Skamania County Newswire

Skamania County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Skamania County, WA.

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  1. Wildfire season is Washington's worstRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Columbian

    Courtesy of the state Department of Natural Resources A smoldering landscape remains in the wake of the Gold Rush Fire, which burned about 60 acres in western Skamania County, several miles from Dougan Falls. The fire was 100 percent contained by Sunday.

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  2. Gold Rush Fire is 100 percent containedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 25 | Camas-Washougal Post-Record

    A wildfire was reported on Monday, approximately 7.5 miles past Dougan Falls in west Skamania County.

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  3. Portland unemployment rises in July even with 8,600 new jobsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 25 | OregonLive.com

    Portland 5.7 percent, up from 5.4 percent. Yet despite the hiring spree, the metro unemployment rate still rose, from 5.4 percent in June to 5.7 percent in July.

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  4. Updated Gold Rush Fire is 100 percent containedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 24 | Camas-Washougal Post-Record

    ... on Aug. 17, is located along Forest Road 2000, about 7.5 miles past Dougan Falls in a remote section of west Skamania County. No structures were threatened. During the past week, it has been battled with the help of helicopters dumping water on the ...

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  5. Officials: Gold Rush Fire 100 percent containedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 24 | The Columbian

    Firefighters on Sunday night completely contained a wildfire that burned about 60 acres of land in western Skamania County, several miles past Dougan Falls. Crews remain on scene today at the Gold Rush Fire, about 12 miles northeast of Washougal, doing mop up and using thermal imaging equipment to look for hot-spots in the area, according to Department of Natural Resources spokesman Brian Poehlein.

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  6. Gold Rush Fire is 20 percent containedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 19 | Camas-Washougal Post-Record

    A wildfire was reported on Monday, approximately 7.5 miles past Dougan Falls in west Skamania County.

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  7. Updated 911 operators inundated with calls about smokeRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 22 | Camas-Washougal Post-Record

    ... the Cougar Creek wildfire in the Mt. Adams area. Also contributing is the 60-acre Gold Rush Fire in west Skamania County, 12 miles northeast of Washougal. It was reported Monday and as of Saturday morning is 60 percent contained. "We are asking ...

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  8. Crews continue to battle Gold Rush FireRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 21 | Camas-Washougal Post-Record

    A wildfire was reported on Monday, approximately 7.5 miles past Dougan Falls in west Skamania County.

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  9. Road closures remain around Gold Rush Fire NE of WashougalRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 20 | The Columbian

    Firefighters have improved the lines holding a wildfire in western Skamania County, but the road near the fire is still closed, according to a state Department of Resources spokeswoman. The Gold Rush Fire, which was reported on Monday, is burning in steep terrain on DNR-managed land along Forest Road 2000, several miles past Dougan Falls.

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  10. In Our View: A Desirable Place to LiveRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 19 | The Columbian

    ... a desirable locale. With any ranking, there is room to quibble with the methodology. And the good people of Skamania County to the east probably would take issue with their position as the 1,472nd most desirable county and their status as having ...

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  11. Dougan Falls fire grows to 60 acresRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 18 | The Columbian

    A fire burning near the Dougan Falls in western Skamania County grew slightly since igniting midday Monday, and has closed roads and led fire managers to ask would-be visitors to stay away for now. Clark County Fire and Rescue Battalion Chief Tim Dawdy, who has been working as a public information officer at the fire, said the blaze's footprint has grown from 45 acres to 60 acres - not quite a tenth of a square mile.

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  12. 45 acres burned in Skamania County wildfireRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 17 | KATU-TV Portland

    ... caused the flames. Two inmate crews from Larch Mountain are on scene, along with two choppers and crews from Skamania County.

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  13. Updated Dougan Falls fire blackens 45 acresRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 17 | The Columbian

    A fire near Dougan Falls on the Washougal River in western Skamania County has blackened about 45 acres, according to the state Department of Natural Resources. Clark County Fire and Rescue Battalion Chief Tim Dawdy, who assisted on the fire, said it is burning in timber slash in steep terrain at the end of the Washougal River Road, about 3A1 2 miles past Dougan Falls on Forest Road 2000.

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  14. Help is available to understand MedicareRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 11 | The Columbian

    The Lower Columbia Community Action Program is the new Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors sponsor in Clark and Skamania counties. Trained volunteers offer free, confidential counseling and education on Medicare, health care programs, prescription drug access, and fraud and abuse - just to name a few.

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  15. Fire burning in western Columbia River GorgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 8 | The Columbian

    ... rtment of Natural Resources crew from Larch Mountain Corrections Center, as well as by DNR engine crews, the Skamania County Fire District and a crew from Cascade Locks, Ore.

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  16. Fire burning in the Columbia River Gorge near Multnomah FallsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 8 | KATU-TV Portland

    ... river from Multnomah Falls. The fire was reported Saturday morning as a slow burn about an acre in size, the Skamania County Sheriff's Office said. It's burning along SR-14 near milepost 30, sending up smoke across the river from the Multnomah Falls ...

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  17. Two injured in crash in CarsonRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 4 | The Columbian

    Two people were hurt in a two-vehicle collision Tuesday in Carson, including a minor who was taken to the hospital with a head injury. According to Skamania County Emergency Medical Services, emergency crews responded to a collision at Metzger Road and Smith Beckon Road between a sedan and another vehicle.

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  18. Berry picker missing since Thursday found in good conditionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 3 | KXLY-TV Spokane

    Search and rescue teams have found the 87-year-old Oregon woman who went missing Thursday while picking huckleberries near Trout Lake in southwest Washington. The Skamania County sheriff's office says the woman was spotted Sunday morning by a search crew flying over the Sawtooth Berry Fields.

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  19. Missing berry picker from The Dalles found safe 3 days laterRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 2 | KATU-TV Portland

    Search and rescue teams have found the 87-year-old Oregon woman who went missing Thursday while picking huckleberries near Trout Lake in southwest Washington. The Skamania County sheriff's office says the woman was spotted Sunday morning by a search crew flying over the Sawtooth Berry Fields.

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  20. Berry picker, 87, missing three days found in good conditionRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 2 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    Search and rescue teams have found the 87-year-old Oregon woman who went missing Thursday while picking huckleberries near Trout Lake in southwest Washington. The Skamania County sheriff's office says the woman was spotted Sunday morning by a search crew flying over the Sawtooth Berry Fields.

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