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The amphitheater at the Johnston Ridge Observatory in 2012, when it opened for public use.

New fees proposed at Gifford Pinchot National Forest

The amphitheater at the Johnston Ridge Observatory in 2012, when it opened for public use.

July 21, 2022, 7:47am Latest News

Visitors to the Gifford Pinchot National Forest could soon pay more for parking and camping passes, with the forest service suggesting fee increases at several outdoor spots. Read story

A fish, possibly a summer steelhead or coho salmon, attempts to leap Lucia Falls.

Fishing Report: Salmon, steelhead season lasts through July

A fish, possibly a summer steelhead or coho salmon, attempts to leap Lucia Falls.

July 20, 2022, 7:35pm Outdoors

The fishing season on the Lower Columbia River for salmon and steelhead has lasts through July 31. Read story

The Pile River flows into Lake Iliamna, nursery of many sockeye salmon, in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska in a file image. The Bureau of Land Management under the Trump administration announced a preferred proposal that would open millions of acres to potential mining.

Bristol Bay salmon runs shatter records; season shows no sign of slowing

The Pile River flows into Lake Iliamna, nursery of many sockeye salmon, in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska in a file image. The Bureau of Land Management under the Trump administration announced a preferred proposal that would open millions of acres to potential mining.

July 16, 2022, 3:37pm Northwest

Record-breaking numbers of sockeye salmon have returned to southwest Alaska’s Bristol Bay, and the tally is expected to climb higher in the days ahead. Read story

Volunteers, special kids, and parents line up to fish at the Merwin State Fish Hatchery. They were taking part in the Merwin Special Kids Fishing Event, which was held for the first time in two years.

Fish were biting for return of Merwin kids event

Volunteers, special kids, and parents line up to fish at the Merwin State Fish Hatchery. They were taking part in the Merwin Special Kids Fishing Event, which was held for the first time in two years.

July 14, 2022, 6:05am Outdoors

Almost 200 kids participated in the Merwin Special Kids Fishing Event on Saturday — the first held following a two-year pandemic hiatus. Read story

Salmon fishermen on the Columbia River.

Fishing report for Washington Columbia River mainstem and tributaries, July 4-10

Salmon fishermen on the Columbia River.

July 13, 2022, 3:57pm Outdoors

From Lower Columbia River Megler-Astoria Bridge upstream to Bonneville Dam there were 196 salmonid boats and 210 Washington bank rods were tallied during the July 9 flight count. Read story

The Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River in Washington state.

White House: To help salmon, dams may need to be removed

The Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River in Washington state.

July 12, 2022, 12:05pm Latest News

The Biden administration on Tuesday released two reports arguing that removing dams on the lower Snake River may be needed to restore salmon runs to sustainable levels in the Pacific Northwest, and that replacing the energy created by the dams is possible but will cost $11 billion to $19 billion. Read story

An easy 1-mile loop near the visitor center at Seaquest State Park explores the edge of Silver Lake.

Hidden oases of I-5: Explore 6 state parks we usually speed right past

An easy 1-mile loop near the visitor center at Seaquest State Park explores the edge of Silver Lake.

July 10, 2022, 6:03am Clark County Life

I was on a return trip from Seattle, flying down Interstate 5 at 70 mph as one does, when of those brown state park signs reached out and grabbed me. Read story

Bryan Caldwell, a climbing instructor at The Source Climbing Center, belays as a student climbs a wall during a class Oct. 17, 2012, in downtown Vancouver.

Vancouver rock climber killed in fall remembered for devotion to students, sport

Bryan Caldwell, a climbing instructor at The Source Climbing Center, belays as a student climbs a wall during a class Oct. 17, 2012, in downtown Vancouver.

July 6, 2022, 5:13pm Clark County News

A Vancouver man who was a fixture of the local rock climbing community died Monday from a fall while rock climbing near Leavenworth. Read story