Skamania County Newswire

Skamania County Newswire

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

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  1. Slow, steady for western pond turtle program in GorgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | The Columbian

    ... having four separate populations of at least 200 animals, he said. The four current populations - three in Skamania County, one in Klickitat County - haven't reached that level yet. And there are other considerations than just numbers, Anderson ...

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  2. Snowpack drought has salmon dying in overheated riversRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 25 | Seattle Times

    ... as the lack of snowmelt water and searing summer heat have sent water temperatures soaring. HOME VALLEY, Skamania County - In a quiet, green pool off the Lower Columbia River, upstream from the Bonneville Dam, dozens of sickly sockeye salmon spend ...

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  3. Winds fan spread of brush fire near LarchRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 23 | The Columbian

    ... Bauska said. The fire totaled about a quarter acre, said Tom North, DNR fire unit manager for Clark and Skamania county. He said that the fire was human caused, but he didn't have more details on how it started, saying that the investigation is ...

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  4. Man, 73, hurt in 20-foot fall on hiking trailRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 19 | The Columbian

    A 73-year-old man was injured Saturday when he fell about 20 feet off of a hiking trail near Middle Falls on the Lewis River in Skamania County. The man, George Cliffe, was hiking with his daughter, Leslie Cliffe, 47, of Portland, when he fell at about 3 p.m. Saturday, according to the Skamania County Sheriff's Office.

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  5. Updated Injured climber stranded 150 ft. above groundRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 18 | The Columbian

    Technical rescue crews from Vancouver and Fire District 6 were called to Beacon Rock State Park in Skamania County Saturday evening after an injured climber was reported to be stranded 150 feet above the ground. The assistance calls came in around 8:20 p.m. According to emergency radio traffic monitored at The Columbian, a woman was climbing the back side of the rock when she slipped and fell 15 feet, possibly dislocating her knee.

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  6. County loses $1 million in last minute legislationRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 15 | Wahkiakum County Eagle

    ... But hours before the budget was approved on Friday, commissioners learned that all the funds would go to Skamania County. After discussing the situation Tuesday with District 19 Representatives Brian Blake and Dean Takko, commissioners and Blake ...

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  7. Remains of homicide victim found near Vancouver identified after 41 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 13 | The Columbian

    Anyone who may have information about what happened to Martha Morrison is asked to call the Clark County Sheriff's Office Cold Case Unit at 360-397-2036 or email coldcase@clark.wa... Nikki Costa asked that anyone related to a missing person should go to the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, findthemissing.org , to make sure that their loved one is in that database. Agencies with unidentified remains run their findings through that system to positively identify the remains and solve missing persons cases.

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  8. Local View: Say no to oil terminals to protect GorgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 12 | The Columbian

    ... in the area. As a reality check on the severity of an oil train derailment and fire, Keith Brown, former Skamania County fire commissioner in the Columbia River Gorge, put it this way: "The only thing you can do with these oil train fires is ...

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  9. Boardman man drowns in Columbia RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 10 | KVEW-TV Kennewick

    An 18-year-old Boardman man drowns in the Columbia River near the Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge in the McCormick slough. Multiple agencies responded to the area. His body was recovered by the Skamania County Sheriff's Office Dive Rescue team. This incident is still under investigation.

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  10. Boardman teen drowns in Columbia RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 10 | KEPR CBS 19

    Our partners at the Eastern Oregonian report that the Morrow County teenager, Gavin Ryce Roberts, 18, had drowned near the Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge in the McCormick Slough making him the second death in the same area of the river, according to a news release. Multiple agencies responded to the scene, including the sheriff's office, Irrigon Fire Department and EMS, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, Umatilla Fire Department and Washington-based Skamania County Sheriff's Office Dive Rescue Team.

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  11. The Boot BusRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 7 | Willamette Week

    Thanks to the region's robust public transit system, it's totally possible to spend every weekend in the woods without even getting a driver's license. For $4 a day, a Skamania County bus takes you by nine trailheads throughout the Columbia Gorge.

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  12. Firefighters working to contain Horseshoe fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 6 | The Columbian

    Skamania County Emergency Medical Services A Vancouver man was identified as the person who died in a fatal crash Sunday morning in east Skamania County. A wildfire on the west side of Mount Adams in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest has led to the closure of segments of the popular Pacific Crest Trail.

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  13. Major road work begins in east Clark CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 6 | The Columbian

    Major road work will begin Thursday to rebuild a damaged portion of Northeast Sunset Falls Road, potentially creating half-hour delays, according to a Clark County news release. Battle Ground-based contractor Tapani Inc. will begin ripping out the degraded surface and pouring cement along the 5.5-mile stretch from Northeast Dole Valley Road east to the Sunset Campground and the Skamania County border, according to the release.

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  14. Vancouver man ID'd as victim in fatal Skamania crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 6 | The Columbian

    Lawrence Nett, 59, was the driver in the single-vehicle crash, reported at about 8:40 a.m. Sunday on Wind River Road north of Carson, according to the Skamania County Sheriff's Office. Deputies said that it appears the vehicle was traveling north on the road when it left the roadway and crashed into two large trees.

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  15. In Our View: Forest Plan Not So SimpleRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 6 | The Columbian

    ... dive, but remain far below what's allowed under the Northwest Forest Plan." Through all the mixed results, Skamania County - Clark County's neighbor to the east - has served as the plan's canary in the coal mine. With the Northwest Forest Plan ...

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  16. Man dies in single-vehicle wreck on Washington's Wind River HighwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 5 | OregonLive.com

    An adult male died in this single-car wreck Sunday morning on Washington 's Wind River Highway. An adult male died at the scene of a single-car wreck Sunday morning in Skamania County on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge north of Carson.

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  17. Private timber companies close lands in Columbia River GorgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 4 | The Oregonian

    The Columbian newspaper reports the land totals 300,000 acres in Skamania and Klickitat counties in Washington and Hood River and Wasco counties in Oregon.

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  18. Kent family mourns loss of father, two sons in Father's Day weekend crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 3 | Seattle Times

    From left to right, Daniel Goy, 7, Anatoliy Goy, and Alex Goy, 9. All three were killed after a car accident on Highway 14 in Skamania County on June 20. Anatoliy Goy came to the U.S. as a Ukrainian refugee, worked two jobs to take care of his wife and six children, and eventually opened his own trucking company. He and his two youngest sons died in a car crash on Father's Day weekend.

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  19. Skamania timber payments far less than expectedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2015 | The Columbian

    Skamania County is set to receive $278,994 in federal funding this year from a program designed to support police, firefighters, schools and road construction across the country. Sally Jewell, secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior, announced the payments Thursday as part of a $405 million package of federal funding for counties throughout the U.S. The money comes from the 2015 Payments in Lieu of Taxes program, an initiative designed to support a wide array of public services at the local level.

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  20. Police identify second person killed in State Route 14 crash near WashougalRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 25, 2015 | OregonLive.com

    ... han a week. Four people, including a 9-year-old boy, died in a crash on the highway near North Bonneville in Skamania County on Saturday.

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