Reflections from the Saratoga Sun
January 12, 2023
25 years ago
January 14, 1998
The Encampment man was an experienced snowmachiner.
Sunday was a sad day in thePlatte Valley. An Encampment man was killed that afternoon in an avalanche while snowmobiling.
Benjamin F. Romios, 21 was caught in an avalanche at about 2:15 p.m. While snowmobiling with four other individuals in the Battle lake area, according to the Carbon County Sheriff’s Office. Romios’ snowmachine was stuck on a hillside near Battle Lake when an avalanche, about150-yards wide by one-half miles long, engulfed him and his machine.
One of the ind...