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Government will buy $1 million of land in Siskiyou monument: Bill also includes funding for visitor center at Crater Lake - October 30, 2009

A $32.2 billion Interior Department appropriations bill en route to President Obama's desk includes $1 million to purchase islands of land from willing sellers in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument.

OIT Environmental Science Students Learn at Crater Lake - Oct. 22, 2009

Through OIT's partnership with the National Park Service at Crater Lake National Park, students have the opportunity to apply field methods and state-of-the-art instrumentation to address real-world environmental problems.

Three missing people found: hunters, mushroom hunter located Saturday - October 18, 2009

Search teams helped locate two elk hunters and a mushroom hunter who were lost in the forest in separate incidents Saturday.

Crater Lake Wilderness: Oregon's 'best idea' needs protection - October 17, 2009

During the first week of October, the nation was captivated by Ken Burns' most recent examination of American history and culture. His series, "The National Parks: America's Best Idea," is a powerful chronicle of our unique national legacy of protecting our most precious landscapes...

Wet weather ends fire season around region - October 13, 2009

Today's rain, coupled with cooler temperatures and rain forecast for the rest of the week, will bring an end to the season effective Wednesday.

Roosevelt Historian: He was a "thinker"; Brinkley will share stories from new book inaugural lecture - October 12, 2009

America's greatest environmental president was a Republican who governed over a century ago, says noted historian and author Douglas Brinkley, who will inaugurate the Southern Oregon Arts and Lecture series Oct. 17.

Prescribed burn postponed at Crater Lake: Park Service to wait until forecasts are more favorable - October 9, 2009

A prescribed burn planned at Crater Lake National Park this week has been postponed because of unfavorable wind and smoke forecasts.

Prescribed burns set for next few months - October 9, 2009

Federal agencies plan to burn more than 14,500 acres of forestlands this fall and spring, most of it in Jackson and Josephine counties.

Search exercise to cover area where boy was lost - September 11, 2009

Search and rescue personnel from throughout the region will train beginning this weekend at Crater Lake National Park, near the area where 8-year-old Samuel Boehlke went missing Oct. 14, 2006.

National Park Service Announces Appointment of Dr. Gary Machlis as Science Advisor to the Director - August 12, 2009

National Park Service (NPS) Director Jon Jarvis is announcing the appointment of Dr. Gary Machlis as Science Advisor. The Science Advisor will play a key role in advancing science within the NPS and advising the NPS director on science policy and programs.

Extra pair pays off in Crater Lake Rim Runs - August 9, 2009

Even though Justin Karr had finished his competition earlier Saturday, the 20-year-old from Tigard played a major role in determining the winner of the 34th annual Crater Lake Rim Runs marathon.

Wilderness proposed at Crater Lake - August 07, 2009

Several environmental groups are proposing a new wilderness area blanketing Crater Lake National Park and stretching some 75 miles from Crescent Lake south to Highway 140 at Fish Lake.

Oregon Wild warns legal action on Crater Lake helicopters - August 6, 2009

Oregon Wild, Umpqua Watersheds and the Crater Lake Institute, today sent a letter to the National Park Service and the Federal Aviation Administration advising them that allowing noisy helicopter tours of Crater Lake National Park could be illegal.

Cantwell: Jarvis Well-Qualified for the 'Greatest Job in the World' - July 28, 2008

Today, Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) introduced regional director of the Park Service’s Pacific West region Jon Jarvis during his nomination hearing before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

Senator Wyden issues statement condemning Crater Lake National park helicopter tours - July 27, 2009

Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) released the following statement today after meeting with the nominee for the position of Director of the National Park Service, Jonathan Jarvis.

Desert Ridge Wildland Fire continues burning at Crater Lake National Park - July 21, 2009

A 180 acre wildland fire in Crater Lake National Park is closer to being contained. The fire began during a July 3rd lightning storm, is now forty percent contained and a 100 percent containment date is estimated for mid-August. The fire is located about one mile west of the Pumice Desert, Oregon.

Whitney Wildfire nears containment at Crater Lake National Park - July 21, 2009

The 92-acre Whitney Wildland Fire continues burning a half-mile West of Crater Lake National Park's North Entrance Station. The Whitney fire started on July 17th, however, it is suspected by fire officials to have been smoldering undetected for two weeks from a July 3rd lightning storm that also started the Desert Ridge Wildland Fire.

Cameron (Cam) Sholly selected as new superintendent of Nachez Trace Parkway - July 15, 2009

“We are delighted to have Cam taking over as superintendent of the Natchez Trace Parkway,” said David Vela, regional director for Southeast Region. “He has a proven record of building high performing teams and solid partnerships. He has an impressive range of organizational experiences and has successfully managed both large field operations and some of the highest profile programs in the Park Service’s Washington Office.”

Rep. Dicks supports Jon Jarvis for nomination of National Park Service Director - July 10, 2009

"The President has made a superb choice in selecting Jon Jarvis as the Director of the National Park Service.

USGS volcanologist Charles Bacon gives Mount Mazama geologic history talk - July 8, 2009

On a beautiful and clear June 23rd evening, United States Geological Survey geologist Charles "Charlie" Bacon gave a lecture in the historic Community House at the Rim Village in Crater Lake National Park.

USGS volcanologist Charles Bacon receives award at Crater Lake National Park - July 8, 2009

On the night of June 23rd, at Crater Lake's Rim Village Community Center, Dr. Charles Bacon was recognized for his many years of work toward the "evolution of Mount Mazama," and presented with the Department of Interior's Superior Service Award.

Review: Geologic Map of Mount Mazama and Crater Lake Caldera, Oregon by Charles R. Bacon - July 7, 2009

Review of Geologic Map of Mount Mazama and Crater Lake Caldera, Oregon, 2008 by Charles R. Bacon; U.S. Geological Survey of the U.S. Department of the Interior; Scientific Investigations Map 2832 with descriptive pamphlet (45 pgs), ISBN 978-1-4113-1925-7, 4 sheets plus CD Database for the Geologic Maps; $19.00.

Free entrance weekends at Crater Lake National Park - June 20, 2009

The National Park Service will be waiving entrance fees to Crater Lake National Park, and all other national parks, this weekend. This means you will not have to pay the $10 car pass fee to enter Crater Lake National Park.

Oregon Congressman Proposes "Aerial Gondola" to Wizard Island - Summer/Fall 2009

In the summer of 1959, newspapers across Oregon carried headlines about a proposed construction project at Crater Lake National Park. A plan to connect the rim of the lake with the shore of Wizard Island via cable car ignited a heated debate among politicians, the public, and park staff about the appropriate scope of development in America's national parks.

Lichen Survey Hits the Jackpot One-Day "BioBlitz" Uncovers 61 Species Not Previously Recorded at Crater Lake - Summer/Fall 2009

In the summer of 2008, 3 lichen experts and 39 volunteers teamed up for a one-day Lichen BioBlitz at Crater Lake National Park to raise awareness of these fascinating organisms arid to catalogue their diversity. On August 23rd, in the course of a 7-hour survey, the investigators nearly doubled the number of lichen species recorded in the park.

A Conversation with the Park's Chief of Terrestrial Ecology - Summer/Fall 2009

Laura Hudson is the park's new Chief of Terrestrial Ecology. Before coming to Crater Lake, she worked at many other national parks including Big Bend, Carlsbad Caverns, Mt. Rainier, Sequoia & Kings Canyon, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Rocky Mountain, Bighorn Canyon, Denali, and Mesa Verde.

Black Bear Census Set to Begin: Park to Estimate Population Using Hair Samples and DNA - Summer/Fall 2009

How many black bears live in Crater Lake National Park? Right now, your guess is as good as anyone's! This summer, however, the park's newly established wildlife program will attempt to answer this question by gathering samples of black bear hair from across the park and analyzing the DNA within the hair.

Crater Lake Lodge opens for 2009 season - May 21, 2009

The Crater Lake Lodge at Crater Lake National Park opens today for the season. Also open at the park, which still has significant snow, is the Rim Café and Gift Shop from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily.

Marcella Isabella Stine (1918 - 2009) - May 22, 2009

Marcella was born on October 18, 1918 and passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2009. She was living in Lyle, Washington. Mrs. Stine was the wife of J. Francis Stine, a Crater Lake National Park ranger in 1954, 1955.

Lawrence Campbell Merriam Jr. (1923 - 2008) - May 22, 2009

Lawrence Campbell Merriam Jr. (August 31, 1923 - October 5, 2008) of Corvallis died Sunday at the Corvallis Manor. He was 85.

Wayne R. Howe: 1920 - 2008 - May 21, 2009

Wayne R. Howe, former Crater Lake National Park ranger, died at the age of 88, Friday, November 7, 2008.

Passing of John Bowdler - May 21, 2009

John P. Bowdler, retired head of the National Park Service’s office at the National Interagency Fire Center, passed away on April 19th at the Idaho State Veterans Home.

Parks receive stimulus funds: Crater Lake, Lava Beds to use funding for improvements - April 24, 2009

Captain Jack’s Stronghold is one of the Lava Beds National Monument’s most popular attractions. Lava Beds and Crater Lake National Park will receive federal stimulus money for improvements.

Mercy Flights makes life-saving donation to Crater Lake park - February 24, 2009

The old ambulance at Crater Lake National Park struggled mightily to respond to an emergency last year, but the steep grade was too much for the 1990 vehicle.

Rescue at Crater Lake: specialized rescue team saves man from icy slope - February 2, 2009

Park rangers are warning visitors to be cautious around Crater Lake’s steep and icy rim after a Kingsley Field airman slid nearly 200 feet down the caldera while trying to retrieve a cell phone.

Ski patrol member watches over park - January 30, 2009

Niel Barrett doesn’t live at Crater Lake National Park. It just seems like it. When the Crater Lake Ski Patrol was created 26 years ago, Barrett was a charter member. Years later, he’s still part of the group.

Former National Park Service director George B. Hartzog Jr. dies - January 31, 2009

Former director of the National Park Service George B. Hartzog Jr., 86, passed away June 27th, 2008, in McLean, Virginia.

Paradise in Blue: Snowshoe trek at Crater Lake informative, easy free! - January 22, 2009

On such rare occasions, I see it as my responsibility to try, as Henry David Thoreau would say, to suck the marrow out of the experience. My trip to Crater Lake last weekend was one of those delicious marrow-sucking opportunities.

Crater Lake has 50-plus inches of snow - December 19, 2008

Snow is accumulating at Crater Lake National Park, but ranger Dave Grimes said the 50-plus inches is basically deep powder atop the surface. The park measured 22 inches of new snow Friday morning and Grimes said snow continued to fall throughout the day.

Ranger-Guided Snowshoe Walks - November 27, 2008

Crater Lake National Park is pleased to announce that our popular ranger-guided snowshoe walks are about to resume for the 2008-2009 winter season. The walks will start on Saturday, November 29, and will be offered every weekend through April of 2009.

New USGS Geologic Map of Mount Mazama and Crater Lake Caldera, Oregon - November 24, 2008

A spectacular new map, years in the making, is now available from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Volcano Hazards Team of Menlo Park, CA.

Crater Lake snow total back to average level - November 5, 2008

It only took one good day and night of snow to help Crater Lake National Park get back to average.

Crater Lake seeks volunteers - November 3, 2008

The Friends of Crater Lake National Park is seeking volunteers to assist the staff at Crater Lake National Park at the Rim Village winter desk and Steel Visitor Center.

Rim Drive at Crater Lake closes for season - November 3, 2008

The North Entrance Road and Rim Drive at Crater Lake National Park are now closed for the season. However, Highway 62 through the park and the road to park headquarters and Rim Village remain open.

Hands and Hoofs: Horse Group helps Crater Lake Ski Patrol mark winter trails - September 18, 2008

"She's a very versatile little mare," says Virginia Gray, a member of the Klamath Falls Horse and Carriage Society, as the 87-year-old outdoorswoman pats her 11-year-old Norwegian Fjord, Pixie.

Ski patrol volunteers needed at Crater Lake Park - October 10, 2008

If you love backcountry skiing, then the Crater Lake Ski Patrol has an opportunity for you: Volunteers are needed this winter to patrol the national park’s cross-country ski trails and provide visitors with information and emergency medical services if needed.

Parts of wilderness area, Crater Lake park reopen: Cooler weather, rain help firefighters control Middle Fork Fire - October 9, 2008

Areas of the Sky Lakes Wilderness and portions of Crater Lake National Park have been reopened after the Middle Fork Fire prompted closures.

Crater Lake facilities closing down: Crater Lake Lodge to close Sunday for the season - October 7, 2008

People visiting Crater Lake National Park should be prepared for winter, and reduced services. Closed facilities include the Annie Creek Restaurant and Gift Shop, Rim Visitor Center, Mazama and Lost Creek campgrounds, and the Mazama Motor Inn.

Meeting set on Middle Fork Fire - September 23, 2008

The U.S. Forest Service will host an informational meeting on the Middle Fork Fire from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday at the Community Involvement Club in Fort Klamath.

Middle Fork wildfire hits 17,869 then slows down - September 23, 2008

The Middle Fork fire burning across Sky Lakes Wilderness, Crater Lake National Park and the Fremont-Winema National Forest has slowed to a crawl.

Weather helps Royce Butte Fire - September 20, 2008

Containment of a fire that threatened areas of northern Klamath County and forced the evacuation of more than 100 homes and the closure of Highway 58 earlier this week is expected by Sunday.

Fire burns into Crater Lake: Growing Middle Fork fire spreads into remote portion of the park - September 20, 2008

A forest fire burning in the Sky Lakes Wilderness more than doubled in size and spread into a remote southwestern portion of Crater Lake National Park and areas of the Fremont-Winema National Forests.

William "Bill" Hopkins - September 19, 2008

William Eugene “Bill” Hopkins, 66, who helped preserve the Mazama Tree, died on Sept. 3, 2008. He was born on Jan. 2, 1942, in Eldorado, Ill.

Middle Fork blaze heads toward Crater Lake - September 19, 2008

A fire burning east of Prospect nearly doubled in size in a day and is burning into Crater Lake National Park, the Forest Service said Thursday.

Rattle Fire keeps highway 138 closed for weekend - September 12, 2008

Highway 138 will remain closed over the weekend on a four-mile stretch in the Umpqua National Forest. That includes the major route to Diamond Lake and Crater Lake.

Hiking trails closed down by wildfire - September 11, 2008

A wildland fire in the Sky Lakes Wilderness grew to about 1,800 acres Wednesday, and fire managers have closed more trails in the area around the fire.

Family fun day planned at Crater Lake - September 11, 2008

Crater Lake National Park will host a family day from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, with free admission, special programs and — for the first 500 visitors — free root beer floats.

King of Jordan, 'Lost' actor among celebrities at Crater Lake - September 3, 2008

Famous people were sighted at Crater Lake National Park this summer. King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein of Jordan and members of his Royal family visited Crater Lake while on a motorcycle trip of the Northwest in July.

Beetle Outbreak Threatens Park Trees: Researchers Say Global Warming May be to Blame - Summer/Fall 2008

Take a walk through Rim Village this summer and you will notice several things: fantastic views, smiling park visitors, and-from one end of the village to the other--dead pine trees. The dead trees are obvious, but the cause of the death may not be. A tiny beetle, rarely seen, is responsible for most of the damage. Scientists indicate, however, that the real culprit may be our warming climate.

Remembering Emil, the forgotten Britt: his life was spent in the shadow of his father's fame - August 24, 2008

Emil was born and died in the house that Peter built, and though he lived for nearly 45 years after Peter's death, Emil was always serving his father's memory.

Meissner, Shelton take Crater Lake run: Oregon runners become first-time marathon winners in 33rd annual event - August 10, 2008

Sean Meissner capitalized on a colossal mistake, while Ashland's Jenn Shelton was in need of a workout. But the two runners came away as the male and female marathon winners in the 33rd Crater Lake Rim Runs and Marathon on Saturday.

The road to Crater Lake - July 27, 2008

All roads may have led to Rome in the ancient world, but in 19th century Southern Oregon, only one road climbed the rim to Crater Lake.

Crater Lake swimming chilly - July 16, 2008

People planning on taking a quick dip in the waters of Crater Lake should be prepared to be chilly. Based on readings from a buoy in the lake, the temperature is 57.7 degrees.

Exploring the "Other Half" of Our National Parks: Stargazing Under Protected Dark Skies - June 14th, 2008 

The renowned amateur astronomer and telescope maker, John Lowry Dobson, 92, once said, "National Parks are special places where dark skies and curious minds collide." Dobson and the famed Sidewalk Astronomers have spent three decades taking their home-made telescopes to the national parks to meet park visitors willing to stay out after dark to help them explore the "other half" of their parks.

Wildfire filling sky with smoke: Fire near Crater Lake is 1,700 acres - September 10, 2008

Smoke from a 1,700-acre fire southwest of Crater Lake filled area skies Tuesday as the Middle Fork Fire continued to burn in rugged and steep terrain, the U.S. Forest Service said in a news release.

Crater Lake: Taking the Plunge - September 4, 2008

I am never sure which is tougher: Standing on the edge of the rock overlook and building up the nerve to jump, or feeling the body go into shock after jumping off that 20-foot high ledge and being immersed in Crater Lake’s anything but warm water.

Garfield Peak trail guide - August 28, 2008

The Crater Lake Institute has a “Garfield Peak Trail Guide: A Visual Field Guide and Trail Companion to one of Crater Lake’s Best Hikes.” The guide is useful in helping to identify the flowers, plants, trees, birds, scats, tracks and wildlife that might be seen along the 1.7-mile long one-way trail.

Garfield Peak offers new vantage point to Crater Lake: Hikers can enjoy spectacular views from the top or stops along the way - August 28, 2008

CRATER LAKE — Familiar views of Crater Lake take on new vantages from the Garfield Peak trail, and that’s part of its allure. It’s 1.7 miles from the trailhead just east of Crater Lake Lodge to the top of the 8,054-foot elevation Garfield, an elevation gain of almost 1,000 feet. While making the top might be a lofty goal for some, the trip can be shortened by stopping about a quartermile short of the summit at viewpoints that overlook the Phantom Ship.

Crater Lake National Park: Trees, wildflowers, dazzling views on trail to Crater Peak - August 14, 2008

Most everyone who visits Crater Lake National Park takes at least a peek at the lake. For hikers, there’s another way to take a peak at Crater Lake. Among the park’s lesser hiked trails is one that leads to Crater Peak, a 7,263-foot elevation summit that gets its name from its extinct crater. Crater Peak is located toward the sound end of the park and can be seen while traveling the East Rim Road.

Plenty of backcountry solitude - August 14, 2008

The September issue of Backpacker magazine says 2007 statistics show Crater Lake has only one backcountry user per 127 acres. Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona, not known as a haven for hiking or backpacking, is the park with the most solitude, with one backcountry user per 1,119 acres. In the Western U.S., the only other national park with a better ratio is Great Basin National Park in Nevada, with one user per 184 acres, giving it the sixth best ratio.

Crater Lake boat tours to resume - August 13, 2008

Boat tours at Crater Lake National Park will resume today. A park spokesman said the tours were canceled from Friday through Tuesday because of damage to a dock at Cleetwood Cove, where the trips originate. Damage was caused by a windstorm.

Crater Lake needs volunteers - August 11, 2008

Friends of Crater Lake is seeking volunteers for work projects later this month. The Friends group will host its 15th annual project weekend Aug. 22-24 at the park. A variety of work projects are planned, from painting a sign near the park's south entrance station to installing a warning sign near the Sun Notch area of Rim Drive.

Locals Impress - Area runners win 2 short runs - August 10, 2008

Chris Reed had a simple plan for Saturday morning. The Klamath Union graduate intended to be a rabbit for four-time 13-mile champion Trevor Hanlin during the 33rd annual running of the Crater Lake Rim Runs and Marathon.

Meissner, Shelton win Crater Lake marathons - August 10, 2008

No one was more surprised to finish first in the longest race of the 33rd annual Crater Lake Rim Runs and Marathon Saturday than Sean Meissner.

Mazama Village to be back to normal - July 23, 2008

Operations at the Mazama Village Store in Crater Lake National Park should be back to normal in the next day or two following an early Monday morning fire.

Fire Contained at Crater Lake - July 22, 2008

A structure fire early Tuesday morning at Crater Lake National Park’s Mazama Village closed the Mazama Village Store and shut down gas and fueling services.

50 spots remain for Crater Lake Rim Runs - July 20, 2008

Of the available 500 spots, just 50 remain for the 33rd annual Crater Lake Rim Runs and Marathon that will be contested Saturday, Aug. 9, at Crater Lake National Park. All registrations will close Aug. 6, and all registrations received will carry a $20 late fee.

Crater Lake; Rim Drive opens today - July 11, 2008

People wanting to drive the entire distance around Crater Lake National Park’s 33-mile-long Rim Drive can do so beginning today.

Crater Lake Rim Run spots going - June 24, 2008

Less than a third of the available 500 spots for the 33rd annual Crater Lake Rim Runs and Marathon remain with about six weeks left before the competition at Crater Lake National Park.

Crater Lake north entrance opened, but caution urged - June 21, 2008

The north entrance to Crater Lake National Park opened for the summer at 8 a.m. Friday. Crews finished plowing the north entrance road that provides park access off Highway 138 on Thursday, then did a safety check to scan for icy patches and falling rocks before opening the road for the summer season, park officials said.

Many Crater Lake services open, despite snow - June 10, 2008

Persistent snow means some roads and all trails are closed at Crater Lake National Park, but visitors will find many concession services open.

A promise fulfilled on roadless forests - May 28, 2009

On the campaign trail in Oregon last year, Barack Obama left little doubt that he would vigorously support federal protection for millions of roadless acres in America's national forests.

Crater Lake's new boss fulfills a lifelong dream - May 04, 2008

A Look back at history: Programs focus on history of Southern Oregon - April 25, 2008

Klamath Basin history - including Crater Lake, the the Applegate Trail and Collier Memorial State Park and Logging Museum - will be featured during Southern Oregon History Week, Sunday through May 3, on Southern Oregon Public Television.

A Tribute to Steve Robinson - Spring, 2008

Crater Lake visitors were treated to Steve’s same eloquence about the natural and spiritual power of the park’s resources during his seasons as an interpreter and a fire lookout ranger. His dogged determination to improve the safety program for the boat tours of Crater Lake will continue to reap benefits for the park.

Crater lake has new superintendent: Craig Ackerman will move from the Oregon Caves National Monument - March 5, 2008

Craig Ackerman, who will move from Oregon Caves National Monument, where he’s been the superintendent the past 17 years, to Crater Lake in early May. He plans to live at the park.


Oregon law could nix proposed water agreement - March 5, 2008

State lawmakers from Klamath Falls said Oregon Water Resources Department staff violated state law by participating in closed-door meetings with the Klamath Tribes during two-and-a-half years of settlement talks.


Crater Lake contaminated, new study suggests - February 28, 2008

Crater Lake, Mount Rainier and Olympic national parks are among wilderness areas in the Western U.S. in which scientists have found evidence of airborne contamination, including mercury, agricultural pesticides and banned substances such as DDT.


Airborne Contaminants Found in Western U.S. and Alaskan National Parks - February 28, 2008

The Western Airborne Contaminants Assessment Project (WACAP) was initiated to determine the risk from airborne contaminants to ecosystems and food webs in eight core national parks.


Airborne Contaminants Study Released Measurable Levels Detected in Twenty Western U.S. and Alaska National Parks - February 26th, 2008

According to a study released by the Western Airborne Contaminants Assessment Project (WACAP), numerous airborne contaminants, including heavy metals and both current-use and North American historic-use pesticides, have been detected at measurable levels in ecosystems at twenty western U.S. and Alaska national parks from the Arctic to the Mexican border.


Crater Lake rangers guide free hikes - February 23rd, 2008

Rangers at Crater Lake National Park will guide free, one-mile walks through forests and meadows along the crater's rim from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through April 27.


Crater Lake story will air - February 9th, 2008

The local ABC affiliate, KDKF, will air a story about Crater Lake on its 6 p.m. newscast Sunday, according to the station. The story was filmed by a “Good Morning America Weekend” crew this week.


Park rangers undaunted by weather - February 8th, 2008

But undaunted by the weather, Crater Lake National Park rangers Don Clark and Pete Reinhardt stood by the unseen lake Wednesday and praised the beauty of Crater Lake during videotaped interviews for ABC’s Good Morning America.


TV crew makes trek to Crater Lake's rim - February 8th, 2008

Two members of a film crew shooting footage for a Good Morning America television segment at Crater Lake scheduled to run Sunday, experienced an unexpected morning at the lake’s rim Thursday.


ODOT worker hurt when tree crushes pickup truck - February 4th, 2008

ODOT officials said Bert Fernandez, 58, a 30-year ODOT employee with the High Cascades maintenance crew, was injured Sunday morning when a 32-inch fir tree struck his one-ton pickup.


Award-winning Whitebark Pine is Dead - February 7th, 2008

Photographed in 2005, this whitebark pine has succumbed to its enemies. The ancient tree was the subject of a photo - voted first place by participants of the Pacific Coast Whitebark Pine Conference (2006).


TV crew headed to Crater Lake - February 6th, 2008

A three-member crew from ABC’s Good Morning America plans to trek to the Crater Lake rim on snowshoes and cross-country skis today in hopes of taping winter scenes for an upcoming broadcast.


Park Ranger Ken Hay Retires - January 28, 2008

After 29 years in fire management and law enforcement, Ken Hay is leaving the National Park Service. He has accepted a position as park superintendent for programming and development with the city of Klamath Falls, Oregon.


Crater Lake offers 90-minute winter tours: Park rangers lead free treks in park on Saturdays - January 24, 2008

Park ranger Dave Grimes will answer these and other questions at 1 p.m. each Saturday, when he leads a free snowshoeing tour at Crater Lake National Park. The outings will be offered through April.


Laurels go to retired Crater Lake official: Dinner given for former park superintendent Chuck Lundy - January 21, 2008

Chuck Lundy, who retired earlier this month after a 35-year National Park Service career that included more than nine years as superintendent at Crater Lake National Park, was honored at a Saturday night dinner at Oregon Institute of Technology.


Employee's House Destroyed By Fire - January 16, 2008

The home of longtime park aquatic ecologist Mark Buktenica and his family was destroyed by fire on Thursday, January 10th. The fire broke out around 9 p.m. that evening. Their property is located about 12 miles outside of Ashland, Oregon, and is accessed by a driver that’s about a quarter-mile long.


Acting park head named: Permanent Crater Lake National Park superintendent due in March - January 15, 2008

Crater Lake acting superintendent Stephanie Toothman is Crater Lake National Park’s acting superintendent through March 31. She replaces Chuck Lundy, who recently retired. A permanent superintendent is expected be named in March.


Highway to Crater Lake cleared, open - January 14, 2008

As of Saturday, Crater Lake National Park announced Highway 62 has been cleared of an avalanche and is open.


Chuck Lundy Retires - January 10th, 2008

Superintendent Chuck Lundy retired on January 3rd after 33 years with the National Park Service. During those 33 years, he served in eight different parks and in a variety of roles.


Gorgeous and Free: free, guided snowshoe hikes have been offered at Crater Lake National Park for almost 30 years - December 27, 2007

Free snowshoe hikes introduce Crater Lake visitors to the park's true colors — winter white and slate gray — every weekend through April. This may be the off-season for tourists, but it's Crater Lake's dominant season, characterized by some 45 feet of snow, the last of which sticks around until June.


Chief Ranger Dave Brennan Retires This Month - NPS Digest (online)

Inspired by childhood visits to Yosemite National Park and frequent backpacking trips in the Sierra Nevada, Dave began his NPS career as a volunteer-in-park at Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP in 1980.


Finding Your Winter Wonderland - December 15, 2007

Don't expect to head out to Moore Park or test favorite neighborhood hills for sledding, tobagganing and cross-country skiing because the snow isn't there. More likely, it will be necessary to head to the Cascade Summit Sno-Park, Lake of the Woods, Fish Lake and, most dependably, Crater Lake National Park.


Exploring Crater Lake in Winter: Volunteers Answer Pressing Questions - December 15, 2007

He and other volunteers are at the information desk, near windows that provide a protected view of the lake and surrounding mountain, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays and during the Christmas holidays. The room itself is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


A part of history: Annual Great Nordeen cross-country ski race links the past to the present - December 15, 2007

Emil Nordeen, a historical icon in the Bend cross-country skiing community, is perhaps best known for twice winning the 42-mile Fort Klamath-Crater Lake ski race, in 1929 and 1931.


Crater Lake Chief Ranger to Retire: Dave Brennan has been on the job for 7 1/2 years - December 3, 2007

Dave Brennan, Crater Lake National Park's chief ranger the past 7-1/2 years, doesn't like the word, "retirement. We call it a renewal rather than a retirement because it's a chance to try something new," explains the 51-year-old Brennan, who will end his 27-year National Park Service Dec. 31.


Into the Deep: Crater Lake's ranking as one of the world's deepest lakes varies by how list is determined - November 29, 2007

Is Crater Lake the seventh deepest lake in the world, the eighth or the third? Depends on how it’s figured.


Where to go for Thanksgiving snow: Mount Hood, Crater Lake offer best bets - November 21, 2007

Crater Lake National Park had about a foot of snow on the ground at the park headquarters and a few inches more at the rim, said Dana Barney, a cashier who was answering phones.


Lundy happy with progress at Crater Lake park - November 12, 2007

Chuck Lundy's epiphany came in the 1970s, while making cement forms on a construction job in Massachusetts.


Plotting a new course: Crater Lake superintendent Chuck Lundy to retire next year - November 12, 2007

The Chuck Lundy years at Crater Lake National Park were defined by the park's 100-year celebration.


A bit of history - November 12, 2007

Chuck Lundy took over as Crater Lake's superintendent Nov. 8, 1998. Park historian Steve Mark said when Lundy retires Jan. 3, 2008, he will be third in tenure, behind Ernest P. Leavitt.


Delegation Supporting Visitor Center at Crater Lake - November 11, 2007

Members of Oregon's congressional delegation are supporting efforts aimed at building the first-ever visitor center at Crater Lake, the county's sixth oldest national park.


Walden, DeFazio Voice Support - November 11, 2007

Oregon Congressional delegation members outlined their support for $2.5 million in federal money to help build a Crater Lake National Park visitor center.


Crater Rim Drive closes Friday evening - November 7, 2007

Rim Drive and the north entrance road at Crater Lake National Park will close for the season at 6 p.m, Friday.


Follow-up on 2005 Ranger-Involved Shooting - November 5, 2007

On July 27, 2005, two Crater Lake rangers responded to a domestic disturbance in Mazama Campground....


Source of the Rogue - November 01, 2007
This could be your last weekend to see the source of the Rogue River before the snow flies. If you've never seen thousands of gallons of water erupting from the middle of a rocky hillside, the trail to Boundary Springs is worth considering for a sunny autumn day trip. Webmaster's note: Boundary Springs (the source of the Rogue River) is in the far northwestern corner of Crater Lake National Park.


Unanimous Oregon Delegation Requests $2.5 Million for Crater Lake Visitor CenterOctober 31, 2007

A Oregon Congressional delegation sent a letter to Jim Nussle, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, calling on the Bush administration to include $2.5 million in the Interior Dept. budget for a new Visitor Education Center at Crater Lake National Park.


Crater Lake Seeks Volunteers - October 27, 2007
Volunteers willing to field questions and provide information about winter activities at Crater Lake National Park are being sought by the Friends of Crater Lake.


Screaming wind downs forest trees: Crater Lake park, Prospect area hit by gusts of up to 60 mph - October 27, 2007

High winds toppled trees in the mountains around Prospect and Crater Lake National Park Friday morning, closing forest roads and even Highway 62 for a short time....


Crater Lake Ski Patrol looking for members - October 18, 2007

If the idea of an evening ski tour at Crater Lake sounds appealing, you might want to think about joining the volunteer ski patrol....


Crater Lake offers a compelling glimpse of the changing seasons - October 04, 2007

If you want an early taste of winter, this is the time to visit Crater Lake National Park. October brings sudden changes in the weather, especially in the high country....


Survival of the fittest for our man in Patagonia - September 30, 2007

When it comes to gardening, retired biology professor Frank Lang employs a survival-of-the-fittest approach.


Crater Lake deep yields mysterious moss - September 15, 2007

Thick patches of moss grow in large, dense mats 100 feet below the surface of crystalline Crater Lake. Mysterious cylindrical holes spiral deep into sections of the mats....


Cycle Oregon: This year's tour includes Diamond, Crater Lakes - September 12, 2007

Cycle Oregon 2007 participants puffed and grunted Tuesday from Diamond Lake to Crater Lake, around the caldera’s rim, and back to Diamond Lake again for the third leg of their nearly 500-mile journey....


Bicyclers pedal and party their way through state - September 10, 2007

Cycle Oregon is a nearly 500-mile, weeklong bicycle trip that climbs and dips over the Cascades and back around again, but as strenuous as it may seem, some insist it’s more like a party than an endurance test....


Fairview woman dies in Jeep accident near Crater Lake - September 03, 2007

A Fairview woman died late Sunday when she lost control of her Jeep Grand Cherokee on Oregon 62 near Crater Lake. Two passengers were injured in the accident.


Remains of Long Missing Body at Crater Lake - August 29, 2007

Skeletal remains of a body found in a remote area of Crater Lake National Park last summer are being studied to determine if they might be a person missing in the park since 1991.


Free Admission Saturday - August 24, 2007

Those who enjoy national parks and saving a buck or two may want to visit Crater Lake on Saturday.


Crater Lake Rim Runs Recap - August 13, 2007

Last Thursday I headed south for my annual trip to Crater Lake National Park. Nine of the past 10 years, beginning in 1998, I've spent the second weekend of August at Crater Lake to enjoy the spectacular views...


Runs Bring Out Veterans - August 13, 2007

Martin Balding missed the first three Crater Lake Rim Runs marathons because he didn’t know about the race.


Runners Chase Personal Bests, Shed Baggage - August 12, 2007

Among his friends, Jeff Caba is known as “Second-place Caba.” Saturday morning in the 32nd annual Crater Lake Rim Runs marathon, the 37-year-old from Bend may have rid himself of that moniker.


Pine Beetles Infest Crater Lake Rim - August 11, 2007

Global warming is the prime suspect in a mountain pine beetle infestation that is killing the whitebark pine trees on the rim of Crater Lake.


See Crater Lake Panorama From Atop Garfield Peak - August 10, 2007

One of the best hikes at Crater Lake begins right at the lodge and winds to the summit of Garfield Peak, a scenic crag that rises sharply to nearly 8,100 feet just east of the lodge.


Little-visited Sphagnum Bog a hotbed for botanists - August 6, 2007

Larry Powers led a group of nine through a section of bogs recently at Sphagnum Bog, a little-visited, remote research natural area near the northwest boundary of Crater Lake National Park.


Crater Lake's Mystery Moss - August 01, 2007

The soggy day of field work that Buktenica led July 18 is part of a broader research program to monitor the lake's health and explore its unique ecology. This summer, researchers are unleashing an arsenal of instruments on a complex underwater moss colony that thrives on a platform of submerged volcanic rock around Wizard Island on the lake's west side.


Travelers Find Solace in Sights, Scenery - July 29, 2007

From Crater Lake to the Lava Beds, visitors from all walks of life come to the Klamath Basin to enjoy the sights and scenery.


Since You Asked: Espey Had Quite a Life - July 28, 2007

In the July 20 issue of the Mail Tribune, there was an article by Damian Mann titled "Cleaning Up Espey" in reference to the Espey Wildlife Station. Can you enlighten us further as to who Larry Espey was?


Thinning to Cause Delays - July 19, 2007

A thinning project designed to maintain large legacy trees and remove dead hazard trees will cause traffic delays for the next month on Highway 62, which provides access to Crater Lake National Park from the southwest.


He made movies in Brooklyn, over 100 years ago (Fred Kiser) - July 5, 2007 

In 1902 they began producing photographs of the Columbia River Gorge, followed shortly by commissions for promotional photos of the newly-created Crater Lake National Park (1903), official photography for the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition, and photos of the 1905 Lewis & Clark Centennial Exposition....


Blue-green algae detected at Lemolo Lake - June 26, 2007

A health advisory was issued today for Lemolo Lake, about 60 miles east of Roseburg, because high levels of blue-green algae have been detected.


Annie Springs Campground - June 17, 2007

If you go: From Medford, drive the Crater Lake Highway (Highway 62) to the West Entrance of Crater Lake National Park. After paying the $10-per-car entrance fee, turn right at the first road and continue to the large guest parking lot...


Cycle Oregon 2007: The Week Ride - Jun 3, 2007

Why do you want to experience the 20th Anniversary Ride? Because for this special occasion, we’re going to show you the best of Oregon on two wheels. When? September 8-15, 2007


Crater Lake northern entrance opens today - May 24, 2007

Just in time for holiday travel this Memorial Day weekend, the north entrance to Crater Lake National Park marks its annual opening — extra early.


Mountain Climber Brian Smith - May 24, 2007

Mountain climber Brian Smith, a 1988 graduate of South Medford High School, reached the top of Mount Everest at exactly 2:50 a.m. today Nepalese time in dark and cold conditions.


Shadow Everest: Brian Smith  April 27, 2007

Brian Smith's chest is racked by coughing spasms. His cuts don't heal in the thin air. He wakes each morning inside his tent with his sleeping bag covered with ice. And he is bone tired.


Unraveling the secret of Crater Lake's ... Deep Moss   April 2, 2007

It's a huge colony of moss that has lived quietly in the depths of the clearest lake in the United States since somewhere between 4,000 and 7,700 years ago after Mount Mazama blew its top and created the hole that Crater Lake would fill.


National Park Service Listening Session: Gatlinburg, Tennessee - March 14, 2007

I attended yesterday's NPS first "listening session" on the National Park Centennial Initiative in preparation for the 2016 NPS centennial. The meeting was held at the Mills Auditorium near the Gatlinburg Convention Center in Gatlinburg, TN.

Note: Owen is one of our (Crater Lake Institute) board members. Please read our oped concerning the proposed budget that would fund this NP Centennial Initiative. Also, you can visit the NPS website for more information on the Centennial Initiative.


National parks budget mostly a shell game - March 2, 2007

Of the proposed $230 million "increase" in park operations, $211 million is actually at the expense of other national park programs. The old shell game is done today with a spreadsheet. A closer look shows that maintenance and construction, historic preservation, state assistance and land acquisition will be reduced; the budget moves money around rather than increasing overall benefits.


Rainier third most dangerous U.S. volcano - February 28, 2007

Over the next two years, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) plans to increase the number of earthquake monitors from five to nine, ring the mountain with eight new global-positioning (GPS) units to monitor the mountain's movements and speckle it with 21 small metal discs to gauge whether the mountain changes shape.


New 'America the Beautiful' pass stirs controversy - February 23, 2007

I’m starting to get afraid of getting a ticket one of these days for not being able to see out my windshield.


Post-Kim task force helps in finding man - February 21, 2007

BROOKINGS (AP) - Searchers say collaboration was the key to finding a missing man in a rugged area near here. Pilot Randy Jones spotted Christian Mankey, 47, of Brookings on Sunday in the Emily Creek drainage of the Chetco River.


OPB's Oregon Experience Profiles William Steel - February 13, 2007

William Gladstone Steel was one of Oregon's most active mountaineers and advocates for national parks and forest conservation in the Pacific Northwest. He is best known as the father of Crater Lake National Park and the founder of the Mazamas, the West Coast's oldest continual mountaineering club. The next episode of Oregon Experience examines the life of this complex and sometimes controversial man. Tune in to the stations of Oregon Public Broadcasting on Monday, February 19 at 9pm.


Crater Lake: preserved in all its glory - February 13, 2007


Task force formed to improve search efforts - February 11, 2007

Search and rescue teams from Southern Oregon and Northern California met Thursday for the first time in an attempt to improve communication and share resources for future missions.


DeFazio wants Interior to rethink Crater Lake fee hike - January 3, 2007

In a letter sent Tuesday to Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne, DeFazio, a Springfield Democrat, said he was opposed to the proposal...


Keep parks affordable - January 3, 2007

Not everyone can afford the price of admission at Disneyland or Great America. But no one - and especially no Oregonian - should be priced out of Crater Lake National Park, a crown jewel of the national park system...


DeFazio Urges Interior to Reconsider Hike in Park Fees - January 2, 2007

U.S. Congressman Peter DeFazio sent a letter last week to the Secretary of the Interior urging him to strongly reconsider a proposal that would increase fees at Crater Lake National Park and Lava Beds National Monument...


DeFazio against parks fee increase - January 2, 2007

DeFazio,D-4th District, said today he was trying to get the Park Service to drop its proposal. He made the statement in a press release from his Washington office...


Brian Smith plans to answer call of world's highest peak - December 31, 2006

"Mountain climbing gives you a chance to know yourself," explains the veteran climber who graduated from South Medford High School in 1988. "You are totally alone in your thoughts. And, of course, the views are amazing...

Note: Brian is the son of one of the CLI's board members, Larry Smith. Go Brian!


Survey says: Snow level 'nearly normal' - December 29, 2006

Up at Crater Lake National Park, the snowpack was 72 inches at park headquarters on Thursday. The average for the site, at 6,400 feet in elevation, is 62 inches for Dec. 29, according to park records...


Fatal crash closes Highway 97 - December 29, 2006

A fatal traffic crash has closed down Highway 97, about 15 miles south of the Diamond Lake junction...


Under proposal, Crater Lake entry fees would double - December 22, 2006

Under the proposal from the Federal Lands Recreation Enactment Act, entrance fees at Crater Lake would double from $10 to $20 in January 2008...


Oregon Neutral In Shift From National Parks - December 15, 2006

While National Park Service officials fret about ways to attract more visitors, Oregon's state and national parks are either holding their own or seeing a surge in attendance...


Big fee hikes at national parks are a bit too big - December 21, 2006

There is a public purpose, though, in encouraging people to go to national parks, and they have already paid something toward entry fees through taxes...


Proposal would increase Crater Lake fees - December 18, 2006

The National Park Service has proposed doubling entrance fees to Crater Lake National Park. That would mean the current $10 seven-day entrance pass, which allows a private vehicle and its passengers to access the park, would jump to $20...


America's Largest Bald Eagle Festival - December 19, 2006

America's national symbol, the bald eagle, will be celebrated at the Annual Klamath Basin Winter Wings Festival, February 15-18...


how much snow does Crater Lake get each winter? - December 14, 2006

How much snow does Crater Lake get each winter? A friend of mine had read somewhere that it was the snowiest place in Oregon, at least in terms of where people live. Is that true?..


Volunteers become Park Service's public face  November 28, 2006

Farther West, at Crater Lake National Park in Oregon, Lloyd and Larry Smith have retired from teaching public school students and seasonal ranger jobs to volunteer their services at Crater Lake and Mount Rainier.


Pacific Crest Trail journey is a repeat performance - November 28, 2006

So many things could have stopped Scott Williamson on his record-setting 5,300-mile hike from the Mexican border to Canada and back on the Pacific Crest Trail, what hikers call yo-yoing the PCT.


Remembering a little boy lost - November 23, 2006

Samuel Boehlke's parents share their grief and what they're thankful for today


Memorial Service Scheduled for Boy, 8, Lost at Crater Lake - November 18, 2006

A public memorial service for the 8-year-old Portland boy who was lost at Crater Lake National Park in October is scheduled for next week.


See old-growth, National Creek Falls on short trail - November 17, 2006

National Creek Falls (No. 1053) is the perfect destination for a holiday outing with the family. It's not too far to drive; it's not too far to walk; and the scenery is spectacular, at least for anyone who likes big trees and waterfalls.


Pine Beetles Can Set Stage for Disastrous Forest Fires - November 6, 2006

The beetles apparently are on the march again, going after the lodgepole pine and other tree species in central Oregon.


Mom hopes to use dogs to find son - October 25, 2006

The mother of a Portland boy, who was lost earlier this month in Crater Lake National Park, is seeking money to defray the costs of professional volunteer dog teams that she believes are the best chance at finding her son.


Search for boy winds down - October 21, 2006

“(Thursday) was pretty much the last major push,” said search spokesman Rudy Evenson. “The probability of survival is pretty low by now.” Samuel Boehlke of Portland has been missing since last Saturday afternoon when he got separated from his father, Ken, during an outing to Crater Lake.


Ceremony honors missing 8-year-old - October 21, 2006

Kirston Becker, Sammy's mother, told family members and others that the point of the small ceremony Saturday in Crater Lake National Park was to recognize that the formal search for her son had come to an end.


Search, hope for Portland boy all but over - October 21, 2006

Though a helicopter will still scan the area in good weather, the National Park Service's hunt for Sammy is effectively over, leaving only lingering uncertainty for the family and disappointment among the searchers.


Rescue efforts shift to recovery - October 20, 2006

After almost a week of fruitless searching, the hunt for a Portland boy missing near Crater Lake is scaling back today.


Searchers scour woods in vain - October 19, 2006

After nine hours of trudging through thick, wet woods in Crater Lake National Park looking for a Portland boy missing since Saturday, all Manny Ortiz's 16-person Forest Service crew found was a deflated yellow balloon.


Crater Lake Highway Renamed - October 18, 2006

Highway 62, the Crater Lake Highway, which runs from Medford to near Klamath Falls will be renamed Friday in a special dedication ceremony as Veterans Memorial Highway. 


'Frustrating' search - October 18, 2006

Horsemen, mountain rescue squads and searchers with dogs combed the north rim of Crater Lake Tuesday, still hoping to find some sign of Samuel Boehlke, the 8-year-old Portland-area boy who became separated from his father Saturday.


Boulders, brush and bravery, but no boy - October 18, 2006

Improved weather Tuesday returned helicopters to the air and searchers to the woods in the increasingly desperate hunt for an 8-year-old Portland boy missing in Crater Lake National Park for three days.


Missing boy faces snow, wind - October 17, 2006

More than 170 searchers from teams across the region braved wintry conditions Monday to continue looking for an 8-year-old boy who got separated from his father Saturday at Crater Lake National Park.


Searchers continue look for boy missing near Crater Lake - October 17, 2006

More than 125 searchers combed the ground today at Crater Lake National Park, in an attempt to find an eight-year-old boy who's been missing since late Saturday.


Snow slows search for boy missing at Crater Lake - October 17, 2006


Massive search underway for boy missing at Crater Lake - October 16, 2006

An 8-year-old Portland boy missing in Crater Lake National Park has spent two nights in freezing temperatures as snow continued to hamper search efforts Monday.


Boy still missing at Crater Lake - October 16, 2006

Searchers were expected to work through the night to locate an 8-year-old Portland boy missing since Saturday.


Mount Scott rewards hikers with a peak experience - September 29, 2006

You don't have to be a mountain climber to tackle Mount Scott. The 10th highest peak in Oregon has a trail that's so gently graded that anybody who can walk five miles can most likely reach the summit, and your reward will be a spectacular view of Crater Lake.

‘The Good Fire' - September 25, 2006

The German couple stood at Union Peak overlook on Rim Drive and watched a plume of smoke rising miles off to the west.

Block Island will be featured on ABC show - September 22, 2006

On Sunday, Good Morning America is scheduled to air a segment on the island's success in preserving its open space.


Bybee Complex Fires - September 14, 2006

A fire burning at Crater Lake National Park has now grown to over 28-hundred acres. 


Snow job at Crater Lake National Park in Oregon - September 7, 2006

Upon arrival at Crater Lake for a remodeling project, Tom Gerding and his crew met with a daunting sight.


Trees of heaven - September 7, 2006

Former Union Creek ranger returns for a visit, and memories return with him


WebCam now available to view Crater Lake fire - September 7, 2006

There is a new tool being used to monitor fire at Crater Lake National Park on the Bybee Wildland Fire Use Complex. A webcam was recently installed at the Watchman Lookout, providing a prime view of the fire and an updated image once per hour from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. PDT.


Natural end sought for Crater Lake fire - September 06, 2006

Mother Nature remains squarely in charge of putting out the 2,100-acre Bybee Fire complex burning in a remote area of the Crater Lake National Park.


Bybee Fire Complex Fact Sheet - September 2, 2006

The Bybee Fire Use Complex is being managed to allow fire to play its natural role in the ecosytem. Preservation of natural processes is a primary mission of the National Park Service.


Crater Lake science and learning center opens - August 28, 2006

A new facility at Crater Lake National Park opened Friday to provide additional research and educational opportunities to promote stewardship, appreciation and cultural heritage of the park.


Scientist to lecture about pines threatened by rust - August 27, 2006

If you've ever admired the regal whitebark pines on the rim of Crater Lake or other high-elevation pines, you may want to spend this evening with Diana Tomback.


Lightning-stoked burns still growing - August 27, 2006

While the Bybee Wildland Fire-Use Complex plays its natural role in burning vegetation to improve the ecosystem, spreading to the north and east, firefighters are managing it at its south and west borders.


Grand Opening of Science and Learning Center - August 24, 2006

The final renovations to two park historic structures – the original superintendent’s residence and the chief naturalist’s residence – have been completed.


Newest Puzzle Fire near Mt. Jefferson tops 4,100 Acres - August 22, 2006

Comprised of the Black Crater, Lake George, and Puzzle fires, the Cascade Crest Complex Wildland Fire has burned just short of 19,000 acres and is estimated at 30 percent containment.


Roving the Floor of Crater Lake - August 21, 2006

A remotely operated vehicle system will be used to gather video footage and test samples to determine how this natural community fits into the lake's ecosystem. The research is being carried out by representatives of Oregon State University, the National Park Service, U.S. Geological Survey and Southern Oregon University.


Weather makes firefighters work harder - August 20, 2006

Hot, dry weather and thunderstorms predicted for the next few days will challenge firefighters battling four fires in Oregon and four in Washington,


Found in the ashes - August 20, 2006

The eruption of Mount Mazama in the Oregon Cascades was the largest volcanic event to hit North America in at least 10,000 years. The ash rained down for days, burying a prehistoric camp that archaeologists are now working to uncover in western Montana.


Crater Lake due for odd visitor - August 18, 2006

Oregon icon - Scientists will use a submarine to explore what fields of green moss mean to the hidden ecosystem


Army veteran finally gets to run - August 14, 2006

During a military career that spanned 20 years, Eddie Hahn registered twice for the Crater Lake Rim Runs marathon. Both times, he was called to duty right before the race.


Crater Lake hosts marathon - August 13, 2006

With temperatures hovering around 40 degrees at the start and an average elevation of about 7,000 feet throughout the course, the runners at Saturday's Crater Lake Rim Runs marathon knew they were in for a tough race.


'What you see is what you get' - August 12, 2006

Bob Freirich is a long-time Klamath Basin coach who helped found the Crater Lake Rim Runs and Marathon (which are being run today for the 31st straight year).


Tourists watch fire left to burn at Crater Lake - August 7, 2006

Forest fire smoke wafts like steam over Crater Lake in the early morning and an occasional tree erupts in flame. But it’s not as ugly as it could be.


Terry Richard picks Oregon's best mountain hikes - August 6, 2006

The water of Crater Lake creates two islands. The lake's fleet of tour boats lands on Wizard Island, allowing passengers to debark and hike the trial to the summit.


Bybee fire use update - August 3, 2006
Due to the Bybee Wildland Fire Use Fire growing slower than anticipated, the Lightning Springs campsites will reopen today at noon. The Lightning Springs Trail below the campsites to the Pacific Crest Trail remains closed. The campsites may close on short notice should fire conditions change.


Crater Lake will help clear brush - August 1, 2006

Federal officials plan to let a small lightning-caused fire burn all summer through a remote part of Crater Lake National Park, taking advantage of the flames to clear brush and improve wildlife habitat.

John Carl Owings - August 1, 2006

John Carl Owings, 75, died July 31, 2006, at his home in Klamath Falls.


Finding their place in the sun - August 1, 2006

Crater Lake Cellars, in Shady Cove's old District 4 fire hall next to the Union 76 station, has been open for wine tasting from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily since the tasting room opened in November.

Crater Lake Symposium Convenes Researchers - Fall/Winter 2006

A symposium of recent research in Crater Lake National Park was held at the 86th  meeting of the Pacific Division of the American Association for the Advancement of Science on 15 June 2005. The meeting was held at Southern Oregon University, in Ashland, Oregon.


Bldg improvements, relocation of parking new restaurant - July 28, 2006

Crater Lake hasn't changed much in the past thousand years, but if you haven't visited Oregon's only national park for a year or two, you can't help but notice that things look different there.


'Vets' highway' idea reaches impasse -  July 26, 2006

An effort by an ad hoc group of veterans from three area counties to designate Highway 62 as "Veterans Memorial Highway" has reached an impasse with state officials — in part because the state already has a highway with that name.


The essence of Oregon summer: visiting Crater Lake - July 23, 2006

If I had one wish for all Oregonians, it would be to see Crater Lake. My second wish would be that they spend a night at the Crater Lake Lodge or at least enjoy a superb meal in the dining room. Lucky for me, the lodge was the second night's stop on a 10-day motorcycle trip my husband, Pete, and I took through Southern and Central Oregon.


Bill would boost size of Upper Klamath Refuge - July 10, 2006

A $2.5-million funding package earmarked for wetlands and water storage on the Upper Klamath National Wildlife Refuge is working its way through Congress.


History into Stories - July, 2006

For years, Larry Smith has been Jacksonville's unofficial historian.  Come September, however, he will be officially recognized by the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) with the Leadership in History Award.  The AASLH Awards Program recognizes excellent achievements in the collection, preservation, and interpretation of state and local history throughout North America.


Find haven of coolness along Red Blanket Creek - July 14, 2006

Red Blanket Creek tumbles out of the Sky Lakes Wilderness and flows west along the southern boundary of Crater Lake National Park. A trail along the north bank of the creek passes through stands of Douglas fir and grand fir on its way to two named waterfalls and several smaller unnamed cascades.


U.S. considers close watch on volcanoes - July 13, 2006

The nation's new secretary of the interior said Wednesday that plans are being considered for an expanded monitoring system to keep watch on hazardous U.S. volcanoes.


Lack of cash strains national parks - June 24, 2006

Visitors to the national parks go for the natural beauty, but this summer they'll also see crumbling roads, fewer rangers and the grime of long-term neglect.


Volcano Man: New Superintendent Enjoys Craters of the Moon - June 23, 2006

More by chance than design, Doug Neighbor seems to have a thing for volcanoes. Three of the six places he’s worked are decidedly volcanic, including Oregon’s Crater Lake National Park and the National Park of Samoa.


Can bicycling be Oregon's Maine event? - June 16, 2006

Suddenly Oregon seems serious about branding itself as "the bicycle state." State government is gearing up to hire a "bicycle concierge" to serve tourists on two wheels.


Annie Creek Restaurant set to open at Crater Lake - May 25, 2006

Annie Creek Restaurant, in Mazama Village, is part of a concession improvement program at Crater Lake National Park.

Gregory Robert Hartell - April 27, 2006

Gregory Robert “Greg” Hartell, 66, died April 23, 2006, at his home in Algoma north of Klamath Falls of mesothelioma, an asbestos-related cancer.

Rouse to mark 50 years - April 23, 2006

Jim and Jo Rouse will mark their 50th anniversary Thursday, May 4, 2006. They will celebrate during a family brunch.


Senator Boxer announces National Scenic Byway grants - March 31, 2006

U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) today announced that the California Department of Transportation received four National Scenic Byway Program grants totaling nearly $500,000 for the Volcanic Legacy All-American Road.


Walking on Crater Lake - February 21, 2006

Not many people walk on water, especially on Crater Lake. But Duane “Do-We” Fitzgerald did.

Dispute swirls around geothermal project - January 14, 2006

Controversy continues to boil over plans to develop a $200-million geothermal energy project at the Medicine Lake Highlands.

William Arthur 'Bill' Bloom - January 13, 2006

William Arthur “Bill” Bloom, 57, Sprague River, died Jan. 8, 2006, after a yearlong battle against pancreatic cancer.

Crater restaurant-gift shop nears completion - January 05, 2006

Within a few months, after the snow melts and the interior work is completed, Crater Lake National Park and Xanterra Parks & Resorts officials believe the still-under-construction building will help transform the park's Mazama Village.


It took 17-year crusade to protect Crater Lake as national park

A shimmering blue lake in the belly of an ancient volcano put Southern Oregon on the map when the 1900s were new.


Writers on the Range: Panhandling in our national parks - November 21, 2005

With little fanfare, the National Park Service is proposing to start soliciting money from both corporations and park visitors. The plan, which could take effect as early as this December, would convert the agency’s current passive posture of merely accepting donations to one of pursuing vendors, concessionaires and other interests for contributions.


Altorfer - 50 years - November 20, 2005

The children and grandchildren of Arthur Paul Altorfer and Kathryn Louise (Bidge) Wampler will host an informal reception from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 26, for their 50th anniversary at the Ragland Cultural Center, 218 N. 7th St.


New parkway signs go up - October 21, 2005

Sections of Highway 39 between South Sixth Street and Highway 97 North have been known by many names over the years, but it's now officially the Crater Lake Parkway.


Latest park proposal still worries some - October 20, 2005
A second draft of proposed revisions to national park management policies released Tuesday dropped language that could have opened national parks to cell phone towers, snowmobiles and private watercraft.


Scientists gather to save pines - October 09, 2005

Whitebark pines, the slow-growing, usually wind-twisted trees found at heavily visited areas of Crater Lake National Park, are often admired for their beauty and their ability to survive in high, harsh climates.


Prescribed burns planned at Crater Lake - October 05, 2005

Recent snow and rain at Crater Lake National Park means that several prescribed burns will be done in the coming weeks.

Prescribed burns planned at Crater Lake - October 4, 2005

Recent snow and rain at Crater Lake National Park means that several prescribed burns will be done in the coming weeks.


Crater Lake pines in peril - October 01, 2005

But whitebark pines at Crater Lake, and throughout high elevation, sub-alpine reaches of the American West, are dying at an alarming rate from blister rust, an exotic pine disease. Because blister rust is non-native, trees have very little resistance.


Rockin' in the Klamath Basin - September 26, 2005

Margi Jenks looks for water by studying rocks. She's not a mystic, she's a geologist. Or maybe she's both, and a whole lot more.


Park rangers cleared in camper's shooting death - September 23, 2005

National Park rangers were justified in shooting and killing a drunken California man in July, federal officials announced Thursday.


Seismic monitoring stations wanted at Crater Lake - September 17, 2005

But, yes, geologists with the U.S. Geologic Survey and Crater Lake National Park officials would like to install six to 10 seismic monitoring stations at and near the park.

Editorial: Don't let parks become political battleground - September 15, 2005

Oregon has only one national park and it's natural that Oregonians feel proud and protective of it. The state had enough feeling about Crater Lake National Park to put it on the Oregon quarter and on special license plates.


Proposal: Parks need an update - September 6, 2005

A set of proposed revisions to national park policy could open Crater Lake and other national parks to cell-phone towers, snowmobiles and private water craft.


Hike of the Week: enjoy solitude, panorama on Crater Peak - September 2, 2005


Spending a night on Crater Lake's Wizard Island - September 04, 2005

For more than 30 years I've experienced Crater Lake National Park from many perspectives - as a writer, photographer, father of a park ranger, recreationalist and continually bedazzled tourist. My most recently learned lessons in Crater Lake trivia came as a member of the park's Natural History Association board of directors, during our group's annual summer outing.


Longtime Crater Lake ranger retires - September 02, 2005

Kent Taylor is leaving Crater Lake National Park after 19 years of living and working at the park. But many of the amazing park collectibles he's gathered are staying behind.


Basin residents honor Crater Lake - August 26, 2005

After long months of work, Thursday was a chance for Klamath County residents to reap the rewards of a quarter campaign that features Crater Lake and the renaming of a road that leads toward the lake.


Oregon Governor just another tourist - August 26, 2005

When Gov. Ted Kulongoski took a boat tour of Crater Lake Wednesday afternoon, he was just another tourist.


Crater Lake bicycle ride: 100 years, 100 miles - August 25, 2005

More than 100 bicyclists will be wheeling around the Wood River Valley and Crater Lake National Park Saturday during the first-ever Crater Lake Century ride.


Kulongoski, Walden in town for Oregon quarter celebration - August 23, 2005

Gov. Ted Kulongoski will be in Klamath Falls for a two-day visit starting Wednesday for a local celebration of the release of the Oregon quarter featuring Crater Lake and the dedication of the Crater Lake Parkway.


Jack Batzer dies after a household accident - August 22, 2005

Jack Batzer, 89, fell and struck his head on the garage floor at his Canyon Avenue residence Wednesday. He lingered in a coma at Providence Medford Medical Center before dying Saturday at about 5:45 a.m.


Crater Lake plates boost park funds - August 20, 2005

Special issue Oregon license plates featuring an image of Crater Lake aren't just pretty. They also represent money in the bank for Crater Lake National Park's new Science and Learning Center.


Teens rehabilitate trails near Crater Lake - August 18, 2005

Why else would a crew of a dozen teenagers doing trail work in Crater Lake National Park's backcountry willingly hike two miles to gobble lunch in the shadow of Stuart Falls, then reverse the trek - a steeply uphill walk - to spend the afternoon widening the path, pulling out exposed rocks and replacing them with dirt fill, trimming limbs and other sweat-inducing tasks.


Rim runs, marathon an oxymoron - August 15, 2005

As it has for 29 years previous, the Crater Lake Rim Runs and Marathon challenged, literally and figuratively, runners from around the United States, and the world.


Layne claims victory in first trip to Crater Lake Rim Runs - August 14, 2005

Now living in Bend, Layne won the 13-mile race during Saturday's 30th anniversary running of the Crater Lake Rim Runs and Marathon, and finished in one hour, 32 minutes and 29 seconds.

Hawkes wins marathon - August 14, 2005

Klamath Falls victories in the longest race of the Crater Lake Rim Runs and Marathon have been few.

Bricco wins despite pain - August 14, 2005

For almost four miles Saturday, Amy Bricco ran in pain. The Oregon Tech distance ace persevered with the skin of her little toe literally tearing apart, and was the women's winner at the 30th annual Crater Lake Rim Runs and Marathon.

Hill, Glidden remember '84 race well - August 13, 2005

Leonard Hill and Alden Glidden remember well the 1984 Crater Lake Rim Runs and Marathon. Hill ran his only marathon in the Linkville Lopers' only 26.2-mile race.

Parking a concern at Rim Runs - August 11, 2005

In a normal year, Bob Freirich would be ecstatic at the number of entries in the Crater Lake Rim Runs and Marathon.


Crater Lake has seven rangers with authority to carry guns - August 02, 2005

Like their counterparts at the local or state level, federal officials with law enforcement authority go through training in an academy setting. Most of the training for rangers and other land protection officers is done at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glencoe, Ga.


Man shot at Crater Lake arrested a year ago - August 02, 2005

Police records indicate a California man shot dead by a ranger at Crater Lake National Park last week had been arrested a year ago for allegedly pulling a knife on security guards who confronted him for shoplifting.


Ranger details Crater Lake shooting - July 30, 2005

Crater Lake National Park authorities say it took less than two minutes for a California man’s encounter with park rangers to escalate from a domestic disturbance to a fatal shooting.


Ranger shoots violent camper at Crater Lake - July 29, 2005

A club-wielding man who threatened to kill two Crater Lake National Park rangers at a campground Wednesday night was shot dead by one of them in what was believed to be the first such shooting in park history, authorities said.


Teachers wanted for outdoor science school workshop - July 26, 2005

The Klamath Outdoor Science School will hold a workshop for educators on August 23 to show them what the new school has to offer. The school now has a site and temporary tents to stay in, but it needs teachers interested in taking their classes there come spring.


Construction Projects Update - June 30, 2005
Construction has begun on the first phase of a project to update visitor services at Rim Village in Crater Lake National Park. A portion of the cafeteria/gift store building is being rehabilitated as a year-round facility for gift sales and food service.


Make the most of Crater Lake quarter - June 02, 2005

Now that everyone's pretty much vented over the fact that the Crater Lake quarter's coming out party won't be at Crater Lake, let's resolve to make the best of things.


Mint strikes Oregon quarter - May 27, 2005

Chuck Lundy, Crater Lake National Park's superintendent, was among the group of Oregonians in Denver Thursday for the ceremonial strike of the Oregon quarter at the U.S. Mint.


Celebrations planned for state quarter

The Oregon quarter makes its appearance next month, and state officials are planning quite a coming-out party for the commemorative coin featuring Crater Lake.


Construction projects beginning at Crater Lake - May 24, 2005

A decades-long effort to return Crater Lake National Park's Rim Village to pedestrians will become a reality next week when long-awaited work begins on tearing out the existing parking lot.


Multiple construction projects Begin! - May 23, 2005
On June 1, we will begin the first phase of a project to update visitor services at Rim Village in Crater Lake National Park. A portion of the cafeteria/gift store building will be rehabilitated as a year-round facility for gift sales and food service.

Courses set on Karuks, bats, Crater Lake biology - March 21, 2005

People wanting to learn more about Crater Lake National Park's biology, Lava Beds National Monument's bats and the Klamath River's Karuk people will have their chance this summer.

Since you asked: It would take centuries to drink up Crater Lake - May 6, 2005

My daughter would like to know, in case the city of Medford ran out of water from other sources, how long it would take to drink and use all of the water in Crater Lake.


Officials unveil plan of action for tourism - April 27, 2005

Whether you're from Klamath County, somewhere else in Oregon, New York, or even Germany, Japan, Mexico or Italy, Todd Davidson says the blitz to lure visitors is on.


Postcards from the camps - April 25, 2005

It's a heritage that goes back to Peter Britt, who lived in Jacksonville but made the first images of Crater Lake that helped stir interest in making it a national park.


Wintery classroom at Crater Lake National Park - April 25, 2005

The two were among a parade of Ferguson Elementary School fifth graders trailing single-file behind Karen Kanes, a Crater Lake National Park ranger who, like a snowshoed Pied Piper, was leading them through tall spiring pines and hemlocks.


Festival blooms in Jacksonville - April 7, 2005

"The warm weather of February pushed the normal blooming time forward by two weeks," says Jacksonville Woodlands Association President Larry Smith.


Project to Rehabilitate Rim Village Begins! - April 01, 2005

Crater Lake National Park is launching an exciting new project to improve visitor services and safety at Rim Village. The project includes relocating the existing parking lot at Rim Village to the rear of the cafeteria building and restoring the current parking lot area to a walking plaza.


A teacher takes lesson out of doors in celebrating woods of Jacksonville - February 7, 2005

As Larry Smith discusses his twin passions — teaching kids and preserving Jacksonville’s woodlands — his eyes reflect both soft sentiment and steely determination

Streamflow signs buried in the snow - February 1, 2005

Deep in the snow 50 miles north of the Klamath Reclamation Project are buried the clues as to how much water the Project will get this summer.

How Rogue forest began - January 30, 2005

The seed was planted by President Grover Cleveland when he created the Cascade Forest Reserve, including land that would become the Prospect and Butte Falls districts as well as the east side of the Ashland Ranger District, according to Jeff LaLande, historian and archaeologist with the forest.


Winter fun at Crater Lake - January 6, 2005

The 500 inches of snow that falls annually at Crater Lake National Park drives away the summer crowd, making now the perfect time to enjoy snowshoeing in the winter solitude.


Crater Lake ski races set for this weekend - February 02, 2005

Registration forms are due for Saturday's 28th annual Crater Lake Cross Country Ski Races at Crater Lake National Park.

Editorial: Rim Village to get new look, and it's about time - November 26, 2004

Finally, the money's approved and Crater Lake's Rim Village is going to lose its "used car lot" look.

Pendleton creates blanket special for Crater Lake Trust - November 23, 2004

Just in time for the holidays, Pendleton Woolen Mills has developed an exclusive online offer that allows you to purchase one of their renowned national park blankets and make a donation to the Crater Lake National Park Trust at the same time.


Crater Lake to get funds - November 22, 2004

After decades of persistent lobbying and postponed promises, plans to relocate the large parking lot at the rim of Crater Lake are ready to move ahead.


Falling trees do damage at Crater Lake - November 19, 2004

"I could hear the wind howling and it was pretty constant," remembers Taylor of a storm that rattled the park and toppled trees between 6 and 8 p.m. Nov. 3. "In the middle of that was one good gust that shook the house. It was kind of like the house wanted to move a quarter of an inch."

Lost at the lake - November 17, 2004

Three Klamath Falls teenage snowboarders probably won't be totally surprised when they open their Christmas presents.

Crews find lost snowboarders - November 16, 2004

Two teenagers and a 12-year-old from Klamath Falls were rescued by search crews at Crater Lake National Park late Sunday after a botched snowboarding trek. Donald Lucero, 16, Coty Huard, 14, and 12-year-old Justin Silva were discovered cold and huddled together in the lower Dutton Creek area about 11 p.m., six hours after the boys were reported overdue, according to National Park Service rangers.


Missing snowboarders found - November 16, 2004

Three Klamath Falls snowboarders are safe and uninjured after spending Sunday night and early Monday lost in Crater Lake National Park's snowy backcountry.


Vesta Lee Fulton - November 15, 2004

Vesta Lee Fulton, 86, died Oct. 31, 2004, in Bend. A memorial service has been held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Bend. Mrs. Fulton was born June 17, 1918 to Charles and Maude (Martin) Logan in Oklahoma.


Kevin Palmer - November 4, 2004

Grand Teton National Park employee Kevin Palmer, 50, died Oct. 28, 2004, of a heart attack while hunting with his oldest son Charles on the National Elk Refuge in Jackson, Wyo. At one time, Mr. Palmer had worked at Crater Lake National Park.


Officials hold dedication for 500-mile scenic byway - October 15, 2004

Dedication ceremonies for a 500-mile "linear community" that passes through Klamath and Siskiyou counties were held Thursday at the future site of a visitor center.


Byway hits milestone: celebration of Volcanic Legacy Road - October 12, 2004

A scenic byway that traverses the volcano-studded landscape of Southern Oregon and Northern California will be celebrated Thursday in Mt. Shasta City.

Conference to celebrate frontier poet - September 24, 2004

Miller became an archetype for the Western frontiersman through his exploits living among the Wintus Tribe and as a gold miner, Pony Express rider, gunfighter, judge, journalist, author, poet, playwright, rogue and hero.

Two hikes, two views - September 20, 2004

Two distinctly different trails offers views from the highest and lowest points in Crater Lake National Park


Science, learning center part of park renovation - September 14, 2004

Structures built in the 1930s - two vacant residences that for many summers housed Crater Lake's superintendent and chief naturalist - are being renovated as an office-research center and dormitory for the future Crater Lake Science and Learning Center.


Crater Lake holds status as area's primary tourist draw - September 13, 2004

Crater Lake remains the main reason people visit the Klamath Basin, but increasing numbers of tourists from around the nation, and even the world, are checking out real estate, taking rides on the Klamath Belle and seeing the sights.


Rex Laverne Ash - September 07, 2004

Rex Laverne Ash, 69, died Aug. 28, 2004, at his Klamath Falls home after a battle against cancer.


Hike of the week: Mt. Scott gives view of Crater Lake - September 3, 2004

Most people who visit Oregon’s only national park content themselves with a view from the rim. More intrepid folks walk down to the water’s edge to cruise the lake in an excursion boat. Precious few take the time to march to the summit of Mount Scott and peer down on the lake.


Geologist's talk rebuilds mountain: Charles Bacon explains how eruption created Crater Lake - August 25, 2004

Mount Mazama, the mountain that rose about 12,000 feet above sea level before a series of climatic eruptions 7,700 years ago created the caldera known as Crater Lake, was resurrected by Charles "Charlie" Bacon, a U.S. Geologic Survey volcanologist.


Shields remembers first Crater Lake races - August 16, 2004

What started out as a family outing has become one of this country's toughest marathons, and Frank Shields remembers the first race well.


Ten small fires burn in Crater Lake park area - August 16, 2004

Firefighters have been using eco-friendly tactics to contain several small fires in remote areas of the Crater Lake National Park.

Lindgren, Hanlin repeat as Crater Lake Rim Run winners - August 16, 2004

Liz Lindgren only wanted to see how well her summer training had been. In the process, the 21-year-old Klamath Union graduate made Crater Lake Rim Runs and Marathon history in becoming the first person to win an event three straight years.

Oh Crater Lake - August 9, 2004

Friends of Crater Lake to repair Annie Creek - August 03, 2004

The Friends of Crater Lake, a volunteer group that offers assistance to Crater Lake National Park, will join a park trail crew to help repair Annie Creek Aug. 20 to 22.


Park publications on sale at Great Basin Visitor Center - August 02, 2004

The Crater Lake Natural History Association has opened an outlet for its various publications in the Great Basin Visitor Center at 507 Main St. in Klamath Falls.

Astronomy programs set for this weekend - July 29, 2004

John Dobson will bring his sidewalk astronomy to the Fort Klamath County Museum Friday and Diamond Lake Resort Saturday. Both programs will begin at 8 p.m.

Pied Piper of Astronomy's to present program: John Dobson to be honored by Crater Lake Institute for public service - July 15, 2004

John Dobson, who's been called the "Pied Piper of Astronomy," "Star Monk" and the "MacGyver of Astronomy," will received the 2004 Crater Lake Institute Award for Excellence in Public Service.


Crater Lake to reduce fire hazards - July 02, 2004

Fire management staff at Crater Lake National Park are launching a hazardous fuels reduction project on 270 acres in and around Mazama Village near the park's south entrance.

Editorial: Should this be a first 'view' of Crater Lake? - July 1, 2004

Plans to return Crater Lake to the people aren't some politician's pipe dream, nor were they born yesterday. Yet the House Interior Appropriations Committee has just removed $8.74 million from next year's budget for a key part of those plans.

Crater Lake's summer program cut - June 29, 2004

Ranger-led programs, a summer tradition at Crater Lake National Park, are increasingly becoming a version of "Where's Waldo?"


Crater Lake road ready for drivers Wednesday - June 15, 2004

The North Entrance Road at Crater Lake National Park will open to motorists noon Wednesday.


Governor OKs Crater Lake for state's quarter - May 25, 2004

Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski Monday agreed with the recommendation of the Oregon Commemorative Coin Commission, and said he will forward a design featuring Crater Lake to the U.S. Mint as Oregon's official selection for the state quarter.


Chamber has big ideas for new quarter, promotions - May 18, 2004

Ways of promoting Klamath County as the home of Crater Lake National Park are being investigated by the chamber of commerce.


Postcards from the Rim - April 26, 2004

Driving the road will take on new meaning this summer thanks to a new publication, "Rhapsody in Blue: Historic Rim Drive," by park historian Stephen Mark with a funky, retro graphic design by Mary Williams Hyde.


Guidebooks help reveal new ways to explore Oregon - April 25, 2004

Normally, when I'm planning an outing, the routine includes making copies of pages from hiking guides about specific trails or climbs. Those few pages weigh much less than the whole book.


Cycle Oregon to tour Crater Lake - February 29, 2004

Crater Lake National Park will be the focus this year of the 17th annual Cycle Oregon bicycle tour.


Crater Lake tops list of specialty plates, raises $1.1 million - February 26, 2004

While most Oregon motorists are content with standard issue Douglas fir license plate, an increasing number of drivers have switched to the deep blue of Crater Lake.


Ole Norman Lunde - February 24, 2004

Ole Norman Lunde, 86, Sammamish, Wash., a retired professor of math at Oregon In-stitute of Technology, died Jan. 28, 2004, in Kirkland, Wash.


Crater ski patrol launches effort for new ski signs - February 20, 2004

Members of the park's ski patrol are installing new metal signs. Some are replacements for worn-out wooden signs - "They're starting to turn into firewood," said Niel Barrett, a long-time ski patrol member - and some are totally new directional signs.


It's plow it out, lit snow, plow it out at Crater Lake - February 19, 2004

Keeping Klamath County's crown jewel accessible to the public takes a lot of work, especially when three feet of snow pile up in two days, as it did this week.

Ski races at Crater Lake on Saturday - February 4, 2004

Plentiful snow should greet participants for Saturday's 27th annual Crater Lake Wilderness Races at Crater Lake National Park.

What's in a name? - February 4, 2004

Chatting with Lewis L. McArthur is taking a virtual tour of Oregon history and trivia.

Using cross country skis or snowshoes, one can experience Crater Lake's winter wilderness - February 02, 2004

On a snowy, blustery day when the sound of the wind brushing through trees echoes like a chorus of groans, and when wispy fog offers only taunting, teasing views of the lake and Wizard Island, Crater Lake National Park is truly a mystical and mistical place.


Crater Lake license plates raise more than money - January 27, 2004

License plates featuring Crater Lake are doing more than raising money. They're also raising awareness about Crater Lake National Park as a tourist destination.


Marion C. "Rib' Ribble - December 29, 2003

Marion C. "Rib" Ribble, died Dec. 17, 2003 in Klamath Falls of natural causes.


Crater Lake historic home to be restored - December 10, 2003

Plans to rehabilitate the superintendent's residence at Crater Lake -- part of a series of restoration projects in the Munson Valley Historic District -- are now available for public review.


Park officials seek public comments about plan to rehabilitate superintendent's house - December 01, 2003

Public comments on a plan to rehabilitate the historic superintendent's house at Crater Lake National Park are being requested by the National Park Service.


Crater Lake vendor gets serious about recycling - November 12, 2003

Items that once found their way to garbage cans are finding their way to recycling bins as part of an expanding conservation effort by Xanterra Parks & Resorts, Crater Lake National Park's concessionaire.


Rim Drive closes at Crater Lake - November 07, 2003

East Rim Drive was closed earlier this week. Wednesday park officials announced the closure of the North Entrance Road and Rim Drive.


East Rim at Crater closes for the winter - November 04, 2003

Park officials said the recent series of storms has created snow and icy road conditions that resulted in the usual seasonal closure. The North Entrance and the West Rim Drive, however, reopened Monday. Those roads will be closed when snow covers those routes.


New composite tour boats airlifted into Crater Lake - October 2003

When three new composite tour boats, built by Modutech Marine (Tacoma, Wash., U.S.A.), were delivered to Oregon's famed Crater Lake in July, the means used to move the custom-built 15,000-lb, 48-passenger craft to the road-inaccessible lake - situated in the crater of extinct volcano Mt. Mazama - were as unique as the boats themselves.


Governor appoints former KF woman to state travel council - October 19, 2003

Christina Lilienthal, a former Klamath Falls resident, has been appointed by Gov. Ted Kulongoski to the Oregon TravelInformation Council.


County claims Crater Lake - October 16, 2003

And now it's official, since Klamath County on Wednesday adopted the slogan "Home of Crater Lake."


Look up - Skies above Crater Lake are clear, too - September 25, 2003

Owen Hoffman, a former Crater Lake park ranger and member of the Crater Lake Institute, said Crater Lake and other national parks are "also major destinations for tourists in general, many of whom have little knowledge of the night sky.


Friends of Crater to meet Saturday - September 29, 2003

The Friends of Crater Lake, a group formed to assist with programs at Crater Lake National Park, is taking an active role in the park's upcoming centennial celebrating 100 years as a national park.


Norton cancels Crater Lake visit - September 17, 2003

Interior Secretary Gale Norton has canceled plans to visit Crater Lake National Park this week because she is instead attending a special meeting in Washington, D.C.


Researchers delve into lake's clarity - September 15, 2003

Scott Girdner, a Crater Lake National Park biologist and boat pilot, held the wheel steady. He tried to minimize the bounce as the bow of the R/V Neuston alternately dipped into holes between waves and then tilted abruptly skyward as the swell passed underneath.


Sinnott Memorial Overlook: new exhibit provides answers - September 02, 2003

Thanks to a dazzling new exhibit a the Sinnott Memorial Overlook, the open parapet built in 1930 high on the caldera wall above Crater Lake, visitors to Crater Lake National Park are better understanding the park's geological history.


Participants call Rim Run volunteers the 'best anywhere' - September 02, 2003

Having just completed the 28th year of the Crater Lake Rim Run and Marathon, my wife and we would like to express our thanks to our supporters and the 130 to 150 dedicated volunteers who yearly man the positions along the course in Crater Lake National Park.


Crater Lake boats refloated: builder modifies engines - August 25, 2003

The popular scenic boat tours on Crater Lake were stymied this summer, but they were back in business Sunday as new, retooled boats began operating.


Roadwork proposed near entrance of Crater Lake - August 20, 2003

Rehabilitation work will be done on 7.7 miles of the West Entrance Road, also known as the Highway 62, from Crater Lake National Park's west boundary to the Mazama intersection in the park.


Geologist honored for Crater Lake work - August 19, 2003

A geological tour of Crater Lake National Park's Rim Drive area will be given Saturday by Dr. Charles "Charlie" Bacon, a volcanic geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey.

Project aims to keep Crater Lake black bears wild - August 18, 2003

Friends of Crater Lake National Park will make improvements aimed at making a park campground less bear-friendly this weekend.

Lindgren wins 2nd women's 6.7-mile run; Gregg wins men's - August 11, 2003

Conditions at the start of the Crater Lake Rim Runs and Marathon couldn't have been more different from those in Tempe, Ariz.


Klamath Falls native wins marathon - August 11, 2003

Klamath Falls native Randy Bailey battled through stomach pains to win his first Crater Lake Rim Runs and Marathon title in a time of 2 hours, 56 minutes and 58 seconds, more than 12 minutes ahead of his nearest competitor.


Winners have no trouble with hills at end of race - August 11, 2003

More than one runner has cursed the long, steep, windy hill that culminates at the finish line of the 13-mile run of the Crater Lake Rim Runs and Marathon.


Boats land in Crater Lake: new boats to start service on Sunday - July 23, 2003

Four 1960s-era tour boats named after people who figured prominently in the history of concession operations at Crater Lake National Park were flown out of the lake Tuesday and replaced by a trio of new-generation vessels named for Southern Oregon rivers.


Geologist receives research award - July 22, 2003

Charles Bacon, a volcanic geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, will receive the Centennial Award for Excellence in Scientific Research at Crater Lake from the Crater Lake Institute's board of directors.


At Crater Lake even ordinary years are pretty sensational - July 07, 2003


New fleet for Crater Lake - July 07, 2003

A new generation of tour boats, which park officials say will be cleaner, quieter and more fuel-efficient, are scheduled to be flown by helicopter to Wizard Island on July 22 and, if all goes well, begin carrying visitors around the lake July 26.


Rim Drive is open - July 07, 2003

Chuck Lundy, Crater Lake National Park's superintendent, said the opening means park visitors "may now enjoy the spectacular views of Crater Lake from all of the many vista points along this scenic drive."


North entrance ready for travel: road to Crater Lake near Fort Klamath open to travelers - June 07, 2003

The opening means that northbound summer travelers can enter the park via the south entrance near Fort Klamath....


Hartzog's honored - May 29, 2003

During his tenure, his most enduring and beloved contribution was creation of a Volunteers In Parks (VIP) program. In his honor, and in celebration of National Volunteer Week, the National Park Service and National Park Foundation created the George B. Hartzog Jr. Awards for Outstanding Volunteer Service.


Crater Lake ski patrol earns national honors - May 29, 2003

This isn't the season for cross country skiing, but for members of the Crater Lake National Park Ski Patrol it is a time for celebrating.


Comments sought for Rim Village project - May 25, 2003

Public comments are wanted on the environmental effects of rehabilitating the cafeteria building and relocating parking at Crater Lake National Park's Rim Village.


Look at the local top 10 attractions first - May 12, 2003

So, what about Klamath Basin top 10 recreation destinations? It is a list that changes, partly based on the season.


Crater Lake back to normal, spectacular self - May 12, 2003

Park crews try to open the section of Rim Drive between Rim Village and the North Entrance by late May or early June.


National Award for Crater Lake Ski Patrol - April 29, 2003

The National Park Service and the National Park Foundation recently announced the winners of the first annual George B. Hartzog, Jr. Awards for Outstanding Volunteer Service. The award for outstanding volunteer service by a group went to the Crater Lake National Park Volunteer Ski Patrol.


Fee collection starts Saturday: unpredictable weather opens Crater Lake's busy season - April 24, 2003

Heavy snows have soaked the park in recent weeks. Snow that fell overnight and early today pushed the on-ground total back above 100 inches. And, even though the weather is better for cross country skiing than sightseeing, entrance fees will be collected at the park's south entrance station beginning Saturday.


Volcanic Scenic Byway gets large grant: Volcanic half-million to be spent on California section of scenic road - April 21, 2003

The California portion of the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway and All American Road, which runs from the Oregon-California state line on Highway 97 to Lassen Volcanic National Park, was recently awarded two grants from the Federal Highway Administration for a $490,600.


Local pair to help promote the Volcanic, All American Scenic road - February 03, 2003

Two Klamath County people will join a two-state board to promote the Volcanic Legacy Scenic By-Way All American Road.


County repaid for Crater Lake license loan - January 07, 2003

Popularity of the Crater Lake centennial license plates is proving to be good news for Klamath County.


Park ranger recognized for rescue efforts - December 15, 2002

Rescue efforts that helped save the lives of two cross country skiers buried in an avalanche at Crater Lake National Park in January have earned national honors for park ranger Randy Benham.


Crater Lake ranger presented with Exemplary Act Award - December 07, 2002

On December 7, 2002, National Park Service Ranger Randy Benham was presented with the Department of Interior's Exemplary Act Award in a ceremony at park headquarters.


Obituaries - James Robert Read - November 24, 2002

The committal service for James Robert Read will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Eagle Point National Cemetery. The Revs. Doug Pittman and Jerry Hanson will officiate.


Plan: Relocate rim parking: Rim Village parking may leave Crater Lake's edge - November 22, 2002

Chuck Lundy, Crater Lake National Park's superintendent, said it's hoped the parking lot relocation and rehabilitation of the cafeteria and gift shop will begin in 2004. Estimated cost of the project is $7.2 million.


Snow closes Crater Lake's Rim Drive - November 13, 2002

The North Entrance Road and Rim Drive at Crater Lake National Park closed for the winter on Tuesday after recent storms finally brought snow and icy road conditions.


Crater Lake symposium broad as well as deep - October 07, 2002

Pack horses, fungi, submarines, Indian legends, bull trout, landscape photograph, raptors and geology were among diverse topics discussed during a three-day symposium celebrating the 100th anniversary of Crater Lake National Park.

Renowned oceanographer featured speaker at Crater Lake symposium: Dr. Sylvia Earle to participate in centennial celebration - September 18, 2002

Dr. Sylvia Earle, known as "Her Deepness" for her deep water explorations, will be the featured speaker at "Crater Lake: A Tapestry of Inspiration," a three-day symposium celebrating Crater Lake National Park's centennial.

Rex Lee Trulove - September 08, 2002

Rex Lee Trulove, 84, of Klamath Falls, died Wednesday of natural causes in Klamath Falls.

Crater Lake Fascinations: Diller's pin, clear water, fish stories keep lake and park a place of wonder forever fascinating - August 31, 2002

Frequent visits to Crater Lake National Park constantly reveal new tidbits of information that help to keep the lake and park a place full of wonder and fascination.

Navy pilot drops in to Crater Lake, again - August 27, 2002

Forty-one years after literally dropping into Crater Lake, Bill Boardman dropped by for Monday's Crater Lake National Park first-ever alumni reunion.


Crater Lake centennial party: Celebration amid the smoke - August 26, 2002

Crater Lake National Park's Rim Village parking area, usually swarming with coming-and-going cars and RVs, was filled instead with people trying to stay warm in unseasonable, but not unusual, cool temperatures.


Celebration day: Crater Lake National Park transformed for festivities - August 25, 2002

"It looks like the circus has come to town," laughed Mac Brock as he surveyed the Rim Village parking lot at Crater Lake National Park Saturday afternoon.


Crater Lake license plate available in Oregon - August 25, 2002
If you are an Oregon vehicle owner and wish to support Crater Lake National Park, while displaying a beautiful license plate, you can now do that. An Act of the Oregon legislature was passed in July 2001 to establish the Crater Lake Centennial License Plate program in honor of Crater Lake National Park’s centennial.


Happy 100th to the gem of Klamath - August 23, 2002

If you haven't seen it, you should. There's nothing else like it in the world, and it's right here in Klamath County. It is the gem of this place.


Crater Lake learning center dedicated - August 23, 2002

Five days of activities celebrating Crater Lake's 100th year as a national park began Thursday with a nostalgic look back, and eager glance forward during dedication ceremonies for the future home of the Crater Lake Science and Learning Center.


Long lines expected for new license plates - August 23, 2002

Typically long lines at the Klamath Falls DMV office could be even longer than usual Monday because of high interest in brand new Crater Lake plates.


National Park Service leader pays return visit to Crater Lake - August 23, 2002

"Look at where I am today," crowed Mainella, the National Park Service's 16th director, Thursday at Crater Lake National Park.


Crater Lake events listed - August 22, 2002

Formal ceremonies and casual nature hikes are among the activities slated for this weekend's celebration of Crater Lake National Park's centennial. Friday events include the following:


Dedication of Future Science & Learning Center - August 22, 2002

National Park Service representatives, educators and scientists will join together in a ceremony to announce and dedicate the future Crater Lake Science and Learning Center at Crater Lake National Park. The Science and Learning Center is planned as an interdisciplinary facility that will facilitate science and unite it with place-based learning and appreciation.


Larson honored for Crater Lake work - August 18, 2002

Douglas Larson of Portland was awarded the Centennial Award for Excellence in Scientific Research at Crater Lake during ceremonies at Crater Lake National Park last Sunday.


Howard 'Bud' Hittenrauch - August 15, 2002

Howard "Bud" Raymond Hittenrauch, 71, North Albany, died Aug. 7, 2002, of natural causes at Crater Lake National Park.


Speakers set for Crater Lake - August 15, 2002

Congressmen, National Park Service officials, educators and Klamath Tribes leaders will be among the speakers at upcoming Crater Lake National Park Centennial activities.


Stunning revelations at high elevations: Runners experience life on the edge by pushing their bodies to the limit on the grueling Crater Lake course - August 11, 2002

As the sun sent its first rays dancing onto the azure glass of Crater Lake, 51-year-old Mike Shiach tore himself away from the view to join 300 others at the start of the Crater Lake Rim Run.


Lindgren makes memorable win - August 11, 2002


Marathon has world, local flavor - August 11, 2002


Runner takes 'stroll in park' - August 11, 2002

Bush to visit Oregon, not Crater Lake - August 06, 2002

President Bush plans to visit Oregon this month, but the White House has ruled out a proposed visit to Crater Lake National Park for its 100th birthday.


Keep Rim Drive open - all of the way - July 31, 2002

When it comes to historic structures, Crater Lake's Rim Drive ranks with some of the best. True, we don't often think of roads as structures, but they are, and they are some of the most important.


Crater Lake license plate unveiled - July 31, 2002

The long-awaited design of the Crater Lake National Park Centennial license plate was formally revealed by the Oregon Department of Transportation Wednesday afternoon.


The fight for Crater Lake/Winning National Park Status Wasn't Easy - July 28, 2002

The fight to create the park stretched on for 17 years. Plans for a park languished as opponents in Congress said the park would be too expensive and local opponents agitated to use the land for timber, mining and sheep farming.


Centennial Award goes to Crater Lake researcher - July 22, 2002

Douglas Larson of Portland has been awarded the Centennial Award for Excellence in Scientific Research at Crater Lake National Park by the Crater Institute board of directors.


The Crater Lake murders and the 9-fingered man - July 21, 2002

On July 21, 1952, a trail crew discovered the bodies of two General Motors executives murdered in the woods of Crater Lake National Park. The men had been shot in the head execution style. Their mouths were gagged with their own neckties. Their shoes had been removed from their feet, and one pair had been stolen.


The party is 'on' at Crater Lake - July 18, 2002

Although the park's centennial celebration doesn't hit high gear until next month, visitors are already streaming into the park. On July 5, a record 2,400 vehicles — which translates to more than 5,000 people — passed though the park's two entrance stations.


Park plan looks at snipping Rim Road - July 05, 2002

Significant changes, including closure of a large segment of Rim Drive to motorists, are being considered as a new management plan is developed for Crater Lake National Park.


Controlled burns set for Monday at Crater Lake - June 16, 2002

About 32 acres will be burned over a two- to four-day period in the ponderosa pine/mixed conifer forest in the southwest corner of the park.

Controlled burns set for Monday at Crater Lake - June 15, 2002

About 32 acres will be burned over a two- to four-day period in the ponderosa pine/mixed conifer forest in the southwest corner of the park.

Crater Lake's north entrance open - June 05, 2002

The road allows motorists traveling along Highway 97 to enter the park through the south entrance near Fort Klamath and exit to Diamond Lake and Chemult without having to backtrack.


Crater Lake looking at trail relocation, rehabilitation - June 05, 2002

Some backcountry trails at Crater Lake National Park that were originally built as fire access roads may be either rehabilitated or relocated.


Lake retains beauty after 100 years - May 22, 2002

For 17 years William Gladstone Steel generally made a pest of himself, doggedly stumping around Oregon and the halls of the nation's capitol advocating national park status for Crater Lake.


Crater Lake National Park Centennial 'Let the celebration begin' 1902-2002 - May 21, 2002

Wednesday marks the 100th anniversary of the creation of Crater Lake National Park. The birthday of the park, the nation's sixth-oldest, will be celebrated statewide.


The jewel turns 100: a century after it was dedicated, Crater Lake National Park inspires wonder for millions - May 19, 2002

For a moment, college student Jan Feola couldn't find the words to describe the view of the deepest lake in the United States.


Old stories about W. F. Arant and Steel come back again and again for family - May 13, 2002

Whenever Arant family members get together, even 100 years later, the subject of W.F. Arant, also known as William Franklin, and his tumultuous final months as Crater Lake National Park's first superintendent come up.


W.F. Arant - Crater Lake's first superintendent - May 13, 2002

Everyone who visits Crater Lake National Park and enters from the south entrance station has driven toward the lake and seen a sign alongside a bridge that, maps tell, crosses Goodbye Creek.


Quilting Crater Lake: Rocky Point residents will raffle quilt to raise funds for volunteer fire department - May 12, 2002

A queen-size quilt depicting Crater Lake will be raffled this summer to raise money for a volunteer fire department.


Crater Lake alumni sought - May 09, 2002

People who worked at Crater Lake National Park are being invited to attend a first-ever Crater Lake Alumni Reunion in August.


Cafe at Crater Lake to reopen - April 26, 2002

Visitors to Crater Lake National Park who have been hungering for a bowl of chili or gift shop souvenirs should keep the checkbooks handy.

Park Service names new concession official - April 13, 2002

Michael Justin, the former general manager of the Running Y Ranch Resort and member of the Oregon Tourism Commission, began work Tuesday as the management assistant-concession chief at Crater Lake National Park.

National park's father returns: Will Steele on stage at Crater Lake - April 9, 2002

It had been a long time, but on Tuesday William Gladstone Steele, the "Father of Crater Lake National Park," made a return visit to the place he helped to create.


Xanterra Parks & Resorts Receives Contract to Manage Concessions at Crater Lake National Park in Southern Oregon - April 5, 2002

Xanterra Parks & Resorts, the country's largest operator of national and state parks and resorts, has been awarded the 15-year contract to manage lodging, boating, food service, campgrounds, gasoline station and gift shops at Crater Lake National Park.

Crater Lake to be subject of museum lectures - March 30, 2002

A variety of programs revolving around this year's Crater Lake National Park centennial celebration are planned in the Klamath Basin and Southern Oregon.

Crater Lake employee reunion part of Centennial celebration - March 25, 2002

Have you ever worked at Crater Lake National Park? If so, mark your calendars, because all current and former park employees are invited to a reunion on Monday, Aug. 26.


'How Crater Lake came to be' A Klamath Indian legend Special for the Herald and News - February 25, 2002

One day, Great Spirit Beings pushed ice through a hole in the sky to build a great mountain, Moyaina (Mount Mazama). Then the spirits climbed down to Earth and created the Klamath terrain by digging tunnel-like caverns beneath the earth and pushing up the Cascade Range.


Making tracks at Crater Lake: guide shares insights with snowshoers; his knowledge of the lake is legendary - February 24, 2002

Lloyd Smith forged quickly ahead, not because he was competitive but, as he had explained earlier, so that he could stop, catch his breath and once the rest of group of snowshoers caught up with him, talk without gasping.


Crater Lake Centennial Cookbook to be a part of this year's celebration - February 22, 2002

Members of the Midland Community Action Team are looking for recipes to include in an upcoming cookbook. Rick Hadley said the cookbook will celebrate this year's centennial celebration at Crater Lake National Park


Crater Lake Ski Patrol crucial to park operations - February 21, 2002

There's a reason why members of the Crater Lake Ski Patrol wear red coats.

Crater Lake concession awarded to Amfac - January 30, 2002

Amfac Recreational Services, which provides concession services at several major national parks, has been awarded the concession contract at Crater Lake National Park.

Lost skiers find searchers - January 24, 2002

Two skiers missing since Saturday in Crater Lake National Park skied out under their own power Wednesday afternoon after being trapped by a snowstorm that dumped more than 3 feet of snow on the park.

Search for overdue skiers - January 21, 2002

On January 21st, the park began a search for two skiers overdue from a ski trip around the rim of Crater Lake. Kate Gessford, 21, and Dave Schuler, 24, both from Portland, began the 33-mile ski trip on January 17th and planned to finish on January 19th.

Going postal for Crater Lake - January 13, 2002

Decision on Crater Lake concessionaire delayed - December 24, 2001

A decision on a new concessionaire for Crater Lake National Park has been delayed until mid to late January. It was supposed to have been made by now.

6,500 feet up and 16 feet deep: when you work at Crater Lake, the snowfall comes with the territory - December 20, 2001

Steve Mark suggests that all new National Park Service employees facing their first winter at Crater Lake be required to watch "The Shining."

An island in the sky - December 18, 2001

Return with us now to the days of yesteryear, when 'relentless weather' so often made Crater Lake 'an island in the sky'

Gerald L. 'Gary' Hathaway - December 12, 2001

Gerald L. "Gary" Hathaway, 59, died Dec. 11, 2001, in Klamath Falls. Cause of death was not given.


Carl Fredrick Wilson - December 09, 2001

Carl Fredrick Wilson, 97, a former Klamath County resident, died Dec. 6, 2001, of natural causes in Salem.


Manager John Miele to retire from Crater Lake - November 27, 2001

Back in the 1990s, when most of his supervisors and the park staff advocated the demolition and removal of Crater Lake Lodge, Miele thought it should be rebuilt in the unfulfilled vision of its creators. It was.


Friends of Crater Lake  November 18, 2001

The Friends of Crater Lake, a group formed to assist with programs at Crater Lake National Park, is taking an active role in the park's upcoming centennial celebrating 100 years as a national park.

Four firms seek Crater Lake Park's concession contract - October 31, 2001

Four companies have submitted detailed offers for taking over concession operations at Crater Lake National Park.

Forest agencies plan underburns - October 25, 2001

Fire season may not be over yet, but don't expect fire engines to chase every plume of smoke rising in the local forests this fall.


Crater Lake Friends will hold meeting on Saturday: Watchman restaurant to host meeting - October 03, 2001

Friends of Crater Lake will hold their ninth annual meeting at Crater Lake National Park on Saturday.


Op Ed: Deep pockets needed: New Crater Lake concessionaire must share commitment to de-commercializing the park - October, 2001

Crater Lake, Oregon's only national park, is an important tourist draw to Southern Oregon. That makes the park concessionaire important too.

Snorkeling the deep blue at Crater Lake - September 22, 2001

Hikers on Wizard Island spot the 'human' seals. Seals in Crater Lake? From atop Wizard Island that's what they looked like, happy seals cavorting in the waters of Fumerole Bay.

Crews work to snuff 100+ fires - September 19, 2001

Seven small lightning-sparked fires are being allowed to burn themselves out under the watchful eyes of fire officials in the Crater Lake National Park.


Firefighters mop up blazes from thunderstorm - September 18, 2001

Scores of firefighters on Monday attacked dozens of the nearly 100 small wildfires left from a weekend thunderstorm that generated more than 7,000 lightning strikes in Southern Oregon.


Crater Lake stories featured in Shaw Library book - September 17, 2001

Historic remembrances, Indian legends and new stories about Crater Lake are featured in "The Mountain With a Hole in the Top: Reflections on Crater Lake."

Crater Lake stories featured in Shaw Library book - September 16, 2001

Historic remembrances, Indian legends and new stories about Crater Lake are featured in "The Mountain With a Hole in the Top: Reflections on Crater Lake."

Golec - September 10, 2001

Wayne R. Golec, 55, died Monday, September 10, 2001 while hiking at Crater Lake National Park. Survivors include his wife, Donna Golec. Complete arrangements will be announced by Davenport's Chapel of the Good Shepherd, directors.

Crater Lake run part of Williams' rich existence - August 15, 2001

In his young life, Jay Williams has availed himself to an existence rich with adventure.  An ambitious hiker, he has attempted to backpack the entire north-south route of the Pacific Coast Trail — and will try again.

Crater Lake run part of Williams' rich existence - August 14, 2001

In his young life, Jay Williams has availed himself to an existence rich with adventure. An ambitious hiker, he has attempted to backpack the entire north-south route of the Pacific Coast Trail and will try again.

New work gives old look to Crater Lake buildings - July 23, 2001

The park's popular Rim Village area is undergoing a series of transformations this summer in preparation for next year's 100th anniversary celebration of Crater Lake as a national park.


Remote blazes pose challenge for firefighters - July 16, 2001

Lightning strikes ignited 10 small fires in Crater Lake National Park recently, but the remoteness of some is making it difficult for crews to put them out.


Crater Lake project restores purpose to Rim Village sites - July 1, 2001

If you had taken a boat out on the crystal clear waters of Crater Lake 70 years ago, chances are you wouldn't have been able to locate the new Sinnott Memorial building high above on the south rim.


New Maps/Report by USGS Scientists show underwater features of Crater Lake in unprecedented detail  - June 1, 2001

New Maps/Report by USGS Scientists Show Underwater Features of Crater Lake in Unprecedented Detail Ancient lava flows, volcanic cones and landslides are some of the features below the surface of Crater Lake that are depicted and explained in a report available from the U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior.


Crater Lake National Park sets north entrance opening date - April 12, 2001

Unusually low snow at Crater Lake National Park means that the park can schedule dates when it plans to open roads normally buried by deep snow.


Ideas sought on Crater Lake Plan - April 04, 2001

The National Park Service is looking for input on how Crater Lake National Park should be managed for the next several years.


Crater Lake was crossed much earlier, by George - April 01, 2001

For years historians have debated whether Theodore Roosevelt, the president who proclaimed Crater Lake a national park in 1902, actually visited the lake.


Big bash planned at park in 2002 Crater Lake National Park will hold a birthday party...and you're invited! - March 23, 2001

Not just any party. Next year Lundy will coordinate a bash that will involve Crater Lake National Park's usual half-million visitors along with special guests celebrating the 100th anniversary of the park's creation.


New plates would celebrate Crater Lake - March 05, 2001

Before long, you may not have to drive up 62 and past Beckie’s cafe to see Crater Lake. It’ll be on the car in front of you on I-5. At the Rogue Valley Mall. Maybe even in your own driveway.


Park Service staff to teach students - February 16, 2001

Chiloquin Elementary School students are going to have the opportunity of receiving science-related lessons from Crater Lake National Park personnel.

Dry times ahead: Snowpack is down, and fears surface over water supply - February 1, 2001

Thick, heavy snow muffled his creaking snowshoes as Rob Allerman trudged through the forest Thursday at Crater Lake National Park.

Paul Fritz left a unique legacy for the Park Service - January 29, 2001

We have reached a time when many conservation legends of the 20th century are disappearing. David Brower, the environmental giant, is a recent example. Now we've lost a lesser-known but very influential conservationist. Paul Fritz died quite suddenly on Christmas Eve from an undiagnosed brain tumor.

Crater Lake's future to get a management plan - January 22, 2001

They lack a crystal ball, but managers at Crater Lake National Park hope to envision and shape the park's future for the next 10 to 15 years.


Hatfield to chair Crater Lake festivities - January 05, 2001

Mark Hatfield was only about 12 years old when he visited Crater Lake National Park for the first time, a trip he remembers was remarkable not only for the lake but also the young boy-friendly squirrels and chipmunks.


Comments sought on proposed Crater Lake snowmobile rules - December 22, 2000

Public comment will be taken on a proposal to eliminate snowmobiling at Crater Lake National Park, although the Bush administration will probably have the choice of not enacting the prohibitions.


Changes in rules coming for park: snowmobiles may be banned at Crater Lake - December 18, 2000

A rule change that would eliminate snowmobiling in Crater Lake National Park, already limited to an eight-mile stretch along the North Entrance Road, is expected to be announced in mid-January.


Details of proposed national monument are outlined - December 11, 2000

A proposal for a national monument near Diamond Lake would protect 206,600 acres of land on the Umpqua and Rogue River national forests, including 8,353-foot high Mount Bailey, the centerpiece of the proposal.

Details of proposed national monument are outlined - December 10, 2000

A proposal for a national monument near Diamond Lake would protect 206,600 acres of land on the Umpqua and Rogue River national forests, including 8,353-foot high Mount Bailey, the centerpiece of the proposal.

Paul G. Metzen - December 5, 2000

Paul G. Metzen, 93, died Dec. 2, 2000, at his Lakeview home.

Naked lady sculpture at Crater Lake since 1917 - September 28, 2000

I remember when I was a small child living in Eagle Point, we drove to Crater Lake. On the way up, we turned on a gravel road to the left, I think. We viewed a naked lady carved on a rock. We had so many ideas how she got there. Do you have any information on this and how would we get there now?


Towns see cash in Crater Park centennial: Upper Rogue Alliance unveils airstrip, byway plans - September 19, 2000


Obituaries: Lucy Eda Meyer - September 14, 2000

The funeral for Lucy Eda Meyer will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Conger-Morris Chapel in Medford. Interment will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Eagle Point National Cemetery.


Cold air heralds arrival of weekend - September 01, 2000

Unseasonably cool temperatures were expected to hit Southern Oregon today, and rain showers could dampen campers and picnickers Saturday and Sunday.


Alert goes out to fire cadre: all who qualified put on standby for firefighting - August 08, 2000

If you have a firefighter’s red card and work for Uncle Sam, chances are you are either battling a blaze or could soon be marching out to the smoky front lines.


Researchers finish Crater Lake map - August 04, 2000

Ancient landslides and lava flows never before seen by humans have been revealed at the bottom of the nation’s deepest lake.


Lake's mapping stars on Web site - August 02, 2000

The shroud of mystery covering the bottom of Crater Lake is lifting and the results are a Web site near you.


Scientists finish mapping floor of Crater Lake - August 2000

Using the latest multibeam sidescan sonar technology, scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey and the University of New Hampshire finished mapping the bottom of Crater Lake, Oregon, in Crater Lake National Park.


Crater Lake can't hide its bottom - July 31, 2000

The spectacle of a helicopter lowering a boat called the "Surf Surveyor" into Crater Lake last week caught everyone's attention. But now, this science vessel will work hours on end for the next few days using brand-new sonar technology called multi-beam mapping, scanning the mysterious bottoms of one of the world's deepest lakes.


Military Saves the Day for Crater Lake Sonar Research - July 29, 2000

In 1886, while trying to map the bottom of Crater Lake for the first time, William Steel wrote in his journal, “How shall we launch the boat now that we have got it here?”


Crater Lake mapping boat gets a lift - July 29, 2000

A huge, olive-drab Chinook CH-47D helicopter with an Army reserve crew from Fort Lewis, Wash., transported the research vessel filled with sonar equipment from the rim of the lake onto the lake’s surface.


Time to rectify: I-5/Highway 62 proposal forced by poor planning in the past - July 28, 2000

It should come as no surprise to anyone that the traffic mess at the Interstate 5/Highway 62 interchange at Medford’s north end is bad enough that fixing it will require destruction of at least three major businesses, loss of direct access to 62 for others, and a bill totaling millions of dollars.


Businesses could fall if freeway exit is realigned: Fixup of Highway 62 depends on I-5 changes - July 25, 2000

Three businesses will be bulldozed and others will lose their access to Highway 62 if the Oregon Department of Transportation’s proposed realignment of the north Medford Interstate 5 interchange is approved.


Getting to the bottom of things at Crater Lake - July 21, 2000

The bottom of Crater Lake, in Crater Lake National park, will get a thorough going over during the next two weeks, when scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey and the University of New Hampshire will map the lake’s bottom, using the latest multibeam sidescan sonar technology.


Helicopter at bottom of Crater Lake - June 30th, 2000

Whatever happened with the helicopter that crashed into Crater Lake a few years ago? Did they ever fish it out? A friend of mine said park officials decided to leave the helicopter in the lake. Aren’t they concerned about polluting the water?


Crater Lake likely to ban snowmobiles: Feds prohibit vehicles in national parks - April 28, 2000

The door hasn't slammed shut just yet, but it appears to be closing on snowmobilers riding into Crater Lake National Park.


SOPTV will film Crater Lake, 14 byways - March 29, 2000

Southern Oregon Public Television will produce two shows over the next year with grants from the Oregon Department of Transportation and Friends of Crater Lake.


Local Report: Registration available for Crater Lake runs - March 10, 2000

Registration brochures are available for the 25th anniversary of the Crater Lake Rim Runs Aug. 12 in Crater Lake National Park.

U.S. Office of Special Counsel announces corrective and disciplinary action settlement in whistleblower retaliation case concerning public safety - February 23, 2000

The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) today transmitted to President Clinton and the Congress, an investigative report from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service (NPS), into whistleblower allegations of violations of law, rule, or regulation and a substantial and specific danger to public safety at Crater Lake National Park (Crater Lake), Oregon.


Story of '52 murders at Crater Lake near finish - January 30, 2000

The pair, Charles Culhane and Albert Jones, were waiting at Annie Creek to meet Frank Eberlein and his associate, Jack Vaughn. They had a fishing trip planned. The campground in the park was their pre-planned meeting place. Then they would go on to Union Creek, location of an Eberlein family cabin.


Crater Lake 'copter won't be retrieved: Effort too risky, park officials say - January 26, 2000

The National Park Service will not require the company that owns the helicopter that crashed into Crater Lake in fall 1995 to remove the wreckage.


Who is that rotund man? Seems it's not Teddy - December 14, 1999

A famous photograph of Teddy Roosevelt sitting on a rock near Crater Lake has been reprinted countless times. Trouble is, it's not him, argues the Theodore Roosevelt Association in New York.


Spending bill includes work at Crater Lake - November 20, 1999

The spending bill approved Thursday by the U.S. House of Representatives includes more than $45 million for Oregon projects, including restoration work at Crater Lake.


Obituaries: 'Jack' Donald Coleman - November 10, 1999

The funeral for Jackson "Jack" Donald Coleman will be at noon Friday in Calvary Baptist Church in Ashland. Pastors Gordon Robinson and Stephen Jones will officiate. Private interment will be in Eagle Point National Cemetery.


Officials wait for chance to burn: weather conditions delay monitored procedures - October 16, 1999

Fire crews at Crater Lake National Park are scanning the horizon for signs of coming wet weather to end the continued high fire danger.


A mountain transformed into a winter playground: lured by chairlifts and a striking lodge, skiers flock to Mount Ashland - September 30, 1999

The Mount Ashland Ski Area offered Rogue Valley skiers a convenient place to enjoy a sport that was gaining popularity across the United States in the 1960s. Rope tows hauled skiers to the top of the hills, sparing them the arduous work of climbing for each run.


Crater Lake park undertakes planned burning of 415 acres - September 28, 1999

More than 400 acres soon will burst into flames at Crater Lake National Park, and firefighters don't plan to do much about it.


Highway 62 traffic plans on fast track: alternatives considered for heavily congested road - September 19, 1999

A plan to relieve traffic on Highway 62 will start rolling this week when its concepts are put to computer testing.


Snow falls at Crater Lake, Mount Ashland - August 31, 1999

The calendar says it's still summer, but Monday's weather in parts of Southern Oregon suggested that it's really winter.


Crater Lake lookout is under renovation - August 18, 1999

The Watchman fire lookout tower and trailside museum, built in 1931-32, is being rehabilitated in the Crater Lake National Park as part of an effort to preserve the past as well as continue the tower's main task as a fire observation outpost.


Local Report: Crater Rim deadline is near - August 05, 1999

The 24th annual Crater Lake Rim Run will be held on Aug. 14 at Crater Lake National Park


Park's rangers do more than fight crime - July 22, 1999

The rangers not only handle crimes, but also protect resources in the park, where rocks aren't to be taken home and pets and mountain bikes are forbidden on trails. One day rangers can be reminding visitors not to feed chipmunks, and the next they may deal with tourists who disobey rules and hike down the caldera, which has proven deadly.


Arthur Earl Gardner - July 15, 1999

The memorial service for Arthur Earl Gardner will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Hillcrest Mortuary. The Rev. Dorlan Woods of Phoenix Church of Christ will officiate.


Who remembers Judge Sparrow? - July 1, 1999

Nearly seven decades later, few residents can recall the handsome, charismatic engineer and county judge who forged the rim road around Crater Lake and spearheaded construction of the Jackson County Courthouse.


Park workers push to clear roads: Rim Drive has four miles open - May 26, 1999

The foreman of the Crater Lake National Park road crew who is skinning a D-7H Caterpillar -- a growling mechanical tabby weighing some 55,000 pounds -- is using every trick he knows to stay atop the slippery mountains of snow blocking the park's rim roads this year.


Caves get own spot on park roster - May 16, 1999

The Oregon Caves National Monument has emerged from under the administrative umbrella of Crater Lake National Park, a move that reflects the monument's burgeoning role in understanding North American natural history.

U.S. Office of Special Counsel announces corrective and disciplinary action settlement in whistleblower retaliation case concerning public safety - May 12, 1999

The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) today announced the favorable settlement of two complaints filed with it by Mr. Stephen Robinson and his wife, Amelia Bruno, longtime seasonal employees of the National Park Service (NPS), against NPS. Mr. Robinson made protected disclosures concerning tour boat safety at Crater Lake National Park in Oregon.

Crater boss has snow-heavy past - May 12, 1999

Chuck Lundy isn't getting cabin fever, but he admits he is mighty glad to see the snowbank retreating from his second-story office window.


Crater Lake might make fire a tool: comments sought on plan - May 5, 1999

After some 60 years of battling wildfires, the National Park Service is slowly turning its fiery nemesis into an ally.


Snow buries Crater park: late opening likely because of depth - March 04, 1999

Ongoing snow storms have buried buildings at Crater Lake National Park, likely delaying the opening of park facilities this spring and summer.


More snow: South Oregon receives another weather pasting - February 09, 1999

Snow was accumulating in the mountains Monday night and falling, but not sticking on the Rogue Valley floor as of 11 p.m.

Missing Christmas tree hunters - December 22, 1998

On December 5th, eight-year-old Derrick Engebretson became separated from his father and grandfather while the three of them hunted for a Christmas tree in the Winema National Forest just south of the park.

Park fee increases pay off: more visitors at higher price - December 04, 1998

Increased fees to national parks and other federal recreation areas under a five-year experimental program have almost doubled revenues without discouraging visits, a government study concludes.


Snow postpones Crater boat tours - 1998

Boat tours, interpretive hikes and children's programs are among the regular seasonal offerings at Crater Lake National Park this summer.

Mushroom poachers put Crater park staff on alert - October 28, 1998

The 1998 matsutake season in the high Cascades may be a bust, but back-country rangers are still finding the cached baskets and plastic pails of mushroom poachers inside Oregon's only national park.


What turned things rotten in the woods? - October 24, 1998

Some blame a week of warm weather that left most of the sportsmen's quarry inside the boundaries of Crater Lake National Park.


Have umbrella near this winter: forecasters say La Nina will bring wetter weather - October 20, 1998

Weather forecasters ranging from the Oregon Climate Service to "The Old Farmer's Almanac" predict a very wet winter for the Northwest, citing a periodic weather phenomenon known as La Nina. Its last visit, caused by cooling water temperatures in the Pacific Ocean, delivered 1997's New Year's Day flood.


Wolverine plan threatens Pelican Butte ski project - September 29, 1998

A war over wolverines is shaping up in the high Cascades, with environmentalists seeking a 330,000-acre refuge for the elusive predator that includes land scheduled for logging and resort development.


Obituaries: Glen F. Happel - September 27, 1998

The funeral for Glen F. Happel will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 4663 Lancaster Drive NE, Salem. Interment will be on Thursday in Scenic Hills Memorial Park, Ashland.


Crater Lake explosives found - September 26, 1998

A contractor found 50 blasting caps just off Cleetwood Cove Trail, a popular path that leads to the boat docks at the lake.


Crater Lake officials have plan to improve the park's ambience - August 8th, 1998

The managers of Oregon's only national park want visitors to get a better first impression of Crater Lake. And they think a plan to tear out a big parking lot and rehabilitate several of the park's oldest buildings will give people something to rave about.


At Crater, they are runs with a view - August 7, 1998

Majestic scenery will be all about, but exhaustion might prevent some runners from enjoying it Saturday in the Crater Lake Rim Runs and Marathon.


Local Report: Rim Runs registration deadline approaching - July 17, 1998

The registration deadline is approaching for the remaining 200 openings in the 1998 Crater Lake Rim Runs and Marathon Aug. 8 in Crater Lake National Park.


Campsites going fast: Mild weather on tap for 4th - July, 1998

Campgrounds were filling fast on Wednesday as Southern Oregon prepared to celebrate the July 4 holiday. Vacant space was expected to disappear at most campgrounds by late today because many businesses have given their employees a Friday holiday to compensate for July 4 falling on Saturday.


Sunny days translate to good days for tourism - July 16, 1998

After an abnormally wet spring, Southern Oregon businesses that rely on tourism are basking in the summer sun.


Work will close Crater Lake trail - April 15, 1998

Visitors to the collapsed volcano that forms the nation's deepest and clearest lake won't be able to visit the water this summer because installation of a new fuel line will block the only trail.


Timber inquiry has no deadline: fewer such investigations lately - March 19, 1998

It's unknown how long it will take for authorities to finish their investigation into an alleged timber theft conspiracy involving Burrill Timber Co. and Timberland Logging.


Theft probe targets Burrill Timber: Ashland loggers also suspected - March 17, 1998

Federal agents are investigating Burrill Timber Co. in connection with the alleged theft of federal timber in the Rogue River National Forest.


No shortage of snow: Shasta Ski Park crews keep busy - March 2, 1998

Storms rolled across Northern California one after another in January and February, burying the Mount Shasta Ski Park in 15 to 20 feet of snow.


Don't fish in Crater - February 13, 1998

Calling fishing a "violent process" inharmonious with Crater Lake, the group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has asked the park to ban fishing within its boundaries.


Warning: Beware of avalanche - February 4, 1998

Stiff winds and unseasonably heavy snows have triggered avalanche warnings for Southern Oregon's back woods.


Obituaries: Florence Hunsaker - January 05, 1998

Florence Hunsaker, 85, formerly of the Rogue Valley, died Sunday (Jan. 4, 1998) in Klamath Falls, where she was living. The memorial service was held in Klamath Falls with interment in Myrtle Creek.


'Leisurely' viewing envisioned at rim - December 10, 1997

The Crater Lake rim area will lose some of its commercial look in favor of a distinctly 1930s appeal in time for the 21st century under a $15 million proposal to make Oregon's only national park more visitor-friendly.


Since you asked - December 04, 1997

About 18 months ago an experimental helicopter crashed and sank to the bottom of Crater Lake. Has the helicopter ever been retrieved? And if not, are there any plans to retrieve it and the bodies?


Chilly storm delivers snow to higher areas - October 10, 1997

A cool, early-season storm dumped as much as two inches of rain on much of the Rogue Valley Wednesday, and lingering snow showers could make for hazardous driving in mountain passes today.


Area tourist industry rebounds: recreational activities lead the list of high visitor volume - September 10, 1997

Visitor industries are reporting gains of 5 to 13 percent from last summer's activity, says Patti Bills, director of the Medford Visitors & Convention Bureau.


Fire scorches acre of Wizard Island - July 23, 1997

The fire started late Monday morning and smoldered through Tuesday afternoon. It blackened manzanita brush, grass and four trees in steep terrain on the 600-acre island.


Crater Lake tour boats start season today - June 28, 1997

Park rangers will lead interpretive boat tours daily for the balance of the summer. The two-hour trips take visitors around the perimeter of the lake.


Scientists say Crater Lake is clearer than ever - June 27, 1997

Scientists who monitor Crater Lake discovered Wednesday that they could see 43.3 meters (142 feet) into the deep blue waters. That's the clearest the lake has been since recording started in 1896, said Mark Buktenica, Crater Lake's aquatic ecologist.


Campers may find more than just serenity - June 25, 1997

For campers in search of a little peace and quiet in the great Southern Oregon outdoors, the biggest threat to their plans in area campgrounds is rowdy neighbors.

Restoring Bull Trout at Crater Lake - Fall 1996

Within the park, bull trout abundance has been reduced to between 100 and 300 adults; their distribution has been restricted to a 1.9-km reach along Sun Creek. Last year, a generous grant from Target Stores supported bull trout research and management, which led to improved management techniques.


Rare Flower Research - Fall 1996

The Mt. Mazama collomia is one of the most beautiful and rare wildflowers in Crater Lake National Park, Oregon. Concerns over its vulnerability and long-term viability prompted the National Park Service and the U.S. Forest Service to join with scientists....


Crater Lake Lodge dining room captures vintage experience - August 7, 1995

Operators of the dining room at the newly reopened Crater Lake Lodge are striving to make dining as much of a peak experience as viewing the country's deepest and perhaps most awe-inspiring lake.


Dog survives 800-foot fall - June 29, 1995

A dog named Bear apparently tumbled 800 feet down a precipitous, snow-covered slope to the shore of Crater Lake without injury, and then hiked back to civilization a week later.


The grand old lodge reopens at Crater Lake - May, 1995

When historic Crater Lake Lodge reopens in May after a seven-year closure, visitors will have a number of new perspectives from which to savor views of the nation's deepest lake (1,932 feet).

10-Year Study of Crater Lake Underscores Need for Long-term Monitoring Program - Winter 1994

In the fall of 1982 Congress passed Public Law 97-250, which authorized and directed the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a l0 year limnological study of Crater Lake and to implement immediately such actions as may be necessary to retain the lake's natural pristine water quality.

Crater Lake Study Peer Review Panel Meets - Spring 1993

A technical report on Crater Lake Limnological Investigations, mandated by Congress in 1982, was presented Feb. 27, 1993 to a peer review panel at Oregon State University, chaired by Dr. Stanford L. Loeb of the University of Kansas Department of Systematics and Ecology.

Spotted Owl Survey in Crater Lake NP - Fall 1993

A 1992 survey of spotted owls in Crater Lake NP recorded a total of 29 owls in the park-an unexpectedly high number that included owls at an unexpectedly high elevation.

Scientific Symposium at Crater Lake National Park - Fall 1992

"Crater Lake NP: Still Beautiful at 90” is the title of the scientific symposium held at the park in May of this year, at which many scientists, who have been studying Crater Lake since a 1962 act of Congress boosted research efforts, reported on their work.

Crater Lake Final Report - Winter 1991

Limnological studies of Crater Lake were initiated by NPS in 1982 in response to the suggestion that characteristics of the lake were changing because of human activities around the lake. The final report of these studies is in the final stages of preparation under the direction of Gary Larson, a Research Scientist with the CPSU at Oregon State University.

Bark Beetle Given Historic Treatment - Winter 1991

A fascinating historical account of the combined efforts of three government agencies to eradicate the mountain pine beetle in one particular area is contained in the recent publication, The Battle Against Bark Beetles in Crater Lake National Park:1925-34, by Boyd E. Wickman.

Peregrine Rescue Efforts Continue at Crater Lake - Winter 1991

The peregrine falcon is on the brink of non-existence in Oregon. In the 1930s there were 39 known active peregrine nests; today there is only one, at Crater Lake National Park. The pair of birds that use this site have had only marginal reproductive success the last few years.

Hacking Runs Gamut of Peregrine Perils - Winter 1991

A cooperative effort by the Park, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW), and the Predatory Bird Research Group (PBRG) of Santa Cruz, Calif., established a site observer in March at a station near the historic aerie.

Rustlers plunder Oregon forests in search of Japanese delicacy - October 21, 1990

To the ranks of poachers, marijuana growers and timber thieves, rangers in Oregon's forests can add a new foe — wild mushroom rustlers.

Crater Lake Theories Face Peer Review - Summer 1989

A pear review panel of seven scientists is mulling the evidence for and against the proposition that hydrothermal features are responsible for some mysterious features at the bottom of Crater Lake.

Crater Lake NP Research Continues to Excite, Amaze - Fall 1989

In addition to water samples whose chemical analysis indicate that a connection with a deep mantle source still exists on the lake floor, one of the project’s two principal investigators has discovered a scattering of murky aqua blue pools on the lake bottom.

Ida Momyer Odell was pioneer and woman of business world - March 15, 1987

Ida Momyer Odell, born Dec. 24, 1881, was affectionately called "Tiny Tiger," She was a delicate and sensitive woman who was tested many times as she lived out the drama of being a pioneer woman who eventually entered the world of business.

Crater Lake Accomplishes First Winter Water Quality Sampling - Winter 1987

Since the initiation of the Crater Lake NP (CRLA) Limnology program in 1982, the need has existed to monitor the lake water quality in winter. Winter logistics are extremely difficult, since the park receives over 500 inches of snowfall each year and the lake lies at the bottom of cliffs ranging in height from 606 to 2000 feet.

Crater Lake drilling stirs controversy - July 28, 1984

A revised environmental impact assessment due next month could lead to round-the-clock drilling next to Crater Lake National Park in a search for geothermal energy


Bodies of B.C. couple found - April 18, 1984

A dozen people on snowshoes and skis on Tuesday recovered the bodies of a British Columbia couple who died when a small private plane crashed on a snowy hillside along the northern border of Crater Lake National Park.


Viewing Oregon's Crater Lake on skis and snowshoes - February, 1984

Another flurry of wind-driven snow whistled past us as we skied along the Rim Trail above mist-shrouded Crater Lake. Then the wind shifted, the curtain of clouds parted, and below us spread the scene we'd waited to see.

From Crater Lake: Water System Model - Spring 1984

Monitoring the production, distribution and usage of water supplies throughout Crater Lake NP has recently been improved by the development of a computer model.

Dwarf Nightshade at Crater Lake National Park - Summer 1983

On a recent autumn visit to the Crater Peak Burn of August 1978, Ron Mastrogiuseppe and John White confirmed the presence of colonies of dwarf nightshade, Chamaesaracha nana A. Gray in the portion of burn which crowned-out in Shasta red firs and exposed the volcanic substrate on the steep southwestern slope.

Crater Lake Peregrines Story in NPS Courier - Winter 1982

The story of the daring and successful transplant of two fledgling peregrine falcons at a Crater Lake NP nest site in 1981, complete with details about the removal of three eggs and subsequent hatching of two, at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Predatory Bard Research Group laboratory, is came in the February issue of the NPS Courier Supt.

Crater Lake Limnology Update - Winter 1981

Sample analyses of 1990 phytoplankton samplings at Crater Lake are nearing completion at Beak Consultant Laboratories in Portland. Ore. The work is part of ongoing research by Doug Larson. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers limnologist. and Stan Geiger of Beak Consultants.

Report Critical of Facilities at Crater Lake - November 27, 1980

Visitor facilities at Crater Lake National Park and other national parks forests do not meet federal safety and health standards, according to a federal government report.


Boy Dies in Crater Fall; Park Eyeing Prevention - July 5, 1977

The expected finally happened Monday at Crater Lake National Park and park officials are unsure how to help prevent a recurrence.


Crater Lake Water Level "Down', But Concern Is Slight - March 14, 1977

The water level of Crater Lake has dropped slightly because of the drought but National Park Service officials aren't worried.


Obituary: J. Stanley Brode - February 22, 1977

J. Stanley Brode, 81, son of Howard S. Brode, professor of biology at Whitman College for nearly 40 years, died Feb. 12 following a short illness, in Santa Barbara, Calif.


Interest in Photographer Missing - May 16, 1976

The snows that bury Crater Lake National Park in deep silence each winter have disclosed many secrets through the years when dissipated by the summer sun.


Anti-mining bill passes - February 5, 1976

Sen. Mark Hatfield, R-Ore., said a bill approved by the Senate Wednesday would close a loophole that would allow mining within Crater Lake National Park and five other areas of the National Park System.


Crater Money Sought - January 22, 1976

The new director of the Pacific Northwest Region of the National Park Service will attempt to get some additional money for Crater Lake National Park this summer.


Crater Lake Tourists' Illness Claims Paid - October 9, 1975

The federal government has authorized payment of nearly $30,000 so far to tourists plagued by gastrointestinal illness at Crater Lake National Park last summer.


The blue beauty of Crater Lake - September 11, 1975

Only six lakes in the world are deeper than Crater Lake in Oregon. And Crater Lake's depth of 1.932 feet makes it the bluest lake you have ever seen.


New Crater Lake Sickness Blamed on First Outbreak - August 16, 1975

A federal health officer said yesterday that water at Crater Lake National Park apparently is not responsible for the new outbreak of a gastrointestinal disease.


Public Deceived? Crater Lake Hearings - August 8, 1975

The National Park Service and the Senate Interior Committee have scheduled hearings to investigate allegations that the public was deliberately deceived about the existence of contaminated water at Crater Lake National Park.


Paper charges disease cover-up - August 4, 1975

Actions were taken at a privately operated lodge in Crater Lake National Park to keep the public from knowing about a gastroenteritis sickness that eventually closed the park, it was reported Sunday.


Sewage in Drinking Water: Lodge Cover-Up Claimed - August 4, 1975

Actions were taken at a privately operated lodge in Crater Lake National Park to keep the public from knowing about a gastroenteritis sickness that eventually closed the park, it was reported Sunday.


Oregon Declines to Fully OK Drinking Water at Crater Lake - August 1, 1975

The Oregon Health Division has declined to fully endorse the National Park Service's decision that the water at Crater Lake National Park is safe enough that the park can be reopened.


Crater Lake Opening 'On' Despite Water Warnings - July 31, 1975

Reopening plans for Crater Lake National Park are rolling right along despite warnings from the State Health Division.


Park says Crater Lake water safe, Oregon issues health warning - July 31, 1975

The Oregon Slate Health Division has issued a warning about drinking water here hours after park officials announced the water supply was again safe and Crater Lake National Park, closed since July 11 because of a contaminated supply, would reopen Friday.


Crater Lake Visitors Still Feel Effects - July 24, 1975

Nearly a month after visiting Crater Lake National Park in Oregon, several Modeslans still are feeling the effects of illness caused by drinking polluted water. However, no serious complications have developed.


Crew Surveying for Pipeline - July 24, 1975

A survey crew is at work at Crater Lake National Park on a new three and one-half mile pipeline from Annie Springs to Rim Village as a permanent solution to the contaminated water problem which has closed the park.


Park Slated to Reopen Soon - July 21, 1975

Crater Lake National Park is expected to reopen within days as "the most sanitary place in the United States," Ralph Peyton, president of Crater Lake Lodge Inc, said Friday.


Yakima, Washington Man develops Hepatitis from Crater Lake - July 21, 1975

A Yakima, Wash, man has become the first person known to have developed infectious hepatitis after drinking from the polluted water system at Crater Lake National Park in Oregon.


Crater Lake Looks at New Water Source - July 18, 1975

A new water source may have to be found for facilities in Crater Lake National Park, a national park service official said Tuesday.


Crater Lake Closed, Water Contaminated - July 14, 1975

Crater Lake National Park, which contains one of the world's most "spectacular, blue lakes, may be closed for the summer because of contaminated water that has made more than 500 persons ill.


Crater Lake Closes in Nausea Epidemic - July 13, 1975

State police and forest rangers yesterday blocked all entrances to spectacular Crater Lake National Park, containing the nation's deepest lake, because of an outbreak of epidemic nausea which forced the park's abrupt closure.


Oregon State Police, forest rangers close Crater Lake - July 13, 1975

State police and forest rangers Saturday blocked all entrances lo spectacular Crater Lake National Park, containing the nation's deepest lake, because of an outbreak of epidemic nausea which forced the park's abrupt closure.

Crater Lake Visitors Still Feel Effects - July 24, 1973

Nearly a month after visiting Crater Lake National Park in Oregon, several Modestans still are feeling the effects of illness caused by drinking polluted water. However, no serious complications have developed.

Longtime Ex-Resident Ida Odell Dies - February 11, 1972

Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Ida Momyer Odell, 90, early this morning at Willamette Lutheran Home in Salem.


Mission Superintendent, Raymond Stickler Dies - July 9, 1971

After he completed his education, Stickler was employed at the First National Bank of Portland at the Enterprise branch until 1939 when he began his career with the National Park Service at Crater Lake National Park.


Man Falls Into Crater Lake - March 29, 1971

A Grants Pass man walking on snow shoes got too close to the rim of Crater Lake Sunday and fell in.


Crater Lake Entrance Closed - October 25, 1970

Visitors to Crater Lake National Park can enter only through the south entrance, park officials said Friday.


Stockton Girl Falls, Dies Hiking - August 18, 1969

Crater Lake National Park, Ore. (UPI) - A 14-year-old Stockton, girl fell to her death here yesterday while hiking down Cleetwood Cove trail.


Crater Lake Funds - January 17, 1969

Crater Lake National Park in Oregon is included in the President's budget for $256,000. It is one of 12 national parks listed for money for buildings, utilities and other facilities.


Visitor Total Nears Record - January 12, 1969

Supt. Donald M. Spalding says Crater Lake National Park had its second highest visitation on record during 1968.


Washington Miss Rules At Crater Lake Pageant - July 24, 1968

Mary McIntosh from Mt. Vernon, Wash., was crowned Miss Crater Lake 1968 Sunday night at the Crater Lake Lodge. The sixth annual Miss Crater Lake Pageant was planned and staged by the 126 students working at the world-famous tourist attraction.


Couple Trapped Above Crater Lake - June 17, 1968

A young couple made preparations at dusk Sunday to spend a cold night precariously perched 700 feet above Crater Lake in southern Oregon.


Ex-Crater Lake Chief Recalls Colorful Service on Retirement - March 7, 1968

Thomas J. Williams, chief of resource management and visitor protection in the National Park Service's regional headquarters in Santa Fe, N.M., has retired after 39 years of duty with the service.


$2 Million Crater Lake Lodge Expansion Revealed - January 12, 1968

A new 30-year contract and a building program totaling nearly $2 million has been announced by Ralph Peyton and J M. Griffin, owners of Crater Lake Lodge.


Seattle Glider Pilot Crashes - December 15, 1967

A Seattle pilot crash-landed his glider on the east slope of Crater Lake Thursday while attempting to set a long distance soaring record from Rainier, Wash., to Mt. Shasta, Calif.


Man Hurt in Crater Lake Fall Improves - September 12, 1967

Ole Vann, injured in a 250-foot fall at Crater Lake National Park last Friday, has been moved from the intensive care unit to regular patient quarters and is in "good" condition, the Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital disclosed today.


Visitor Falls 250 Feet, Lives, By Crater Lake - September 10, 1967

A sightseer plunged nearly 250 feet down a precipice above Annie Creek Canyon in Crater Lake National Park Friday.


New Staff Man Assigned At Crater Lake - August 18, 1967

Paul A. Larson of Flaming Gorge Recreation Area has been selected to fill the position of chief of interpretation and resource management at Crater Lake National Park.


Crater Lake Popular Working Place in Summer With College Set - July 12, 1967

Working at Crater Lake National Park Is a little like college without the book work.


'Miss Crater Lake' Pageant Prepared By Lodge Staffers - July 11, 1967

The pageant, entirely planned and executed by young people who work at Crater Lake Lodge during the summer, will be held in the lobby of the lodge with the coronation slated at 9 p.m.


Autopsy Has No Signs of Violence - July 2, 1967

An autopsy has found no signs of violence on the body of a woman found in a forest south of Crater Lake National Park.


Crater Lake Nature Program Set - May, 1967

Attendants at Thursday evening's meeting of the Nature Society of Klamath Region will hear a lecture - color slide program by Richard Brown, Crater Lake National Park naturalist.

Roads to Crater Lake are Open - November 15, 1965??

The south and west entrance roads to Crater Lake from Klamath Falls and from Medford, will be kept open throughout the Winter, according to information received by the National Automobile Club from David Canfield, superintendent of Crater Lake National Park.

Park Head Dies - April 23, 1965

The superintendent of the Crater Lake National Park, Richard A. Nelson, 56, died Thursday without regaining consciousness from a malady that struck him March 18.


Poet Penned Vivid Lines On Crater Lake - February 26, 1965

On the occasion of his second visit to Crater Lake in 1903, the celebrated poet Joaquin Miller penned the following lines.


Whitman Mission Official Named - January 20, 1965

Raymond C. Stickler has been appointed superintendent of the Whitman Mission National Historic Site.


Ranger at Crater Lake Transferred - September 3, 1964

The transfer of Lou Hallock, chief ranger at Crater Lake National Park, to an assignment at Death Valley national monument in California has been announced by the park service. The change will become effective Sept. 15.


Marriage: Mrs. P. F. Smith - June 17, 1963

Smith, Minneapolis, a nephew of the bridegroom, was ring bearer. The couple was honored at a buffet dinner at National Home, Ely.


Oregon Bears Claw Fresnan, Oaklander - August 28, 1960

Two Californians were treated for face injuries Wednesday after brief encounters with hungry bears at Mazama campsite in Crater Lake National Park.


Fresno Teacher is Slashed by Crater Lake Park Bear - August 24, 1960

Robert W. Young, 33, a sixth grade teacher in the Teilman School, was slashed over the left eye early today by a bear which entered his tent at Crater Lake National Park.


Regional Post Goes To Former Yosemite Man - August 30, 1959

Frank R. Givens, whose 28 years with the national park service include several with the ranger force at the Yosemite National Park, has been appointed chief of ranger activities in the Region 4 office here.

No Poet Laureate - Aug-Sep, 1958

Ernest G. Moll, professor of English and acting head of the University's English Department, cleared up at least one misconception in an Emerald interview last spring.

Ranger at Crater Lake Transferred - September 3, 1954

The transfer of Lou Hallock, chief ranger at Crater Lake National Park, to an assignment at Death Valley national monument in California has been announced by the park service. The change will become effective Sept. 15.

Baggley Named Regional Chief Of Park Service - August 12, 1954

George F. Baggley, superintendent of the Lake Mead recreational area in Nevada and Arizona will be chief of region two operations In Omaha for the National Park service, Undersecretary of the Interior Ralph M Tudor has announced.

Crater Lake Discovered on Hunt for Lost Mine - May 24, 1953

The 100th anniversary of Crater Lake in Crater Lake National Park, Oregon, will be observed this year, it has been announced by John R. Wosky, park superintendent.

Former Yosemite Park Aide is Honored for 35 Years of Service - November 25, 1952

Regional Director Lawrence C. Merriam presented to former Superintendent Ernest P. Leavitt of the Crater Lake National Park the interior departments citation for meritorious service and certificate of honor award for his 35 years with the national park service.

3 Suspects Taken In Oregon Killings - September 19, 1952

The arrest of a forest-wise old prospector, hunted for three months as the killer of an Oregon State policeman, or the capture of two youths today in Millbrae, may solve the murder of two General Motor executives - one a Concord man - in Crater Lake National Park.


Youth Questioned in Double Killing - July 31, 1952

The FBI said Thursday it was questioning an 18-year-old hitchhiker in the slaying of two businessmen July 21 at Crater Lake, Ore.


Executives Found Shot to Death - July 23, 1952

Two missing executives for a Detroit motor firm were found shot to death Monday in the woods of Crater Lake National Park.


Seek Woodsman, Believed Slayer of Two GM Executives - July 22, 1952

A posse swarmed over the wild woodlands of Crater Lake National Park today in an attempt to trap an eccentric mountain woodsman suspected of slaying two General Motors executives.

Toynbees see Crater Lake in brilliant flash of sunlight - April 29, 1952

Dr. and Mrs. Arnold Toynbee, visiting the United States to Take park in the observance of the University of Oregon's 75th year, saw Crater Lake yesterday in a flash of sunlit brilliance.

Park Service Men Retire, Transfer - March 13, 1952

Retirement of one veteran National Park Service official and transfer of five others is announced by Secretary of the Interior Chapman.


Land Obtained By Nature Lovers - September 15, 1947

he National Park Service says two nature-lovers have contributed $3,500 for federal-government acquisition of privately-owned land inside Glacier National Park


Ski Areas Are Keeping Open - November 17, 1946

The national park service closed the door Saturday against winter use of Yellowstone, Glacier and Teton parks, but promised snow sports on a prewar basis in half a dozen other areas.


Federal Geologists Say Volcano Is Officially Extinct - March 12, 1946

The U. S. geological survey has found no evidence to support reports of renewed volcanic activity at ancient Crater Lake National Park in Oregon.

Smoking Waters of Crater Lake a Great Mystery - December 21, 1945

The Navy and the U. S. Geological Survey are on the trail of one of the west's greatest mysteries -- the smoking waters of Crater Lake.

Scenic Volcano - November 12, 1945

It was eight weeks ago that Oregon's famed Crater Lake began its unlakelike burps. Two days later, a second dust-bubble broke from the surface. The third, two weeks later, formed a cloud 300 ft. wide. Tourists began to flock to the lake to watch. After the road was closed for the winter, in late October, the lake uttered yet one more eructation.


Mystery Cloud On Crater Lake - October 27, 1945

A mystery cloud, rising from Crater Lake - site of an extinct volcano was reported today by E. P. Leavitt, superintendent of Crater Lake National Park.


Snow Falls on Southern Oregon - September 22, 1945

Unexpected snow over southern Oregon mountains closed part of Crater Lake National Park today, halted filming of a motion picture, and trapped a woman and three children in a snowdrift.


Doerr Acting Head of Rocky Mtn. Park - August 9, 1943

Estes Park, Colo., Aug. 9 - George W. Miller, acting superintendent of the Rocky Mountain National Park, said John E. Doerr, chief of the naturalist division in the interior department's branch of natural history, was appointed acting superintendent of the park.

Crater Lake superintendent, Ernest P. Leavitt, marries - April, 1943

The wedding of Mrs. Katherine Nealon Huntress, 1926, and Ernest P. Leavitt was an event of March 6.

Bills for Damage Are Introduced: Lassen Blast - February 27, 1943

Two bills which would pay damages caused by an explosion in a house at Lassen volcanic national park reversal years ago were passed by the house of representatives at Washington Thursday and now to to the senate.

Finch Appointed as Chief Ranger In Glacier Park - January 24, 1943

The appointment of Breynton R. Finch, custodian of the Colorado National monument near Grand Junction, to be chief ranger of the Glacier National park in Montana, was announced in Denver today.


Saved From Cliff - August 19, 1940

Three 17-year-old southern California youths were rescued late last night after being marooned 22 hours on the almost sheer face of Mount Garfield

Captain Applegate - July 9, 1939

Go north in our State and up into Oregon and you will find that Oliver C. Applegate, pioneer, Indian fighter, keen man with eye to opportunity, has been honored in place names.

Man may have seen Crater Lake formation - April 3, 1939

Professor Howel Williams, volcanologist of the University of California, said today that new archaeological finds in the Crater lake region of Oregon indicate the possibility that, contrary to former belief, many human beings witnessed the eruption which created the deep blue lake and some possibly lost their lives in the phenomenon.

Crater Lake skiers organizing patrol - January 17, 1939

The park service and Crater Lake Ski club worked today to organize a Crater Lake unit of the national ski patrol, designed to give assistance in winter sports events and aid in accidents.

Crater Lake Lodge Opens Wednesday - June 5, 1938

Of interest to the many motorists who are planning their Summer vacations in the Northwest, the opening of Crater Lake Lodge, situated in the colorful Crater Lake National Park in Southern Oregon, is scheduled June 8, according to advice received June 8, according to advice received by P. E. Allan, domestic sales manager of Tidewater Associated Oil Company, Associated Division.

Kittredge Named As Park Director - July 15, 1937

Appointment of Frank A. Kittredge as regional director of the National Park Service, with his headquarters remaining in San Francisco, was announced today by Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes.

Busy Year Ahead for Park Crews - June 19th, 1936

While no major improvements are slated for Crater Lake this season, numerous small projects are being placed under way, utilizing labor mainly from the CCC camp at Annie Spring, with the exception of skilled labor.


Roads to Crater Lake Area Open - November 25, 1935

The south and west entrance roads to Crater Lake from Klamath Falls and from Medford, will be kept open throughout the Winter, according to information received by the National Automobile Club from David Canfield, superintendent of Crater Lake National Park.

Hunters Asked to Spare Bears - November 17, 1935

Crater Lake National Park, Ore.--An appeal is made to Southern Oregon bear hunters not to kill Crater Lake Park bears, which have migrated from the park area to lower levels.

Work on Crater Lake Rim Road Shows Fast Progress - November 17, 1935

The arrival of Winter has brought to a close road construction activities which has been underway in the park during the past Summer. The Summer witnessed the entire completion of approximately 30 per cent of the rim road and nearly 50 per cent of the remainder.

Adequate Accommodations in Oregon's Famous Nat'l Park - July 28, 1935

The great azure lake in the heart of the Phantom Island in the center, is luring more visitors this year than for many years past, according to word received from the superintendent of Crater Lake National Park, located in Southern Oregon.


Oregon's famous Crater Lake not 1,000 years old - December 29, 1934

Blue Crater Lake, in the national park of that name, at last has divulged the secret of its age. Not all at once, however. A few facts it revealed to the geologist, a few more to the student of tree rings, others to the engineer. Putting two and two together, these various specialists have come to the conclusion that Crater Lake is young, not yet 1,000 years old.


Forest Ranger Dies in Woods - November 18, 1930

William C. Godfrey, chief forest ranger in the Crater Lake National Park, was reported to have died last night of exhaustion after battling on foot through Forty-four inches of snow from Fort Klamath, on his way to government camp.


Hundreds of Wild Flowers Bloom in Natural Garden Around Crater Lake Park - September 8, 1929

Here is the sixth of a series of articles by three Eastbay Boy Scouts touring National Parks of eleven western states under the sponsorship of the National Park Service and The Tribune....


Crater Lake Travel Increases Daily - September, 1929

Since the opening of the route to the rim of Crater Lake on June 22, the number of Summer vacationists has daily increased until travel roads show an increase of five hundred people over last year....


Crater Lake Road Open - July 3, 1929

Roads in Crater Lake National Park are now open to the rim of the Crater, reports the California State Automobile Association, but the road around the rim will not be open for some time yet.

Big increase in visitors shown by Crater Lake - July 25, 1926

The growing popularity of Crater Lake National Park is reflected in the figures showing the heavy travel which has already set in to Oregon's national campground.

Entrance Fee Cut to Crater Lake Park - March 13, 1926

The entrance fee to Crater Lake National Park has been reduced from ?2.50 to $1 per automobile, according to word received here from Washington, D. C.

Highway Closed to Crater Lake by Early Snows - November 22, 1925

After one of the most gorgeous Octobers that ever blessed Oregon, the snow finally closed Crater Lake National Park on November 3. The park now rests under its white winter mantle and travel is definitely suspended.

Honor Discoverer of Noted Oregon Lake - September 22, 1925

Citizens of Oregon today honored the memory of a man who sought gold and found, instead, one of nature's most precious jewels - Crater lake.

Auto travel in Crater Lake Park breaks records: Figures issued by U. S. Officials show great increase of visitors - October 26, 1924

Complete data just compiled at headquarters in Crater Lake National Park shows that travel again shattered all previous records. Up to the evening of September 30 64,312 visitors entered the gates, as against 52,017 for the preceding year, an increase of over 23 1/2 percent.

Establishment of Crater Lake National Park Should Spur Advocates of Roosevelt Reserve - August 28, 1924

Those interested in establishing a national park in the North Dakota Bad Lands dedicated to Theodore Roosevelt should be encouraged by the successful efforts of Oregon lovers of nature and outdoor life who secured for their state Crater Lake National Park, one of the most beautiful of the national reserves.


Most Visitors To Crater Lake Park Travel in Autos - July 19, 1924

Up to the evening of July 6th a total of 4,941 cars and 14,942 visitors entered Crater Lake National Park. Thus at the end of the first week of the official season nearly as many visitors entered as during the entire season of 1923, when a total of 33,011 visitors registered.


Tourist Movement To National Parks - July 11, 1924

The national parks throughout the country are being visited by unprecedented numbers of sightseers, some of whom travel from coast to coast by automobile to get a glimpse of the natural scenic wonders of the great open spaces of the west


Heavy Touring Season Begins at Crater Lake - July 5, 1924

Work on Roads Made Possible Through Recent Snow; Are in Good Shape Now


Stone Woman of Crater Lake No Longer Mystery - October 24, 1923

It is not a petrified human body nor the lava filled cavity that resulted when the body of a woman enveloped in mud, distinguished, according to the ingenious theory of Samuel Hubbard, curator of archaeology in the Oakland Museum....

Interesting Crater Lake Letter - September 1, 1923

A couple of weeks ago we went to Crater Lake and had a wonderful trip. The scenery up there is the most beautiful I'v ever seen. On the way up we saw "Garden of the Gods" a sort of a canyon which has for its wall on one side peculiar shaped jutting rocks.

Local Man Wins Trophy in Hard Trip - August 6, 1922

Frank W. Hudson of Oakland, driving a Ford coupe, was the first motorist to reach Crater Lake this year over the road that leads to the famous national park from Klamath Falls, Oregon.

Statue Cut in Rock Found at Crater Lake, Oregon - Vol. 36, No. 6, December, 1921

In a remote corner of Crater Lake National Park, Oregon, a party of campers recently discovered a life-size figure of a woman cut in a solid rock.

Snow at Crater Lake - February 4, 1921

The depth of snow at Crater Lake rim is 11 feet and at a camp five miles lower down is 10 feet, according to word received by Superintendent Alex Sparrow of Crater Lake National Park

Once Volcano; is Great Lake - August 27, 1920

Crater Lake National park, Oregon, is the heart of the Cascade mountain range. In this neighborhood the Cascades merge into a broad, irregular platform surmounted by volcanic cones, which vary in size and are distributed without regularity.

Crater Lake National Park - January 8, 1916

Crater Lake National Park has been termed by many the eighth wonder of the world. Nestling in the heart of a great mountain which, in ages past, was a living volcano, 6,000 feet above the sea, with its sapphire surface unruffled, reflecting the many-hued surfaces of the 1,000 feet high crater walls which surrounded it, it is undoubtedly one of the most exquisite gems of color to be found in the world.

Begins Suit to Get Job Back: Former National Park Official Asks Mandamus Against Secretary Lane - May 2, 1915

William F. Arant, who claims to have been forcibly ousted from his position as superintendent of Crater Lake National Park, Oregon, began mandamus proceedings last week in the District Supreme Court to compel Franklin K. Lane, Secretary of the Department of the Interior, to reinstate him.

"Booming" Crater Lake National Park - August 18, 1912

Above all things, don't miss the sight of Crater Lake National park. It's worth a visit. If you have to forego a trip to Europe to see it."

A Volcano That Became a Lake - June 5, 1911

Unique among the natural wonders of America is Crater Lake in southern Oregon. Unsurpassed in the gorgeousness and grandeur of its scenery, unrivaled in its location on the summit of a mountain 7,000 feet above sea level, and unparalleled in its geologic history, this dazzling gem of the Cascade Range deserves the attention of every tourist and lover of nature.

Crater Lake National Park - May 11, 1911

As a pioneer in the field, the United States Geological Survey has made a careful topographic survey of the Crater Lake National Park.


More Troops Will Fight Forest Fires - August 20, 1910

Five Hundred Men Called from American Lake to Southern Oregon -- Many Lives Are in Danger, The soldiers will be divided between the fires now ravaging the Crater lake national forest

Will Send Taft New Year Gift: Mrs. E. Slater, Well Known Landscape Painter, to Present Picture to Taft - November 7, 1908

Mrs. E. Sister, a local landscape painter, is preparing to send a painting of Crater Lake to President-elect William H. Taft, as an illustration of the natural scenery of California.

Will Advertise Crater Lake - June 09, 1907

Klamath Falls is just beginning to realize that it has one of the world's greatest wonders in Crater Lake and steps are now being taken to advertise it. About August 1, when the season opens, a boat line will be operated between this city and Port Klamath and from that point a stage line will be run to the lake. Hotels will be run to the lake. Hotels will be erected at the lake.

Romance of College Days at Berkeley: Brilliant Young Geologist and Author to Wed a Former Classmate - August 3, 1905

"BERKELEY, August 3. College folks are greatly interested in the announcement which has just been made that Miss Martha Bowen Rice and Herbert W. Furlong are to be wedded

Start Grading For New Road - April 6, 1905

With much pomp and ceremony and in the presence of several thousand people the first dirt was turned in the grading of the Medford and Crater Lake Railroad south of here Tuesday. The Medford and Crater Lake Railroad is the first line of rail to push from the main line of transportation to the newly established Crater Lake National Park.

Oregon's Great Wonder: Lake Fills the Bowl of Extinct Volcano - June 14, 1904

Congress last year created Crater Lake National Park, in this state writes a Grant Pass correspondent of the New York Herald.

Government Surveyor Says That Crater Lake has Remarkable Beauty - June 28, 1903

Crater Lake is Klamath County, Or., about seventy-five miles northeast of Grants Pass on the Shasta Route from San Francisco to Portland, is one of the most attractive geological fields in the world and equally inviting to those in search of great natural wonders, according to J. S.

Map Prepared of Crater Lake - June 14, 1903

Since the railroad has begun organizing excursions to Crater Lake, Oregon, the demand for a map of that region has greatly increased, and to meet this demand the Crater Lake special map, prepared by the United States Geological Survey, has been brought up to date and so extended as to represent the whole of the Crater Lake National Park, on the scale of one mile to an inch. The map is now ready for distribution.

Steam rising from Crater Lake - October, 1902

Parties who have just reached Portland, Oregon, from the famous Crater Lake, report that great clouds of steam were seen rising from the waters, while they were encamped upon the shores.


No Fish in Crater Lake, Oregon - September 17, 1897

There are no fish in Crater lake, Or., the deepest fresh water lake in the world, and the Government has decided to stock it with trout..

Is Two Miles Deep: Crater Lake the Subject of Investigation - August 21, 1896

The United States Fish Commission has just sent an expedition to investigate the famous Crater Lake in Oregon.

Start for Crater Lake: Portland Mazamas will Climb the Steep Sides of Pitt Mountain - August 11, 1896

The first party of Mazamas will start for Ashland, on the Crater Lake excursions, to-morrow morning. The party as made up at present consists of Professors Everman and Cox of the United States Fish Commission, Rev. Earl M. Wilbur of the First Unitarian Church of this city, M. W. Gorman, Mr. and Mrs. Donaldson of ....

Climb to Crater Lake: The Mazamas and the Crater Lake Club to Join Hands - May 05, 1896

C. B. Watson of Ashland, president of the Crater Lake Club, and Rev. E. M. Wilbur of Portland, secretary of the Mazamas, are in the City seeing about Southern Pacific rates for the annual mountain climb of the Mazamas in which the Crater Lake Club will join this year.

Oregon Natural Curiosities: Reproduced on Sensitive Plate - August 25, 1888

Yesterday's overland California express carried a party of three young men bent upon an interesting mission. W. G. Steel, S. S. Nicholine and E. D. Dewert left for Josephine county, where they will explore the famous Josephine county caves and afterwards Crater Lake.

Passage of Senator Dolph's Crater Lake Bill - March 23, 1888

The passage of Senator Dolph's bill granting Oregon five townships in Oregon, including the famous Crater Lake, for a public park, is a subject for congratulation.

Senator Dolph Presented Crater Lake Bill - February 3, 1888

Senator Dolph has presented a bill, the provisions of which donates the land around Crater Lake, Oregon, to the State for a public park.

Deep Water - September 9, 1886

A party sent out by the Geological Survey, under the command of Captain Clarence E. Dutton, U. S. A., has succeeded in reaching and making a complete survey of Crater Lake in Oregon, a body of water whose shores, with the possible exception of one point on the south, have never before been touched by the foot of white men.

Examination of Crater Lake - September 4, 1886

The examination of Crater Lake, in Oregon, gives scientific evidence of the appropriateness of its name, and shows it to be in the heart of a mountain hollowed but by volcanic action.

Crater Lake explored - August 30, 1886

A party sent out by the Geological Survey, under the command of Capt. Clarence E. Dutton, United States Army, has succeeded in reaching and making a complete survey of Crater Lake, in Oregon, a body of water whose shores, with the possible exception of one point on the south, have never before been touched by the feet of white men. The party's boats were hauled 100 miles by mule teams....

August Snow at Crater Lake - August 29, 1882

There was on August 1st ten feet of snow at Crater Lake, Oregon.

Oregon's Great Curiosity - September 2, 1865

Several of our citizens returned last week from the Great Sunken Lake, situated in the Cascade Mountains, about seventy-five miles northeast from Jacksonville. This lake rivals the famous valley of Sinbad the Sailor. It is thought to average 2,000 feet down to the water all round.








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