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Posted on: February 3, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Town of Eagle Mineral Creek Avalanche Press Briefing and Statement

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Brandy Reitter, Town Manager Town of Eagle

970-328-9628 | office



Feb. 3, 2021

3:30 pm Via Email 


Local Media Briefing 

Town of Eagle virtual press statement on Mineral Creek Avalanche 



Eagle, CO – In response to inquiries regarding the Mineral Creek Avalanche that occurred Feb. 1, 2021, Town of Eagle Mayor, Scott Turnipseed, will be providing a brief statement via video conference at 5 p.m. this afternoon, Feb. 3. The Town of Eagle and Eagle County have also published a joint statement which is available at


Statements will be limited while an official announcement has not yet been made by San Juan Emergency Management.   


Respectfully, we ask that follow-up questions and additional media inquiries be directed via email to





MEDIA ALERT - Joint Statement from Eagle County and the Town of Eagle

Feb. 3, 2021


Jeff Shroll

Eagle County Manager


Brandy Reitter

Town of Eagle Manager


Eagle County Government and the Town of Eagle are joining the community in mourning the loss of three friends and leaders. While an official announcement has not yet been made by our partners in San Juan County, the families of Seth Bossung, Andy Jessen and Adam Palmer are allowing us to share their names so we can all openly acknowledge their deaths and grieve together. The families are surrounded by loved ones, and we are asking everyone to respect their wishes as to when and how they wish to communicate with others. 


Our hearts are heavy with the loss of these three men. Their contributions through their work in local government and local businesses, as well as their personal passions and their impact on the friends and family members they leave behind, have helped shape the community in ways that will be forever lasting. Every single one of us in both of our organizations has learned from their examples, and we are grateful to be able to call them colleagues. 


It is important to recognize how this type of loss can affect people differently. There are so many resources to help with the trauma and mental health challenges that may come with grieving. A list of local organizations and providers can be found at Financial assistance is available through Olivia’s Fund, so please do not hesitate to access these resources.


The strength of our community is rooted in our shared love for this place and the people who live here. Andy, Adam, and Seth exemplified this every day. Please find ways to come together safely and share your stories of them and others. We will do the same.  

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