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Jacob Runyan, left, and Chase Cominsky, sit in court as they are arraigned, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022, in Cleveland. The two pleaded not guilty to cheating and other charges in a lucrative fishing tournament on Lake Erie in the end of September where they were accused of stuffing five walleye with lead weights and fish filets.

Fishermen plead not guilty to charges in tournament scandal

Jacob Runyan, left, and Chase Cominsky, sit in court as they are arraigned, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022, in Cleveland. The two pleaded not guilty to cheating and other charges in a lucrative fishing tournament on Lake Erie in the end of September where they were accused of stuffing five walleye with lead weights and fish filets.

October 26, 2022, 4:02pm Outdoors

Two men accused of stuffing five walleye with lead weights and fish fillets during a lucrative fishing tournament on Lake Erie pleaded not guilty to cheating and other charges on Wednesday. Read story

Salmon fishermen on the Columbia River.

Washington Columbia River mainstem, tributary fishing sampling, Oct. 17-23

Salmon fishermen on the Columbia River.

October 26, 2022, 3:29pm Outdoors

Washington Columbia River mainstem and tributary sampling report for the week of Oct. 17-23 Read story

After hiker’s death, how deadly are falling trees and tree parts?

October 26, 2022, 7:43am Northwest

Being killed by a falling tree is very rare, according to the American Alpine Institute, a hiking and climbing instructional organization in Bellingham. Read story

Full limit of 15 razor clams dug south of the Oysterville approach at the northern end of Long Beach Peninsula.

WDFW approves 7 days of clam digs beginning Oct. 24

Full limit of 15 razor clams dug south of the Oysterville approach at the northern end of Long Beach Peninsula.

October 20, 2022, 6:16pm Latest News

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) shellfish managers confirmed today razor clam digging opportunities at Long Beach, Twin Harbors, and Copalis beaches from Oct. 24-30. Read story

Salmon fishermen on the Columbia River.

Washington Columbia River mainstem, tributary fishing sampling, Oct. 10-16

Salmon fishermen on the Columbia River.

October 19, 2022, 4:17pm Outdoors

Washington Columbia River mainstem and tributary sampling report for the week of Oct. 10-16: Read story

Rikeem Sholes of Vancouver became a "Kettle Hero" last year, after the Navy veteran and biologist won a scholarship from the Pat Tillman Foundation.

Black biologist from Vancouver leads others to new heights in the great outdoors

Rikeem Sholes of Vancouver became a "Kettle Hero" last year, after the Navy veteran and biologist won a scholarship from the Pat Tillman Foundation.

October 16, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

When he was growing up, Rikeem Sholes’ knowledge of the great outdoors was as flat as his TV screen. Read story

Salmon fishermen on the Columbia River.

Washington Columbia River mainstem, tributary fishing sampling, Oct. 3-9

Salmon fishermen on the Columbia River.

October 12, 2022, 5:45pm Outdoors

Fishery reports MAINSTEM COLUMBIA RIVER SALMON/STEELHEAD Sec 1 (Bonneville) — 18 bank anglers kept four Chinook and released two coho; 11 boats/23 rods kept four Chinook, one Chinook jack, six coho and released two Chinook. Sec 2 (Camas/Washougal) — 26 boats/53 rods kept seven Chinook, three Chinook jacks, 10 coho… Read story

More than 70 percent of salmon and steelhead populations are not keeping pace with recovery goals, and some are in crisis of fading altogether, according to a 2020 report from State of Salmon in Watersheds. Salmon runs in the Columbia River are at their lowest abundance in 10 years — a stark contrast from their peak 10 to 16 million population.

National report details ways to boost fish recovery in Columbia, Snake rivers

More than 70 percent of salmon and steelhead populations are not keeping pace with recovery goals, and some are in crisis of fading altogether, according to a 2020 report from State of Salmon in Watersheds. Salmon runs in the Columbia River are at their lowest abundance in 10 years — a stark contrast from their peak 10 to 16 million population.

October 11, 2022, 7:54pm Clark County News

Local leaders and researchers are finding new solutions to an old problem: helping endangered salmon and steelhead species across the Columbia River Basin. Read story