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2008-08-05 21:00:22

By LAURA McVICKER An 11-year-old autistic Portland boy, lost for two nights in wilderness near Mount St. Helens, was found safe Monday morning. Just after 6 a.m., Alex Irvin walked to the clearing of the Siouxon trailhead as searchers were mobilizing with dogs. He wasn't injured, although he was hungry, said Skamania County Undersheriff Dave Cox. "All of the sudden, here he came out of the trail," Cox said. "We were real fortunate." Alex wandered away from his father Saturday afternoon...

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2005-05-08 17:25:09

MOUNT ST. HELENS NATIONAL MONUMENT, Wash. (AP) -- Johnston Ridge Observatory reopened to the public Friday, seven months after it was closed because of new activity at Mount St. Helens. From the observatory, visitors can look five miles into the crater of Mount St. Helens where a steaming lava dome has been growing since October. On Friday, however, clouds obscured the view. It may be a couple of days before the weather clears enough for visitors at the observatory to get a better view of...


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