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Cars snake along the Historic Columbia River Highway along the waterfall corridor in the Columbia River Gorge. Congestion on busy days has been so bad the traffic impairs the ability of emergency vehicles to respond to accidents.

Permits will soon be needed for scenic Columbia River Gorge drive

Cars snake along the Historic Columbia River Highway along the waterfall corridor in the Columbia River Gorge. Congestion on busy days has been so bad the traffic impairs the ability of emergency vehicles to respond to accidents.

May 12, 2022, 5:55am Clark County Life

Visitors to the Columbia River Gorge wishing to drive the historic highway waterfall corridor after May 23 will need a permit to do so. Read story

A chinook salmon, second from the bottom, swims in the Columbia River with sockeye salmon at the Bonneville Dam fish-counting window near North Bonneville.

Columbia River to reopen for spring Chinook fishing below Bonneville Dam

A chinook salmon, second from the bottom, swims in the Columbia River with sockeye salmon at the Bonneville Dam fish-counting window near North Bonneville.

May 11, 2022, 10:15pm Latest News

With Chinook returning in greater numbers than anticipated, fishery managers from Washington and Oregon on Wednesday agreed to reopen the lower Columbia River for recreational spring Chinook fishing beginning Thursday, May 12. Read story

This spring Chinook was taken by Richard Twing on the Cowlitz River while fishing with guide Dave Mallahan a few years ago. After a two-year hiatus, anglers can once again keep spring Chinook salmon they catch on the Cowlitz River.

Mt. Hood Skibowl bans mountain bikes after losing lawsuit

May 9, 2022, 6:39pm Northwest

Mt. Hood Skibowl in Oregon will keep cyclists off its forested trails this summer after losing a lawsuit from a man who said he slammed into a signpost and was paralyzed from the waist down. Read story

Jasmine Zimmer-Stucky of the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership, left, chats with Juliette Fernandez of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as they check out a view of the Columbia River from a new viewpoint at Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge on Monday afternoon. The refuge reopened to the public on May 1.

Steigerwald refuge gains more trails, wetlands, wildlife

Jasmine Zimmer-Stucky of the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership, left, chats with Juliette Fernandez of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as they check out a view of the Columbia River from a new viewpoint at Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge on Monday afternoon. The refuge reopened to the public on May 1.

May 8, 2022, 6:05am Clark County News

When Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge reopened May 1, visitors were likely surprised to see all the changes that have taken place. But the crew members working to remove an old aqueduct, fish ladder and water diversion infrastructure along Gibbons Creek had one of the biggest surprises. Read story

Ed Wilder fights a Chinook salmon while Buzz Ramsey waits with the net. They were fishing the 2018 Buoy 10 Salmon Challenge held this last Friday at the mouth of the Columbia River.

Fishing report: Columbia River spring Chinook fishing closed above Bonneville Dam

Ed Wilder fights a Chinook salmon while Buzz Ramsey waits with the net. They were fishing the 2018 Buoy 10 Salmon Challenge held this last Friday at the mouth of the Columbia River.

May 4, 2022, 4:23pm Outdoors

With the fishery expected to surpass its allowable catch in the coming days, the spring Chinook recreational fishery on the Columbia River mainstem above Bonneville Dam will closed Wednesday (May 4), fishery managers from Washington and Oregon announced. Read story

Steelhead Falls on the Middle Deschutes near Crooked River Ranch.

Quick getaway to Oregon’s Steelhead Falls stuns

Steelhead Falls on the Middle Deschutes near Crooked River Ranch.

May 3, 2022, 6:05am Northwest

After all my jaunts throughout Central Oregon over the past 20 years, I still occasionally venture to special spots that are new to me — even well-known locations. Read story

Jessica Becker's hiking adventures with her husband and young daughter prompted her to write a series of "Little Feet Hiking" guidebooks for parents who want to hit the trail -- but not too hard -- with their kids.

Clark County mom publishes fourth guidebook in her ‘Little Feet Hiking’ series

Jessica Becker's hiking adventures with her husband and young daughter prompted her to write a series of "Little Feet Hiking" guidebooks for parents who want to hit the trail -- but not too hard -- with their kids.

April 28, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

The purpose of a hike is to make swift, steady progress toward your scenic destination, right? Read story