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February 12, 2014 at 12:45 PM

Bad weather scrubs efforts to airlift injured backcountry skiers

UPDATE, 12:45 p.m., Wed. | GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Bad weather has scrubbed efforts to airlift two injured backcountry skiers who survived an avalanche that killed two others in northeastern Oregon’s Wallowa Mountains. Baker County Undersheriff Warren Thompson said Wednesday morning that two National Guard helicopters had to turn back due to low visibility, and…

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