Mount Rainier National Park http://www.kplu.org en Jewell Visits Mount Rainier, Discusses Climate Change At UW Roundtable http://www.kplu.org/post/jewell-visits-mount-rainier-discusses-climate-change-uw-roundtable <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"The best classrooms are the ones without walls," said&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, standing inside a&nbsp;classroom at the University of Washington, her alma mater, on Tuesday.</span></p><p>The former CEO of Seattle-based REI spent two days at home this week, wrapping up her visit with a roundtable discussion about the president's Climate Action Plan and the local impacts of climate change.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 13255 at http://www.kplu.org Jewell Visits Mount Rainier, Discusses Climate Change At UW Roundtable No Plans to Reopen Wash. National Parks with State Funds http://www.kplu.org/post/no-plans-reopen-wash-national-parks-state-funds <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gov. Jay </span>Insee<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says he has no plans to reopen national parks and monuments using state dollars. President Obama has given states that option as the federal government shutdown stretches into its </span>11th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> day and beyond.</span></p><p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 22:20:40 +0000 Austin Jenkins 10410 at http://www.kplu.org No Plans to Reopen Wash. National Parks with State Funds 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 Mount Rainier makes changes after ranger's death http://www.kplu.org/post/mount-rainier-makes-changes-after-rangers-death <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;">The National Park Service says a climbing ranger who fell to his death during a rescue operation at Mount Rainier National Park last year was not roped for safety or equipped with an ice ax at the time of the accident.</p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><p>Thirty-three-year-old Nick Hall was a four-year climbing ranger at the park. He fell roughly 2,400 feet while helping to rescue four injured climbers from Texas on June 21, 2012.</p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 19:25:39 +0000 The Associated Press 8986 at http://www.kplu.org Mount Rainier makes changes after ranger's death Canceled open house latest effect of sequester on parks, science http://www.kplu.org/post/canceled-open-house-latest-effect-sequester-parks-science <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A much-loved open house at the</span><a href="http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/observatories/cvo/" style="line-height: 1.5;"> Cascades Volcano Observatory in Vancouver </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">did not take place over the weekend. The center is run by the U.S. Geological Survey, which had to cancel the program due to the federal budget sequestration.</span></p><p> Mon, 06 May 2013 22:53:47 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 8679 at http://www.kplu.org Canceled open house latest effect of sequester on parks, science Mount Rainier National Park poised to ban sales of bottled water http://www.kplu.org/post/mount-rainier-national-park-poised-ban-sales-bottled-water <p>The disposable plastic water bottle is known for clogging landfills and choking marine life. As a result, 14 national parks no longer sell bottled water. And it looks like Mount Rainier National Park <a href="http://www.stopcorporateabuse.org/blog/national-parks-bottled-water-free">might be next</a>.</p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 12:01:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 8204 at http://www.kplu.org Mount Rainier National Park poised to ban sales of bottled water Man sliding at Mount Rainier killed in accident http://www.kplu.org/post/man-sliding-mount-rainier-killed-accident <p>PARADISE, Wash. &mdash; A Mount Rainier National Park spokeswoman says a Kent, Wash., man who was sliding down a lower mountain slope with his son on July 4 died in an accident.</p><p> Thu, 05 Jul 2012 23:57:16 +0000 The Associated Press 5518 at http://www.kplu.org