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PostFri Oct 23, 2020 2:16 pm 
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Whether or not a conviction is achieved is less important than sending a message to others that endanging highway travelers isn't acceptable.

Of course the other take away is if you release an avalanche on to the highway, you sure as hell don't want to share that information with the DOT, better to slink away....
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PostFri Oct 23, 2020 2:30 pm 
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what should have happened is the avy agency (which is a government agency in Colorado) sued the snowboarders in a civil court for the damage they caused.

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If you read the article, it was not reckless endangerment, it was very carefully assessed endangerment...and not very much of that except to the equipment.   cool.gif

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PostFri Oct 23, 2020 6:25 pm 
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So the snowboarders cooperated with the police.  Now they are getting a civil lawsuit.

This does not make me want to cooperate with the police if something like this happens to me.

I learn.

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PostSat Oct 24, 2020 6:36 am 
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Stefan wrote:
So the snowboarders cooperated with the police.  Now they are getting a civil lawsuit.

This does not make me want to cooperate with the police if something like this happens to me.

I learn.

Affirmative. Call your attorney first, police second (if at all). And this makes me wonder, who would the prosecutor be going after if their own avalanche device(s) caused the slide that damaged their precious machines?  wink.gif

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PostTue Oct 27, 2020 10:40 pm 
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And this makes me wonder, who would the prosecutor be going after if their own avalanche device(s) caused the slide that damaged their precious machines?  wink.gif

Or if the boarders had just said "oops" and told no one in authority?

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PostTue Oct 27, 2020 10:43 pm 
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Bedivere wrote:
moonspots wrote:
And this makes me wonder, who would the prosecutor be going after if their own avalanche device(s) caused the slide that damaged their precious machines?  wink.gif

Or if the boarders had just said "oops" and told no one in authority?

Honesty used to be rewarded.

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PostWed Oct 28, 2020 12:35 am 
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Do the explosions these things create only affect conditions downslope?

If CO DOT had cycled the units that morning would they have been damaged?

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PostWed Oct 28, 2020 6:30 am 
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Chief Joseph wrote:
Bedivere wrote:
moonspots wrote:
And this makes me wonder, who would the prosecutor be going after if their own avalanche device(s) caused the slide that damaged their precious machines?  wink.gif

Or if the boarders had just said "oops" and told no one in authority?

Honesty used to be rewarded.

Yes, indeed. However, I've noticed over the past 50+ years that L.E. has become blinded by $$ , and the thoughtful "Andy Taylor" style (that I recall when I was quite a bit younger) has disappeared.

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PostThu Oct 29, 2020 7:51 am 
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Pyrites wrote:
Do the explosions these things create only affect conditions downslope?

If CO DOT had cycled the units that morning would they have been damaged?

The avy mitigation devices were only a year old, so wouldn't be surprised if CODOT was sill figuring out how to utilize them to their fullest potential. Not an expert, but my guess is the explosion could triggers slides above the devices.
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PostThu Oct 29, 2020 7:51 am 
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The snowboarders will have a motions trial on Feb. 16, followed by a trial on March 25 and 26, 2021.

https://www.vaildaily.com/news/trial-date-set-for-vail-silverthorne-snowboarders-in-avalanche-case/
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