center in Frisco after Breckenridge Ski Patrol responded to the incident on an intermediate trail on Peak 7. After further emergency care and evaluation, Giger was pronounced deceased while at the hospital
The individual has been identified as Daniel Giger, a University of Colorado Boulder student and native of Newport Beach, Calif.
that collided with a tree at Breckenridge Ski Resort. The identity of the skier is being withheld until notification to the next of kin has been made by the Summit County Coroner. The Summit County Coroner has taken over the investigation.

Brush Creek Road was closed forthree hours yesterdaY AFTER A HEAD ON CRASH , according to a Pitkin County sheriff’s deputy.
The accident occurred around 12:30 p.m. a little less than a mile up Brush Creek from Highway 82 when one vehicle crossed the center line and hit the other,It was not clear what caused the vehicle to cross the centerline, he said.
Both drivers were taken to Aspen Valley Hospital, though injuries did not appear serious, Ryan said.

Brush Creek Road was closed until about 3:20 p.m. Monday,

The Forest Service reported on the Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) efforts to the Garfield County Board of County Commissioners Monday. While the BAER team did not model flood risk beyond the burn area, the conditions are there for disastrous floods that could affect homes in lower Cattle Creek.Because fire suppression succeeded in blocking the fire from burning west along Cattle Creek, the BAER team did not analyze that area. Still, if there is a heavy snow season, the risk of debris and high water is real, Hunter said.
Cattle Creek is somewhat unique in that most of the water is diverted into a reservoir. But in the event of muddy, ashy and debris-filled flood waters, reservoir managers would likely close the gate to prevent polluting the stored water.

Besides the flood mitigation, the BAER team is monitoring for noxious weed growth and plans to treat around 40 percent of more than 500 acres with herbicide, stabilize trails and clean up the slash piles from the fire suppression.
The county commissioners will continue discussions with NCRS and others to prepare for the spring runoff.