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Bonneville Dam fish count 8/31

August 31, 2014 8:45 a.m.

Counts and water conditions for Saturday

Bonneville Dam fish count 8/30

August 30, 2014 8:12 a.m.

Counts and water conditions for Friday

Warm waters send salmon to Canada, not Washington

By Associated Press August 28, 2014 6:51 p.m.

BELLINGHAM — Unusually warm water off the Washington coast is sending the vast majority of the sockeye salmon run to Canadian waters, leaving Puget Sound fishermen with nearly empty nets.

Wolf hunt rules sought

By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press August 28, 2014 6:51 p.m.

SPOKANE — Environmental groups on Thursday asked Gov. Jay Inslee to push for the creation of strict rules limiting when wolves can be killed in response to livestock depredations.

Out & About 8/28

August 28, 2014 6 a.m.

News and notes from Outdoors

Fishing report, 8/28

By The Columbian August 27, 2014 11:26 p.m.

Salmon fishing at Buoy 10 has reached its apex with about 100 boats in the water on most days.

Bonneville Dam fish count 8/27

August 27, 2014 8:32 a.m.

Counts for Tuesday

Judge asked to cut off extra water for salmon

By JEFF BARNARD, Associated Press August 26, 2014 9:39 p.m.

Agricultural water providers in the Central Valley of California asked a federal judge to stop releases of extra water intended to help salmon in the Klamath Basin survive the drought.

5 hunters face deer killing charges in Oregon

By Associated Press August 26, 2014 9:22 a.m.

PENDLETON, Ore. — Oregon wildlife officials say five hunters are facing illegal deer killing charges after the head of a freshly killed male deer was found in a vehicle southwest of Pendleton.

Bonneville Dam fish count 8/26

August 26, 2014 8:14 a.m.

Counts and water conditions for Monday

Bonneville Dam fish count 8/25

August 25, 2014 8:46 a.m.

Counts and water conditions for Sunday

Bonneville Dam fish count 8/24

August 24, 2014 9:19 a.m.

Counts and water conditions for Saturday

Backpacking is glorious in the 'Oregon Alps'

By ZACH URNESS, Statesman Journal August 24, 2014 6 a.m.

EAGLE CAP WILDERNESS, Ore. — As we stood on the top of Oregon's largest wilderness area, looking down upon mountains that spread across the horizon like rows of jagged teeth, we decided the only way to celebrate was swimming in a lake partly covered by snow and ice.

Bonneville Dam fish count 8/23

August 23, 2014 9:28 a.m.

Counts and water conditions for Friday

Meeting scheduled Thursday on angling regulations

By The Columbian August 23, 2014 6:01 a.m.

State recommending 32 changes in Columbia River watershed go out for public comment