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September 8, 2014 at 6:14 AM

Monday Memo: Skateboarder hit-and-run … More sun to come … Mars Hill chronicles

We’re keeping an eye on the teen skateboarder who was struck by a teen driver yesterday. The driver took off after the accident. The skateboarder was seriously injured. Weather: Cooler and cloudy today and tomorrow, but sunny the rest of the week.  Sun in September is nice. National Weather Service forecast Missing hiker:…

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September 8, 2014 at 5:47 AM

Overdue Olympic park hiker walks to ranger station

Update at 4:01 p.m.: Below is a description from Olympic National Park staff of what happened to hiker Kelly Hall, a 64-year-old from Bainbridge Island: —————————————————————————— “Kelly Hall, who had been missing for nearly four days in the northeast section of Olympic National Park, walked out to the Whiskey Bend Trailhead in the Elwha Valley.  He is tired…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: missing hiker, no clues, Olympic National Park

August 18, 2014 at 4:24 PM

Remains found on Mount St. Helens ID’ed as Japanese climber

Human remains found near the top of Mount St. Helens on Aug. 9 have been identified as a Japanese climber who went missing in November, the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office said Monday. Yosuke Onishi, 27, had planned to summit the mountain on Nov. 27 but never returned. The sheriff’s office said the remains were found at the 7,100-foot level,…

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August 9, 2014 at 9:38 AM

Saturday Memo: Vulcan’s math … Bikes in the news … Piniella to M’s Hall of Fame

Weather: You should listen to this Beatles song right now. (Spoiler: Here comes the sun. More from the National Weather Service forecast.) Missing hiker: The Mason County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a 28-year-old hiker in the Hamma Hamma and Mildred Lake area. A friend reported his companion missing but said the…

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Comments | More in General news, Morning Memo | Topics: Hall of Fame, lou piniella, Mariners

July 18, 2014 at 12:15 PM

Search for missing Mt. Rainier hiker scaled back

The Associated Press MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK — Officials at Mount Rainier National Park are scaling back operations as the search for a 64-year-old missing Tacoma hiker entered the sixth day. Deputy Superintendent Tracy Swartout says there’s still no sign of Edwin Birch, who went missing last weekend while hiking the popular 93-mile Wonderland Trail. She says no…

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July 16, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Search resumes for hiker missing on Mount Rainier

The Associated Press MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK — Searchers on Wednesday resumed looking for a 64-year-old Tacoma man who went missing while hiking the Wonderland Trail at Mount Rainier. National Park Service spokeswoman Casey Broom says the search area includes steep, rugged and snow-covered terrain in the east and southeast part of the mountain. Edwin Birch was last…

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July 15, 2014 at 10:14 AM

Search resumes for overdue hiker on Mt. Rainier trail

The Associated Press MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK — Ground teams and helicopter crews are spending another day looking for a 64-year-old man missing who went missing during a hike at Mount Rainier. Edwin Birch, of Tacoma, was last seen by his son Saturday as they were hiking on the 93-mile Wonderland Trail, which loops the mountain. The…

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June 22, 2014 at 4:07 PM

Friend: Body found near Mount Rainier is Karen Sykes

Corrected version A friend of well-known outdoors writer Karen Sykes said Sunday he has received a call from the National Park Service confirming that the body found yesterday on the east side of Mount Rainier is Sykes. Don Geyer said he believes he is one of a handful of people who received the call. Geyer was on…

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June 22, 2014 at 8:53 AM

Sunday Memo: Reading about Hope Solo … Do you believe in God? … Sunny today, tomorrow

Hope Solo: Write a non-soccer story about the goalkeeper for the women’s national team and for Seattle Reign and you can’t keep the readers away. It’s the number one story on seattletimes.com. Soccer superstar Hope Solo jailed, accused of domestic violence Speaking of soccer, The U.S. Men’s National Team, led by captain…

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December 3, 2013 at 9:27 PM

Japanese man, who may have hiked Mount St. Helens, missing since Nov. 27

A 26-year-old Japanese man who may  have set out to hike Mount St. Helens has been missing since Nov. 27, said the Cowlitz and Skamania Sheriff’s offices. They said search-and-rescue efforts have been unsuccessful in locating Yosuke Onishi, who may have started his hike from a spot called Climbers Bivouac. A Cowlitz sheriff’s deputy did locate a woman at…

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