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Columbia River Gorge

Popular annual ‘Eagle Watch’ in Columbia River Gorge moves online

February 16, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

If you want to fly like an eagle in the Columbia River Gorge, this isn’t your year. But, at 6 p.m. today, you will be able to Zoom like an… Read story

Eagle Creek trail reopens after damage for 2017 wildfirevideo icon

January 14, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

With water dripping off the mossy gorge walls above Eagle Creek, it's hard to believe that spot was once an inferno. Read story

The Vista House in the Columbia River Gorge.

Columbia River management plan completed

The Vista House in the Columbia River Gorge.

September 30, 2020, 1:32pm Latest News

WASHINGTON, D.C. — After an in-depth review ordered by President Donald J. Trump nearly two years ago, the federal agencies responsible for overseeing the Columbia River have agreed on a management plan that will balance power generation and the needs of wildlife. Read story

Bernadette Price of Skamania caught this photo of a BNSF Railway bridge in transit on the Columbia River to its new home on Drano Lake.

Bridge built in Vancouver heads through Columbia River Gorge to future home

Bernadette Price of Skamania caught this photo of a BNSF Railway bridge in transit on the Columbia River to its new home on Drano Lake.

August 27, 2020, 5:17pm Clark County News

A 360-foot-long, 2.7-million-pound railroad bridge was dwarfed by the scale of the Columbia River Gorge on Thursday when Bernadette Price of Skamania captured a photo of the bridge in transit to its future home on Drano Lake. Read story

Walter Strandhagen of Camas views the Columbia River Gorge from the Cape Horn Scenic Area on the Washington side in August 2018.

Grappling with the Columbia River Gorge

Walter Strandhagen of Camas views the Columbia River Gorge from the Cape Horn Scenic Area on the Washington side in August 2018.

August 16, 2020, 6:03am Clark County News

Thousands of years ago — but not nearly as many thousand as you might think — the unimaginable power of melting glaciers and rushing water tore a long, deep canyon between the landscapes we now call Southwest Washington and Northwest Oregon. Read story

The latest Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail segments to open, between Starvation Creek and Wyeth, offer fun biking and sweet views.

Weekdays better in the Columbia River Gorge

The latest Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail segments to open, between Starvation Creek and Wyeth, offer fun biking and sweet views.

July 19, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

TOM McCALL NATURE PRESERVE — One black crow floated in the blasting wind, its precarious grace interrupted by slapstick tumbles through space, wings and feet all flailing. Read story

"Eagle Creek Burn from Sherrard Point" by Matthew Smith, taken November 2019, won an honorable mention in the Friends of the Gorge photo contest. "You can see the mosaic burn patterns in the landscape below," Smith wrote, "along with the Cascade sentinels: Mount St.

Friends of Gorge photo contest brings out best from Clark County shutterbugs

"Eagle Creek Burn from Sherrard Point" by Matthew Smith, taken November 2019, won an honorable mention in the Friends of the Gorge photo contest. "You can see the mosaic burn patterns in the landscape below," Smith wrote, "along with the Cascade sentinels: Mount St.

May 5, 2020, 6:05am Clark County Life

Something about that shapely highway winding around all those shapely bluffs and forests spoke to Vancouver photographer Matthew Smith, one of two local winners in the fifth annual Friends of the Gorge photography contest. Read story

Water moves through a spillway of the Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River near Almota.  (AP Photo/Nicholas K.

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

Water moves through a spillway of the Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River near Almota.  (AP Photo/Nicholas K.

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

LONGVIEW — 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 30 years, boost state carbon emissions and jeopardize already fragile local and regional economies. Read story

Co-owners of Backwoods Brewing, Tom Waters, left, and Steve Waters stand inside their production facility in Stevenson. The brewery has seen a large amount of growth since it opened in 2012.

Barrels of craft beer flow from Backwoods Brewing

Co-owners of Backwoods Brewing, Tom Waters, left, and Steve Waters stand inside their production facility in Stevenson. The brewery has seen a large amount of growth since it opened in 2012.

December 22, 2019, 6:05am Business

CARSON — 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

Two people in a lone boat fish upstream of Bonneville Dam off Bradford Island, seen to the right. The Yakama Nation along with the states of Washington and Oregon this month requested the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency designate the area as a Superfund site.

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

Two people in a lone boat fish upstream of Bonneville Dam off Bradford Island, seen to the right. The Yakama Nation along with the states of Washington and Oregon this month requested the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency designate the area as a 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