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Mount St. Helens

Kathy Phibbs climbed the Mount St. Helens wearing a red chiffon dress and a pillbox hat.

Meet ‘woman in the red dress’ who started Mount St. Helens climbing tradition

Kathy Phibbs climbed the Mount St. Helens wearing a red chiffon dress and a pillbox hat.

May 18, 2020, 5:59am Northwest

It began with a striking image on the front page of The Seattle Times on Friday, June 5, 1987. Read story

Mount St. Helens is serene on a recent morning, but its May 18, 1980, eruption was catastrophic. Subsequent eruptions ending as recently as 2008 built lava domes in the crater.

Mount St. Helens: 40 years later, surprises, loss still reverberate

Mount St. Helens is serene on a recent morning, but its May 18, 1980, eruption was catastrophic. Subsequent eruptions ending as recently as 2008 built lava domes in the crater.

May 17, 2020, 6:06am Clark County News

On the morning of May 18, 1980, research geologist Richard Waitt got a call from a Vancouver friend telling him a giant cloud was approaching the city from nearby Mount St. Helens. Read story

Mount St. Helens on May 17, 1980, the day before a massive eruption killed 57 people, as viewed from what came to be known as Johnston Ridge, about 6 miles from the volcano. Washington State Parks is collecting oral and written histories for an exhibit this year marking the 40th anniversary of the catastrophic eruption.

Mount St. Helens not yet ready to retire

Mount St. Helens on May 17, 1980, the day before a massive eruption killed 57 people, as viewed from what came to be known as Johnston Ridge, about 6 miles from the volcano. Washington State Parks is collecting oral and written histories for an exhibit this year marking the 40th anniversary of the catastrophic eruption.

May 17, 2020, 6:02am Clark County News

Another eruption of Mount St. Helens is not only likely, it’s pretty much a certainty. Read story

The 1980 Evergreen High School baseball team included (top row, L-R) coach Greg Wallace, Doug Houser, Brian Bergerud, John Michel, coach Jeff Hudson; (middle row) Mike Wade, John Robison, Gary Lundberg, Monte Speyer, Randy Myers; (front row) Ed Taylor, Mark O'Shea, Randy Krause, Steve Lauritzen, Tony Dente, Bob Allinger.

Evergreen’s 1980 baseball playoff journey included volcanic eruptions

The 1980 Evergreen High School baseball team included (top row, L-R) coach Greg Wallace, Doug Houser, Brian Bergerud, John Michel, coach Jeff Hudson; (middle row) Mike Wade, John Robison, Gary Lundberg, Monte Speyer, Randy Myers; (front row) Ed Taylor, Mark O'Shea, Randy Krause, Steve Lauritzen, Tony Dente, Bob Allinger.

May 16, 2020, 7:30pm Newsletter

Greg Wallace secretly hoped the aftermath of volcanic ash was covered under his Subaru wagon’s 50,000-mile warranty. Read story

Spirit Lake highway remains closed

May 9, 2020, 5:59am Clark County News

The Spirit Lake Memorial Highway, state Highway 504, will remain closed for the time being, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. Read story

Mount St. Helens on May 17, 1980, the day before a massive eruption killed 57 people, as viewed from what came to be known as Johnston Ridge, about 6 miles from the volcano. Washington State Parks is collecting oral and written histories for an exhibit this year marking the 40th anniversary of the catastrophic eruption.

Mount St. Helens centers will be closed for eruption anniversary

Mount St. Helens on May 17, 1980, the day before a massive eruption killed 57 people, as viewed from what came to be known as Johnston Ridge, about 6 miles from the volcano. Washington State Parks is collecting oral and written histories for an exhibit this year marking the 40th anniversary of the catastrophic eruption.

May 8, 2020, 1:52pm Latest News

Developed recreation sites in national forests should start to reopen some later this month, but the Johnston Ridge Observatory near Mount St. Helens will remain closed during the 40th anniversary of the volcano’s eruption for the first time since the facility opened in 1993. Read story

The sediment retention structure on the North Fork of the Toutle River was completed 1989 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to retain some of the sediment in the Toutle River flowing down from the slopes of Mt. St. Helens. The dam is approximately 22 miles upriver from Castle Rock, Washington. (U.S.

Even after 40 years, Mount St. Helens sediment discharge an ‘enduring problem’

The sediment retention structure on the North Fork of the Toutle River was completed 1989 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to retain some of the sediment in the Toutle River flowing down from the slopes of Mt. St. Helens. The dam is approximately 22 miles upriver from Castle Rock, Washington. (U.S.

May 4, 2020, 6:02am Latest News

Humans rarely get a chance to see rivers arise and fade away. But four decades ago at Mount St. Helens, scientists watched one die and be reborn in the same day. Read story

A goose swims in Coldwater Lake next to Mount St. Helens on Wednesday, August 1, 2018.

Teaching science with Mount St. Helens

A goose swims in Coldwater Lake next to Mount St. Helens on Wednesday, August 1, 2018.

April 27, 2020, 6:00am Latest News

Castle Rock sophomore Logan Sutera has long known about the significance of Mount St. Helens. But after participating in research on the mountain, he said he’s learned that there’s far more to the neighborhood volcano than meets the eye. Read story

From the Newsroom: Marking an event amid an event

April 25, 2020, 6:02am Clark County News

While we journalists have been mostly thinking about covering the novel coronavirus and all of its implications, we are also thinking about how to cover the 40th anniversary of the catastrophic eruption of Mount St. Helens. Read story

Loggers watch as logs are salvaged above the Toutle River valley in this 1980s Daily News file photo.

Logging the blast zone: Memories of ash ‘like powdered sugar’

Loggers watch as logs are salvaged above the Toutle River valley in this 1980s Daily News file photo.

April 20, 2020, 6:05am Latest News

Retired contract logger Daniel Stanley has some unpleasant memories of salvaging the forests splintered by Mount St. Helens, and he likens the experience to living with the coronavirus. Read story