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2011-05-02 07:37:27

Certain research and education activities remain The 25-story construction crane used since 1995 to investigate such things as how Pacific Northwest forests absorb carbon dioxide, obtain sufficient water and resist attacks by pests and diseases is being pruned back to just the tower. The Wind River Canopy Crane, located in a 500-year-old forest near Stevenson in southwest Washington, has been operated cooperatively by the University of Washington, the Forest Service's Pacific Northwest...

2008-09-12 21:00:14

By ALLEN THOMAS Fall chinook salmon retention in the lower Columbia River will not close early, instead remaining open through Tuesday. Washington and Oregon officials made the decision on Thursday to leave fall chinook angling between Tongue Point and Bonneville Dam open through the scheduled season, which concludes at the end of Tuesday. Chinook retention at Buoy 10 in the Columbia River estuary closed a week earlier than scheduled, and rumors on the river had an early closure looming...

2008-08-05 21:00:22

By LAURA McVICKER An 11-year-old autistic Portland boy, lost for two nights in wilderness near Mount St. Helens, was found safe Monday morning. Just after 6 a.m., Alex Irvin walked to the clearing of the Siouxon trailhead as searchers were mobilizing with dogs. He wasn't injured, although he was hungry, said Skamania County Undersheriff Dave Cox. "All of the sudden, here he came out of the trail," Cox said. "We were real fortunate." Alex wandered away from his father Saturday afternoon...

2008-08-05 15:01:02

By Laura McVicker, The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash. Aug. 5--An 11-year-old autistic Portland boy, lost for two nights in wilderness near Mount St. Helens, was found safe Monday morning. Just after 6 a.m., Alex Irvin walked to the clearing of the Siouxon trailhead as searchers were mobilizing with dogs. He wasn't injured, although he was hungry, said Skamania County Undersheriff Dave Cox. "All of the sudden, here he came out of the trail," Cox said. "We were real fortunate." Alex...

2008-07-10 21:00:16

By ALLEN THOMAS Having exceeded harvest guidelines, sturgeon angling in the Bonneville pool of the Columbia River Gorge will shift to catch-and- release beginning Saturday. Washington and Oregon fishery officials made the decision Tuesday to end retention of sturgeon between Bonneville and The Dalles dams effective 12:01 a.m. Saturday. The catch through last Saturday was 786 sturgeon on a guideline of 700 for Bonneville pool in 2008, said Olaf Langness, a biologist for the Washington...

2008-07-08 21:00:15

By Allen Thomas, The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash. Jul. 8--Having exceeded harvest guidelines, sturgeon angling in the Bonneville pool of the Columbia River Gorge will shift to catch-and-release beginning Saturday. Washington and Oregon fishery officials made the decision Tuesday to end retention of sturgeon between Bonneville and The Dalles dams effective 12:01 a.m. Saturday. The catch through last Saturday was 786 sturgeon on a guideline of 700 for Bonneville pool in 2008, said Olaf...

2008-07-08 15:00:26

By Kathie Durbin, The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash. Jul. 8--Skamania County is considering opening wide swaths of land to renewable-energy development. The county planning commission will take testimony tonight on a proposed zoning ordinance that has drawn heated opposition from foes of a proposed wind project near Underwood Mountain, just outside the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area boundary. The hearing begins at 7 p.m. at Rock Creek Center in Stevenson. County officials...

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2008-01-18 14:15:00

In the 1990s, 65% of the steelhead at Ballard Locks in Seattle had been devoured by sea lions. This was seen as a problem, and steps were taken to solve it, however the run has not fully recovered. Now, another group of fish is in trouble. The Columbia River is home to many migrating salmon, however, about 4% of spring runs heading upstream to spawn are consumed by sea lions at Bonneville Dam. For years, knowledgeable fishermen and tribes near the river have wanted to take action against the...

2007-10-20 15:00:13

By Kathie Durbin, The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash. Oct. 20--The Skamania County Sheriff's Office arrested three people Friday in connection with the Sept. 21 fire that destroyed the Stevenson Co-Ply mill west of Stevenson. Jordan Lee Reeves, 21, of Vancouver; his cousin, Brad Lee Reeves, 19, of Kalama; and a 16-year-old were charged with first-degree arson and second-degree burglary. Jordan and Brad Reeves were being held at the Skamania County Jail, and the 16-year-old was being held at...

2007-08-31 21:05:56

By KATHIE DURBIN A development in a riparian area directly above Husum Falls appears to violate the buffer required under state shoreline rules and the river's management plan. Rafters ride Husum Falls on the Lower White Salmon River on Thursday. A five-mile stretch of white water above the falls is part of the 7.7 miles Congress designated as a wild and scenic river in 1986. Top: Signs of development. Land along the lower White Salmon is in high demand for recreation and retirement...


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