Skamania County Newswire

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  1. Clark County deputy prosecutor gets probation for DUIRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | The Columbian

    ... Thursday. Gasperino was eligible for a standard plea offer for those without prior convictions in which Skamania County would have stayed his prosecution for two years and reduced his conviction to first-degree negligent driving, provided that he ...

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  2. Washougal woman died of smoke inhalation in accidental fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 19 | The Columbian

    A 62-year-old woman died of smoke inhalation during a fire Jan. 7 fire at a rural Washougal home that has been ruled an accident. Marlene Dorego died in the blaze at her manufactured home, 2232 North Fork Road, according to Skamania County Sheriff's Office.

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  3. Timber payments to counties fall after expiration of federal subsidyRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 17 | The Columbian

    In Southwest Washington, Skamania County is one of the counties hardest hit by the expiration of federal timber payments. Late last year, county leaders developed a budget that assumed about $1.5 million from the Secure Rural Schools program, before Congress adjourned without renewing it.

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  4. Fishing report 1/15Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 15 | The Columbian

    In Clark County, Battle Ground Lake got 1,500 rainbow and Klineline Pond received 1,350. In Skamania County, Kidney Lake near North Bonneville got 1,000 rainbow.

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  5. Woman dies in Washougal fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 7 | KREM-TV Spokane

    ... Wash. -- A woman died in a fire that engulfed a Washougal home early Wednesday morning, according to Skamania County Undersheriff Dave Cox. The fire was reported shortly before midnight by an automatic ADT alarm system, he said. A neighbor then ...

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  6. 62-year-old woman missing after fire east of WashougalRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 7 | The Columbian

    A 62-year-old woman is unaccounted for after a fire destroyed a residence east of Washougal early this morning. The fire alarm company notified 911 just after midnight of the fire in the 2200 block of North Fork Road, according to Skamania County Undersheriff Dave Cox.

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  7. Woman feared dead in Skamania County house fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 7 | KOMO News

    A 62-year-old woman is feared dead in a Wednesday morning house fire at Washougal in Skamania County. Undersheriff Dave Cox says firefighters were waiting to search the home on North Fork Road because it has partially collapsed.

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  8. Sex offender updateRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 6 | The Columbian

    ... Chaun Christopher Quincy, 34, was convicted in 1999 of first- and second-degree child molestation in Skamania County for sexually assaulting girls ages 12 and 9. In 2005, Quincy pleaded guilty to first-degree child molestation in Skamania County. ...

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  9. County deputy prosecutor in court on DUI chargeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 5 | The Columbian

    Clark County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Gasperino appeared in Skamania County court Monday to face a charge of driving under the influence of intoxicants. Gasperino was present for the first appearance with his attorney, Jack Green.

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  10. Father, son persevere, bond while stuck in snowRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 30 | The Columbian

    A Battle Ground man and his son spent Monday night stranded on a snowy mountaintop in western Skamania County as wind and snow whipped at their truck. They had driven up Lookout Mountain for a day of recreating and father-son bonding in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, said 44-year-old Michael Rudolph, and that's exactly what they got.

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  11. Clark County deputy prosecutor charged with DUIRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 29 | The Columbian

    ... alcohol content was 0.175 percent, court papers say. The legal limit is 0.08. His case has been moved to Skamania County in accordance with a mutual request by the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney's Office and Gasperino's attorney, Jack Green. ...

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  12. Fall chinook, coho outlook encouraging for 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 29 | The Columbian

    ... mostly for lower Columbia River tributaries plus Spring Creek National Fish Hatchery near Underwood in Skamania County, are anticipated to be slightly better than the past two years. The 2014 coho run was better than predicted and may approach 1 ...

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  13. Deal prevents development near Mount St. HelensRead the original story

    Saturday Dec 27 | KHQ-TV Spokane

    ... nt more than 20,000 acres of land near Swift Reservoir on the Lewis River. The land is west of Pine Creek in Skamania County.

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  14. Local View: Timber-dependent counties need federal helpRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 28 | The Columbian

    ... lands and rely on Secure Rural Schools as one of the few funding sources they have left. For example, in Skamania County, only 2 percent of the land in the entire county is available for development from which it can collect tax revenue. Once a ...

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  15. Congress neglects timber communitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 26, 2014 | The Hill

    ... lands and rely on Secure Rural Schools as one of the few funding sources they have left. For example, in Skamania County, Washington only two percent of the land in the entire county is available for development from which it can collect tax ...

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  16. Grants to pay for salmon habitat workRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 25, 2014 | The Columbian

    ... removing noxious weeds on 6.7 acres of river bank and plant more than 10,000 native trees and shrubs. Skamania County - The Lower Columbia Fish Enhancement Group will get $281,960 to place tree root wads and large logs in the lower 850 feet of ...

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  17. Missing Portland man's body found in Gorge ravineRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 24, 2014 | KATU-TV Portland

    ... . Deputies found his body about a mile away. Sizemore was last seen north of Washougal, Washington Sept. 7. Skamania County Sheriff's Office deputies said that they gave him gas for his car and gave him directions on how to get back to Highway 14.

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  18. Drug trafficking arrests made in SkamaniaRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 23, 2014 | Camas-Washougal Post-Record

    Two Skamania County residents were arrested late last week after an intensive nine month investigation into the trafficking of heroin and prescription medications.

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  19. Columbia Land Trust Purchases 3,000 AcresRead the original story

    Dec 23, 2014 | Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

    ... developments popping up on privately owned forests in the area. Columbia Land Trust began working with Skamania County and Pope Resources, the county's largest private landowner, around 2006. "Rather than viewing conservation, forestry and ...

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  20. In Our View: That's Not Timber FallingRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 23, 2014 | The Columbian

    The absurdity of federal forest policies - and federal spending policies - has been illuminated by the 2015 government funding bill. While the $1.1 trillion measure will manage to keep the federal government up and running next year, a provision that will have a minor impact on most of the country could help shut down Skamania County and other rural areas.

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