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Mount St. Helens

Federal appeals court upholds decision allowing Spirit Lake access road

October 26, 2022, 8:10am Latest News

Last week, a U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals panel upheld a lower ruling dismissing challenges to a project that includes building a temporary road through Mount St. Helens’ Pumice… Read story

Kalama Fire, southeast of Kalama Horse Camp, reaches 112 acres in size

September 13, 2022, 4:28pm Clark County News

The Kalama Fire was burning at 112 acres in size Tuesday, southeast of the Kalama Horse Camp, in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest on the south side of Mount St.… Read story

Mount St. Helens 40th anniversary

On May 18th, 1980, Mount St. Helens erupted killing 57 people and changing the way residents of the Northwest viewed the volcano in their midst. For the last 40 years, The Columbian has written about every aspect of the eruption — the people who died, including Columbian photographer Reid Blackburn, the survivors, the scientists, the tourists and the life that has slowly returned to the mountain. We have gathered our stories, along with reader recollections from over the years, here. The Longview Daily News also has a page dedicated to Mount St. Helens.

Read The Columbian's story from May 19, 1980St. Helens spews death, destruction

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Columbian photographer Reid Blackburn adjusts one of two remote-controlled cameras on Mount St. Helens in 1980. Mount St. Helens: Reid Blackburn and an array of equipment were lost; a notebook survived
Columbian photographer Reid Blackburn made a slight revision to the cover of his notebook that explained his role on Mount St. Helens 36 years ago.
The pumice plain between Mount St. Helicopters to hell
The cockpit of the HH-1H Huey helicopter was silent as the crew surveyed the steaming hell of ash, gases and volcanic debris below. Mike Cooney,…
Mount St. Caring for the injured
What Sandy Vaughan found awaiting her at work at 10 p.m. defied logic. "It was a strange, strange feeling," the Vancouver nurse said. "Whoever thought…
Roald Reitan and Venus Ann Dergan in Longview's St. The taste of death
They were only 60 seconds from safety, but getting there almost killed them
Aubrey Gay, 13, of Ridgefield, front, hikes through the thick brush at Coldwater Lake while hauling sediment samples collected during the GeoGirls outdoor volcano science program summer camp on Wednesday morning.

GeoGirls all shook up at Mount St. Helens geology, tech camp

Aubrey Gay, 13, of Ridgefield, front, hikes through the thick brush at Coldwater Lake while hauling sediment samples collected during the GeoGirls outdoor volcano science program summer camp on Wednesday morning.

August 16, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

Middle-school girls shouted over one another as they compared plastic jugs filled with the sediment-laden water — and smattering of insects — they had collected from an outlet of Coldwater Lake. Read story

Coldwater Lake is one of several worthwhile stops on the way to Mount St. Helens’ Johnston Ridge Observatory.

Planned timber lodges, amphitheater at Coldwater Lake could revive Mount St. Helens tourism, local leaders say

Coldwater Lake is one of several worthwhile stops on the way to Mount St. Helens’ Johnston Ridge Observatory.

August 8, 2022, 7:52am Latest News

Efforts to revitalize Mount St. Helens has more support now that a nonprofit outdoor group got a federal permit to help develop outdoor camping, learning and stargazing opportunities at a visitor’s center overlooking Coldwater Lake. Read story

Occasionally it seems as tight as a subway tunnel. Other times it feels as vast as a cathedral. Visitor headlamps and flashlights illuminate the walls of Ape Cave in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

Ape Cave makes for dark, cold, creepy adventure in Gifford Pinchot

Occasionally it seems as tight as a subway tunnel. Other times it feels as vast as a cathedral. Visitor headlamps and flashlights illuminate the walls of Ape Cave in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

August 7, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

A bit sizzly up there on the surface, is it? Why not hang out down here, underground, with us supremely cool apes? Read story

Mount St. Helens' most recent eruption began in 2004 and continued until 2008.

Events mark 42nd anniversary of Mount St. Helens eruption

Mount St. Helens' most recent eruption began in 2004 and continued until 2008.

May 17, 2022, 6:05am Clark County Life

Wednesday marks the 42nd anniversary of the cataclysmic eruption of Mount St. Helens. Read story

A potential design for the Mount St. Helens Lodge and Education Center the Mount St. Helens Institute plans to develop at Coldwater Ridge Visitor Center.

Mount St. Helens Institute plans for Coldwater Ridge site include lodge, cabins

A potential design for the Mount St. Helens Lodge and Education Center the Mount St. Helens Institute plans to develop at Coldwater Ridge Visitor Center.

April 29, 2022, 10:25am Clark County News

A large-scale plan to develop the center at Coldwater Ridge for education, recreation and tourism activities moved forward Wednesday when the Forest Service issued the Mount St. Helens Institute a 30-year operating permit for the site. Read story

Spirit Lake sits at the foot of Mount St. Helens in this aerial photo from 2021. A coalition of local and federal officials are working to forge an agreement for the future of Spirit Lake, the Cowlitz River and other waterways still affected by the aftermath of the 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption.

Local, federal agencies to collaborate on plans for Spirit Lake, Cowlitz River

Spirit Lake sits at the foot of Mount St. Helens in this aerial photo from 2021. A coalition of local and federal officials are working to forge an agreement for the future of Spirit Lake, the Cowlitz River and other waterways still affected by the aftermath of the 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption.

January 28, 2022, 6:05am Clark County News

Local governments and federal agencies are signing off on an agreement to collaboratively work on the future of Spirit Lake, the Cowlitz River and other waterways still affected by the aftermath of the Mount St. Helens eruption. Read story

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Hiker found dead in Mount Whittier area

Brian Yang

July 21, 2021, 7:45pm Clark County News

An Army lieutenant who went missing Sunday while hiking near Mount St. Helens was found dead Wednesday afternoon in the Mount Whittier area. Read story

Events tied to 41st anniversary of Mount St. Helens blast muted due to COVID-19

May 18, 2021, 7:43am Latest News

The COVID-19 pandemic is once again making most events commemorating the 41st anniversary of the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens virtual, but the mountain itself slowly is becoming open to the public as snow melts and pandemic restrictions ease. Read story