Park Service http://nwpr.org en Missing Mount Rainier Snowshoer Found Alive http://nwpr.org/post/missing-mount-rainier-snowshoer-found-alive <p>A Tacoma snowshoer who had been missing in Mount Rainier National Park since Saturday was found alive yesterday. 66-year-old Yong Kim became separated from the group he was leading after sliding down a steep slope. The experienced snowshoer was well-equipped for a day&rsquo;s outing, but had no overnight equipment. Despite temperatures in the teens and more than eight inches of new snow since Saturday, the rescue team reported Kim to be stable and alert when they found him. A park spokesperson said no hospitalization was necessary &ndash; and he has returned home.</p> Tue, 17 Jan 2012 19:23:10 +0000 Reed Michaelsen 1485 at http://nwpr.org Volcano Observatory Re-Opens With New Exhibits http://nwpr.org/post/volcano-observatory-re-opens-new-exhibits <p><span id="ctl00_ContentPlaceHolder1_lblStory">MOUNT ST. HELENS, Wash. &ndash;The Johnston Ridge Observatory at Mount St. Helens is reopening for the season this weekend. That&#39;s just in time for the 30th anniversary of the volcano&#39;s epic blast.&nbsp;The visitor center re-opens with new short films and exhibits.</span></p> Fri, 14 May 2010 23:01:00 +0000 2384 at http://nwpr.org Milestone Toward Elwha Dam Removal http://nwpr.org/post/milestone-toward-elwha-dam-removal <p>The National Park Service, community leaders, and a Northwest Washington Indian tribe marked a major milestone&nbsp;Friday toward removing two dams on the Elwha River. They&#39;re on the north Olympic Peninsula.</p> Fri, 02 Apr 2010 07:00:00 +0000 2479 at http://nwpr.org Milestone Toward Elwha Dam Removal