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News Channel 21 reporters Barney and Brittney interview Bob Speik


Z-21 Assistant News Director Barney Lerten and Reporter Brittney Hopper interviewed Robert Speik of at Mountain Supply, on the subject of "avalanche avoidance as a means of limiting avalanche risk" in our local mountains.

Z-21 News Anchor Jason Carr aired the report, interviewed Speik and listed avalanche avoidance points on the five, six and eleven o'clock News on Monday, May 23, 2005.





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