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Stories tagged: Mount St. Helens


UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019, 9:43 p.m.

Conservation group sues to block drilling near Mount St. Helens

A conservation group has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management over the agencies’ decision to allow exploratory drilling in the upper Green River …


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 6:54 a.m.

What do wine, the Seattle Storm and Mount St. Helens have in common? They could soon be celebrated on Washington license plates.

Legislature considers more plates for Washington drivers.


Craig Goodwin: ‘The shot’ isn’t worth it if we’re ruining the beauty we’re shooting

This year I had my first opportunity to visit Mount St. Helens during the iconic bloom of Indian paintbrush and purple penstemon wildflowers that have flourished since its catastrophic eruption …


Sheriff: Man dies in fall at Mount St. Helens

A Portland man died Thursday while hiking on Mount St. Helens, according to the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office.


Oregon State scientists examine Mount St. Helens formation

Oregon State University scientists may have the answer to why Mount St. Helens is out of line with other major volcanoes on the Cascade Range.


Missing Ohio hiker found alive on flank of Mount St. Helens

Authorities say an Ohio man has been found alive after he went missing nearly a week ago on a hike near Mount St. Helens in Washington state.


UPDATED: Sat., June 23, 2018, 3:57 p.m.

Mount St. Helens’ Coldwater hike samples everything volcano has to offer

If you’re hunting for wildflowers and an inspirational experience at Mount St. Helens, now’s the time to hit trail 230A, which ascends the ridge on the east side of Coldwater …


UPDATED: Sun., May 13, 2018, 11:06 a.m.

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: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 8:40 p.m.

Volcano climbers crash Mount St. Helens permit website

A website for Mount St. Helens climbers crashed when more than 10,500 people attempted to buy one of the $22 climbing permits.


Changes made to Mount St. Helens permitting process

The Mount St. Helens Institute says it has made changes to its permitting process for volcano hikes after receiving suggestions from climbers.


Tales of survival during Mount St. Helens eruption part of PBS series

A television series – “We’ll Meet Again” – that begins this month on PBS includes an episode – “Rescued from Mount St. Helens” – built around the 1980 volcanic eruption.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 3, 2018, 11:59 a.m.

Series of small quakes rattle area east of Mount St. Helens

A series of small earthquakes has rattled an area northeast of Mount St. Helens in southwest Washington.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 3, 2018, 7:54 a.m.

Cluster of earthquakes near Mount St. Helens felt throughout region

A series of nine earthquakes originating near Mount St. Helens early Wednesday was felt throughout Clark County and as far away as Seattle, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 9:38 p.m.

Scientists listen in on volcano’s inner workings

Scientists have been listening to Mount St. Helens for decades, and yet the rumbling volcano still holds many secrets about its subterranean activities. However, a recent experiment using a new …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 3:12 p.m.

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 …


Exploratory mining near Mount St. Helens by Canadian company gets U.S. OK

The U.S. Forest Service has accepted a Canadian company’s application to conduct exploratory mining about 12 miles northeast of the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument boundary.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 1:33 p.m.

Girl missing near Mount St. Helens found in good condition

Authorities say a 15-year-old girl missing overnight near Mount St. Helens has been found and is in good condition.


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 …


Institute gives public different angles on Mount St. Helens

Visitors will have the opportunity to explore Mount St. Helens in a variety of ways throughout 2017, thanks to programs offered by the Mount St. Helens Institute.


Mount St. Helens monitoring ongoing 36 years after eruption

Thirty-six years after a deadly volcanic eruption at Mount St. Helens, the United States Geological Survey is still closely monitoring the volcano and others in the state.


Mount St. Helens eruption not expected soon despite series of quakes

An ongoing swarm of earthquakes under Mount St. Helens doesn’t mean the volcano is likely to erupt soon, but scientists are studying the tiny quakes to see what they reveal …


Protecting Ape Cave from deadly disease takes on new urgency

Long before white-nose syndrome reached the Pacific Northwest, the U.S. Forest Service had warned visitors to Ape Cave at Mount St. Helens of the disease. Now that it’s been found …


European settlers renamed many Washington mountains, too

If President Barack Obama starts a trend to change the name of a mountain back to the one used by a region’s original inhabitants, there’s plenty of possibilities in Washington …


Scenic route not for everyone

A route up the north side of Mount St. Helens to a dramatic view of the crater will remain open only to people who pay $195 for a guided trip. …


Pre-eruption Mount St. Helens film found, developed

VANCOUVER, Wash. – They’re brand new images of a Northwest icon that disappeared more than 33 years ago: the conical summit of Mount St. Helens. Reid Blackburn took the photographs …


Out & About: Spokane native lands state-record mackinaw

OUTFISH – A 35-pound, 10-ounce state-record lake trout was caught Monday in Lake Chelan by Phil Colyar of Wenatchee. Washington Fish and Wildlife biologists measured the fish, which was officially …


Forest Service sees no harm in mining near St. Helens

LONGVIEW, Wash. – A mining company can prospect for gold, copper and other minerals near Mount St. Helens, the U.S. Forest Service said. Drilling planned 12 miles north of the …


Outdoorsmen see rise in elk hoof rot

Bill Sullivan’s hunting party has taken about 10 elk in the past decade in Western Washington. Nine of them suffered from hoof rot, he told Department of Fish and Wildlife …


Climbers attracted to volcano that lost its top

Ah, Mount St. Helens. I’ve written hundreds of stories about it, explored the trails around it on foot, skis and mountain bike; and climbed it 10 times, if I can …


Mount St. Helens passes routinely sold out

LONGVIEW, Wash. — Mount St. Helens has become one of the most popular destinations for hikers in Washington state. Every $22 permit to climb Mount St. Helens is sold out …