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January 18, 2024

Salt River Range avalanche kills former Jackson resident

JACKSON (WNE) - David Rice, 41, was caught and killed in an avalanche Sunday in the mountains east of Star Valley Ranch.

Rice, an avid musician, lived in Jackson for years and owned Jackson Hole Music, the only music store in town, before closing the shop last year. Until June 2021, he also owned a guitar store in Boulder, Colorado.

Rice was killed after a week of sustained snowfall dropped over three feet of snow in the Tetons. That snow fell on a combination of crusts and surface hoar that developed throughout a month-long drought i...

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