Mount St. Helens

Science

Rebirth race

Forest or mountaintop, which will come first? In a colossal race between natural processes, scientists are watching geological and ecological forces race each other in…

Rescuers

Working amid devastation

For Grover Laseke, the eruption of Mount St. Helens wasn't a spectacle. It was a grueling, dangerous, serious job. Grueling as a trek through ash-blasted…

Survivors

A race to survive

In the spring of 1980, as Mount St. Helens rumbled, Trixie Anders was among the hundreds of visitors who were drawn like moths to the…

Memories

Reliving the spirit of Spirit Lake

There are pictures of Sandy Ford sunbathing atop a snowdrift in her halter top and shorts. And the story of the woodpecker boring into the…

Victims

The old man and the mountain

If a screenwriter had written a character like Harry Truman into the script of a volcano movie, it would have been scorned as a contrived…

More Mount St. Helens News

Campgrounds, trails available as snow recedes

April 21, 2016, 6:04 AM

Most lower-elevation locations are accessible in southern end of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest

Sen. Cantwell urges Forest Service to say no to Mount St. Helens drilling

March 21, 2016, 5:37 PM

U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., is opposed to exploratory drilling near Mount St. Helens and she's urging the U.S. Forest Service to deny a request for such activity.

Spirit Lake drainage tunnel reopens

March 21, 2016, 10:01 AM

Repairs to the Spirit Lake drainage tunnel are complete, and the conduit is lowering the lake after it rose about 13 feet during a two-month shutdown, federal officials said.

Gifford Pinchot National Forest snow report 3/17

March 17, 2016, 6:02 AM

Conditions at winter recreation parking areas in the southern Gifford PInchot National Forest

Gifford Pinchot National Forest snow report 3/12

March 12, 2016, 6:02 AM

Conditions at winter recreation parking areas in the southern Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Washington sno-park permits required.

Gifford Pinchot National Forest snow report 3/3

March 3, 2016, 6:01 AM

Conditions on Wednesday at winter recreation areas in the southern end of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest

Agencies reissuing environmental review of drilling project

February 11, 2016, 9:15 PM

The public will have another opportunity to comment on a proposed exploratory drilling permit near Mount St. Helens.

Gifford Pinchot National Forest snow report 2/4

February 4, 2016, 6:02 AM

Conditions at winter recreation parking lots in the southern Gifford Pinchot National Forest; Washington sno-park permits required

Gifford Pinchot National Forest snow report 1/28

January 28, 2016, 6:01 AM

Conditions at winter recreation parking lots in the southern Gifford PInchot National Forest; Washington sno-park permits required

Plan for exploratory drilling near Mount St. Helens revived

January 27, 2016, 6:05 AM

To the chagrin of environmental groups, a Canadian mining company has renewed its efforts to perform exploratory drilling in the Green River valley north of Mount St. Helens.

Legislation would alter fish, wildlife advisory group leadership

January 21, 2016, 9:53 AM

Measure would prohibit Department of Fish and Wildlife officials from chairing advisory panels

Gifford Pinchot National Forest snow report 1/21

January 21, 2016, 6:01 AM

Snow depths at winter recreation parking lots in the southern portion of the Gifford PInchot National Forest; Washington sno-park permits required

Gifford Pinchot National Forest snow report 1/14

January 14, 2016, 6:01 AM

Conditions at winter recreation areas in the southern Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

Gifford Pinchot National Forest snow report 01/07

January 7, 2016, 6:04 AM

Conditions at winter recreation areas in the southern end of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest; Washington sno-park permits required

Gifford Pinchot National Forest snow report 12/31

December 31, 2015, 6:01 AM

Conditions at winter recreation sites in the southern Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Washington sno-park permits required.