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Published June 1st, 2014 - 8:02PM
A St. Paul, Minnesota, man was one of the six climbers missing and feared dead on Mount Rainier, according to the man’s family.
Published June 1st, 2014 - 8:22AM
Washington’s National Park Fund’s annual spring dinner and auction in April raised more than $180,000 for the Mount Rainier, North Cascades and Olympic national parks.
Published May 31st, 2014 - 10:33PM
Mount Rainier's Liberty Ridge isn’t the realm of novice mountaineers.
Published May 31st, 2014 - 7:48PM
Guide, victim's mother remember Rainier icefall of 1981. The worst mountaineering tragedy in U.S. history killed 11 on Mount Rainier. Two people with connections to the icefall look back.
Published May 31st, 2014 - 11:26AM
Six missing climbers on Mount Rainier are most likely dead on Carbon Glacier, according to Mount Rainier National Park officials.
Published May 26th, 2014 - 10:45PM
After a holiday weekend of clear sailing on Mount Rainier National Park's Nisqually to Paradise Road, construction is set to resume Tuesday morning. And so are the delays.
Published May 23rd, 2014 - 11:59AM

Construction on the Nisqually to Paradise Road at Mount Rainier National Park is on on hold until Tuesday to reduce delays for visitors.

Visitors to the part will find 12 sections of the road without pavement below Longmire.

According to a statement released Friday by the park, “Visitors are advised to stay in their designated lane. Changing lanes to avoid a rough surface through these areas is nearly impossible, and attempting to do so creates a dangerous situation, especially

around blind curves with the potential for unseen oncoming traffic.”

 
Published May 22nd, 2014 - 7:10PM

The Washington National Park Fund’s annual Spring Dinner and Auction raised more than $180,000 for Washington three largest national parks, the organization announced May 22.

Mount Rainier, Olympic and North Cascades national parks rangers and scientist were joined by 250 people. A portion of the evening dedicated to trail restoration generated more than $53,000.

 

A statement released by WNPF stated the fundraising “far exceeded its goal.” 

Published May 21st, 2014 - 7:38PM
An improved budget situation will allow Mount Rainier National Park to open Cougar Rock Campground a month earlier than last year. The 173-site campground, between Longmire and Paradise, did not open until June 27 in 2013 because of budget cuts forced by sequestration.
Published May 18th, 2014 - 8:00AM
Paradise Inn at Mount Rainier National Park will open for its 97th summer season Wednesday.
Published May 18th, 2014 - 12:05AM
A new concessions contract means more money for Mount Rainier National Park, completion of deferred maintenance work and additional steps to reduce the environmental impact of park operations.
Published May 16th, 2014 - 3:14PM
Rockfall destroyed a parked car and forced the closure of Westside Road in Mount Rainier National, the park announced Friday. Several truck-sized boulders fell on the road sometime before May 14, according to statement released by the park.
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