Mount St. Helens http://www.kplu.org en Researchers To Take 'CAT Scan' Of Plumbing Deep Inside Mount St. Helens' Gut http://www.kplu.org/post/researchers-take-cat-scan-plumbing-deep-inside-mount-st-helens-gut <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/155276730&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>A group of Northwest scientists are sprinkling the landscape around Mount St. Helens with high-tech sensors as part of a new effort to map the volcano’s deep plumbing.</p><p>Scientists have a pretty good understanding of what’s happening right under the mountain, where a big chamber periodically fills up with magma before an eruption. Now they’re looking deeper — down dozens of miles —&nbsp;to the tubes and tunnels that feed that chamber.</p><p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 17300 at http://www.kplu.org Researchers To Take 'CAT Scan' Of Plumbing Deep Inside Mount St. Helens' Gut Magma Rising Beneath Mount St. Helens, But No Eruption Imminent http://www.kplu.org/post/magma-rising-beneath-mount-st-helens-no-eruption-imminent <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/147339856&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Scientists monitoring Mount St. Helens confirmed Wednesday that&nbsp;<a href="http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/activity/status.php#cvo" target="_blank">magma is on the rise</a>&nbsp;and "re-pressurizing" the volcano in southwest Washington.</p><p>However, they also stress there are no signs of an imminent eruption.</p><p> Thu, 01 May 2014 05:02:54 +0000 Tom Banse 16353 at http://www.kplu.org Magma Rising Beneath Mount St. Helens, But No Eruption Imminent Shutting National Parks No Fun for Rangers or Visitors http://www.kplu.org/post/shutting-national-parks-no-fun-rangers-or-visitors <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The effects of the partial federal government shutdown are rippling across the Northwest. About 1,000 federally-funded Oregon National Guard members received furlough notices Tuesday, as did 850 Washington National Guardsmen and another 850 from Idaho.</span></p><p>Meanwhile, guests at hotels and campgrounds inside national parks have been told to leave by Thursday.</p><p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 17:28:23 +0000 Tom Banse 10239 at http://www.kplu.org Shutting National Parks No Fun for Rangers or Visitors Colombians Urge Northwesterners to Appreciate Lahar Danger http://www.kplu.org/post/colombians-urge-northwesterners-appreciate-lahar-danger <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Visiting scientists from the country of Colombia have a warning for people living in the valleys below our Northwest volcanoes: Get educated about a rare but dangerous phenomenon called a "lahar.”</span></p><p>That’s the advice delivered to an attentive crowd in Puyallup Thursday night.</p><p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 12:59:00 +0000 Tom Banse 10077 at http://www.kplu.org Colombians Urge Northwesterners to Appreciate Lahar Danger Study Looking at Mount St. Helens Plumbing http://www.kplu.org/post/study-looking-mount-st-helens-plumbing <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="font-size: 15.199999809265137px;">Earth scientists want to take a better look at Mount St. Helens' plumbing.</span></p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><p>University of Washington Professor Kenneth Creager is leading a two-year study of the geology of southwest Washington that aims to identify the volcano's magma supply.</p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 17:13:47 +0000 The Associated Press 9636 at http://www.kplu.org Study Looking at Mount St. Helens Plumbing Remembering Mount St. Helens blast 33 years later http://www.kplu.org/post/remembering-mount-st-helens-blast-33-years-later <p><span style="font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20px;">Saturday is the </span>33rd<span style="font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20px;"> anniversary of the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens that killed 57 people, knocked down a forest and filled the sky and rivers with volcanic ash.</span></p><div id="storyText" style="font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20px;"><p>The mountain in southwest Washington may be the best known volcano in the state, but it's not the only one or the most dangerous.</p> Sat, 18 May 2013 14:01:00 +0000 The Associated Press 8822 at http://www.kplu.org Remembering Mount St. Helens blast 33 years later Tentative OK for prospecting near Mount St. Helens http://www.kplu.org/post/tentative-ok-prospecting-near-mount-st-helens <p>VANCOUVER, Wash. &mdash; The Bureau of Land Management says a Canadian company could prospect for copper, gold and silver near Mount St. Helens with no significant impact on the environment.</p><p> Fri, 29 Jun 2012 21:53:08 +0000 The Associated Press 5452 at http://www.kplu.org Highway to Mount St. Helens reopens Saturday http://www.kplu.org/post/highway-mount-st-helens-reopens-saturday <p>TOUTLE, Wash. &mdash; Visitors to Mount St. Helens will be able to drive close to the volcano this weekend.</p><div><p> Fri, 11 May 2012 14:22:28 +0000 The Associated Press 5001 at http://www.kplu.org Highway to Mount St. Helens reopens Saturday Coldwater Ridge Center at Mount St. Helens reopens with new mission http://www.kplu.org/post/coldwater-ridge-center-mount-st-helens-reopens-new-mission Just in time for another anniversary of the catastrophic Mount St. Helens eruption, the U.S. Forest Service is reopening an architecturally-striking visitor center. The Coldwater Ridge facility has been closed for the last four seasons. The center reopens next week with a new mission and purpose.<p>Coldwater Ridge was the first visitor center to open close to the volcano in the blast zone. That was in 1993. It was later eclipsed when another Forest Service visitor center -- Johnston Ridge Observatory -- opened even closer to the Mount St. Tue, 08 May 2012 23:28:59 +0000 Tom Banse 4963 at http://www.kplu.org Coldwater Ridge Center at Mount St. Helens reopens with new mission