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February 12, 2014 at 1:00 AM

Rescuers try to reach injured skiers after Oregon avalanche

Update at 11:23 a.m.:| The Associated Press GRANTS PASS, Ore. — 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 efforts…

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January 9, 2014 at 1:07 PM

Ski resort at Snoqualmie Pass opening Friday

SNOQUALMIE PASS (AP) — The Summit at Snoqualmie says it finally has enough snow to open Summit West on Friday to limited operations. The resort says it will expand operations and may open Summit Center with another serious shot of snow. Alpental still needs a lot of snow on its rugged terrain. The Summit is one of…

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November 17, 2013 at 9:07 AM

Sunday memo: Seahawks-Vikings . . . Philippines benefit . . . Start skiing

Running game: Today’s NFL game at CenturyLink Field might settle the debate over which team — the Seattle Seahawks or the Minnesota Vikings — has the better running back — Marshawn Lynch for the Hawks or Adrian Peterson for the Vikings. Or, the Seahawks might turn to their passing game with the debut…

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October 1, 2013 at 6:38 AM

Tuesday Memo: Skiing at Crystal … Sinkings … Tornado tale

Crystal Mountain skiing. The ski area opens for one day today to 75 lucky people because there’s enough snow up there. Yes, open for skiing. The Crystal folks held a Facebook promotion yesterday, and they’re opening the slopes at 10 a.m. Control yourselves, skiers. Only those 75 people get to ski. That sinking…

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January 29, 2013 at 7:09 AM

Tuesday Memo: Competing Kings deal forming? … Cloud Office … Burien fires

Let’s get this over with already: Have Chris Hansen and his people purchased the Sacramento Kings yet or what? Oops, apparently not: Report: Mark Mastrov met Monday with Sacramento group trying to buy Kings New Microsoft Office: The latest version of the Office suite will be available as a subscription. That is,…

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June 22, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Body recovered after man died on Mount Baker

The Associated Press BELLINGHAM — The body of a Seattle doctor who died skiing on Mount Baker has been recovered by a search and rescue team. Keith Hardy, 34, was killed last week just after reaching the summit with a friend. He was skiing down the mountain near the Coleman Glacier, near the 8,200-foot level, when he…

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June 17, 2012 at 11:10 AM

Seattle man killed skiing on Mount Baker

A 34-year-old Seattle man was killed in a skiing accident high on Mount Baker Friday, according to the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office.  The man, identified as Keith Hardy, was skiing  near the Coleman head wall, an area of steep, rocky terrain at about the 9,000-foot level. He reportedly went over a cliff. A helicopter from Naval Air…

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