Most of us in the Northwest know we live with the threat of earthquakes, but many of us limit our preparations for disaster by reminding ourselves to buy a case of water the next time we're at Costco.For those who happened upon a New Yorker article that went viral on...
Date: 07/22/2015 | Editorials
SEATTLE — Hundreds of climbers and Sherpas who were attempting to climb Mount Everest from the north side when a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck the region are packing their gear and heading out after expedition leaders said Chinese authorities closed all climbing in Tibet for the...
Date: 04/29/2015 | Northwest
SEATTLE — At least some of the Washington-based mountaineering companies with expeditions on Mount Everest say their teams have been evacuated by helicopter down to base camp from higher elevations, following the devastating Nepal earthquake and an ensuing avalanche near the world’s highest...
Date: 04/27/2015 | Northwest
KATHMANDU, Nepal — The death toll from Nepal’s earthquake soared past 3,300 Monday, and how much higher it would rise depended largely on the condition of vulnerable mountain villages that rescue workers were still struggling to reach two days after the disaster.
Date: 04/26/2015 | Nation & World
Viewpoints: Lidar mapping can reveal threats, direct decisions
Date: 04/26/2015 | Commentary
One year ago, lives changed in a matter of seconds. Part of a mountainside slid into the Steelhead Haven neighborhood, claiming 43 lives, numerous homes and roads.The people of Oso, Darrington, Arlington, the Stillaguamish Tribe and the Sauk-Suiattle Tribe will never be the...
Date: 03/22/2015 | Commentary
The first day of spring is rapidly approaching and so is the one-year anniversary of the devastating landslide that so affected the people of the Stillaguamish Valley. Last March, while I was enjoying an almost perfect spring day on the Stillaguamish River, just three miles downstream,...
Date: 03/07/2015 | Commentary
We are just a few weeks away from the first anniversary of the Oso landslide. On March 22, after a winter of drenching rains, the hillside tore away from itself above the Steelhead Drive neighborhood, wiping out Highway 530, destroying homes and killing 43 people.The...
Date: 03/01/2015 | Editorials
Months after the tragedy that took the lives of 43 people, the Oso landslide is still top of mind.That's as it should be as state and local officials make decisions about how to prevent, or at least prepare for the next major landslide. Three news items demonstrate:
Date: 01/21/2015 | Editorials
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — There’s an extra moose alive in southcentral Alaska thanks to three snowmobilers who freed it from an avalanche.
Date: 01/03/2015 | Off the Wire
GRANITE FALLS — An avalanche trapped two people in the Big Four Ice Caves on Saturday, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.
Date: 12/27/2014 | Local News
CAMARILLO, Calif. — Californians are cleaning up Saturday from a major storm that soaked the drought-stricken state before moving east to drop rain on Arizona.
Date: 12/13/2014 | Nation & World
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska State Troopers say a man died after being caught in an avalanche while skiing.Troopers say the victim of the avalanche reported Saturday evening is tentatively identified as 35-year-old Eric Peterson of Delta Junction.
Date: 12/07/2014 | Northwest
KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka — A mudslide triggered by monsoon rains buried scores of workers' houses at a tea plantation in central Sri Lanka, raising fears that hundreds may have been killed.
Date: 10/29/2014 | Nation & World