By Al Thomas June 20, 2014 6:15 p.m.
WOODLAND — Eagle Island boat launch and parking lot on the lower North Fork of the Lewis River will be closed to the public beginning Monday while being used as a staging area for a habitat restoration project.
By Al Thomas March 6, 2014 6 a.m.
Do spring chinook anglers in the lower Columbia River lie to fish checkers by not reporting it when they release wild fish, thus extending the season?
By Al Thomas March 5, 2014 11:16 p.m.
Campground reservations are being accepted for PacifiCorp's Cresap Bay and Cougar Camp parks along the North Fork of the Lewis River.
By Al Thomas August 19, 2010 6 a.m.
Two decades ago, the state Fish and Wildlife Commission told the Southwest Washington office to pick a stream to stop planting hatchery steelhead and test as wild-fish-only water. The regional biologist picked the Wind River, a good test spot since most of the watershed’s habitat is protected in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.
By Al Thomas November 5, 2009 4 p.m.
It seems like a long time since Bill Doba coached Washington State, yet it’s been less than two full seasons. For anyone interested, Doba is living in retirement in Vandalia, Mich. Doba had a good run in Pullman, 19 years and the last five as head coach. He left the top job with a winning record 30-29, but also left the talent cupboard virtually empty — as evidenced by the Cougs’ mark since he departed.