Category Archives: States

Urban Legend About Central Landfall Being Higher Than Jerimoth Hill

The Jamestown Press reports on the urban that the Central Landfill is higher than Jerimoth Hill (it’s not)

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We Mourn Black Mountain Activist Hazel King

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports on the passing of Hazel King, an activisit who helped prevent the mountaintop removal of Black Mountain in 1999.

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Hiker Struck By Lightning at 2:40 PM on Mount Elbert Descent

News reports indicate that 28-year-old Justin Eggleston was struck in the head by lightning about 2:40 p.m., Sunday, Aug 15 while coming off Mount Elbert.

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Brooke Astor’s High Point, New Jersey Connection

Biographies about the death this week of 105-year-old philanthropist Brooke Astor have highlighted a period when she married into the Kuser Family of High Point, New Jersey fame.

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Body Near Boundary Peak May Be Glider Pilot

The Record Courier reports Mono County searchers have located a body while looking for a missing Minden glider pilot. Geoffrey Loyns was last heard heard from in the area.

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Clingmans Dome Ties All Time Record of 72F

The Dickson Herald reports the Great Smoky Mountains National Park site and highest point in Tennessee — hit 72 degrees Friday.

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573 Mount McKinley Summits in 2007

The Associated Press reports that 573 of the 1,218 mountaineers summited Mount McKinley in 2007. Five climbers died.

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50 For Tibet Program Climbs Granite Peak

The Billings Gazette on August 4, 2007 had an article on the 50 for Tibet program.

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Lawsuit Over No Bid Mount Magazine Contracts

Contractors are suing over the $32.6 million no bid contract to build Mount Magazine Lodge.

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Bicycle Race Up Mount Magazine

The Celebrity Classic Cycling State Race, a one-day criterion bicycle race, will change in style in May from a short 0.08-mile track to a stage race beginning at Ben Geren. Although the course hasn’t yet been mapped, planners are considering … Continue reading

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Landslide Obliterates Mount Hood Loop Trail

Trail Damage: Mt. Hood loop trail may be cut for good Seattle Post Intelligencer – Jul 18, 2007 PORTLAND – A huge landslide has severed a trail used by thousands of hikers to circle Oregon’s Mount Hood, and US Forest … Continue reading

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Searchers Seek Lost Victims on Mount Hood

Oregon searchers try again to find climbers’ bodies on Mount Hood Houston Chronicle, United States – Jul 10, 2007 Seven months after three climbers died during a storm on Oregon’s Mount Hood, rescue workers are making plans to search for … Continue reading

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Boulder Pins Woman on Mount Hood

Hiker Airlifted off Mount Hood After Boulder Pins Her Foot FOX News – 6 hours ago After nearly five hours on Mount Hood, Emily Vansteenwyk’s companions tried again to use a log and a rock to nudge the boulder off … Continue reading

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150th Anniversary of First Mount Hood Climb

Mt. Hood celebrates historic 1857 climb OregonLive.com, OR – 13 hours ago Monday marks the 150th anniversary of the first documented climb to Mount Hood’s 11239-foot summit by Henry Pittock, LJ Powell, William S. Buckley, …

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84 Year Old Bill Painter in Record Rainier Summit

84-year-old summits WA’s Mount Rainier _ again Seattle Post Intelligencer – Jul 4, 2007 An 84-year-old retired plutonium worker says he’s reached the summit of Mount Rainier – for the sixth time. Bill Painter has made all his ascents of … Continue reading

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