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UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 2, 2019

Mount Rainier caps swarm of weekend seismicity with 3.6 magnitude quake

After a spurt of seismic activity this weekend, Mount Rainier National Park was shaken by a 3.6 magnitude earthquake Sunday afternoon.


Glacier water flow on Mount Rainier damages road, trail

Water has gushed from a glacier on Washington’s Mount Rainier, damaging a road and trail as it flowed down.


Women complete Mount Rainier Infinity Loop, a jaw-dropping amount of climbing, running

It was a storm that almost dashed their dreams.


Spokane alpinists avoid potential accident on Mount Rainier

On May 31, Nick Sweeney and Zack Turner, two Spokane alpine climbers, were attempting to climb Ptarmigan Ridge on Mount Rainier with Kyle Terry. The three were preparing for an …


UPDATED: Fri., June 7, 2019

Climber says ‘Don’t mess with Rainier’ after he was rescued

One of the climbers stranded for days near the top of Mount Rainier in Washington state told reporters Thursday night, “Don’t mess with Rainier.”


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019

Helicopter rescues climbers from near Mount Rainier summit

A helicopter crew has rescued four climbers from near the summit of Mount Rainier after they had been stranded on the Cascade Mountain peak in Washington for several days.


UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019

Authorities working to rescue 4 Mount Rainier climbers

A rescue effort is underway for climbers who have been stranded on the north side of Mount Rainier in Washington state since Monday.


UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019

Climber killed on Rainier

One climber was killed and two were injured by rock fall on Mount Rainier’s Liberty Ridge route Wednesday evening.


UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019

Passes near Mount Rainier to open Thursday

Cayuse and Chinook passes near Mount Rainier will open Thursday in time for Memorial Day weekend.


UPDATED: Fri., March 29, 2019

Geologists take on mysteries of volcanoes in Cascade Range

There are roughly 20 major volcanoes in the Cascade Range, and while scientists might know about them individually, they don’t know as much about why volcanoes in a chain might …


Visitors can no longer drive into Mount Rainier National Park as shutdown continues

Visitors are no longer allowed to enter Mount Rainier National Park through the main entrance until the government shutdown ends.


Hiker dies in Mount Rainier National Park

A hiker has been killed in Mount Rainier National Park after being swept away by the swift waters of the West Fork of the White River.


Catching the bus: Restored buses provide unique view at several national parks.

They were red or yellow, and originally found in Yosemite, Yellowstone, Glacier and Mount Rainier National Parks. Book a bus ride and enjoy the historical encounter.


Whiteout conditions possible in W. Washington mountains this weekend

A cool, wet front is moving over Western Washington starting Friday, making excursions into the highlands potentially treacherous for hikers and skiers.


Overdue hiker, 76, found dead in Mount Rainier National Park

Park officials say a 76-year-old hiker has been found dead in Mount Rainier National Park.


Can you hear me now, Mount Rainier? Cellphone service coming to national park

Cellphone equipment will soon be installed at Mount Rainier National Park, discreetly hidden in the Jackson Memorial Visitor Center at Paradise.


UPDATED: Sun., May 13, 2018

Hawaii volcano raises concerns of eruptions along West Coast

The eruption of a Hawaii volcano in the Pacific “Ring of Fire” has experts warily eyeing volcanic peaks on America’s West Coast that are also part of the geologically active …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 27, 2017

Washington Gov. Inslee writes letter of opposition to national park hike proposal

Gov. Jay Inslee says that a National Park Service plan to impose steep increases in entrance fees at 17 of its most popular parks would hurt rural counties in Washington …


Editorial: $70 park fee doesn’t add up

The Trump administration is calling for a $297 million cut to the Park Service budget, which would be slightly more than total entrance fee collections under the $70 proposal.


U.S. considers higher entry fees at 17 popular national parks

The National Park Service is floating a steep increase in entrance fees at 17 of its most popular parks, mostly in the West, to address a backlog of maintenance and …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 20, 2017

Scientists say recent quake swarm at Mount Rainier is not unusual

Nearly two dozen small earthquakes have rattled Mount Rainier over the past week, but seismologists say there’s no cause for worry.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 29, 2017

Ellensburg cops climb Washington five highest volcanoes – in five days

When the dust settled from their flurry of climbing and driving, including an initial 36-hour run with no sleep, two law enforcement officers from Ellensburg had scaled Washington’s five tallest …


Body of missing Mount Rainier skier found

Mount Rainier National Park officials say the body of a skier who went missing from the park last month after he fell through a snow bridge was found at the …


Skier missing after falling through a snow bridge

A skier is missing after falling through a snow bridge into Pebble Creek in Mount Rainier National Park.


1 killed, 1 awaiting rescue after SUV falls off cliff near Mount Rainier

One man has died and another woman was awaiting rescue after an SUV went off a cliff near Mount Rainier National Park.


3-peak weekend: Climbers bag St. Helens, Adams, Hood in one trip

In the span of the Memorial Day weekend, Jason Keen became a veteran of scaling Cascades lava-belchers and snowboarding down their icy slopes. A few days earlier, he’d never climbed …


Army helicopter rescues Canadian cop from Mount Rainier

The National Park Service says a member of Canada’s national police force was rescued by an Army helicopter near the summit of Mount Rainier.


Mount Rainier’s new online backcountry, camping reservation system starts March 15

The new online reservation system at Mount Rainier National Park will begin taking requests on Wednesday, and park officials hope to get beyond the system failure that occurred last spring.


Pacific fishers return to historic range in Washington

The elusive weasel-like mammal poked its head out of the wooden crate, glanced around and quickly darted into the thick forest of Mount Rainier National Park – returning to a …


Mount Rainier National Park weighs cellular service proposals at Mount Rainier

Two cellphone carriers have applied for permits to install telecommunications equipment on the main visitor building at Mount Rainier National Park.