Outdoors

Agency to release extra water for Klamath salmon

By JEFF BARNARD, Associated Press August 22, 2014 12:45 p.m.

A federal agency says it will release more cool, clean water into Northern California's Klamath River to prevent a repeat of a 2002 fish kill that left tens of thousands of adult salmon dead.

Feds weigh moving grizzlies into Washington

By GENE JOHNSON, Associated Press August 22, 2014 10:23 a.m.

SEATTLE — The National Park Service said Thursday it will consider moving grizzly bears into the North Cascade Mountains of Washington state to aid their recovery.

Bonneville Dam fish count 8/22

August 22, 2014 8:07 a.m.

Counts and water conditions for Thursday

Bonneville Dam fish count 8/21

August 21, 2014 8:32 a.m.

Counts and water conditions for Wednesday

Fishing report 8/21

By Allen Thomas August 21, 2014 6:03 a.m.

Buoy 10 catch is improving, but expect long waits trying to launch a boat, especially this weekend

Session set Aug. 28 to discuss hunting seasons

August 21, 2014 6:02 a.m.

Meeting at Heathman Lodge part of process to determine 2015-17 regulations

Out & About

August 21, 2014 6:01 a.m.

Items about the upcoming Oregon Bass and Panfish Club meeting, a marine band radio course on Saturday in Vancouver and a one-day waiver of the Discover Pass requirement

Outings

August 21, 2014 6 a.m.

Local hiking, walking, cycling, cross-country skiing and other outings

Volunteers safeguard Buoy 10 sportsmen

By TOM PAULU, The Longview Daily News August 20, 2014 6:22 p.m.

Coast Guard Auxiliary patrols waters of Columbia River mouth ready to help salmon anglers if a boating emergency arises

Historic forest cabin to move Friday

By The Columbian August 20, 2014 6:12 p.m.

Structure will be relocated from Willard to Peterson Prairie for restoration and addition to the recreation rental program

Bonneville Dam fish count 8/19

August 20, 2014 8:04 a.m.

Counts and water conditions for Tuesday

Alabama hunters snag half-ton gator

By The Associated Press August 18, 2014 8:46 p.m.

CAMDEN, Ala. — A family battled a 1,000-pound alligator for more than five hours, putting several large hooks into the beast before firing a fatal shotgun blast into the gator's head.

Biologists counting elk in Olympic National Park

By Associated Press August 17, 2014 2:51 p.m.

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — Biologists are beginning their annual count of Roosevelt elk in Olympic National Park.

Aboriginal art comes with a view

By Susan Parrish August 17, 2014 6 a.m.

DALLESPORT — From her perch high atop a basalt cliff, Tsagaglalal watches over the Columbia River with large, round eyes. Her mouth forms a circle, as if she's surprised.

Bonneville Dam fish count 8/16

August 16, 2014 10:30 a.m.

Count and water conditions for Friday