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A ship cruises past the shoreline at Frenchman&rsquo;s Bar Regional Park under overcast, drizzly conditions Friday morning. With daytime temperatures expected to reach the upper 50s and even low 60s beginning Sunday, melting snow from higher elevations could raise river levels.

Warming temperatures mean rising water around Southwest Washington

A ship cruises past the shoreline at Frenchman&rsquo;s Bar Regional Park under overcast, drizzly conditions Friday morning. With daytime temperatures expected to reach the upper 50s and even low 60s beginning Sunday, melting snow from higher elevations could raise river levels.

January 26, 2024, 7:15pm Clark County News

Recent steady rainfall has melted away the snow and ice that blanketed Southwest Washington last week. While that’s good news for drivers tired of slippery roads and treacherous streets, it also means the region’s rivers and streams are nearly filled to the brim. Read story

Muckleshoot fishermen Dezi Louie, wearing red, and Levi Hamilton join other tribal boats for a chum opening on Elliott Bay. Their ancestors could never have imagined this cityscape, but they knew when signing the treaty with the U.S. that their people would need to be able to continue to travel to hunt, fish and gather as they always have. The treaty right to fish was insisted on by tribes when pressed to sign treaties with the U.S. in 1855 that cleared the way for white settlement.

How the Boldt decision 50 years ago remade Pacific Northwest fishing

Muckleshoot fishermen Dezi Louie, wearing red, and Levi Hamilton join other tribal boats for a chum opening on Elliott Bay. Their ancestors could never have imagined this cityscape, but they knew when signing the treaty with the U.S. that their people would need to be able to continue to travel to hunt, fish and gather as they always have. The treaty right to fish was insisted on by tribes when pressed to sign treaties with the U.S. in 1855 that cleared the way for white settlement.

January 22, 2024, 6:02am Latest News

Louie Ungaro waited out the turn of the tide, when chum salmon — he hoped — would hit his net. Fishing here is his tradition, a practice and a way of life as old as his people, the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe. Read story

A six-man limit of fall chinook from the Columbia River rests on the dock before being checked by state fisheries creel checkers. Anglers may be looking at a selective fishery in the Buoy Ten reach again this year.

Columbia River fall salmon outlook remains good

A six-man limit of fall chinook from the Columbia River rests on the dock before being checked by state fisheries creel checkers. Anglers may be looking at a selective fishery in the Buoy Ten reach again this year.

January 20, 2024, 6:05am Editor's Choice

Oregon and Washington have released an initial fall salmon outlook for the Columbia River, and fishery managers say runs are looking to be similar to last year. Read story

The Ray Garey Cabin at Teacup Nordic has a warming stove plus benches and tables for eating lunch.

Teacup Nordic remains a winter destination for all things cross country

The Ray Garey Cabin at Teacup Nordic has a warming stove plus benches and tables for eating lunch.

January 20, 2024, 5:55am Life

As a body of water, Teacup Lake on the east side of Mount Hood is ordinary, just another small, shallow, high-elevation pond. But Teacup Nordic — an almost 15-mile network of cross-country ski trails that gets snow early, holds snow late and is groomed four mornings a week — is… Read story

Washington State Parks is hiring park and senior park aides, more

January 20, 2024, 5:03am Northwest

Washington State Parks is currently recruiting seasonal park aides and senior park aides to work in some of the state’s 140 parks. Other job opportunities range from park ranger to positions in construction and maintenance. Read story

A rare fall-winter daylight razor clam dig in November 2023, just south of the Oysterville Approach at the north end of Long Beach Peninsula.

Next round of razor clam digs approved beginning Monday, Jan. 22

A rare fall-winter daylight razor clam dig in November 2023, just south of the Oysterville Approach at the north end of Long Beach Peninsula.

January 19, 2024, 3:11pm Latest News

Razor clam diggers can look forward to more digging on coastal beaches beginning Monday, Jan. 22, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) coastal shellfish managers confirmed Friday. Read story

Forest Service extends public comment period on Northwest Forest Plan

January 18, 2024, 5:55am Clark County News

The U.S. Forest Service has extended the public comment period on the notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement on the proposal to amend the Northwest Forest Plan through Feb. 2. Read story

A new pedestrian bridge connecting Washington State University Vancouver and Pleasant Valley Community Park was built in 2014, with an added multi-use pathway along the north side of Northeast Salmon Creek Avenue in 2015.

Clark County Council weighs increasing parks fees

A new pedestrian bridge connecting Washington State University Vancouver and Pleasant Valley Community Park was built in 2014, with an added multi-use pathway along the north side of Northeast Salmon Creek Avenue in 2015.

January 17, 2024, 6:07am Clark County News

Clark County parks users likely will pay more for parking, renting picnic shelters and using sports fields this year. Read story