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WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2011

Finally! Mount St. Helens snow retreats; road opening

PUBLIC LANDS -- The seemingly rentless grip of snow on the high country is giving way. Road No. 25 on the east side of the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument will be open from Pine Creek to Randle by Friday. Paul Seitz of the...

WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2011

Mount St. Helens calm on anniversary of eruption

VOLCANOES -- No rumblings from Mount St. Helens today, the 31st anniversary of the volcano’s explosive eruption that killed 57 people -- and created a fascinating new landscape to explore. The jagged snow-covered crater has been mostly quiet since the most-recent dome building eruption ended...

MONDAY, MAY 2, 2011

Mount St. Helens observatory opens May 15

VOLCANOES -- The Johnston Ridge Observatory -- the major facility attraction in the 110,000-acre Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument -- will reopen for the season on Sunday, May 15 — three days before the anniversary of the 1980 eruption. The center closes each winter...

Rich Landers

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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including a Sunday feature section and a Thursday column. He also writes the Outdoors Blog.


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