landslide News

Utah City Argues it’s Not At Fault For Landslide

A Utah city says it’s not to blame for a landslide that crushed a home earlier this month and forced evacuations in a mountainside community. No one was injured when the hillside tumbled on Aug. 5 in a subdivision about …

Wyoming City to Seek State Help For Landslide Costs

The town of Jackson, Wyo. plans to ask the state for help in covering the cost of a creeping landslide that damaged and threatened several homes and businesses. The Town Council will meet tonight to consider asking the Wyoming Business Council …

Danger of Another Colorado Landslide Ends Search For 3

Authorities are bracing for the possibility of another landslide in a remote part of western Colorado amid dangerously unstable conditions that led them to call off the search for three ranchers missing there. Mesa County Sheriff Stan Hilkey said Tuesday …

More Money Sought For Landslide Research in Washington

Members of Washington’s congressional delegation are urging more money for landslide research and mapping following the deadly Oso mudslide. U.S. Reps. Suzan DelBene, Rick Larsen and Jim McDermott sent a letter to key colleagues last week asking them to nearly …

Wyoming Parking Garage Shifted by Creeping Landslide

A small parking structure is the latest victim of a slow-moving landslide in Jackson, Wyo. Town officials say part of the two-story parking garage serving a restaurant and other businesses has shifted 3 or 4 inches. They say workers will …

Homeowners Lose Oregon Landslide Lawsuit

A jury has ruled that Benton County does not have to compensate a Colorado couple who lost their Corvallis-area home to a landslide. The suit filed by Bob and Gayna Flake claimed their more than $800,000 loss constituted an “inverse …

Utah Mine Landslide 1 Of Largest In History

A massive landslide that halted operations at a major Utah copper mine last week was one of the largest in the history of open pit mining, an expert said this week. The assessment came after Kennecott Utah Copper announced that …

Montana Jury Awards Damages In Landslide Lawsuit

A Gallatin County jury has awarded over $1 million in damages to two couples who unknowingly purchased property on an active landslide at a private ski resort and golf community in southwestern Montana in 2005. Last summer, a judge found …

California Unveils Map Outlining Landslide Risks

California officials have released a color-coded statewide map depicting regions most at risk for landslides. The landslide risk map made public by the California Geological Survey, is meant to give first responders and the public a general idea of where …