Agencies train for backcountry rescue operations

By Michael Le Roux

Special to The SUN

On Saturday, Feb. 6, members from Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office Division of Emergency Management, Upper San Juan Search and Rescue, Mineral County Search and Rescue, Alamosa Volunteer Search and Rescue, and Wolf Creek Ski Patrol took part in a multi-agency training operation in the area adjacent Lobo parking lot at the top of Wolf Creek Pass.

The training events occur annually and are in response to the increase in demand for winter backcountry rescue covering multiple jurisdictions under different agency authorities.

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