Tag Archive for National Park

Report: visitors to Washington parks spent $419M

SEATTLE (AP) — A new report by the National Park Service says average visitation to Olympic National Park dipped 24 percent during the government shutdown last October…. …read more

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Retired Robert Gates enjoys Skagit County home

By By RACHEL LERMAN MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — Robert Gates and his wife Becky took a road trip last summer, driving from their home in Skagit County to Glacier National Park in Montana. For many, that would be a typical summer vacation, but for the Gateses, it was remarkable…. …read more

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APNewsBreak: Isle Royale Wolf Dies After Escaping

APNewsBreak: Wolf leaves Isle Royale National Park across ice bridge, found dead on mainland

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Watch: Amber Bellow's 'BASE Jump Showcase'

Woman who died in a parachute accident in Zion National Park starred in a short film on BASE jumping.

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Grays Harbor Volunteer Search and Rescue now a 501c3 non-profit

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GHVSARAlmost two years after their formation, the Grays Harbor Volunteer Search and Rescue is now officially a non-profit 501c3 recognized by the IRS. Current president, Sara Owen tells us “We were so excited to get that determination letter from the IRS. It means we’ll be able to fundraise, and ask companies for donations for gear and equipment and so many things that we really need.” The all-volunteer group consists of about 75 first responders, police, and community members throughout the county.
A 9-member crew from the group rescued a woman with a leg injury that had hiked 9 miles into the Olympic National Park over the Memorial day weekend. She had to be transported about seven miles on a one-wheeled stretcher.Owen recounted “I can’t even describe the level of difficulty that it took for those people to bring her out in a stokes basket. These people are incredibly dedicated individuals who train really hard and really take it seriously. I couldn’t be more proud to be associated with this group.”
The GHVSAR team will elect new leadership at their regular meeting tonight. Owen said they are always looking for new volunteers from first responders to loud-mouthed radio personalities, for details visit www.ghvsar.org

River threatens building in Olympic National Park

PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — Olympic National Park says the shifting Quinault River has come within a foot-and-a-half of undercutting the historic Enchanted Valley Chalet…. …read more

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Coast Guard rescues injured hiker in Olympic National Park

SEATTLE — A rescue aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles, Wash., rescued a 60-year-old male that reportedly suffered a broken ankle while hiking in Olympic National Park near Starbuck Mine, Wash., Sunday afternoon.

A member of the U.S. Forest Service, who was on-scene with the man and rendered first aid, requested Coast Guard assistance through the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center.

The aircrew launched from Port Angeles aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter at about 3:50 p.m., and was able to safely hoist the injured man aboard. The aircrew transported the man back to Air Station Port Angeles, and transferred him in stable condition to waiting emergency medical services at about 5:30 p.m.

EMS transported the man to Olympic Medical Center in Port Angeles.

Man Charged in Ariz. Attack on Park Service Worker

Man already in federal custody indicted in attack on National Park Service employee in Arizona

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