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Columbia River Gorge

White Salmon and Hood River Bridge a critical connection

July 9, 2022, 6:02am Clark County News

Residents’ fears continue to swell as the strength of their community’s connecting bridge becomes faultier by the day. Read story

Gifford Pinchot, Gorge get infrastructure aid

June 10, 2022, 4:05pm Clark County News

The Gifford Pinchot National Forest and Columbia River Gorge are among multiple natural areas in Washington to receive required funding for delayed infrastructure improvements. Read story

Fires, shooting, smoking restricted in Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

August 5, 2022, 6:02am Clark County News

New restrictions have been imposed on campfires, smoking and other activities in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Read story

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

Insitu, a Southwest Washington company, specializes in unmanned aircraft systems, like this Integrator model, flown by militaries around the world.

Drone maker Insitu flying high in the Gorge

Insitu, a Southwest Washington company, specializes in unmanned aircraft systems, like this Integrator model, flown by militaries around the world.

April 17, 2022, 6:03am Business

In the Columbia River Gorge, in the small town of Bingen, is Insitu — a business crafting unmanned aircraft systems for militaries across the globe. Read story

Bradford Island and the Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River in 2019.

EPA adds Bradford Island area of Columbia River to Superfund

Bradford Island and the Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River in 2019.

March 17, 2022, 2:29pm Latest News

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday added Bradford Island and surrounding waters of the Columbia River to its Superfund list of toxic waste sites, beginning the process for the eventual cleanup of the area. Read story

The Columbia River Gorge is seen from the Cape Horn lookout in February 2018.

Clark County to update Gorge plan despite planning commission objections

The Columbia River Gorge is seen from the Cape Horn lookout in February 2018.

December 10, 2021, 6:05am Clark County News

Clark County will be making updates to its Columbia River Gorge management plan, despite objections from the county’s planning commission and a member of the county council. Read story

Vancouver-based Conway Construction won a contract for over $13 million from the Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration. Conway will restore a section of the paved Historic Columbia River Highway in the Columbia River Gorge.

Vancouver-based Conway Construction to restore section of historic highway

Vancouver-based Conway Construction won a contract for over $13 million from the Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration. Conway will restore a section of the paved Historic Columbia River Highway in the Columbia River Gorge.

November 30, 2021, 6:01am Business

Vancouver-based Conway Construction won a contract from the Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration for over $13 million to restore some of the last unfinished sections of the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge. Read story

Study seeks to ease congestion in Columbia River Gorge

October 14, 2021, 6:04am Clark County News

The Federal Highway Administration, Washington State Department of Transportation, and U.S. Forest Service are looking for ways to reduce traffic congestion and improve safety at popular recreation sites along state Highway 14. The study area includes the 71-mile stretch of Highway 14 between Washougal and the eastern boundary of the… Read story

(The Columbian)

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(The Columbian)

September 25, 2021, 6:02am Clark County News

Here's a look at some of the stories that were popular with Columbian readers this week. Read story