Two Killed in Jackson Avalanches

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0  Updated at 2:44 pm, January 29th, 2013 By: Managing Editor
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(JACKSON HOLE, WY)  —  Two Jackson residents were killed in separate avalanches Sunday.  Thirty-year-old Nicholas Gillespie was killed in a slide on Survey Peak on the north end of the Teton Range. Twenty-Eight-year-old Liza Benson died after striking a tree in a small avalanche near Bondurant. Officials caution that avalanche danger in the area surrounding Jackson Hole is significant in elevations between 9,000 and 11,000 feet.