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Mount St. Helens

Museum offers Mount St. Helens exhibit

May 7, 2021, 6:04am Clark County News

North Clark Historical Museum, 21416 N.E. 399th St., Amboy, will present an exhibit featuring Mount St. Helens before, during and after its major eruption on May 18, 1980. Read story

A log raft of blown-down trees still covers about 30 percent of Spirit Lake, and the U.S. Forest Service built this steel gate in 2017 to keep the logs from jamming the inlet into the lake&#039;s drainage tunnel. (U.S.

Debate erupts over planned road across Mount St. Helens blast zone

A log raft of blown-down trees still covers about 30 percent of Spirit Lake, and the U.S. Forest Service built this steel gate in 2017 to keep the logs from jamming the inlet into the lake&#039;s drainage tunnel. (U.S.

March 29, 2021, 4:04pm Latest News

Conservation groups and scientists are challenging a federal decision to build a road through the Mount St. Helens blast zone, saying it would damage more than two dozen decades worth of irreplaceable research plots. Read story

Weston &quot;Wes&quot; Thelen, a research seismologist with the United States Geological Survey&#039;s Cascade Volcano Observatory, tests low frequency microphones in his garage before taking them into the field on a recent weekday. Thelen became interested in volcanoes after taking family vacations to Mount Shasta. &quot;I grew up doing lots of outdoors stuff, skiing and climbing, hiking, camping - taking in all of the things the mountains there had to offer,&quot; he said.

Working in Clark County: Weston ‘Wes’ Thelen, seismologist at USGS

Weston &quot;Wes&quot; Thelen, a research seismologist with the United States Geological Survey&#039;s Cascade Volcano Observatory, tests low frequency microphones in his garage before taking them into the field on a recent weekday. Thelen became interested in volcanoes after taking family vacations to Mount Shasta. &quot;I grew up doing lots of outdoors stuff, skiing and climbing, hiking, camping - taking in all of the things the mountains there had to offer,&quot; he said.

March 20, 2021, 5:19am Business

It’s safe to say that the list of jobs out there that might require hiking around a volcano is a short one. Read story

Agencies eye Cowlitz River dredging to lower flood risk

February 21, 2021, 6:03am Clark County News

Local, state and Army Corps of Engineers officials are planning to dredge the Cowlitz River to lower flood risks until the dam holding back sediment still flowing from Mount St. Helens is raised. Read story

A close-up photo of police lights by night

Spirit Lake Highway car crash injures 7

A close-up photo of police lights by night

February 6, 2021, 9:50pm Clark County News

A two-car crash hurt seven people on Spirit Lake Highway near Mount St. Helens just after noon Saturday. Read story

Everybody Has a Story: Truckers lead way after ’80 blast

May 24, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

It was May 18, 1980, and I received a phone call from my husband, Cecil, a merchant mariner captain who had been at sea for about four months and was returning to his home port in Seattle. He liked me to meet his ship at the dock whenever he returned,… Read story

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