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Category: Sports
March 10, 2014 at 9:07 PM

Avalanche at Crystal Mountain: ‘bigger result than anticipated’

The Associated Press An avalanche that was intentionally triggered by the Ski Patrol brought down more snow than expected and wiped out a chairlift at the Crystal Mountain resort at Mount Rainier. No one was injured. The area had been closed, and the explosion was set off at 4:45 p.m. Monday after the resort had closed,…


0 Comments | More in General news, Homepage, Sports, Weather Beat | Topics: High Campbell lift, The Throne

February 19, 2014 at 5:31 PM

Seattle man suffocates in tree well while skiing at Crystal Mountain

A 35-year-old man from Seattle died today from snow-immersion suffocation while skiing on Crystal Mountain, the resort said. Ski patrol received a report of a missing person at 2:25 p.m. The man had last been seen around 1 p.m. in an area called Dick’s Face. Ski patrol was dispatched to the location and found the man…


0 Comments | More in General news, Sports, Weather Beat | Topics: Crystal Mountain, ski

February 7, 2014 at 3:35 PM

Man who scammed golf tournaments sentenced

A man who scammed golf-tournament organizers by selling hole-in-one insurance and then failing to make good on the prizes was sentenced in King County Superior Court today to three months in jail. Kevin Kolenda was given credit for time he’s already served behind bars, and has been released from custody. He also paid $15,000 in restitution. Kolenda, 56, pleaded guilty to two counts…


0 Comments | More in Sports, The Blotter | Topics: golf, hole-in-one, insurance

February 5, 2014 at 5:33 PM

‘Gridhawk’ clears after a crowded evening commute

UPDATE, 8:24 P.M. | There is no longer an extended wait time for passengers departing the Seattle terminal for Bainbridge Island and Bremerton, according to WSDOT. UPDATE, 8 P.M. | Traffic on Interstate 5 has eased, but ferry and bus passengers should anticipate delays as operations return to normal. UPDATE, 6:46 P.M. | Northbound bus routes 301 and…


0 Comments | More in Homepage, Sports, The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: Seahawks, transit

February 4, 2014 at 10:50 PM

As temperatures plunged, Seahawks fans claimed parade spots overnight

More than 13 hours before the start of the Seahawks victory parade, sisters Stephanie Brownfield and Jenny Casias wrapped ribbon around their chairs and taped a blanket down on the side of Fourth Avenue near Cedar Street. They’re dedicated Seahawks fans. Casias flew to Seattle from San Francisco solely to attend the parade, and Brownfield was dressed in Seahawk…


0 Comments | More in Sports | Topics: Fourth Avenue, Seahawks

February 4, 2014 at 4:30 PM

Recap: live coverage of the Super Bowl parade

We blogged, tweeted and shot photos of the Super Bowl victory parade down Fourth Avenue from Denny Way to Century Link Field, and the celebration at CenturyLink. UPDATE 4:15 p.m.: The final whistle has sounded on this blog. Thanks for reading. See you all again next season. UPDATE 3:56 p.m.: Better settle in for a long…


0 Comments | More in General news, Live events, Sports, Traffic & Transit | Topics: Seahawks parade

February 4, 2014 at 1:33 PM

Tickets to Seahawks’ CenturyLink Field celebration are hot

Tickets to the Seahawks’ post-parade celebration at CenturyLink Field tomorrow afternoon are already becoming hot property. One seller on Craigslist is offering four tickets to the event for $100 each. There are also several listings on the site by people who want to purchase tickets to the event. Season ticket holders had until noon today to reserve tickets…


0 Comments | More in General news, Sports | Topics: celebration, CenturyLink, hot property

February 4, 2014 at 12:28 PM

Police will be out in force during Seahawks parade

Update at 2:34 p.m.: Assistant Chief Paul McDonagh, speaking at a media briefing outside police headquarters, said Seattle police will have a “rather large contingent of officers” along the parade route, although he didn’t provide specific numbers. He said police are preparing for about 300,000 people to gather to honor the Seahawks, but acknowledged there could…


0 Comments | More in Sports, The Blotter | Topics: parade, Seahawks, Seattle Police

February 4, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Police now say up to 500,000 expected for Seahawks parade

The Seahawks parade is slated to start just south of Seattle Center, at Denny Way, at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Spectators should be prepared for a crowd of up to 500,000 people, and they should bundle up, because it’s going to be downright freezing. Temperatures along the downtown parade route are expected to be in the mid-20s, says…


0 Comments | More in General news, Sports, Traffic & Transit | Topics: Gov. Jay Inslee, Mayor Ed Murray, parade

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