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December 24, 2014 at 1:52 PM

Body of Alaska avalanche victim recovered

The Associated Press ANCHORAGE — Alaska State Troopers say an avalanche survivor and another man have recovered the body of a Delta Junction man killed in the same avalanche. Troopers say they were notified Tuesday over that the course of two days, 63-year-old Michael Hopper of Fairbanks and another man, Daniel Perpich, had hiked in and recovered…

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December 19, 2014 at 9:47 AM

Skier digs head out of snow after Alaska avalanche

The Associated Press ANCHORAGE — An Alaska backcountry skier walked away uninjured after being completely buried under a 350-foot-wide avalanche, surviving because he was initially able to dig his head out of the snow, officials with the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center said. The skier, who officials would not identify, was then pulled from the snow…

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October 1, 2014 at 7:48 AM

Avalanche kills professional climber Liz Daley of Tacoma

Liz Daley, right,  on Mount Shuksan. (Photo courtesy of Dunham Gooding) Update at 9:15 p.m..: The American Alpine Institute provided more details Wednesday afternoon about the avalanche that killed Liz Daley earlier this week. Daley was doing a solo snowboard descent of a steep gully while being filmed from below, according to Institute President Dunham Gooding. The snow…

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May 15, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Body of Seattle skier recovered from Mount Shuksan

The Associated Press MARBLEMOUNT, Skagit County  — North Cascades National Park rangers on a chartered helicopter recovered the body Thursday of a Seattle man who was killed in an avalanche on Mount Shuksan. Ranger Rosemary Seifried identified the victim as 46-year-old John Cooper IV. His body was turned over to the Whatcom County medical examiner’s office. Cooper was on…

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April 28, 2014 at 6:05 AM

Injured skier rescued from Snoqualmie Pass

The Associated Press The skier injured in an avalanche Sunday near Snoqualmie Pass has been carried out and taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Rescuers had to hike in and rescue the skier by ground overnight, because weather prevented a helicopter rescue. The skier reportedly suffered two broken legs in the backcountry near Alpental.

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April 27, 2014 at 2:12 PM

Back-country skier hurt in avalanche

A back-country skier has been hurt in an avalanche on Snoqualmie Mountain near Alpental, and search & rescue crews are on their way to help, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office. A spokesperson for the sheriff’s office, in message tweeted about 1:20 p.m., said early reports indicate the skier may have broken both legs. The Northwest Avalance…

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March 23, 2014 at 10:45 AM

Man dies in avalanche at Granite Mountain near Snoqualmie Pass

A man died in an avalanche Saturday at Granite Mountain near Snoqualmie Pass. The man was hiking with another man when the avalanche hit them. The man who died was buried in the snow, but the other man was able to dig himself free and walked out to get help, according to the King County Sheriff’s…

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March 23, 2014 at 9:51 AM

Sunday Memo: Job haters? … The mudslide … Avalanche kills man

National Weather Service forecast Do folks in the Tri-Cities hate their government jobs? Columnist Danny Westneat  wonders if they do. The huge mudslide: What a tragedy. Have a look at the stories we have today. We will be updating the stories throughout the day on The Today File. Avalanche death: A man has…

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March 12, 2014 at 12:56 PM

Crystal Mountain to sell chairs from avalanche

CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN (AP) — Within hours of an intentionally-set avalanche wiping out a chairlift at Crystal Mountain, the resort at Mount Rainier started hearing from people who wanted to buy the damaged chairs. The Washington state resort plans to replace the chairlift this summer and it routinely sells off decommissioned chairs, but it’s still dealing with…

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March 5, 2014 at 9:44 AM

Stevens Pass reopens after avalanche closure

UPDATE, 3:56 p.m. | Stevens Pass has reopened in both directions, according to WSDOT. ORIGINAL POST | Highway 2 going across Stevens Pass is closed this morning after an avalanche buried the roadway. The avalanche went across all four lanes of the road. The closure extends from milepost 54 to milepost 64.5, according to the state Department…

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