Newsmakers: Summer Andersen and her mission to stop avalanche fatalities

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In this edition of East Idaho Newsmakers, Nate Eaton talks with Summer Andersen. Andersen’s husband, Adam, was killed in an avalanche in Island Park earlier this year. He was 36 years old and left three young children without a father.

Adam was one of three people killed in avalanches in Idaho during the 2017-2018 winter season. During the same time period, 25 avalanche related fatalities were reported nationwide.

Several days after Adam’s death, Andersen felt compelled to do something to help other families from dealing with the raw pain she was experiencing. She created the nonprofit Adam Andersen Avalanche Project and is working to raise awareness about the dangers of avalanches.

Watch the video above to see how she is doing, what she hopes to accomplish with the project and her message for anyone who recreates in the snow.

EAST IDAHO NEWSMAKERS ARCHIVES

JULIE ZAHN – THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF SHEPHERD’S INN

SEXUAL ASSAULT AND HARASSMENT IN EASTERN IDAHO

AFTER ROBBING A CASINO, HIS FAMILY IS DESPERATELY TRYING TO GET HELP FOR HIS MENTAL ILLNESS

MADISON COUNTY CORONER RICK DAVIS REFLECTS ON 37 YEARS OF SERVICE, UNUSUAL DEATHS AND WHAT HE’LL MISS ABOUT THE JOB

YOUNG MEN MAKING A DIFFERENCE FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF THEIR FRIENDS

LANCE PEKUS – THE LOCAL RANCHER WHO HIT NATIONAL FAME AS THE ‘COWBOY NINJA’

KEVIN MEEHAN, HIS DOG ISOSCELES AND THEIR STORY OF ABUSE AND RESCUE

SUPPORTERS AND OPPOSERS DISCUSS THE D91 SCHOOL BOND

DAMOND WATKINS ON HIS LIFE, CAREER, POLITICS AND SURVIVING A PLANE CRASH

IONA NATIVE JEFF SWEAT AND HIS NEW TEEN NOVEL ‘MAYFLY’

MEET THE OWNERS OF FIN FUN

AFTER TRAGEDY, LOCAL MOTHER OF 5 BOYS INVENTS PRODUCT TO KEEP HER TOILETS SPOTLESS

GRANDMOTHER OF DEORR KUNZ SPEAKS ABOUT HIS DISAPPEARANCE

DEPARTING IDAHO FALLS POWER GM JACKIE FLOWERS

ACTOR DEAN CAIN & OFFICER DARYL WILLIAMS

LOCAL FAMILY STRIKES YOUTUBE GOLD WITH ‘TRINITY AND BEYOND’

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