Exactly one month ago, outdoor retailer REI announced its campaign to get its employees and customers outside for the day. And a number of states jumped on board.All 143 REI stores are closed for the day, though its 12,000 employees are still being paid, according to the...
Date: 11/27/2015 | Business Wire
OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — Precipitation in Olympic National Park has finally extinguished a wildfire that had been burning since May.
Date: 11/20/2015 | Northwest
Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance crews closed the North Cascades Highway (Highway 20) for the first time this season on Nov. 12, due to bad weather over the pass that...
Date: 11/17/2015 | Street Smarts
Mount Rainier National Park is working on a Wilderness Stewardship Plan to guide the use and preservation of wilderness in the park.
Date: 11/13/2015 | Explore NW
GP edges E-W by 1 point for 3A girls team cross country title
Date: 11/07/2015 | High Schools
MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK — Officials with Mount Rainier National Park are discouraging travel in the park this weekend due to expected rain and snow.
Date: 10/30/2015 | Northwest
Olympic Nat’l Park: Hot springs closed due to fatalityOfficials said a Silverdale man has died in a hot spring pool within Olympic National Park, prompting the closure of Olympic Hot Springs.
Date: 10/27/2015 | Northwest
SNOHOMISH — Elli Allen-Hatch recorded 11 kills and six digs and Delaney Hopen added 13 kills and five aces to lead the undefeated Thunderbirds to a Wesco 3A sweep of the Grizzlies on Tuesday.Lauren Sanders had 11 kills and 3.5 blocks for Glacier Peak.
Date: 10/20/2015 | High Schools
NEWHALEM — On a recent visit, my first sniff when I opened the car door at the North Cascades National Park Visitor Center on the edge of Newhalem told the story: Did you ever put your nose really close to a cold, dead campfire the morning after a wienie roast?
Date: 10/18/2015 | Life
VERLOT — The Snohomish County Medical Examiner has released the name of the Snohomish man who died while hiking on Mount Pilchuck east of Verlot earlier this week.
Date: 10/16/2015 | Local News
VERLOT — A 24-year-old Snohomish man died while hiking on Mount Pilchuck east of Verlot.The man’s body was recovered late Wednesday morning by the Snohomish County search and rescue team. He was reported missing from his hiking group on Tuesday.
Date: 10/14/2015 | Local News
DARRINGTON — A young hiker was flown Monday evening to an Everett hospital after she fell while traveling near the icy flanks of Glacier Peak.
Date: 09/22/2015 | Local News
MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK — Officials with the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office have identified the climber who suffered a fatal fall in Mount Rainier National Park over the weekend.The News Tribune of Tacoma reported that the climber was Timothy Hagan, 62, of Bellevue.
Date: 09/16/2015 | Northwest
MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK — Rescue crews have recovered the body of a climber who suffered a fatal fall in Mount Rainier National Park over the weekend.
Date: 09/15/2015 | Northwest
Anyone in Snohomish County can recognize the importance of American Indian heritage in the names all around us. The Stillaguamish River, the Tulalip Resort, the Mukilteo ferry.
Date: 09/11/2015 | Web Monkey
Don't stow the camping gear and hiking boots just yet. As we move into fall, good weather may inspire some to stretch the camping season, and autumn can offer the most colorful time to take a walk in the woods.And there's another incentive, particularly for those families...
Date: 09/10/2015 | Editorials
SNOHOMISH — Lauren Michael had 27 digs and 12 kills and Lauren Sanders added 24 kills for Glacier Peak in the non-league win.At Glacier Peak H.S.Issaquah 19 19 25 25 13 — 2Glacier Peak 25 25 21 15 15 — 3
Date: 09/09/2015 | High Schools
BOTHELL — Lauren Michaels pounded out seven kills and recorded eight digs to help the Grizzlies to a non-league sweep of Bothell on Tuesday.At Bothell H.S.G. Peak 25 25 25 — 3Bothell 15 17 20 — 0
Date: 09/08/2015 | High Schools
Editorial: Should we change our mountain's moniker?
Date: 09/01/2015 | Editorials
MOUNT BAKER — Glaciers on Mount Baker and other mountains in Washington state’s North Cascades are thinning and retreating. Seven have disappeared over the past three decades, and the overall volume of glaciers in the range have lost about one-fifth of their volume.
Date: 08/28/2015 | Northwest
DARRINGTON — A lost hiker in the Glacier Peak Wilderness was brought to safety Tuesday morning.The man, 27, was reported missing and overdue from a hike by his family about 1 p.m. Monday, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.
Date: 08/18/2015 | Sirens
MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK — Officials say a half acre section of the South Tahoma Glacier broke off near Tahoma Creek in Mount Rainier National Park and caused a flood of water and debris.
Date: 08/14/2015 | Northwest
OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — The National Park Service will close most rivers and streams in Olympic National Park to recreational fishing due to severe drought conditions.
Date: 08/10/2015 | Northwest
Our national forests have long been managed for multiple uses. Congress made the customary practice official in 1960 and specified that...
Date: 08/09/2015 | Editorials
TACOMA — I called it the Rainier Triple Crown, and finishing it proved more rewarding than I ever expected.
Date: 08/08/2015 | Northwest
The U.S. Army has extended the public comment period on a plan to conduct off-base mountain training over the North Cascades and southwest Washington for helicopter pilots to practice flyovers and...
Date: 08/07/2015 | Explore NW
PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Sheriff’s Office said search teams rescued an injured hiker who fell about 100 feet over the weekend.
Date: 08/04/2015 | Northwest
MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK — A park official says remains found on Mount Rainier may be that of a 64-year-old Tacoma man who went missing while hiking last year.The News Tribune reported that visitors exploring the Frying Pan Glacier discovered the remains Sunday.
Date: 07/28/2015 | Northwest
WENATCHEE — The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office has rescued a hiker who injured his ankle in the North Cascades.Sheriff Brian Burnett says 51-year-old Jonathan Reiss of Bellingham was injured when he fell near the ridgeline above Thunder Basin.
Date: 07/27/2015 | Northwest
Search & Rescue team describes operation on glacier
Date: 07/21/2015 | Local News
A star-viewing party is scheduled from 9:45 to at least 11:45 p.m. (weather permitting) on Saturday at the Paradise area of Mount Rainier National Park, in front of the Jackson Visitor Center.
Date: 07/15/2015 | Explore NW
Two recent events have raised the issue of the risks we take when we enter forests, wilderness and state and national parks.The National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently released public comments on
Date: 07/14/2015 | Editorials
PARADISE CREEK, Olympic National Park — Fire crews call them “cat faces,” deep holes that flames have burned into the trunks of the centuries-old Sitka spruce and hemlock growing here in the Queets River valley.
Date: 07/06/2015 | Northwest
6 spots you'll find an explosion of color at Mount Rainier
Date: 07/01/2015 | Explore NW
PORT ANGELES — Fire managers say a wildfire burning in old-growth forest in Olympic National Park grew in size but cooler temperatures helped temper that growth.The fire on Wednesday morning was estimated at about 1 [[1/2 ]] square miles. The 950-acre blaze is burning...
Date: 06/24/2015 | Northwest
PORT ANGELES. — Helicopters have been brought in to help battle a wildfire in rugged terrain in Olympic National Park in northwest Washington state.
Date: 06/22/2015 | Northwest
After a decade, get to know the Suiattle River Valley again
Date: 06/21/2015 | Local News
PORT ANGELES — A popular area in Olympic National Park has re-opened to camping after it was closed seven weeks ago due to issue with black bears.
Date: 06/15/2015 | Northwest
GLACIER PEAK — The U.S. Geological Survey is seeking permission to install four new monitoring stations around Snohomish County’s only volcano.
Date: 06/15/2015 | Local News
MAPLE GROVE, Minn. — A Minnesota native who apparently died while climbing Mount Rainier had a passion for climbing and the outdoors, the man’s father said.
Date: 06/14/2015 | Northwest
MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK — The search for the missing Utah climber on Mount Rainier was called off Saturday afternoon after a helicopter spotted the body of a deceased male climber near the summit.
Date: 06/13/2015 | Northwest
MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK — Two helicopters took to the sky over Mount Rainier on Saturday to continue the search for a Utah climber.
Date: 06/13/2015 | Northwest
MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK — Mount Rainier National Park officials looking for a climber missing on Liberty Ridge above 14,000 feet say the search is over for the day but will resume Saturday.
Date: 06/12/2015 | Northwest
SHELTON — A hiker has been rescued after sliding 300 feet below the state’s highest bridge, the High Steel Bridge in the Olympic National Forest in Mason County.
Date: 05/25/2015 | Northwest
SEDRO-WOOLLEY — Aleks Toivola pitched a shutout, struck out nine, and hit a double to help Mount Baker defeat Sultan for the 1A District Tournament championship on Saturday.
Date: 05/23/2015 | High Schools
SEATTLE — As the climbing season gets underway on Mount Rainier, a specialized rescue team has been training to be ready when things go wrong on the 14,411-foot peak.
Date: 05/23/2015 | Northwest
ASHFORD — Mount Rainier National Park officials say several important park fees will be increasing Friday.
Date: 05/19/2015 | Northwest
Mount Rainier National Park will be increasing its user fees beginning on Friday.The park, as well as many others around the country, proposed fee increases last year.
Date: 05/19/2015 | Explore NW
TOUTLE — Spirit Lake Memorial Highway to Johnston Ridge on Mount St. Helens has reopened.Road crews opened the road on Friday, thanks to an unseasonably mild winter.
Date: 05/02/2015 | Northwest
ASHFORD — A study done for the National Park Service finds that tourism at Mount Rainier contributed nearly $58 million to the local economy, including direct spending of more than $45 million.
Date: 05/02/2015 | Northwest
This year's low snowpack has made early access to some areas of Mount Rainier National Park possible.
Date: 05/01/2015 | Explore NW
Yellowstone National Park is the home of one of the world's largest volcanoes, one that is quiescent for the moment but is capable of erupting with catastrophic violence at a scale never before witnessed by human beings. In a big eruption,...
Date: 04/25/2015 | Nation & World
PORT ANGELES — Olympic National Park says it has closed a remote area to camping after recent visitor reports of black bears approaching hikers and eating human food.
Date: 04/24/2015 | Northwest
When it comes to bird festivals, the early bird gets the worm or, in this case, a chance to register for choice outings at the Leavenworth Bird Fest, May 14-17.
Date: 04/19/2015 | Life
MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK — Mount Rainier National Park has stopped taking reservations for the popular Wonderland Trail because of a overwhelming surge in demand this year.
Date: 04/12/2015 | Northwest
The Wonderland Trail has become so popular that Mount Rainier National Park has cut off reservations for this year already. Here's a press release from the park with details:
Date: 04/10/2015 | Explore NW
Visit to Sol Duc Hot Springs is great for adults and kids
Date: 04/10/2015 | Life
BRINNON, Wash. — The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says a 24-year-old Seattle hiker has been rescued after falling 50 feet down a steep embankment over the weekend.
Date: 04/06/2015 | Northwest
With the low snow levels this year, access is opening earlier than normal to some areas at Mount Rainier National Park.
Date: 03/24/2015 | Explore NW
OLYMPIA — After a mild winter with relatively little snowfall, road crews are already getting to work clearing some of Washington’s mountain passes.
Date: 03/15/2015 | Northwest
There's much to learn from the deadly Oso mudslide
Date: 03/08/2015 | Local News
MOUNT PILCHUCK — An injured hiker was rescued Saturday near Mount Pilchuck by the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.
Date: 03/07/2015 | Local News
GOVERNMENT CAMP, Ore. — Part of a historic glacier cave has collapsed on Mount Hood.KGW-TV reported climber Brent McGregor found the collapsed cave, named Snow Dragon, at the end of January.
Date: 03/07/2015 | Northwest
Herald editorial: Restore grizzlies to the North Cascades
Date: 03/03/2015 | Editorials
Johnston Ridge, Boundary Trail are inviting off-season hikes
Date: 03/01/2015 | Life
BLEWETT PASS — A truck hauling bio-solids from a sewage treatment plant overturned on an icy patch of Highway 97 at Blewett Pass and spilled 15 tons of the clumpy waste into Swauk Creek, officials said. The driver was shaken but escaped injury in the accident early Monday on the way from...
Date: 01/20/2015 | Northwest
VANCOUVER, Wash.— A Canadian company plans to submit a new application for exploratory drilling northeast of Mount St. Helens after a federal judge invalidated its prospecting permits last year.
Date: 01/06/2015 | Northwest
MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK — Rescue crews on Mount Rainier discovered a body Monday matching the description of a snowshoer who vanished in a severe storm over the weekend.
Date: 12/29/2014 | Northwest
PORT ANGELES — Teams in Olympic National Park have expanded their search for a missing 60-year-old hiker.Park spokeswoman Jacilee Wray says nearly two dozen people on Saturday finished a grid search around the area where Jim Griffin’s pack was found.
Date: 12/28/2014 | Northwest
VANCOUVER — A Vancouver-based conservation group says a new deal will prevent development on nearly 3,100 acres of private forestland south of Mount St. Helens.
Date: 12/27/2014 | Northwest
SNOHOMISH — There were stretches of Friday night’s game against Shorecrest when the Glacier Peak girls basketball team looked pretty good: a 13-0 run early in the first quarter, an 8-0 string midway through the second, and an 11-1 spurt from the late third to early fourth quarters.
Date: 12/19/2014 | High Schools
SPOKANE — Light snow is forecast Tuesday over most of Eastern Washington, and snow in the Cascades is reaching the highway passes.No significant accumulations are expected, but the National Weather Service says more mountain snow is expected later in the week with...
Date: 12/16/2014 | Northwest
SEATTLE — The recent mild weather systems that blew through Washington have left little snow in the Cascades.The Northwest Avalanche Center in Seattle reports amounts are far below normal. Some totals as of Monday:Six inches at Mount Baker, just 9 percent of normal.
Date: 12/15/2014 | Northwest
TACOMA — A mountain rescue leader says a well-equipped group of skiers and three mountain rescue units all helped to get a seriously injured hiker off Mount Rainier.
Date: 12/04/2014 | Northwest