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Recreational fishing closed at Olympic National Park

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


Team rescues injured hiker on Olympic Peninsula

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


Fire in Olympic National Park raises concerns

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


Olympic National Park fire grows

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


Helicopters help fight fire in Olympic National Park

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


With black bears behaving, Olympic National Park area re-opens

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


Hiker rescued after sliding below Washington’s highest bridge

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


Olympic National Park’s Enchanted Valley closed because of bears

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


For the Leavenworth Bird Fest, you'll want to land early

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


The tonic of wilderness

Visit to Sol Duc Hot Springs is great for adults and kids

Date: 04/10/2015 | Life


Crew rescues hiker after fall in Olympic National Forest

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


Olympic Park expands search for missing hiker

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


Road, trail to Olympic Hot Springs reopen

BREMERTON — Olympic National Park has reopened a road and trailhead leading to Olympic Hot Springs.

Date: 11/18/2014 | Northwest


Relocation of historic Olympic National Park chalet complete

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


Copter rescues hiker in Olympic National Park

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




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