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Avalanches and Landslides

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  • Avalanche recovery efforts suspended on Mount McKinley

    Avalanche recovery efforts suspended on Mount McKinley
    Recovery efforts on Alaska's Mount McKinley were suspended Sunday because of environmental hazards following an avalanche thought to have killed four Japanese climbers, the National Park Service said. The avalanche on the western side of the mountain,...
  • 8 Killed in Nepal Avalanche; 3 Missing Feared Dead

    8 Killed in Nepal Avalanche; 3 Missing Feared Dead
    Kathmandu, Nepal -- Searchers on Monday suspended efforts to find three mountaineers still missing in Nepal after an avalanche swept down Manaslu mountain, sending climbers -- some still in their tents -- tumbling hundreds of feet down the world's eighth-...
  • Team from Washington survive deadly Nepal avalanche

    Team from Washington survive deadly Nepal avalanche
    A local guide company from Ashford, Wash., was climbing Manaslu Sunday when a deadly avalanche struck the mountain, killing eight climbers. Searchers suspended efforts to find three additional mountaineers still missing. If the mountaineers are dead, as...
  • French Avalanche Kills At Least Nine People, Police Say

    French Avalanche Kills At Least Nine People, Police Say
    At least nine mountain climbers were killed when a six-foot-thick wall of snow came crashing down on them in the French Alps on Thursday, French police said. At least four people are missing, and two were found alive in the snow after the avalanche,...
  • Search launched after 4 missing in B.C. landslide

    Search launched after 4 missing in B.C. landslide
    Authorities will meet early Friday to decide how to proceed with the search of a landslide in a mountainous remote area of British Columbia, looking for anyone who might be trapped in the debris, emergency officials said. Four people are unaccounted...
  • City of Everett, landowner still at odds over landslide-damaged road, access

    City of Everett, landowner still at odds over landslide-damaged road, access
    A dispute in Everett over how to fix a road damaged by a landslide has taken a frustrating turn. The city says it might have to use its powers of eminent domain to deal with the situation – a move that neighbors say is nothing more than a power...
  • Mudslide closes State Route 821 south of Ellensburg

    Mudslide closes State Route 821 south of Ellensburg
    Flash flooding caused a large mudslide that covered part of State Route 821 in the Yakima Canyon, 6 miles south of Ellensburg, and forced the closure of the highway late Tuesday.  The road was closed 17 miles north of Selah to Ellensburg and could be...
  • Mt. Rainier avalanche debris forces closure of Comet Falls Trail

    Mt. Rainier avalanche debris forces closure of Comet Falls Trail
    Mount Rainier National Park announced Wednesday that avalanche debris has forced it to close part of the Comet Falls Trail to hikers. The closure is in effect on the Comet Falls Trail from approximately one-quarter mile below Comet Falls to the river...
  • Mudslide lawsuit settled for $1.1M

    A subsidiary of insurance giant American International Group has agreed to pay Glendale $1.1 million to settle a lawsuit brought by the city in an attempt to recoup roughly $15.5 million it was forced to spend in the aftermath of a destructive 2005...
  • Glendale City Council settles mudslide suit

    Glendale City Council settles mudslide suit
    The City Council this week agreed to pay $145,000 to settle a breach of contract lawsuit filed by the insurer of a construction company hired to repair slopes in Glendale that were severely damaged by a mudslide in 2005. Hartford Fire Insurance Co....
  • Another second inauguration

    WASHINGTON -- The inauguration of a re-elected president should signify the country's satisfaction with his first term, and anticipation of more of the same leadership that has brought about that second term. Barack Obama embarks on his presidential...
  • UPDATE: Two people taken to hospital after Route 220 accident in Botetourt County

    UPDATE: Two people taken to hospital after Route 220 accident in Botetourt County
    Two people were hurt in an accident Monday afternoon on Route 220 in Botetourt County. According to Virginia State Police, a 1998 Honda Civic was headed west on Gravel Hill toward Route 220 when the Civic pulled out in front of a Chevrolet Avalanche....