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Mount St. Helens

Washington looks to put its most famous volcano on a specialty license plate

February 7, 2024, 2:14pm Latest News

A nearly unanimous state Senate on Tuesday backed the creation of a specialty license plate showcasing Mount St. Helens. Read story

Mount St. Helens’ Johnston Ridge Observatory won’t reopen until at least 2026

February 5, 2024, 3:40pm Clark County Life

Mount St. Helens’ Johnston Ridge Observatory will remain closed to the public until at least 2026, a Washington State Department of Transportation spokeswoman said Monday. 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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In this May 19, 1980 file photo, Mount St. Helens erupts in Washington, sending a plume of ash many miles skyward. Predicting volcanic eruptions 43 years after the Mount St. Helens blast
Forty-three years ago today, Mount St. Helens erupted, triggering a magnitude 5 earthquake and spewing ash, mud and debris across southwest Washington.
Items carried by Columbian photographer Reid Blackburn on May 18, 1980 are going to be loaned to Washington State Parks for a new display on the eruption of Mount St. Helens, as seen Tuesday, February 7, 2022. From the Newsroom: Photo gear loaned to Mount St. Helens’ exhibit
We’ve been working on an interesting side project here for a month or so. I thought you might find it interesting, too.
The pumice plain between Mount St. Pumice from Mount St. Helens sheds light on eruption
New research on the cataclysmic 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption describes how and when the blast may have changed its shape and speed…
The Mount St. Helens Institute is working with Rep. Ed Orcutt, R-Kalama, to secure legislative approval for a Mount St. Helens license plate. (Courtesy of Mount St. Mount St. Helens license plates a popular notion
Tired of seeing Mount Rainier on the vehicle in front of you?
Mount St. Helens and Spirit Lake appear through the window of a Cessna 172N flying overhead May 11, 2021. Scientists reported that about 400 small earthquakes have been recorded under Mount St. Helens since mid-July.

400 earthquakes recorded under Mount St. Helens since mid-July

Mount St. Helens and Spirit Lake appear through the window of a Cessna 172N flying overhead May 11, 2021. Scientists reported that about 400 small earthquakes have been recorded under Mount St. Helens since mid-July.

November 7, 2023, 6:06am Clark County News

About 400 earthquakes have rumbled under Mount St. Helens since mid-July, the largest chain of shakes since the volcano finished erupting in 2008, the U.S. Geological Survey reported last week. Read story

Roger Freeborn of Hillsboro, Ore., gets ready to take his car back Friday, July 14 after going two months without it due to a debris slide on the Spirit Lake Memorial Highway near Coldwater Lake.

Motorists retrieve vehicles stranded by landslide on highway to Mount St. Helens

Roger Freeborn of Hillsboro, Ore., gets ready to take his car back Friday, July 14 after going two months without it due to a debris slide on the Spirit Lake Memorial Highway near Coldwater Lake.

July 17, 2023, 10:40am Clark County News

Two months after a destructive landslide wiped out a bridge leading to the Johnston Ridge Observatory on Mount St. Helens, owners of the vehicles that had been rescued from the visitor center happily retrieved their cars Friday morning. Read story

The Mount St. Helens Back Country Horsemen partner with a mix of federal, state and local agencies to keep parks and forests south of Mount St. Helens clear for recreation. They work with other trail-focused groups, including the Washington Trail Riders Association, Chinook Trails Association and Washington Trails Association.

Mount St. Helens Back Country Horsemen work to make happy trails for all

The Mount St. Helens Back Country Horsemen partner with a mix of federal, state and local agencies to keep parks and forests south of Mount St. Helens clear for recreation. They work with other trail-focused groups, including the Washington Trail Riders Association, Chinook Trails Association and Washington Trails Association.

July 7, 2023, 6:04am Clark County News

Driving up a steep two-lane road, Judy Smith’s truck grumbled and moaned under the weight of her extended cab and horse trailer. Read story

Hazel Dell Elementary School students reenact the explosion of Mount St. Helens on May 23 at the Science and Learning Center at Coldwater.  At top, Mount St. Helens erupts on May 18, 1980.

Let’s get ready to rumble: Mount St. Helens Institute to expand outdoor education at Coldwater

Hazel Dell Elementary School students reenact the explosion of Mount St. Helens on May 23 at the Science and Learning Center at Coldwater.  At top, Mount St. Helens erupts on May 18, 1980.

June 17, 2023, 6:10am Clark County News

MOUNT ST. HELENS NATIONAL VOLCANIC MONUMENT — Amid children’s excited chatter and giggles, the first signs of a volcanic eruption — harmonic tremors — spread at the base of Mount St. Helens. Read story

Even though you can't drive to Johnston Ridge Observatory this summer because a landslide has blocked the road, there's still plenty of other attractions at Mount St. Helens.

Mount St. Helens: Still plenty of options for fun at monument despite May landslide

Even though you can't drive to Johnston Ridge Observatory this summer because a landslide has blocked the road, there's still plenty of other attractions at Mount St. Helens.

June 10, 2023, 6:04am Clark County Life

Even though a landslide has cut off part of Spirit Lake Memorial Highway, you can still have fun at Mount St. Helens this summer. Read story

Landslide further limits access to Mount St. Helens area

June 9, 2023, 11:49am Clark County News

A landslide east of Mount St. Helens has closed Road No. 25, one of two major north-south routes across the sprawling Gifford Pinchot National Forest, likely for the summer. Read story

A Washington State Department of Transportation engineering geologist studies the head of the landslide that buried Highway 504 some 2,000 feet below.

Engineer helped design Spirit Lake highway after 1980 eruption. Now a landslide has brought him back

A Washington State Department of Transportation engineering geologist studies the head of the landslide that buried Highway 504 some 2,000 feet below.

June 7, 2023, 6:07am Clark County News

The mid-May landslide that stranded a dozen people and a dog when it buried a section of the Spirit Lake Memorial Highway near Mount St. Helens held special significance for Paul Harrison. Read story

A group of Mount St. Helens Institute volunteers and U.S. Forest Service staff hike along the Hummocks Trail to Johnston Ridge Observatory to retrieve supplies Tuesday. A May 14 landslide closed Spirit Lake Memorial Highway, or state Highway 504, which is the only road to the facility, and provides stellar views of Mount St. Helens.

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A group of Mount St. Helens Institute volunteers and U.S. Forest Service staff hike along the Hummocks Trail to Johnston Ridge Observatory to retrieve supplies Tuesday. A May 14 landslide closed Spirit Lake Memorial Highway, or state Highway 504, which is the only road to the facility, and provides stellar views of Mount St. Helens.

May 25, 2023, 6:05am Clark County News

MOUNT ST. HELENS NATIONAL VOLCANIC MONUMENT — Early Tuesday morning, a small group of outdoor adventurers ascended a foot path toward Johnston Ridge Observatory, now dark, cold and desolate, to gather supplies necessary for its summer operations. Read story