Weather, other factors delaying Spirit Lake tunnel project

Weather, other factors delaying Spirit Lake tunnel project

Work to repair the Spirit Lake drainage tunnel near Mount St. Helens has encountered a host of delays but could speed up within a week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Monday.

Dec 21, 2015 | 6:00 pm | (3) Comments

Don't expect name change for Mount St. Helens

Don't expect name change for Mount St. Helens

The tallest mountain in North America is now known by its native name, but Southwest Washington’s famous volcano likely will continue to be named for an obscure British diplomat who never saw it.

Sep 03, 2015 | 8:00 pm | (7) Comments

Monticello middle schooler sets out to challenge herself, climbs St. Helens

Monticello middle schooler sets out to challenge herself, climbs St. Helens

If you thought a 4-foot-7 middle schooler was no match for a mountain, Peyton DeGroote has already proven you wrong.

Jul 18, 2015 | 11:00 pm | (0) Comments

Mount St. Helens at 35: A spring awakening

Mount St. Helens at 35: A spring awakening

And so it came to be that spring returned to the mountain. Decades of desolation slowly thawed, and the volcano’s wasteland became verdant and lush.

May 18, 2015 | 9:30 pm | (9) Comments

Flashback: 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption

Flashback: 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption

On the 35th anniversary of the May 18, 1980 eruption, we're "live tweeting" the epic event that helped shape our region. 

May 18, 2015 | 7:08 am | (0) Comments

Sue Ruff-Nelson: 35 years from volcano survivor to success story

Sue Ruff-Nelson: 35 years from volcano survivor to success story

The mountain changed in an instant, as did the lives of all those swept up in its mighty exhale.

May 16, 2015 | 11:45 pm | (0) Comments

Waitt book revives the mystery of the red pickup truck

Waitt book revives the mystery of the red pickup truck

Richard Waitt believes that there may be at least one more victim of the eruption than the 57 officially listed, based on one of his interviews.

May 16, 2015 | 11:35 pm | (0) Comments

Book provides new details about eruption survivors and victims

A few days after Mount St. Helens’ massive 1980 eruption, Richard Waitt was busy collecting ash samples for the U.S. Geological Survey when he saw a newspaper story about a couple who had outrun a pyroclastic flow. Waitt deci…

May 16, 2015 | 7:00 pm | (0) Comments

Interactive Mount St. Helens Site

A comprehensive look back at the 1980 eruption with historic photos and editions of The Daily News. Interactive features include time-lapse satellite images of the eruption, a timeline of events leading up to the blast and a memorial map of victims.

May 15, 2015 | 9:15 am | (0) Comments

Plethora of activities planned for 35th anniversary of eruption

Plethora of activities planned for 35th anniversary of eruption

There is no fancy name, such as semisesquicentennial, for a 35th anniversary. But it has been that many years since Mount St. Helens’ big blast on May 18, 1980.

May 14, 2015 | 5:15 pm | (2) Comments

Hundreds make annual Mother's Day trek to Mount St. Helens

Hundreds make annual Mother's Day trek to Mount St. Helens

For just one day, Portland resident Chris Hicks exclusively answered to his female alter ego, Heidi.

May 10, 2015 | 9:00 pm | (1) Comments

Congressional delegation calls for immediate repairs to Spirit Lake drainage tunnel

Congressional delegation calls for immediate repairs to Spirit Lake drainage tunnel

Members of Washington’s congressional delegation have asked federal agencies to make immediate repairs to the Spirit Lake drainage tunnel, which is being damaged by rapid earth movement along a fault line, engineers revealed Friday.

May 08, 2015 | 11:15 pm | (0) Comments

Stretch of Spirit Lake Memorial Highway to Johnston Ridge reopens

Stretch of Spirit Lake Memorial Highway to Johnston Ridge reopens

Spirit Lake Memorial Highway reopened to Johnston Ridge on Friday morning after road crews were given a pass by this year's winter.

May 01, 2015 | 9:15 pm | (0) Comments

Forest Service to mark 35th anniversary of MSH eruption

The Gifford Pinchot National Forest and Mount St. Helens Institute will mark the 35th anniversary of Mount St. Helens’ major 1980 eruption with several events May 16 through May 18.

Apr 30, 2015 | 7:00 pm | (0) Comments

Officials limiting access to Mount St. Helens until after Mother's Day

Officials limiting access to Mount St. Helens until after Mother's Day

In response to a large number of climbers, the number of available permits will be limited to 500 per day from April 1st through May 14th, according to a press release from the Mount St. Helens Institute.

Apr 29, 2015 | 6:30 pm | (0) Comments

Mount St. Helens wildflower walk planned for April 25

Wildflower appreciation walks are scheduled at the Mount St. Helens Visitor Center and Seaquest State Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 25.

Apr 18, 2015 | 9:45 pm | (0) Comments

USA Today reader poll tabs MSH as nation's top monument

USA Today reader poll tabs MSH as nation's top monument

The Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument was voted the No. 1 national monument this week, confirming what everyone in Southwest Washington already knew.

Apr 01, 2015 | 7:45 pm | (5) Comments

Mount St. Helens loop a great idea

More than one road leads to Mount St. Helens. And those routes lead to many activities people can do near the volcano, from feeling the spray of waterfalls to crawling through lava tubes.

Mar 29, 2015 | 12:45 am | (3) Comments

Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument gets a new manager

Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument gets a new manager

Tedd Huffman has been named as the new manager of the 110,000-acre Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. Huffman will succeed Tom Mulder, who retired in January. Huffman will begin his new role early May.

Mar 25, 2015 | 8:00 am | (2) Comments

Public comments sought on Fire & Ice Scenic Loop project

Public comments sought on Fire & Ice Scenic Loop project

A plan to increase eco-tourism and recreation in the region is in need of public comment.

Mar 20, 2015 | 10:29 pm | (0) Comments

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