Outdoors

Arboretum pathway will lead to gardens for local heroines

By Scott Hewitt December 26, 2014 5:16 p.m.

Kelly Punteney has spent the last few years slowly improving the Jane Weber Evergreen Arboretum, a historic property that rolls from Old Evergreen Highway down to the Columbia River. It's been an uphill battle, Punteney has said, toward his ultimate goal of getting the 7-acre oasis adopted by the city of Vancouver as a public park.

Weather service predicts good news for skiers

By The Associated Press December 26, 2014 10:38 a.m.

SEATTLE — The National Weather Service says a weekend storm could dump more than a foot of snow in the Cascades, and as much as 30 inches in some areas.

New Year's Day hike scheduled at Beacon Rock

December 26, 2014 6:01 a.m.

Two-mile walk one of 28 First Day Hikes scheduled in Washington state parks

Grants to pay for salmon habitat work

By The Columbian December 25, 2014 6:06 a.m.

Eight projects in Southwest Washington get funded totaling $2.5 million

Fishing report 12/25

By Allen Thomas December 25, 2014 6:05 a.m.

Winter steelhead streams a bit high for fishing but likely to drop; trout stocked in Battle Ground Lake, Klineline Pond

Hunters' birds may be sampled for flu test

By The Columbian December 25, 2014 6:04 a.m.

Avian influenza kills domestic fowl in British Columbia; tollfree line established for anyone who sees a sick or dead wild bird

Gifford Pinchot forest gets new deputy supervisor

December 25, 2014 6:02 a.m.

Arizona native Angela Elam named to No. 2 post at national forest stretching from Columbia River to Mount Rainier National Park

Outings

December 25, 2014 6 a.m.

Hiking, cycling, kayaking and other outings offered by local organizations

Mountain snowpack is off to slow start

By Eric Florip December 25, 2014 6 a.m.

Winter is officially only a few days old, but the region's mountain snowpack already faces a sizeable deficit.

Fresh-cut trees could use a little jingle

By Lauren Dake December 24, 2014 6:26 p.m.

Dairy farmers have "Got Milk?"

Mount Hood Meadows adds two more chairlifts for Christmas Day

December 24, 2014 2:44 p.m.

Mount Hood Express and Shooting Star will provide access to more terrain

Oregon's ski areas barely open for Christmas

By Conrad Wilson, OPB December 23, 2014 9:58 a.m.

Oregon's ski industry is off to a slow start this winter.

Nevada congressman criticizes Jewell over grouse

By Associated Press December 23, 2014 9:52 a.m.

LAS VEGAS — A Nevada congressman said he was offended when Interior Secretary Sally Jewell claimed some lawmakers in the West are playing politics over the protection of the sage grouse.

Mount Hood Meadows to operate a third chairlift

December 23, 2014 6:01 a.m.

Ski area has enough snow to operate Vista Express today; Timberline Lodge also open for skiing and Mount Hood Skibowl for tubing

Volunteers spruce up Whipple Creek Regional Park

By Stover E. Harger III December 21, 2014 6 a.m.

When Anita Will saw what vandals had done to the remains of the historic stone grist mill at Whipple Creek Regional Park, her heart sank.