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Allen Thomas

outdoors reporter

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Recent Stories

Four suggestions for summer forest fun

By Allen Thomas July 2, 2015 6:03 a.m.

Spirit Lake, Council Bluff and Lewis River trails are superb hikes, while huckleberries are a tasty treat

Columbia River fishing report July 2015

By Allen Thomas July 2, 2015 6:02 a.m.

Columbia Gorge sturgeon anglers get final chance for a keeper this weekend; summer chinook season extended through July 31 with a wild fish added to daily bag limit

States extend Columbia summer chinook season

By Allen Thomas June 30, 2015 4:20 p.m.

Run will be at least 16 percent larger than initial forecast; wild chinook allowed in bag limit beginning Friday

Swift Reservoir boat ramp to be unusable soon

By Allen Thomas June 25, 2015 10:55 a.m.

Dropping reservoir levels on North Fork Lewis River has Beaver Bay ramp dry now, Swift by Fourth of July weekend

Gifford Pinchot forest's most scenic spot?

By Allen Thomas June 25, 2015 6:03 a.m.

Packwood Lake is a contender for the most beautiful location in Southwest Washington's national forest

Columbia River fishing report June 2015

By Allen Thomas June 25, 2015 6:02 a.m.

Bonneville pool sturgeon retention open again this weekend; Washington and Oregon to review summer chinook salmon fishery at meeting on Tuesday

Session Thursday to discuss changes to Kalama steelhead management

By Allen Thomas June 22, 2015 5:14 p.m.

A public meeting to explain changes designed to reduce the number of hatchery-origin summer steelhead in the upper Kalama River will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, 2108 Grand Blvd.

Columbia River fishing report June 2015

By Allen Thomas June 18, 2015 6:03 a.m.

First of three sturgeon retention periods begins Friday in Bonneville pool of Columbia River

Spring chinook woes persist on North Fork Lewis River

By Allen Thomas June 18, 2015 6:02 a.m.

Weak salmon return will slow efforts to reestablish fish upstream of Swift Dam

Pikeminnow reward program reaches age 25

By Allen Thomas June 11, 2015 6:03 a.m.

Sportsmen paid bounty to catch predator of young salmon, steelhead in Columbia and Snake rivers

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