Crater Lake National
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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...
Oregon searches point out wide divergence in capabilities
- December 23, 2006
Three high-profile searches in
Oregon — climbers stuck in a
blizzard on Mount Hood, a family
stranded in their car on a remote
logging road, and a boy lost on foot
in Crater Lake National Park — show
that where people get lost has a lot
to do with the nature of searches to
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 '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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Current Conditions at Crater Lake National Park
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