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
OLYMPIA — Heavy weekend snow has closed three Washington mountain passes that typically close for the winter because of deep snow and avalanche danger.The Washington Transportation Department closed the North Cascades Highway on Sunday and Chinook and Cayuse passes on Monday.
Date: 11/24/2014 | Northwest
BREMERTON — Olympic National Park has reopened a road and trailhead leading to Olympic Hot Springs.
Date: 11/18/2014 | Northwest
DARRINGTON — The historical society and its political partners are receiving national recognition for saving Green Mountain Lookout from destruction.
Date: 11/18/2014 | Local News
Two upcoming events at the Mountaineers in Seattle next week caught my eye. Here they are:DamNation: See the film DamNation on Tuesday at the Mountaineers in Seattle, 7700 Sand Point Way NE.
Date: 11/14/2014 | Explore NW
"Welcome to Paradise," said Dan Rankin, mayor of Darrington, addressing about 60 people crowded in front of a red ribbon stretched across a two-lane road.His opening line earned a laugh as a heavy rain pelted parkas and umbrellas. But Rankin was being sincere;...
Date: 10/28/2014 | Editorials
Celebrate the reopening of the Suiattle River Road on Oct. 25. The road washed out many times and has been mostly closed to the public for a decade.
Date: 10/17/2014 | Explore NW
BARNSTABLE, Mass. — A Washington state parachutist who once had to be rescued from Mount Baring in the Cascade Mountains died in a skydiving accident here over the weekend during a tandem jump.
Date: 09/29/2014 | Local News
Better monitoring will watch for activity on dangerous volcano
Date: 09/25/2014 | Local News
OLYMPIA — A historic chalet has been successfully relocated away from the eroding edge of a river in a remote wilderness area.Olympic National Park officials said that contractors used hydraulic jacks to push the Enchanted Valley chalet 100 feet along steel beams and...
Date: 09/16/2014 | Northwest
VANCOUVER, Wash. — A pilot observed light volcanic ash in the air Thursday near Mount St. Helens.The Cascades Volcano Observatory in Vancouver says there is no eruptive activity at the mountain.
Date: 09/12/2014 | Northwest
PORT ANGELES — A King County sheriff’s helicopter rescued a hiker with a broken ankle Thursday morning in Olympic National Park.
Date: 09/04/2014 | Northwest
Glacier Peak kicker Pettit is ranked 8th in the country
Date: 09/03/2014 | High Schools
SEQUIM — Park officials say the Enchanted Valley Chalet in Olympic National Park is being relocated to protect the east fork of the Quinault River.Enchanted Valley will be closed to camping for the first two weeks of September, while the move takes place.
Date: 08/29/2014 | Northwest
EATONVILLE — The U.S. Postal Service is paying tribute to National Park Ranger Margaret Anderson who was shot and killed in 2012 while doing her job at Mount Rainier National Park.
Date: 08/29/2014 | Northwest
TACOMA — The Pierce County medical examiner has identified the bodies of three climbers recovered this week from Mount Rainier. They were part of a party of six who vanished on the Washington state peak last May.
Date: 08/22/2014 | Northwest
MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK— A helicopter equipped with a mechanical claw plucked the bodies of three climbers from a glacier on Mount Rainier, in the same area where six went missing in late May, the National Park Service said Wednesday.
Date: 08/20/2014 | Northwest
STEVENSON — Human remains found on Mount St. Helens have been identified as those of a 27-year-old Japanese hiker reported missing last November after indicating he planned to climb the southwest Washington volcano, the Skamania County sheriff’s office said Monday.
Date: 08/18/2014 | Northwest
OLYMPIA — National Park officials say what appears to be three bodies have been spotted on Mount Rainier in the spot where six climbers went missing earlier this summer.
Date: 08/12/2014 | Northwest
OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — The Elwha River is finally beginning to cooperate with efforts to remove the last bit of dam blocking it.The volume of flow has lowered enough to allow crews with National Park Service contractor Barnard Construction Co. Inc. to restart work...
Date: 08/10/2014 | Northwest
24 hours of stellar scenery at a fire lookout (gallery)
Date: 08/05/2014 | Explore NW