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No City Trespassing Charges Filed in Avalanche Case

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The Missoula City Attorney said they will not file trespassing charges against any of the snowboarders who triggered the Mount Jumbo avalanche in February.

On Monday, County Attorney Fred Van Valkenburg announced his office would not file any criminal charges against the snowboarders.

City Attorney Jim Nugent said they could not prove beyond a reasonable doubt the four young men knowingly trespassed on Mount Jumbo.

Nugent said the area the snowboarders parked in an area with few signs about the closure, and those signs were likely covered with snow at the time.

Nugent said the men told police they were unaware Mount Jumbo is closed during the winter months.

Those investigators also recommended not filing trespassing charges.

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