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September 12, 2014 at 9:15 AM

That was not an eruption: Winds kick up St. Helens dust

The Associated Press VANCOUVER, Wash. — A pilot observed light volcanic ash in the air Thursday near Mount St. Helens. The Cascades Volcano Observatory in Vancouver says there is no eruptive activity at the mountain. A spokeswoman, Carolyn Driedger, said Friday the ash was kicked up by high winds — a common phenomenon at St. Helens, Mount Hood…


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September 3, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Hunter stabs self with arrow near Mount St. Helens

The Associated Press VANCOUVER, Wash. — A bow hunter accidentally stabbed himself with an arrow while hiking in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest about 14 miles northeast of Mount St. Helens. The Columbian reports the man was walking through rough terrain Tuesday when an arrow fell out of his quiver and it somehow pierced a calf muscle. The…


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August 9, 2014 at 8:09 PM

Human remains found near crater rim of Mount St. Helens

Authorities have found human remains near the top of Mount St. Helens. The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office said the remains were found Saturday afternoon and are consistent with a Japanese man, 27-year-old Yosuke Onishi, who had been missing since November. Onishi had planned to summit the mountain on November 27 but never returned. The sheriff’s office said the remains…


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May 13, 2014 at 10:01 AM

Record Mother’s Day climb on Mount St. Helens

The summit of Mount St. Helens was packed with climbers just before noon on Sunday. More than 900 climbing permits to scale the peak on Mother’s Day were sold. (Photo by Caitlin Moran / The Seattle Times) By ANDRE STEPANKOWSKY The Daily News LONGVIEW — Sunday was the mother of all climbing days at Mount St. Helens. A…


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December 5, 2013 at 9:10 AM

Woman injured on Mount St. Helens airlifted by rescuers

STEVENSON, Skamania County (AP) — A woman who was injured in a fall on Mount St. Helens was airlifted by rescuers Thursday and taken to a Vancouver hospital. The Skamania County sheriff’s office says 28-year-old Alana McCammon of Vancouver fell into a snow cave Wednesday night at about the 7,000-foot level of the volcano in southwest…


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May 11, 2012 at 6:41 AM

Morning Memo/Friday: Sunshine on your shoulders … Road to Mount St. Helens opens

Weather: Five days of sunshine. Could be 80 degrees on Sunday, despite what the chart says. No rain in sight until maybe next Wednesday. With a forecast that far out, who knows what the weather will be. A glorious weekend and Mother’s Day for sure. What are you doing for Mother’s Day? The…


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