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Columbia River Gorge

Study: Snake River dam removal would cost $2.3B, jeopardize regional economies

January 7, 2020, 9:20am Clark County News

A new study commissioned by an association of river commercial groups says removing the four Lower Snake River dams to improve salmon runs would cost $2.3 billion over the next… Read story

Barrels of craft beer flow from Backwoods Brewing

December 22, 2019, 6:05am Business

It’s been over a year since Backwoods Brewing, a family brewery in the Columbia River Gorge town of Carson extended a foot into downtown Portland to open its second pub. Read story

Tribe, states ask feds to list Bradford Island as Superfund site

October 30, 2019, 6:01am Clark County News

BONNEVILLE DAM, Ore. — A lone boat fished near Bradford Island, just upstream from Bonneville Dam, on a crisp fall morning full of color and serenity. Read story

Two tribes want three Columbia River dams removed

October 14, 2019, 1:55pm Clark County News

Two Northwest tribes Monday called for removing three Columbia River dams — Bonneville, The Dalles and John Day — to support salmon recovery and help dwindling orcas. Read story

Searchers combing Skamania County for missing mushroom picker

October 14, 2019, 9:18am Clark County News

Search and rescue teams resumed their search Monday morning for a 74-year-old Vancouver woman who went missing while mushroom picking in Skamania County. Read story

Corps mission: trying to fix a broken lockvideo icon

September 18, 2019, 9:13pm Business

BONNEVILLE DAM — It’s been two weeks since an emergency repair project forced an unplanned closure and drainage of the Bonneville Navigation Lock, and contractors for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are working around the clock to meet a goal of reopening the passage by Sept. 30. Read story

Changes to Endangered Species Act could affect county wildlife

August 24, 2019, 6:02am Clark County News

The federal government announced it would change the way the Endangered Species Act is applied, making it easier to delist threatened or endangered species and allowing regulators to conduct economic assessments on potential lost revenue when deciding whether to protect a habitat. Read story

Gorge commission votes 11-1 against Washougal gravel mine

August 13, 2019, 7:27pm Clark County News

Overturning a previous decision, the Columbia River Gorge Commission took action Tuesday that could lead to shutting down a gravel mine outside Washougal. Read story