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A group of snowshoers and their shadows go for a walk near Paradise at Mt. Rainier National Park Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022.

Paradise lost? Angst mounts over Mount Rainier National Park weekday closure

A group of snowshoers and their shadows go for a walk near Paradise at Mt. Rainier National Park Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022.

January 16, 2023, 6:03am Latest News

The road to Paradise is closed on weekdays. Read story

The white sturgeon is listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act.

Bonneville Pool closes to white sturgeon retention on Thursday

The white sturgeon is listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act.

January 11, 2023, 4:21pm Latest News

The Bonneville Pool between Bonneville Dam and The Dalles Dam on the Columbia River will close to retention of white sturgeon beginning Thursday, Jan. 12. Read story

While Columbia River fall salmon projections won?t be ready until February, initial analysis reported by the WDFW shows a fall Chinook return somewhat similar to 2022. Coho jack numbers dropped a bit last year, which could point to a slightly lower run of coho in the fall.

Many happy returns for Columbia River salmon

While Columbia River fall salmon projections won?t be ready until February, initial analysis reported by the WDFW shows a fall Chinook return somewhat similar to 2022. Coho jack numbers dropped a bit last year, which could point to a slightly lower run of coho in the fall.

January 4, 2023, 6:04pm Latest News

Oregon and Washington have started publishing their forecasts for 2023 Columbia River salmon runs, and with a few exceptions, most of the news is good. Read story

Mount Adams is visible in the background near the junction of the Hardtime Loop and Scenic Loop trails northeast of Koshko Sno-Park in the Wind River area.

Savor snow on skis in Southwest Washington

Mount Adams is visible in the background near the junction of the Hardtime Loop and Scenic Loop trails northeast of Koshko Sno-Park in the Wind River area.

December 25, 2022, 6:04am Clark County Life

Mention cross-country skiing or snowshoeing and the responses often revolve around the long drive and crowded conditions at popular Teacup Lake or Trillium Lake on Mount Hood. Read story

Razor clam digging along the Washington coast remains on hold until marine toxin levels drop.

Razor clam digs on all Washington beaches remain closed

Razor clam digging along the Washington coast remains on hold until marine toxin levels drop.

December 23, 2022, 3:10pm Editor's Choice

The recreational razor clam season on all coastal beaches remains closed until further notice, shellfish managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced Friday. Read story

August 15, 2000 -- Jeremiah Coughlan -- Dozens of boats patrol the waters off Buoy 10 in the Columbia River as salmon season at the mouth of the river starts today.

Officials work to avoid repeat of disastrous fall salmon fishing season

August 15, 2000 -- Jeremiah Coughlan -- Dozens of boats patrol the waters off Buoy 10 in the Columbia River as salmon season at the mouth of the river starts today.

December 21, 2022, 8:48pm Outdoors

Last season was cut short by month-long closure Read story

Hikers make their way across a glacier.

Ski partner continues trip in friend’s honor

Hikers make their way across a glacier.

December 20, 2022, 6:05am Northwest

He wept on a sunny day at the end of a continent. He cried alone, perched on a rock at the top of a little known glacier. There was no wind. His tears slowed and then he sat in silence and looked down at the expanse of snow. Somewhere down… Read story

Mike Golob, the president of the Southwest Washington Anglers, helps his son land a trout during the Klineline Kids fishing derby while a volunteer with the club waits to net the fish. This huge event has always depended on sportsman's clubs' volunteers, which are in short supply post-COVID.

Local outdoors clubs experiencing downturn in members, volunteers

Mike Golob, the president of the Southwest Washington Anglers, helps his son land a trout during the Klineline Kids fishing derby while a volunteer with the club waits to net the fish. This huge event has always depended on sportsman's clubs' volunteers, which are in short supply post-COVID.

December 15, 2022, 5:20pm Outdoors

The long hangover from the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over, and local outdoor sportsman’s clubs across southwest Washington are feeling the pain. Read story