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  • Men who died on Stevens Pass tumbled 1,500 feet

    Well-equipped and familiar with the terrain, about a dozen expert skiers were making their way through a foot-and-a half of fresh snow when an avalanche hit them in an out-of-bounds …

  • Dog found alive 4 days after Montana avalanche

    A dog that was feared dead after it was swept away in a weekend avalanche that killed its owner showed up four days later at the Montana motel where its …

  • Snow boarder killed in avalanche at Stevens Pass

    Sgt. John Urquhart of the King County Sheriff’s Office says the snowboard rider was apparently out of bounds on the back side of the ski area Sunday afternoon when he …

  • Out & About: Art Wolfe to share photos at Whitworth

    Art Wolfe to share photos at Whitworth OUTSEE – Wildlife photographer and Public TV “Travels to the Edge” host Art Wolfe will give a lecture and slide show Tuesday, 7 …

  • Snowmobiler killed in North Idaho avalanche

    A 35-year-old man from Farmington, Wash., was killed Wednesday when an avalanche overtook his snowmobile and buried him in 9 feet of snow in North Idaho, authorities said. The body …

  • Man dies when Idaho avalanche buries snowmobile

    A 35-year-old man from Farmington, Wash., was killed Wednesday when an avalanche overtook his snowmobile and buried him in nine feet of snow in North Idaho, authorities said.

  • Mount Rainier rangers renew search for climber

    Mount Rainier rangers have resumed their search for the Olympia climber lost in the weekend avalanche.

  • Cell phone saved avalanche victim

    A hiker trapped in an avalanche used his cell phone to call rescuers.

  • Field reports: Wallowa anglers net record kokanee

    FISHING – Northeastern Oregon’s Wallowa Lake is producing state-record kokanee of saltwater proportions. Wan Teece of Enterprise, Ore., caught a 26.25-inch long kokanee weighing 8.23 pounds on March 24.

  • Idaho avalanche victims from the Palouse identified

    The Idaho County Sheriff’s Department has identified two snowmobilers from eastern Washington state who were killed in an avalanche near the Brundage Mountain ski area.

  • 100 years ago avalanche wreaked havoc in the Cascades

    On Feb. 28, 1910, exactly 100 years ago, a group of desperate Great Northern train passengers – many from Spokane – signed the following petition addressed to the railroad superintendent: …

  • Avalanche in India kills 17

    A massive avalanche plowed into an Indian army training center at a ski resort town in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Monday, killing 17 soldiers and critically injuring 17 others.

  • Avalanche warnings issued in Montana

    Warning for avalanche danger in such a wide area is very rare, weather officials say.

  • Report offers insight into Eagle Cap tragedy

    Persisting snowpack weakness combined with wind-loaded snow on steep terrain last month contributed to the first avalanche fatality in Northeastern Oregon’s Wallowa Mountains since 1982. Roger Roepke, 50, a former …

  • Snowmobiler loved his sport

    William “Rob” Smith had been at the spot in the Trapper Creek area north of Priest Lake hundreds of times, his family said. The 43-year-old had been a snowmobiler for …

  • Colbert man killed in avalanche

    Rescuers believe a Colbert man killed in an avalanche Friday afternoon while snowmobiling with his teenage stepson lost his way or was disoriented when he rode off a nearly vertical …



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