As beloved a Northwest icon as Rainier beer's "R" is, nobody wants to see its neon curves perched atop its namesake mountain.Nor is anyone suggesting it should, but the National Parks Service, as it
Date: 05/22/2016 | Editorials
SEATTLE — A warm front moving into Western Washington has dumped several inches of heavy wet snow in the Cascade Mountains and temporarily closed mountain passes.
Date: 01/21/2016 | Northwest
SEATTLE — A weasel-like predator that disappeared from Washington state decades ago will soon be reintroduced to the Cascade Range.State and federal wildlife officials are preparing to re-establish fishers into Mount Rainier and North Cascades national parks and...
Date: 11/29/2015 | 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
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
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
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
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
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
After a decade, get to know the Suiattle River Valley again
Date: 06/21/2015 | Local News