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2009-02-02 13:05:33

Rescue workers say a man who tried to recover a dropped cell phone came within feet of plunging off a cliff into Oregon's icy Crater Lake. Kevin Harris, 26, of Arizona, was trying to recover a friend's cell phone that had fallen over the edge of the crater near the park's Rim Village, Greg Winfrey, a firefighter who helped rescue Harris Saturday, told The (Portland) Oregonian. Harris stepped onto ice covered with fresh snow and slid 200 feet before he could stop himself. If he hadn't stopped...

2009-01-14 05:00:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- National Geographic Society's Center for Sustainable Destinations has joined organizations in Washington and Oregon to publicize the world-class natural and cultural attractions of the Central Cascades. The pilot project seeks to contribute to the economic health of communities by promoting geotourism: tourism that sustains and enhances the geographical character of a place -- its environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage and the well-being of its...

2009-01-12 13:05:00

KINGSEY FALLS, QC, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Cascades Inc. (CAS on the Toronto Stock Exchange) is pleased to announce a first investment of $5 M at its Norampac plant in Kingsey Falls, which aims to streamline this unit that manufactures linerboard made from 100% recycled fibres. The current project consists of expanding the building to replace the winder as well as create additional space for future investments. Since its inception in 1964, while its production totalled 10,000 tonnes...

2008-10-20 12:00:17

Puget Sound Energy (utility subsidiary of Puget Energy (NYSE:PSD)), on Oct. 17, received a new, 50-year federal operating license for the utility's largest hydropower facility, the 190-megawatt (MW) Baker River Hydroelectric Project in Skagit and Whatcom counties in Northwest Washington state. The new license from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission results from years of collaborative studies and negotiated agreements between PSE and a group of 23 other parties, including...

2008-08-11 21:00:25

By KATHIE DURBIN The cost of fighting forest fires in the West will delay some critical road projects scheduled for the Gifford Pinchot National Forest this year. The Forest Service has ordered a freeze on the award of new contracts by national forests to help it make up a $400 million cost overrun - so far - in its national fire-fighting budget this year. The directive comes as more than two dozen large wildfires continue to burn in the West. Repair of popular Forest Service Road 99 to...

2008-08-03 12:00:17

By Linda V. Mapes, Seattle Times Aug. 3--Come and get it: Washington's newest wilderness area, Wild Sky, is as pretty as it gets -- and has something to offer just about everybody. Not only that, but Wild Sky offers solitude, deep quiet and spectacular scenery, with none of the hassles of crowds, permits and reservations. Or even a fee. Hard to believe it, but it's true: Take your dog? Sure. And leashes are optional. Horses or other pack animals? You bet, on some trails. Hunt?...

2008-08-01 21:00:21

By CRAIG BROWN The Cold Springs fire continues to smoke and smolder as crews reinforce fire lines and do mop-up work. The fire, about 11 miles northeast of the Klickitat County hamlet of Trout Lake, was reported July 12. It was blamed on a lightning strike. It had burned 7,956 acres as of 5 p.m. Friday. While the fire remains active, the following Gifford Pinchot National Forest and state campgrounds are closed: Cold Springs, Morrison, Bird Creek, Mt. Adams, Horse Camp, Mirror Lake,...

2008-07-28 09:00:55

By Scott Sandsberry YAKIMA --Majestic, shadowed forest dominates the trail leading to Owyhigh Lakes in Mount Rainier National Park. The 3.5-mile hike climaxes with the appearance of jagged Governor's Ridge, overlooking a meadow basin with a pair of small alpine lakes. Don't expect views of mighty Mount Rainier on this broad route steadily leading upward to the lakes. Enjoy those on the drive across Chinook Pass and the vista point along Highway 410 before turning off on the White River...

2008-07-16 15:00:28

By Erik Robinson, The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash. Jul. 16--Hundreds of firefighters on Tuesday made some headway against a forest fire that still expanded by another 2,000 acres south of Mount Adams. The Cold Springs fire, which has spread to more than 15 square miles since flaring up Saturday evening, still posed no immediate threat to people or property. A southerly wind on Tuesday enabled hundreds of firefighters to attack the fire directly on its southern flank, hoping to prevent a...

2008-07-15 15:00:28

By Erik Robinson, The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash. Jul. 15--A forest fire south of Mount Adams ballooned to more than 8,000 acres Monday. An expert said several circumstances give this fire an unusual opportunity to continue to grow. Regional fire managers dispatched hundreds of wildland firefighters to the area 11 miles northeast of Trout Lake on Monday. A small tent village of firefighters sprouted on the grounds of the Trout Lake School, while state highway authorities warned motorists...


Latest Cascade Range Reference Libraries

Shasta–Trinity National Forest
2014-07-31 09:18:57

Shasta-Trinity National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the state of California. It holds 2,210,485 acres of protected land, making it the largest national forest in its state, and five designated wilderness areas including Mount Shasta Wilderness, Trinity Alps Wilderness, and Yolla Bolly-Middle Eel Wilderness. This forest was created in 1954, when the Trinity and Shasta National Forests were combined. Shasta-Trinity national Forest holds many features...

Willamette National Forest
2014-07-31 08:27:52

Willamette National Forest is a national forest that is located in the state of Oregon in the United States. It can be found in the central section of the Cascade Range and holds 1,678,031 acres, of which over 380,000 acres comprise eight designated wilderness areas. This forest first began its life as the Cascade Forest Reserve, which was established by President Grover Cleveland as a reaction to public protests to protect the Cascade Mountains in 1893. At this time, the reserve extended...

Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
2014-01-20 14:38:41

Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest is a United States National Forest that is located in the state of Washington. This forest holds 2,561,454 acres and extends along the Cascade Range to Mount Rainier National Park. The forest is divided into four ranger districts known as the Mt. Baker District, the Darrington Ranger District, the Skykomish Ranger District, and the Snoqualmie Ranger District. Because over half of the population of Washington lives within seventy miles of this forest and...

Plumas National Forest
2014-01-20 10:17:50

Plumas National Forest is a 1,146,000-acre United States National Forest located in the Sierra Nevada, in northern California. Roughly 85 percent of Plumas National Forest lies in Plumas County, but smaller portions can be found in eastern Butte, northern Sierra, southern Lassen, and northeastern Yuba counties. The Plumas National Forest Supervisor’s office can be found in Quincy, California. There are local ranger district offices located in Blairsden, Oroville, and Quincy. It is...

Fremont-Winema National Forest
2013-11-27 15:32:16

Fremont-Winema National Forest is a United States National Forest that was created from the 2002 merger of the Fremont and Winema National Forests. They cover territory in southern Oregon from the crest of the Cascades on the west, past the city of Lakeview towards the east. The northern end of the forest is bounded by U.S. Route 97 on the west, and Oregon Route 31 towards the east. Towards the south, the state border with California creates the boundary of the forests. Klamath Falls is the...

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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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