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Summer on the Mountain: Mount St. Helens pinnacle of recreation, science and learning

May 18, 2024, 6:13am Clark County Life

MOUNT ST. HELENS NATIONAL VOLCANIC MONUMENT — The fact that unpredictably moving rock has blocked the road to its prime visitor center says a lot about Mount St. Helens. Much… Read story

Field notes: Fishing at Swift Reservoir begins next week

May 18, 2024, 6:01am Outdoors

Fishing at popular Swift Reservoir begins May 25; notice of trail closures at Mount St. Helens; and the weekly Columbia River tributaries fishing report. Read story

Spring Chinook salmon fishing is reopening on the lower Columbia River for two weekends in May and four days in June, it was announced Wednesday, May 15, 2024, by Washington and Oregon fishery officials.

Lower Columbia River spring chinook salmon fishing to reopen for two weekends plus 4 days in June

Spring Chinook salmon fishing is reopening on the lower Columbia River for two weekends in May and four days in June, it was announced Wednesday, May 15, 2024, by Washington and Oregon fishery officials.

May 15, 2024, 3:01pm Latest News

Spring chinook salmon angling in the lower Columbia River will reopen for the two coming weekends, plus June 12-15, Washington and Oregon fishery officials agreed Wednesday. Read story

Ring Camera footage provided by a reader shows a cougar roaming around Northeast Padden Parkway and 137th Avenue in east Vancouver Sunday morning.

Cougar caught on camera at 137th and Padden Parkway in Orchards

Ring Camera footage provided by a reader shows a cougar roaming around Northeast Padden Parkway and 137th Avenue in east Vancouver Sunday morning.

May 14, 2024, 3:41pm Clark County Life

A cougar was spotted in a residential area near Padden Parkway and Northeast 137th Avenue in Orchards this weekend. Read story

Salmon fishermen on the Columbia River.

Columbia River tributary fishing report, week of May 5

Salmon fishermen on the Columbia River.

May 11, 2024, 5:57am Outdoors

The latest Columbia River tributary fishery reports. This sample was taken during the May 5 flight count. Columbia River tributaries SALMON/STEELHEAD Cowlitz River I-5 Bridge downstream — 55 bank rods kept one steelhead, released two Chinook and one jack; two boats/seven rods released one Chinook. Cowlitz River above the I-5… Read story

A bull elk bugles during rutting season in 2010 in Estes Park, Colo.

Special hunt deadline extended to May 22

A bull elk bugles during rutting season in 2010 in Estes Park, Colo.

May 11, 2024, 5:30am Outdoors

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has extended the special hunt permit application deadline one week, until midnight May 22. Read story

Another limit of Drano Lake springers via Cody Luft. Drano Lake should fish well into June, but the lake closes to sport fishing every Wednesday.

Spring Chinook head down to Drano

Another limit of Drano Lake springers via Cody Luft. Drano Lake should fish well into June, but the lake closes to sport fishing every Wednesday.

May 4, 2024, 5:55am Outdoors

Spring Chinook passage over Bonneville Dam has increased during the last week, and the fishing at Drano Lake and the Wind River has picked up. Read story

Merwin Reservoir has more than 500,000 northern pikeminnow and 5,500 tiger muskies, according to federal researchers.

Fishing report: Pikeminnow bounty season opens on Columbia

Merwin Reservoir has more than 500,000 northern pikeminnow and 5,500 tiger muskies, according to federal researchers.

May 4, 2024, 5:54am Outdoors

The 2024 northern pikeminnow bounty season on the Columbia and Snake rivers opens May 1, with decent money to be made. Read story

Clam digging just south of the Oysterville approach at the northern end of Long Beach Peninsula in Pacific County.

Field notes: Final razor clam digs of spring season approved

Clam digging just south of the Oysterville approach at the northern end of Long Beach Peninsula in Pacific County.

May 4, 2024, 5:53am Editor's Choice

The final seven days of Washington coastal razor clam digs of the season will proceed as planned from May 6-12. Read story

Fishing guide Bob Rees, left, and Paul Marshall with a nice lower Columbia River spring Chinook.

Columbia River spring Chinook fishing closes above Bonneville Dam

Fishing guide Bob Rees, left, and Paul Marshall with a nice lower Columbia River spring Chinook.

April 29, 2024, 5:19pm Latest News

With the fishery expected to have already met its allowable catch, recreational spring Chinook fishing on the Columbia River mainstem from Bonneville Dam to the Oregon/Washington border will close beginning Tuesday, April 30. Read story