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Johnston Ridge Observatory at Mount St. Helens.

‘It’s a Blast’ part of Volcano Preparedness Month

Johnston Ridge Observatory at Mount St. Helens.

May 2, 2018, 6:05am Clark County News

An open house on May 12 at Vancouver’s U.S. Geological Survey center and the season opening of the observatory near the crater of Mount St. Helens on May 16 will be part of Volcano Preparedness Month in Washington. Read story

Jessica Walz with Bob Digenthaler, right, both from the Gifford Pinchot Task Force, points in 2011 to the area where the Ascot Mining Company wants to do more exploratory drilling above the Green River and on the border of the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument near Randle.

Mining firm details plans for Mount St. Helens

Jessica Walz with Bob Digenthaler, right, both from the Gifford Pinchot Task Force, points in 2011 to the area where the Ascot Mining Company wants to do more exploratory drilling above the Green River and on the border of the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument near Randle.

February 23, 2018, 5:08pm Business

Ascot USA Inc. updated some of its plans for minerals exploration north of Mount St. Helens on Thursday, about a week after it got U.S. Forest Service approval for the effort. Read story

This 2005 photo looks west from Forest Road 26 northeast of Spirit Lake toward Goat Mountain, the area where Ascot USA Inc. wants to drill exploratory holes to study the possibility of mining for minerals such as copper, gold and molybdenum. The U.S. Forest Service has given its consent to allow the exploratory mining near Mount St. Helens.

Exploratory mining approved at area near Mount St. Helens

This 2005 photo looks west from Forest Road 26 northeast of Spirit Lake toward Goat Mountain, the area where Ascot USA Inc. wants to drill exploratory holes to study the possibility of mining for minerals such as copper, gold and molybdenum. The U.S. Forest Service has given its consent to allow the exploratory mining near Mount St. Helens.

February 8, 2018, 7:29pm Clark County News

The U.S. Forest Service has given its consent to allow exploratory mining near Mount St. Helens. Read story

Cavers explore a cave near Mount St.

Dark, dirty and deep underground adventures in Gifford Pinchot’s caves

Cavers explore a cave near Mount St.

January 28, 2018, 6:00am Clark County Life

Learn what it's like to crawl into Wolff’s Pit, a hole the ground that's a little wider than a kitchen trash can, and then explore one of the hundreds of cave systems hidden in the Gifford Pinchot Forest. Read story

Mike Cairns, left, and Sue Nystrom reunite at Mount St. Helens.

Tales of survival during Mount St. Helens eruption part of PBS series

Mike Cairns, left, and Sue Nystrom reunite at Mount St. Helens.

January 14, 2018, 6:05am Clark County News

“I really did my utmost to kill myself.” Read story

A series of nine earthquakes originating near Mount St. Helens early Wednesday was felt throughout Clark County and as far away as Seattle, according to the U.S.

Cluster of earthquakes near Mount St. Helens felt throughout region

A series of nine earthquakes originating near Mount St. Helens early Wednesday was felt throughout Clark County and as far away as Seattle, according to the U.S.

January 3, 2018, 6:31am Clark County News

At least 16 earthquakes rumbled the landscape about 7.5 miles northeast of Mount St. Helens very early Wednesday morning. Read story

This single tunnel is the only outflow passage for Spirit Lake, and its failure could lead to a catastrophic breaching of a volcanic debris dam holding back the lake, according to a new report.

Report: Update volcano hazard plan

This single tunnel is the only outflow passage for Spirit Lake, and its failure could lead to a catastrophic breaching of a volcanic debris dam holding back the lake, according to a new report.

December 11, 2017, 8:31pm Clark County News

A report released Friday suggests that a wider array of choices should be considered for the long-term stability of Spirit Lake to ensure that it does not breach its volcanic debris dam and unleash catastrophic flooding along the Toutle, Cowlitz and Columbia rivers. Among the possibilities: constructing a second drainage… Read story

U.S. Forest Service workers clean up a trashed campsite on Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument late this summer. Forest Service officials say they saw an increase in litter this year. Courtesy U.S.

Garbage flowing on Mount St. Helens

U.S. Forest Service workers clean up a trashed campsite on Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument late this summer. Forest Service officials say they saw an increase in litter this year. Courtesy U.S.

December 4, 2017, 6:00am Clark County News

Keeping garbage off public lands and convincing campers to pick up after themselves are perennial struggles for land management agencies, but local officials with the U.S. Forest Service say they’re seeing more trash now than at any point in recent memory. Read story

Reid Blackburn

Vancouver residents featured in film about St. Helens blastvideo icon

Reid Blackburn

October 16, 2017, 6:01am Clark County News

Fay Blackburn lost her husband, Reid Blackburn, on Mount St. Helens in 1980. Read story

Steve Hanson from the University of New Mexico sits next to one of 140 seismometers placed on Mount St. Helens to examine very subtle activity below the surface. (U.S.

Scientists listen in on volcano’s inner workings

Steve Hanson from the University of New Mexico sits next to one of 140 seismometers placed on Mount St. Helens to examine very subtle activity below the surface. (U.S.

September 14, 2017, 6:00am Clark County News

Scientists have been listening to Mount St. Helens for decades, and yet the rumbling volcano still holds many secrets about its subterranean activities. However, a recent experiment using a new generation of highly sensitive seismometers might reveal more about what’s happening beneath the surface. Read story