Stories tagged: Avalanche
FRIDAY, 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.
SUNDAY, 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: THURSDAY, 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: TUESDAY, 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 …
TUESDAY, 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 …
SATURDAY, 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.
TUESDAY, 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: MONDAY, 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 …
SATURDAY, 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: SATURDAY, 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: FRIDAY, 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 …
THURSDAY, 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.
THURSDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, 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.
WEDNESDAY, 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.
WEDNESDAY, 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.
FRIDAY, 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.
THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 2017, 7:44 P.M.
Woman dies skiing out-of-bounds at Crystal Mountain
The ski patrol at Crystal Mountain says it found a woman’s body after she was killed in an avalanche while back-country skiing outside the resort.
THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 2017, 4:24 P.M.
California braces for ‘once-in-10-year’ storm amid fears of flooding, avalanches, blizzards
Sierra travelers trapped by back-to-back storms that dropped more than 2 feet of snow have a brief window to pass, before the arrival of a weather system Saturday so wet …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28, 2016, 10:46 P.M.
Bellingham man killed in avalanche near White Pass
Officials say a Bellingham man has died in an avalanche near White Pass Ski Area south of Mount Rainier.
MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2016, 7:54 A.M.
Skier dies in southwestern Montana avalanche
A skier was killed in an avalanche in southwestern Montana.
MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2016, 8:29 A.M.
Avalanche warning in effect for mountains near Cooke City
The Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center has issued a backcountry avalanche warning for the mountains near Cooke City, the Lionhead area near West Yellowstone along with the Southern Madison and …
SUNDAY, JULY 31, 2016, 8:22 P.M.
Digest: Taurasi helps US women’s hoops team beats Australia 104-89
Diana Taurasi and the U.S. women’s national basketball team capped off their pre-Olympic tour with a dominant offensive show against Australia. Taurasi scored 15 of her 20 points during a …
SATURDAY, MARCH 26, 2016, 5:01 P.M.
Field reports: Free boater education classes offered by Spokane County sheriff
A free Boater Education class that’s required for Washington boat drivers is being offered monthly by Spokane County Sheriff Department marine deputies.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2016, 12:37 P.M.
Avalanche fatalities related to size of group, study finds
When it comes to avalanche safety, a
TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2016, 9:42 A.M.
Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass to temporarily shut down for avalanche control
Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass will be shut down this morning for avalanche control work, according to the state Department of Transportation.
SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2016, 3:40 P.M.
Field reports: Reward offered for Idaho grizzly poacher
Rewards totaling $10,000 are being offered for information on the killing of a federally protected grizzly bear in North Idaho.
THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2016, 7:14 A.M.
Avalanche kills director of avalanche center in Oregon
PENDLETON, Ore. – The director of an avalanche center in Oregon has died in the same natural disaster he taught many to avoid. The EO Media Group reported that Wallowa …
SATURDAY, FEB. 27, 2016, 2:01 P.M.
Surviving a bad break: Free helicopter service saves backcountry skier injured in avalanche
A backcountry skier who’s a textbook example of preparedness tapped most of his expensive tools and training to survive an avalanche last month near Lookout Pass.
THURSDAY, FEB. 18, 2016, 1:35 P.M.
Snoqualmie Pass had 72 closures in nine weeks
Collisions, heavy snowfall and the related threat of avalanches have delayed traffic on the state’s busiest mountain pass far more frequently this winter than in recent years.