Thursday Jul 24
Bark beetles killing Columbia River Gorge pines
With wildfires sweeping across Central Washington, researchers just south in the Columbia River Gorge are taking a close look at a tiny insect that tends to devour healthy pines after the flames die down.
Private forest lands closing due to fire danger
Eight private timber companies in Skamania, Klickitat and three other counties will be closing their forest lands to public entry beginning Saturday due to fire danger.
The News Tribune
Q&A: East Pierce fire chief talks about fighting wildfires in Eastern Washington
It takes a village – or more like several dozen – to fight the kind of fires burning in Central and Eastern Washington.
Major wildfires in Washington since 1990
At least 170 structures were lost, including 61 homes. Sparks from construction work on a bridge ignited dry bush below and erupted into the Taylor Bridge Fire, which destroyed more than 60 homes and scorched 36 square miles.
3 candidates bring diverse agendas to 14th Legislative District race
Occupation: CEO and general manager of Goldendale's Quality Inn & Suites, owner of several businesses, high school dance and cheerleading coach.
Free admission to Maryhill Museum July 19-20
Headed east later this month? If you're passing through Goldendale in Klickitat County at the right time, you can waltz right in to the Maryhill Museum of Art for free.
Shakespeare festival set July 19 at Maryhill Museum
The Maryhill Museum will feature a Shakespeare in the Park festival July 19 at the museum on Highway 14 that overlooks the Columbia River near Goldendale.