Latest Glaciers News

2 dead after commercial raft flips on Washington river

Jun. 16, 2022 19:44 PM EDT

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Two people have died after a commercially-operated raft flipped on the North Fork of the Nooksack River in northwestern Washington. Four customers and a guide were on the raft Tuesday afternoon when it flipped in rapids near the town of Glacier, the...

Rosendale wins GOP primary; Zinke race too early to call

Jun. 08, 2022 13:54 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's lone congressman handily won the GOP primary in his bid for a second term Tuesday as ballot-counting continued in the race for the state's newly created second seat in the U.S. House. U.S. Rep. Matt Rosendale easily fended off three Republican...

Climber from Japan dies after crevasse fall in Alaska

May. 18, 2022 23:53 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A climber from Japan is presumed dead following a fall into a crevasse near Mount Hunter in Alaska's Denali National Park and Preserve, officials said. The park, in a statement, said a 43-year-old climber from Kanagawa, Japan, was unroped from his...

2 climbers rescued after a crevasse fall on Mount Rainier

May. 17, 2022 08:06 AM EDT

MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, Wash. (AP) — Two climbers were rescued by helicopter Friday after one fell into a crevasse the day before on Mount Rainier. The climbers had been in contact with the National Park Service beginning Wednesday evening, when they stopped their summit bid...

US Army Chinook helicopters help set up base camp on Denali

Apr. 29, 2022 20:19 PM EDT

DENALI NATIONAL PARK AND PRESERVE, Alaska (AP) — Those wishing to climb North America’s tallest peak got a leg up this week from the U.S. Army. Aviators from B Company, 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment at Fort Wainwright flew two bus-sized CH-47F Chinook helicopters...

Buffeted by weather, a historic Black town strives to endure

Apr. 28, 2022 10:02 AM EDT

PRINCEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — As she exits her hometown’s only restaurant clutching an order of cabbage and hush puppies, Carolyn Suggs Bandy pauses to boast about a place that stakes its claim as the oldest town chartered by Black Americans nearly 140 years ago. “It is sacred to...

Olympic Peninsula glaciers expected to disappear in 50 years

Apr. 23, 2022 10:15 AM EDT

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK, Wash. (AP) — Portland State University professor Andrew Fountain has been researching the dwindling glaciers of the American West since the 1980s. He said for years, he studied their retreat dispassionately — as an interesting phenomenon to try to understand. Then last...