Thursday Jul 24
Bark beetles killing Columbia River Gorge pines
Every year since 2010, they've watched one outbreak after another of the California fivespined ips, a little brown bark beetle that likes to feast on ailing pine trees.
Vancouver man says he was robbed at gunpoint by a motorcyclist
A 70-year-old Vancouver man told authorities he was robbed at gunpoint Saturday evening in a parking lot, the Skamania County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday.
Morning Press: Lost in the wilderness, blasting under a mountain, pot ...
Last year, there was a record number of search and rescue missions in Skamania County - the rural area containing Mount St. Helens, along with other popular outdoor destinations such as Beacon Rock, Silver Star Mountain and the vast Gifford Pinchot National Forest.
5. Man with leg trapped under rock rescued ...
Emergency crews used a system of ropes to rescue a man whose leg was trapped by a rock at the bottom of a waterfall.
Johnny Napierkowski rescued after trapping leg at base of Washington waterfall
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Mine! Mine! Mine! in Today in Pictures
Skamania County sheriff's deputies and firefighters rescue John Napierkowski, who was trapped in the water at Dougan Falls on the Washougal River in Washougal, Wash.
Globe and Mail
The best images for the past 24 hours
An M346 aircraft, produced by Alenia Aermacchi SpA, a unit of Finmeccanica SpA, performs in an aerial flying display on the second day of the Farnborough International Airshow in Farnborough, U.K. The Farnborough International Air Show, which runs July 14-20, is this year's biggest forum for aircraft introductions and sales.
Rescuers save man trapped under rock at Dougan Falls
A 19-year-old Washougal man was rescued after one or both legs became trapped underneath a rock at Dougan Falls.
July 8 and 15: Forever Young Hikes Hummocks and Coldwater Lake trails, 4 to 5 miles with 250 feet elevation gain near Mount St. Helens.
Horn of discovery
Cape Horn Conservancy President Teresa Robbins, board member Larry Keister and Friends of the Columbia Gorge Secretary Keith Brown stand on a new set of stairs leading hikers out of the Cape Horn Trail.