Stories tagged: Avalanche
Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, 3:47 p.m.
Field reports: Local clubs offer Nordic ski lessons
Spokane-area Nordic ski clubs are planning group and private ski classes, including some for children.
Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Dead climber directs recovery team to girlfriend’s body
An accomplished climber who took his own life after his girlfriend died in a southwestern Montana avalanche left directions to lead a recovery team to her body.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 7:11 p.m.
Skier dies in southwestern Montana avalanche
Faced with the incredible sorrow of losing his girlfriend in an avalanche in Montana, renowned mountaineer Hayden Kennedy “chose to end his life” the following day, his family said Tuesday.
Tue., April 4, 2017, 9:10 a.m.
Flood-stricken city in Colombia mourns as death toll tops 270
Lines of people quietly walked the streets of Mocoa, followed by hearses carrying coffins to a cemetery where open graves waited.
UPDATED: Mon., April 3, 2017, 4:16 p.m.
Landslide death toll tops 260 as Colombia declares emergency
More than 260 people were confirmed dead Monday two days after severe flooding and landslides hit the city of Mocoa in southwestern Colombia.
Sat., April 1, 2017, 11:55 a.m.
Avalanche awareness key to off-trail snowmobiler survival
The same conditions that make Cooke City so attractive to snowbobilers can also prove deadly – a high concentration of big, steep mountains; old mining roads that provide easy access …
Tue., March 28, 2017, 8:10 a.m.
Seven students, one teacher confirmed dead in Japanese avalanche
Seven high school students and one teacher were confirmed dead as a result of the avalanche that hit a joint high school mountaineering training session in Nasu, Tochigi Prefecture, on …
Mon., March 27, 2017, 8:20 a.m.
Avalanche kills 7 students, instructor in Japan
An avalanche killed seven Japanese high school students and an instructor Monday during a mountaineering field trip at a ski resort north of Tokyo, authorities said.
Sat., March 25, 2017
100 years ago in North Idaho: Snow slides kill 3; entire blacksmith shop near Mullan carried away
Huge snowslides roared into valleys in North Idaho, killing three people. On Placer Creek, near Wallace, Custer Laird heard the avalanche coming and, according to witnesses, ran as hard as …
Sat., March 11, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Avalanche forecasters keep motorists safe at a snowy pass
John Stimberis’ office looks nothing like that of a typical state employee. Sure, there’s an ancient coffee pot in the corner, cheap carpet and old computers humming quietly. But you’re …
Mon., March 6, 2017, 8:17 a.m.
Father, son on ski trip survive avalanche in western Montana
Authorities in western Montana say a Helena man and his teenage son have been hospitalized after they got caught in an avalanche while cross-country skiing.
Sun., March 5, 2017, 5:26 p.m.
Man snowmobiling killed in avalanche near Cle Elum
A Kirkland man’s body has been recovered after he was caught in a large avalanche while snowmobiling near Cle Elum.
Thu., March 2, 2017, 8:35 a.m.
3 skiers killed in avalanche in Italian Alps
Italian alpine rescuers say three skiers have been killed in an avalanche in the northern Italian Alps that injured another five people.
Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 8:55 a.m.
Avalanche kills 7 army troops in Kazakhstan
A Kazakhstan emergency official says seven army soldiers have died in an avalanche in the ex-Soviet republic’s southern mountains.
Sun., Feb. 12, 2017, 4:56 p.m.
McCall, Idaho, snowmobiler rescued from avalanche
Crews have rescued an Idaho snowmobiler who was buried in avalanche in the western Idaho town of McCall.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 6:12 p.m.
Avalanche danger closes major mountain passes in Washington
The latest storm in Washington brought enough snow to shut down three main mountain passes over the Cascade Range due to avalanche danger, and was blamed for at least one …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 7:47 p.m.
Amtrak passengers held up by avalanche transported to Spokane by bus
Amtrak passengers stuck behind an avalanche that covered the BNSF Railway track in the Marias Pass in northwestern Montana have been returned to their city of origin or bused to …
Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 9:26 a.m.
Avalanche warnings across western Montana
A heavy snowstorm has led to avalanche warnings in western Montana while portions of Glacier National Park are closed for avalanche mitigation. The Flathead Avalanche Center has issued avalanche warnings …
Sat., Feb. 4, 2017, 9:48 p.m.
Avalanche kills 13 people in Pakistan’s north
A Pakistani security official said at least 13 people have been killed in an avalanche that buried five homes following heavy snowfall in the country’s north.
Tue., Jan. 24, 2017, 7:29 a.m.
Toll from Italy avalanche climbs to 15 as hopes diminish
Hopes were fading on Tuesday that any more survivors would be found from a devastating avalanche, as the death toll climbed to 15 and rescue crews were hit with another …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 3:22 p.m.
3 dogs give avalanche rescuers hope but 22 people missing
Emergency crews digging into an avalanche-slammed hotel were cheered Monday by the discovery of three puppies who had survived for days under tons of snow – giving them new hope …
Sat., Jan. 21, 2017, 10:13 a.m.
Spokane skier rescued from avalanche while snowcat skiing in Canada
Four U.S. skiers including one from Spokane were rescued from an avalanche that occurred Thursday while skiing with a guided snowcat operation near Rossland, British Columbia. Paula Gaul, co-owner of …
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 21, 2017, 7:11 p.m.
Search intensifies for 23 missing in Italian avalanche
Emergency crews pulled out four more survivors from the rubble of a hotel crushed by an avalanche and were searching Saturday for more as family members awaited word if their …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 5:44 p.m.
‘Miracle underway’: Rescuers pull out avalanche survivors
With cheers of joy, rescue crews pulled survivors from the debris of an avalanche-crushed hotel in central Italy on Friday, an incredible discovery that boosted spirits two days after the …
Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 8:47 a.m.
Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass remains closed by slides
Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass remains closed Thursday morning because of numerous slides, according to the Department of Transportation.
Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 8:18 a.m.
Rescuers search for 30 after avalanche hits Italian hotel
Rescue workers on skis reached a four-star spa hotel buried by an avalanche in earthquake-stricken central Italy Thursday, reporting no signs of life as they searched for around 30 people …
Wed., Jan. 18, 2017, 10:34 p.m.
Avalanche victim triggered slide while testing snowpack
A Kalispell man who died of injuries suffered in an avalanche in Glacier National Park triggered the slide while he was testing the stability of the snowpack.
Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 1:11 p.m.
Utah avalanche closes US Highway 89 near Idaho line
An avalanche in the mountains of northern Utah has closed U.S. Highway 89 in Logan Canyon near Beaver Mountain about 3 miles south of the Idaho line.
Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, noon
Crater Lake park closes due to snow, avalanche risks
Crater Lake National Park has closed due to severe weather, though officials hope it will reopen soon.
Fri., Jan. 6, 2017, 7:46 a.m.
Avalanche kills Kalispell skier in Glacier National Park
Authorities say a Kalispell man has died from injuries sustained in an avalanche while backcountry skiing in Glacier National Park.