Mount St. Helens, still steaming, holds the world’s newest glacier

St. Helens’ Crater Glacier is growing when most glaciers around the world are shrinking.

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State Fish and Wildlife Columbia River regional fishing reports

SALMON/STEELHEAD Cowlitz River – At the barrier dam, 13 bank anglers kept 10 adult spring Chinook and released 3. During four days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator, last week Tacoma Power recovered: 233 spring Chinook salmon, 27 jacks, 33 mini-jacks, 165 summer steelhead. During the past week Tacoma Power employees released: 161 recycled summer steelhead at the...

Port Angeles the hotspot for hatchery kings in the Strait of Juan de Fuca

The Strait of Juan de Fuca opened July 1 for hatchery chinook fishing, and got high marks especially in the Port Angeles area. “The king numbers were pretty good at Port Angeles, and the (July 1) opener was a killer day and we’ve never seen it that good like forever,” said Larry Bennett, the head...

State Fish and Wildlife saltwater fish checks

July 5, 2015 Ramp/Site Boats Anglers Chinook Coho Chum Pink Sockeye Other Species Comments Bellingham Ramp Squalicum Harbor 15 42 7 0 0 22 0 Ediz Hook, Port Angeles Public Ramp 37 82 53 0 0 19 0 Gig Harbor Ramp 8 16 1 0 0 0 0 Olson's West Docks 7 15 10 2...

Fire-roasted potatoes are placed directly on hot coals, with some of the charcoal then placed right on top of the tubers, in New York, June 20, 2015. (Andrew Scrivani/The New York Times)

Fire-roasted potatoes become blackened prizes

Roasting potatoes in the ashes is a long-standing practice that became especially prevalent in New York during the Depression, when people were hungry, potatoes cheap and empty lots around the city plentiful.