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Bo Lyons, of Craig, uses a beacon to find to find another beacon that has been hidden in the snow to simulate a recovery mission Saturday at Johnson Meadows.

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Avalanche training and rescue class teaches how to avoid dangerous conditions

It comes down to a crucial 15 minutes. Fifteen minutes is how long before a person caught in an avalanche asphyxiates, said Ron Dellacroce, park manager for Yampa River State Park and Elkhead Reservoir.

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