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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
For just one day, Portland resident Chris Hicks exclusively answered to his female alter ego, Heidi.
May 10, 2015 | 9:00 pm | (1) Comments
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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