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June 23, 2014

Ghost town's mines still wait for cleanup

  • The Forest Service had planned to start the Monte Cristo cleanup this summer, but that's been pushed back until 2015, except for a new access road and bridges.
    The Daily Herald

    MONTE CRISTO — A combination of a wet spring and delayed report-writing has pushed back the scheduled cleanup of a contaminated former mining town in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.

    Monte Cristo's last mines closed more than a century ago, and the last businesses were closed in the 1970s.

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