Crater Lake National
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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 -
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
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
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
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 -
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
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.
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
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
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).
crew headed to Crater Lake -
February 6th, 2008
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,
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
Finding Your Winter Wonderland
- December 15, 2007
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
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
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.
Lake Chief Ranger to Retire: Dave Brennan has been on the job
for 7 1/2 years -
December 3, 2007
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.
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
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.
of history - November 12, 2007
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.
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.
2005 Ranger-Involved Shooting -
November 5, 2007
July 27, 2005, two Crater Lake rangers responded to a domestic
disturbance in Mazama Campground....
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.
Delegation Requests $2.5 Million for Crater Lake Visitor Center
- October 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
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
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
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
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....
dies in Jeep accident near Crater Lake
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
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.
- August 24, 2007
Those who enjoy national parks and saving a buck or two may want to
visit Crater Lake on Saturday.
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
August 13, 2007
Martin Balding missed the first three Crater Lake Rim Runs
marathons because he didn’t know about the race.
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.
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
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.
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.
Mystery Moss - August
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
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
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)
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....
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.
- 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
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.
- 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
Service Listening Session: Gatlinburg, Tennessee -
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
Note: Owen is one of our
(Crater Lake Institute) board members. Please read
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.
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.
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
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
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 -
Not everyone can afford the price of admission at Disneyland or
America. But no one - and especially no Oregonian - should be
priced out of
Crater Lake National Park, a crown jewel of the national park
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
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...
is the son of one of the CLI's board members, Larry Smith. Go Brian!
Survey says: Snow level 'nearly normal' -
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
America's Largest Bald Eagle
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
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 -
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
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,
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Crater Lake science and learning
- 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
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
- 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
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
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.
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
Find haven of coolness along Red Blanket Creek -
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.
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,
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
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.
- 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
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
- September 23, 2005
National Park rangers were justified in shooting and
killing a drunken California man in July, federal officials announced
Seismic monitoring stations wanted at Crater Lake
- September 17,
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 -
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
Oregon Governor just another tourist -
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 -
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
- 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 -
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 -
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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,
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
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
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
Multiple construction projects
- 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
- 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.
blanket special for Crater Lake
- 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
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
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
- 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
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
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 -
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
What started out as a family outing has become one of this
country's toughest marathons, and Frank Shields remembers the first race
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
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 -
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
The North Entrance Road at Crater Lake National Park will
open to motorists noon Wednesday.
Governor OKs Crater Lake for
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 -
Ways of promoting Klamath County as the home of
Crater Lake National Park are being investigated by the chamber of
Postcards from the Rim -
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
- 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
- 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
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
- 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
New composite tour boats airlifted
into Crater Lake
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
Governor appoints former KF woman
to state travel council
Christina Lilienthal, a former Klamath Falls resident, has been
appointed by Gov. Ted Kulongoski to the Oregon TravelInformation
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
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
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
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
Conditions at the start of the Crater Lake Rim Runs and
Marathon couldn't have been more different from those in
Klamath Falls native wins marathon -
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
Winners have no trouble with hills at end of race -
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
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
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
New fleet for Crater Lake - July
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 -
The opening means that northbound summer travelers can enter the
park via the south entrance near Fort Klamath....
- 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
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
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,
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 -
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,
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
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 -
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
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,
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
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
Navy pilot drops in to Crater
Lake, again - August 27, 2002
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
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:
Future Science & Learning Center
- August 22,
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
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
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
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
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
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
- 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
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
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
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
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
- May 12, 2002
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
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
a reason why members of the Crater Lake Ski Patrol wear red
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
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
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
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
- 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
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
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
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
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
Changes in rules coming for park:
snowmobiles may be banned at Crater Lake
- December 18, 2000
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
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
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
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
- September 19, 2000
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
- 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
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
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
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
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
door hasn't slammed shut just yet, but it appears to be closing on snowmobilers riding into Crater Lake
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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,
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
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 -
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
- February 4, 1998
Warning: Beware of avalanche
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
- 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
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
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
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
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
Campers may find more than just serenity -
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
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
Crater Lake Lodge dining room captures vintage experience
- August 7, 1995
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 -
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
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
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
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
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
Viewing Oregon's Crater Lake on skis and snowshoes -
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Sewage in Drinking Water: Lodge 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
- 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
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
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
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,
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
Establishment of Crater Lake National Park Should Spur Advocates of Roosevelt
- 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
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,
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
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.
rising from Crater Lake -
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
No Fish in Crater Lake, Oregon
- September 17, 1897
are no fish in Crater lake, Or., the deepest fresh water lake in
the world, and the Government has decided to stock it with
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
- 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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