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The big one: Don’t fret; plan

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

Ice caves 101

How they form, why they collapse

Date: 07/07/2015 | Local News

China suspends climbing on north side of Everest

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

Washington-based Everest teams helicoptered down to base camp

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

Death toll in Nepal quake rises to more than 3,300

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

Lessons from Oso

Viewpoints: Lidar mapping can reveal threats, direct decisions

Date: 04/26/2015 | Commentary

‘Oso strong’ spirit a great example for all

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

Spring’s return a reminder that recovery remains for Stilly Valley

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

Progress that honors victims

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

Apply the lessons learned from Oso slide

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

Alaskans free moose from avalanche

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

Two safe after avalanche at Big Four Ice Caves

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

California cleans up as storm hits Southwest

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

Troopers say skier dead in Alaska avalanche

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

Hundreds feared buried in Sri Lanka mudslide

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

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