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Cascade Range

We are the parks’ sponsors

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


Where will the grizzlies go?

Darrington meeting to answer questions

Date: 05/10/2016 | Local News


Stormy weather temporarily closes Washington’s mountain passes

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


Endangered fisher to be reintroduced into Cascades

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


Seasonal closure begins on Highway 20

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


N. Cascades open but smoky scent lingers

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


Precarious perch

Volunteers tackle tough job at Three Fingers Lookout

Date: 10/11/2015 | Explore NW


Creating parks’ new stewards

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


No helicopters in the wilderness

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


Hike, fish, relax

Rainy Lake is high in the mountains yet easy to get to

Date: 08/09/2015 | Life


Army extends comment period for helicopter-training plan in Cascades

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


Respecting nature and its risks

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


New ice caves video

Rapid melting day before fatal Big Four collapse

Date: 07/10/2015 | Local News


A remarkable wilderness

After a decade, get to know the Suiattle River Valley again

Date: 06/21/2015 | Local News




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