Skamania County Newswire

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

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  1. In Our View: Cheers & JeersRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 18 | The Columbian

    Cheers: Congress has approved renewal of the Secure Rural Schools Program, which provides money to counties that have been devastated by a downturn in the timber industry. Over the years, the funds have proven crucial to keeping many counties in the Northwest functioning - including Skamania County to the east of Clark County.

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  2. OutingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 16 | The Columbian

    ... May 12: Forever Young Hikes Upper Cape Horn, 7 miles, 1,350 feet elevation gain in western Skamania County, age 50+, $14 city residents, $16 for others, bring a lunch and money for a snack stop. Transportation provided from Luepke Center. Call ...

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  3. Columbia River fishing report April 16Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 16 | The Columbian

    ... rainbow trout, while Horseshoe Lake got 9,000 rainbow, Lacamas Lake got 5,900 brown trout and Tunnel Lake in Skamania County for 1,800 rainbow. Fishing for hatchery steelhead opens today from the top ramp at Lewisville Park to the mouth of the East ...

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  4. Congress OKs renewal of timber county fundsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | The Columbian

    ... been shared with counties. Last year, Oregon got about $100 million of the $500 million paid nationwide. Skamania County also relies on the program. The declining subsidies have forced some counties to make sharp cuts in law enforcement because ...

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  5. April 20 Events in PortlandRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | Willamette Week

    ... on Monday, April 20, the city of North Bonneville hosts an open-house celebration with the shop's staff, the Skamania County Chamber of Commerce, and people from the local cannabis community. The open house has free refreshments, raffles and a ...

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  6. Rec: The LeagueRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | Willamette Week

    ... city manager used dwindling cash reserves to form a public development authority that could apply for one of Skamania County's two state-issued marijuana sales licenses and build this blue metal shack on the edge of town. It opened last month, an ...

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  7. Like Strangers in Their Own CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | Wall Street Journal

    In Skamania County, Wash., only 2% of land in the county is privately owned. The federal government controls 90% of all land use.

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  8. Regional winners take preservation awardRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | The Columbian

    A Skamania County couple and a Ridgefield family are among a handful of people throughout Washington to win a prestigious historic preservation award from the state this year. The state Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation, based in Olympia, chose 12 award winners for 2015's outstanding achievement in historic preservation.

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  9. Vancouver hiker died of chest injuries, hypothermiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 10 | OregonLive.com

    ... to alert authorities. A duty officer at the Washington Department of Emergency Management contacted the Skamania County Sheriff's Office to begin a search for the men. Deputies found the men's car and after an all-night search located the men at 5 ...

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  10. OutingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 9 | The Columbian

    ... May 12: Forever Young Hikes Upper Cape Horn, 7 miles, 1,350 feet elevation gain in western Skamania County, age 50+, $14 city residents, $16 for others, bring a lunch and money for a snack stop. Transportation provided from Luepke Center. Call ...

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  11. Hand-casting rule adopted for salmon bank fishermen in Bonneville poolRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 9 | The Columbian

    ... only, with boat fishing prohibited. However, Washington fishermen, primarily near the mouth of Drano Lake in Skamania County, use boats to set their lines several hundred feet from the bank to improve their success. The method has become popular and ...

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  12. Man dies after hiking near Mount St. HelensRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 8 | The Columbian

    ... Oswego, Ore., on Saturday morning on the Craggy Peak Trail, which is between Mount St. Helens and Mt. Adams, Skamania County Chief Criminal Deputy Pat Bond said. Bisbjerg was hiking a little ahead of Duhigg, but Bisbjerg turned around when he hadn't ...

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  13. Injured woman freed from car in Stevenson, WashingtonRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 4 | OregonLive.com

    An injured woman was trapped inside her small sedan when Skamania County Emergency Medical Services found her 40 feet below an embankment in Stevenson, Washington Saturday afternoon. The 40-year-old was entangled and entrapped in her car on the south side of the roadway off the 1100 block of SW Rock Creek Drive.

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  14. OutingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 2 | The Columbian

    ... May 12: Forever Young Hikes Upper Cape Horn, 7 miles, 1,350 feet elevation gain in western Skamania County, age 50+, $14 city residents, $16 for others, bring a lunch and money for a snack stop. Transportation provided from Luepke Center. Call ...

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  15. In Our View: Help Timber CountiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 31 | The Columbian

    ... feet of timber being harvested in a year; in 2000, after a series of harvest-suppressing federal policies, Skamania County felled 26 million board feet - a decline of 93 percent. This, predictably, had a dire impact on the local economy and ...

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  16. OutingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | The Columbian

    ... May 12: Forever Young Hikes Upper Cape Horn, 7 miles, 1,350 feet elevation gain in western Skamania County, age 50+, $14 city residents, $16 for others, bring a lunch and money for a snack stop. Transportation provided from Luepke Center. Call ...

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  17. Clark County grows faster than PortlandRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | The Columbian

    ... 2014 population of Clark County at 451,008. In 2010, the census listed 425,363 residents in Clark County. In Skamania County, the population grew by 274 from 2010 through 2014. The 2014 population estimate for that county is 11,340, compared with ...

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  18. Mount Hood blast victim remembered as kind, caring, devoted to Christian serviceRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | OregonLive.com

    ... from the remains recovered at the scene to Williams. Authorities here also learned that Williams had alerted Skamania County, Washington, authorities on Feb. 16 that he had suffered a mental health emergency and indicated that he contemplated ...

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  19. Report: Ore. man who blew himself up had prior mental crisisRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | KXLY-TV Spokane

    A Washington sheriff's officer says an Oregon man who killed himself last week in an explosion along a busy highway leading to Mount Hood had another recent mental health crisis that sent him to a southwest Washington hospital. The Oregonian reports Skamania County, Washington, sheriff's Chief Deputy Pat Bond said Tuesday that Jeffrey R. Williams called 911 in Skamania County on Feb. 16 to say he needed help.

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  20. Man who blew himself up on Mt. Hood had recent mental health crisis and called 911 for helpRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | The Oregonian

    ... , he had a mental health crisis that sent him to a Southwest Washington hospital. Williams called 911 in Skamania County on Feb. 16 to report that he needed help, Skamania County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Pat Bond said Tuesday. Just past ...

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