Storm lifts snowpack to 111 percent of average

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Storm lifts snowpack to 111 percent of average

Drought eases, but rafting season is unlikely

Journal reporters captured photos this past week that show the wide-ranging impacts of several days of snow in Montezuma and La Plata counties.

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Storm lifts snowpack to 111 percent of average

Kayden Brooks, 11, climbs up a steep hill at the Cortez BMX track on Saturday as Briana Montoya, 10, wipes out.
Achilles Archibeque, 4, helps his mom and little sister, Ares, 2, shovel the driveway in Cortez on Friday morning.
A trucker chains up his tires before heading northbound on U.S. Highway 491 from Cortez on Friday morning. All commercial vehicles were required to chain up on the highway.
A man walks down Montezuma Avenue on Friday morning, with shovel in hand.
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