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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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September 7, 2014 at 2:39 PM

Search intensifies for overdue hiker in Olympics

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK (AP) — A helicopter and tracking dogs have been added to the search efforts for a hiker overdue in Olympic National Park. Authorities say 64-year-old Kelly Hall is three days overdue from his planned six-day, 39 mile hike in the northeast corner of the park. Park spokeswoman Barb Maynes says a helicopter will join…

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September 6, 2014 at 4:49 PM

Bainbridge Island hiker overdue from Olympic National Park

The Associated Press OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — Searchers are looking for a 64-year-old Bainbridge Island man who is two days overdue from a long hike in Olympic National Park. Park spokeswoman Barb Maynes said Saturday that Kelly Hall was scheduled to meet family Thursday at the end of a six-day, 39-mile trek in the northeast corner of…

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September 4, 2014 at 10:17 AM

Copter rescues hiker in Olympic National Park

The Associated Press PORT ANGELES — A King County sheriff’s helicopter rescued a hiker with a broken ankle Thursday morning in Olympic National Park. Park spokeswoman Rainey McKenna says the 61-year-old man broke an ankle Wednesday at O’Neil Pass, about 45 miles northeast of Lake Quinault. He was able to signal a recovery center that contacted rangers….

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August 18, 2014 at 5:26 PM

Man getting rabies treatment after bat scratch at Olympic Nat’l Park

A Port Angeles man is undergoing rabies-prevention treatment after being scratched by a bat at Lake Crescent in Olympic National Park last Tuesday. A bat flew out of a tree and landed on a 59-year-old man while he was sitting on the shore of Lake Crescent around dusk, according to the National Park Service. The man…

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May 25, 2014 at 1:13 PM

Plan to save Enchanted Valley Chalet seeks comment

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK (AP) — A plan to temporarily relocate the Enchanted Valley Chalet in Olympic National Park is open for public comment. KXRO Radio reports the historic building is being undercut by the East Fork of the Quinault River. The National Park Service wants to protect the river from environmental harm, while providing more time…

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Comments | More in Environment, General news | Topics: Enchanted Valley Chalet, Olympic National Park, plan to save comment

March 4, 2014 at 7:16 AM

Tuesday Memo: Fun in class … Russell Wilson is major league … Shutdown repercussions

Less talk, more action:  In a teaching experiment that began six years ago, frustrated Bellevue School District government teachers teamed with University of Washington researchers to revamp the advanced placement program. Instead of lectures, they put role plays and simulations at the center of the curriculum. It seems to be working. Russ…

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October 16, 2013 at 9:25 AM

Olympic National Park closure tickets stand

PORT ANGELES (AP) — Clallam County Sheriff Bill Benedict and Port Angeles Police Chief Terry Gallagher asked U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan to dismiss the “closure violation” tickets issued to people who stopped at a trailhead Saturday at Olympic National Park. The tickets carry a $125 fine for visiting the park during the government shutdown The law enforcement…

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October 15, 2013 at 9:39 AM

Stop at Olympic National Park, get $125 ticket

PORT ANGELES (AP) — People who pulled into a ranger station at Olympic National Park over the weekend were given $125 tickets for “violation of closure.” The Peninsula Daily News reports three of the cars were a group of international students from Peninsula College led by host Kelly Sanders, a teacher from Port Angeles. They…

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September 23, 2013 at 4:32 PM

Teen rescued after fall in Olympic National Park

The Associated Press A 15-year-old girl is in stable condition after falling from a 15-foot cliff while hiking in Olympic National Park. The Coast Guard said its crew rescued the hiker Monday afternoon and flew her to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The girl, from Idaho, was visiting the park on a school field trip. She reportedly fell…

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