Rainier Beats Bigfoot for Washington Quarter Finalist Design

Mount Rainier has beaten Bigfoot as one of three finalists for the official Washington State Quarter.
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Ed Viesturs Raises Seahawks Banner Above Space Needle

Clmbing legend Ed Viesturs raised a huge blue flag with the number 12 atop the Seattle Space Needle.
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Sylvestor Stallone to Market Sly Water from Mount Rainier’s Carbon Glacier

Sylvestor Stallone will be marketing “Sly Water” from Mount Rainier’s Carbon glacier starting in March.
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Seattle Mountain Rescue Founder Paul Williams (1925-2005)

Newspapers across the country report the passing of Seattle Mountain Rescue Founder Paul Williams.
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Mountaineers Now Urge Climbers Whether It Is Safer to Wait for Help

The Mountaineers are planning to teach climbers to evaluate whether it is safer to wait for help.
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Rescue at Ape Cave on Mount St. Helens

A man wearing light sweatshirt was rescued after getting lost while climbing through Ape Cave on Mount St. Helens.
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Rainier Study Reveals Major Quake Threat at Ohanapecosh

Geologists in reviewing a 3D Cat scan of Rainier have upgraded the earthquake possibilites on fault Ohanapecosh.
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Clergyman Accused in Washington Rape in 400 Foot Fatal Plunge at Sequoia National Park

SeattlePI reports Rev. Santos Teixeira fell 400 feet from Moro Rock in Sequoia National Park.
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TV Documentary “The Wonderland Project” About Record For Running 97 Mile Trail in Under 26 Hours

KCTS in Seattle is to air The Wonderland Project about an attempt to circumnavigating Washington’s Mt. Rainier, in a single 24 hour push.
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Early Snows Result in Earliest Northwest Ski Opening in 11 Years

Snow has resulted in the earliest ski opening in the Pacific Northwest since Nov. 5, 1994.
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Starbucks Trademark Fighting Mount Rainier Logo Knockoff

The Seattle Times reports Starbucks is having to defend its trademark around the world as imitators make substitions including in Japan where the mermaid is replaced with Mount Rainier.
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Washout Closes Rainier Chinook Pass

The AP reports a washout has closed Highway 410 is closed from the Morse Creek winter gate to the junction with Highway 123 near Mount Rainier on Chinook Pass. Westbay says it will take at least two weeks to build a wall, replace drainage, install a new guardrail and repave the highway.


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Feds Consider Raising Rainier Entrance Fees to $15

The Seattle Times reports feds are considering raising the entrance fees at Rainier and in the Olympics from $10 to $15.
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Rainier’s Paradise Lodge to Close For Two Years Effective Oct. 9

The Seattle Times and other publications report Mount Rainier’s Paradise Inn will close on Oct. 9 for two years during extensive renovations.
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Massive Rainier Search Called Off

The News Tribune reports that a massive search for a Connecitcut man missing on Rainier has been complicated because of his off route hiking.
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