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City council candidate Campbell ‘in his last days’

September 16, 2017, 11:03 AM

Vancouver City Council candidate Scott Campbell, who has been battling cancer for several years, is not expected to survive.

Mount St. Helens sky, star party features set

September 15, 2017, 5:59 AM

TOUTLE — A public sky and star party is planned for this weekend at Mount St. Helens.

Scientists listen in on volcano’s inner workings

September 14, 2017, 6:00 AM

Scientists have been listening to Mount St. Helens for decades, and yet the rumbling volcano still holds many secrets about its subterranean activities. However, a recent experiment using a new generation of highly sensitive seismometers might reveal more about what’s happening beneath the surface.

Mount St. Helens guru retires

September 12, 2017, 6:05 AM

LONGVIEW — Peter Frenzen has worked at Mount St. Helens for 35 years, yet he still lights up talking about the mountain.

Exploratory mining permit for near Mount St. Helens advances

August 23, 2017, 8:06 PM

Exploratory mining near Mount St. Helens is now one step closer to happening.

1,100 scientists descend on Mount St. Helens for ‘field trip’

August 20, 2017, 6:56 PM

LONGVIEW — Normally, when more than a thousand scientists flock to a volcano, something horrible has just happened. But the hordes of researchers who swarmed to Mount St. Helens on Wednesday were just there to draw lessons from one of the world’s most famous volcanoes.

OMSI exhibit shows volcanic destruction of Pompeii 2,000 years ago

July 23, 2017, 6:06 AM

PORTLAND — The body casts of people who were killed 1,938 years ago testify to the deadly history of volcanoes.

Volunteers are needed to tend volcano trails

July 20, 2017, 5:58 AM

Last winter took a toll on trails around Southwest Washington, and the Mount St. Helens Institute and the Washington Trails Association are asking for volunteers to help clean them up at the volcano.

Mount St. Helens climbing permits sell out through summer

May 22, 2017, 7:03 PM

Now that the sun has returned to Southwest Washington, locals can shift their attention from staying dry to getting out to the mountains. But anyone looking to climb Mount St. Helens is going to have to wait a while longer.

‘Stethoscope’ gets ‘to the heart’ of Mount St. Helens

May 17, 2017, 6:06 PM

Vancouver-based scientists recently made a house call to the crater of Mount St. Helens. They needed to check the volcano’s heartbeat.

Mount St. Helens shakes 120 times within a week

December 12, 2016, 6:01 AM

In less than a week, four swarms of more than 120 earthquakes shook Mount St. Helens in late November. Although they were too small to be felt even by someone standing directly over their epicenters, scientists say they reveal the volcano is likely recharging.

Committee to hear Spirit Lake strategy

July 28, 2016, 6:05 AM

The National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will discuss the long-term management of the Spirit Lake and Toutle River system during a two-day committee meeting next week at the Red Lion Hotel Kelso/Longview in Kelso.

Keeping an eye on volcanoes

July 13, 2016, 8:10 PM

A dozen scientists from around the world are in Vancouver to learn about monitoring hazardous volcanoes.

Pine Creek station’s 30 years celebrated

July 11, 2016, 6:00 AM

PINE CREEK STATION — More than 60 current and former Pine Creek employees attended the 30th anniversary of the Pine Creek station on Saturday. In the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument area, Pine Creek has provided advanced ambulance service to visitors since 1986.

Forest Service asks visitors to treat Ape Cave with TLC

July 10, 2016, 6:01 AM

The popularity of Mount St. Helens as a tourist destination, combined with its proximity to the Seattle and Portland areas, make the Ape Cave a well-known and well-trodden feature of the area. But with just a little careful planning, visits to the Ape Cave can also be a much more enjoyable experience for visitors and a potentially safer area for wildlife that visit it.