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Craig Horlacher, left, visits with Routt County Search and Rescue volunteers Kevin Kopischke and Kristia Check-Hill during Saturday’s dinner at the rescue barn.

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Man who survived 5 nights in wilderness thanks Routt Search and Rescue

It was a simple toast, and it came from a tall, white-haired man with rosy cheeks who raised his plastic cup to a room full of people who helped save his life four months ago. Across the room at the Routt County Search and Rescue barn on Yampa Street, 20 team members and their families raised their glasses to Craig Horlacher at the heart of a remarkable story of survival.

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