The volcano next door

It has been three decades since Mount St. Helens blew, but the event still fascinates - and defines - Southwest Washington. Read our May 19, 1980, story here.


Go inside the mountain


When nature turns deadly


'Beyond imagining'


Narrow escapes


Recollections of May 18

Reader StoriesLatest Mount St. Helens News

Spring chinook forecast: Mediocre outlook in Willamette, Cowlitz

By Allen Thomas December 18, 2014 6:06 a.m.

Kalama, Lewis rivers likely to have fishing restrictions again due to weak runs

Winter steelhead kelts make Swift Reservoir home

By Allen Thomas December 18, 2014 6:05 a.m.

Sportsmen occasionally catch fish which are attempting to recover and make another spawning run

Gifford Pinchot National Forest snow report

December 18, 2014 6:02 a.m.

Winter recreation areas in Southwest Washington's backcountry still waiting on the weather

WSUV brings program, artwork to downtown

By The Columbian December 13, 2014 6 a.m.

Students of the Washington State University Vancouver Creative Media and Digital Culture program are hosting two events beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday in downtown Vancouver.

Winter outings offered by Mount St. Helens Institute

December 11, 2014 6:01 a.m.

Snowshoe, cross-country ski trips will be provided from late January to late March

Two forest roads to close beginning Thursday

By The Columbian December 2, 2014 10:43 a.m.

Roads Nos. 99 and 26 have rock slides, slick conditions

Mount St. Helens Institute's supporters turn out in mixed fashion

November 22, 2014 7:06 p.m.

Esther Short — The Mount St. Helens Institute's Boots and Bow Ties Dinner and Silent Auction brought in $106,000 for the institute's science, education and stewardship programs.

Go: Ideas for your weekend — Holiday Market, 'Mamma Mia'

By Ashley Swanson November 21, 2014 5:59 a.m.

Get out and explore this weekend

Wish lists: Agencies seek state recreation grants

By Allen Thomas November 20, 2014 6:05 a.m.

Money would improve boat ramps, trail bridges and conserve wildlife habitat in Clark, Skamania, Klickitat counties

Hunters sound off on Weyerhaeuser land-access fee

By TOM PAULU/The Longview Daily News November 15, 2014 6:02 a.m.

New $150 charge to use timber company's property near Mount St. Helens sparks plenty of comment

Weyco calls fee-access hunt a safer and better experience

By TOM PAULU/The Longview Daily News November 15, 2014 6:01 a.m.

Hunter numbers appear down from an estimated 14,000 to 3,200, reducing crowding

Military members get slew of Veterans Day freebies

By JULIE WATSON, Associated Press November 11, 2014 10:29 a.m.

SAN DIEGO — Veterans Day is not only a time to honor those who have served in the military: For American businesses, it's also a time to back up that appreciation with a freebie.

Biologist: Land access fee bad for hunting, wildlife

By Allen Thomas November 6, 2014 6:04 a.m.

Weyerhaeuser's permit to use its lands in Southwest Washington undercuts the foundation of North American wildlife management

Copter rescues pair stranded near Mount St. Helens

By Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office November 3, 2014 1:59 p.m.

After being stranded on a cliff all night, a father and son were airlifted by a Navy helicopter today off Elk Rock near Mt. St Helens.

Volcano climbing permits shift to self-registration on Nov. 1

October 30, 2014 5:29 p.m.

Permits are free and unlimited from November through March, but required to climb Mount St. Helens