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From Back Issues

From Back Issues

20 years ago, April 6, 1995 30 years ago, April 4, 1985 Nail spill: Sonnichsens get point, after point,…. Approximately 17 boxes containing thousands of nails fell off a delivery truck and scattered across the Loup Loup Highway, prompting highway workers to re-route traffic and the Sonnichsen family to scoop up pounds of shiny nails....
North Cascades Highway scheduled to open Friday

North Cascades Highway scheduled to open Friday

In good news for Methow Valley tourism, the North Cascades Highway is expected to open to traffic this weekend. “The plan is that Friday morning (April 3) at 10 a.m., we’re going to kick the gates open,” said Don Becker of the …
North Cascades Highway may open next week

North Cascades Highway may open next week

Highway crews expect to have the North Cascades Highway open by next week, or early the following week, making this year one of the earliest openings in a decade. Barring equipment breakdowns or other unforeseen …
Low snowpack levels point to early opening for North Cascades Highway

Low snowpack levels point to early opening for North Cascades Highway

Transportation crews began clearing the North Cascades Highway from the Methow Valley side on Monday (March 16), opening up about 7 miles and stopping just below the Silver Star gate at the end of the first day. With far less snow and fewer avalanches than normal on the roadway, the highway is expected to be...
North Cascades Highway clearing to begin March 16

North Cascades Highway clearing to begin March 16

The annual effort to reopen the North Cascades Highway will begin Monday (March 16) from the east side, and work from the west side will start on March 23, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT said Wednesday (March 11). “Stabilization work on a rock slope west of Rainy Pass is expected to be finished...
Snow slides close North Cascades Hwy. for winter

Snow slides close North Cascades Hwy. for winter

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) said Monday (Nov. 24) that the North Cascades Highway is closed for the winter. WSDOT temporarily closed Highway 20  at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday (Nov. 23) due to heavy snowfall and a snow slide in the Liberty Bell zone east of Washington Pass. After Monday’s assessment by maintenance...
Highway 20 part of national bike route system

Highway 20 part of national bike route system

More than 400 miles of state Highway 20, including the North Cascades Scenic Highway portion, have been designated as Washington’s first interstate bike route that will be part of the U.S. Bicycle Route System. The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials approved official recognition, which will be included in future updates of the...
North Cascades snow conditions are hazardous

North Cascades snow conditions are hazardous

Officials at the North Cascades National Park Service Complex are recommending that, because of hazardous snow conditions in the North Cascades, potential backcountry visitors should approach spring climbing routes with heightened awareness and training during the next several weeks. In a press release, park managers suggested that the backcountry users contact the Wilderness Information Center...
2014 North Cascades Pass opening

2014 North Cascades Pass opening

On schedule – actually, a few minutes ahead of schedule – the Silver Star gate on Highway 20 west of Mazama swung open just before noon Thursday (May 8) and westbound motorists began driving over Washington Pass. Meanwhile, valley-bound traffic headed over from the west side, led by a contingent of motorcyclists. A few hardy...

North Cascades Highway set to open this week

By Don Nelson In time for the ’49er Days celebration in Winthrop this weekend, the North Cascades Highway was scheduled to be open for traffic starting at noon on Thursday (May 8), according to the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). The Silver Star gate on Highway 20 (milepost 171) will swing open Thursday and,...