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February 13, 2014 at 12:09 PM

Skiers killed in Oregon avalanche ID’d; survivors offer thanks

UPDATE: 4:30 p.m. | PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two backcountry skiers injured in a deadly Eastern Oregon avalanche are in satisfactory condition, and have released statements thanking rescuers. Authorities say 60-year-old Susan Polizzi of Wenatchee suffered two broken legs and a broken arm during Tuesday’s avalanche in the Wallowa Mountains. Forty-year-old Bruno Bachinger of Snohomish,…

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0 Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: hospital, rescued, skiers

February 12, 2014 at 12:45 PM

Bad weather scrubs efforts to airlift injured backcountry skiers

UPDATE, 12:45 p.m., Wed. | GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Bad weather has scrubbed efforts to airlift two injured backcountry skiers who survived an avalanche that killed two others in northeastern Oregon’s Wallowa Mountains. Baker County Undersheriff Warren Thompson said Wednesday morning that two National Guard helicopters had to turn back due to low visibility, and…

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0 Comments | More in General news, The Blotter, Weather Beat | Topics: backcountry, Oregon, rescue

February 12, 2014 at 6:38 AM

Wednesday Memo: Power out in wind … Avalanche deaths … Teacher sex allegations

Strong winds causing power outages: Some 5,000 Seattle City Light customers were without power this morning as winds gusting to 40 miles per hour blew through the Seattle area. Other outages are reported in Pierce and Thurston counties. Hate to read these stories … Two Seattle-area backcountry skiers were killed

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0 Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: avalanche, PNB, sex

February 11, 2014 at 6:34 AM

Tuesday Memo: Puzzling hit-and-run … Bertha down again … Bog battle

Really? They didn’t know? Spokane police say that after a hit-and-run driver struck a man Sunday night, two other vehicles ran over him and may have not known they hit a body. Seriously? Tunnel muncher Bertha delayed again … The giant machine may be on hold until summer for complex repairs. How…

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0 Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: bog, hit and run, irrigation

January 5, 2014 at 9:09 AM

Sunday memo: Saints are coming … Fund for the Needy … Icy morning

Icy morning: Cold weather this morning might be the cause of several collisions on Seattle area roads, including Highway 520, Highway 18 and Highway 99. But the sun should be out soon with an expected high temperature today of 48 degrees. The warmer weather continues into the week with rain expected on Monday and…

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0 Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: Fund for the Needy, New Orleans Saints, saints

December 21, 2012 at 2:56 PM

UPDATE: Mount Baker Highway has reopened

UPDATE | The Mount Baker Highway reopened at 4 p.m. today. The Washington State Department of Transportation says it cleared more than 175 fallen trees and 6 feet of snow from the roadway. EARLIER POST | If the weather behaves and the more than 175 trees and the six feet of snow that have fallen on…

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0 Comments | More in General news, Government, Weather Beat | Topics: Mount Baker Highway, road to reopen, skiers

December 20, 2012 at 8:32 AM

The New York Times: ‘Snow Fall | The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek’

The tragic tale of the massive avalanche that killed three people at the out-of-bounds Tunnel Creek ski run near Stevens Pass last February gets a detailed telling in a series that has started in The New York Times. In the first chapter of “Snow Fall,” writer John Branch puts you with professional…

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0 Comments | More in General news | Topics: skiers, Stevens Pass, The New York Times

October 18, 2011 at 8:45 AM

It could be a winter for skiers to love

Graphic provided by Accuweather.com Expect a wet start to winter and a cold, snowy finish that should delight skiers and water-resource managers. That’s the word to Western Washington residents from AccuWeather.com. The Pennsylvania-based private forecasting agency this week said precipitation is likely to be above normal in the Seattle and Portland areas in December, and…

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0 Comments | More in Weather Beat | Topics: skiers, snow, weather