Outdoors

Speelyai Bay Park closed for renovation

By The Columbian September 11, 2014 6:03 a.m.

Facility on Merwin Reservoir will be off-limits until at least the middle of December

Help needed for trail construction, maintenance

By The Columbian September 11, 2014 6:02 a.m.

Volunteers sought to work on Sawtooth Mountain trail near Indian Heaven, Vancouver Lake trail, route on south side of Mount St. Helens

Disease strikes Roseburg-area deer

By Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife September 11, 2014 6:01 a.m.

Laboratory result confirm animals dying for illness not found previously in area

Outings

September 11, 2014 6 a.m.

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

Bonneville Dam fish count 9/10

September 10, 2014 9:11 a.m.

Counts and water conditions for Tuesday

Bonneville Dam fish count 9/9

September 9, 2014 8:10 a.m.

Counts and water conditions for Monday

Workshop scheduled Sept. 16 on Klickitat Wildlife Area plan

By The Columbian September 8, 2014 4:58 p.m.

Popular spot with hunters includes almost 16,000 acres scattered among seven units

Bonneville Dam fish count 9/8

September 8, 2014 8:50 a.m.

Counts and water conditions for Sunday

Two Pinchot bridges to close for repairs

September 8, 2014 6:03 a.m.

Spans on road No. 90 across Swift Creek and road No. 43 across Layout Creek in southern Gifford Pinchot National Forest due fixes beginning next week

Bonneville Dam fish count 9/7

September 7, 2014 8:50 a.m.

Counts and water conditions for Saturday

Divers seek lost crab pots in Washington waters

By MANUEL VALDES, Associated Press September 5, 2014 10 a.m.

PORT TOWNSEND — More than 12,000 crab pots are lost in Washington state's Puget Sound every year, costing an estimated $700,000 in lost harvest revenue, and more poignantly, damaging the sea floor environment. Using sonar to find the pots, divers and scientists venture into the waters to clean up and learn why pots are lost.

Bonneville Dam fish count 9/5

September 5, 2014 6:13 a.m.

Counts for Thursday

Bonneville Dam fish count 9/4

September 4, 2014 9 a.m.

Counts and water conditions for Wednesday

New plan to save bull trout drops number goals

By JEFF BARNARD, Associated Press September 3, 2014 1:28 p.m.

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Obama administration is offering a new approach to saving the bull trout, a fish whose need for clean and cold water has put it in conflict with logging, mining and grazing in the Northwest.

Bonneville Dam fish count 9/2

September 2, 2014 8:52 a.m.

Counts and water conditions for Monday