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Columbia River Gorge

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

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… Read story

Grappling with the Columbia River Gorge

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

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… 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

April 18, 2003 -- Jeremiah Coughlan -- Water roils through the spillway and mist whips up the gates at Bonneville Dam,  releasing water at a rate of 263,000 cubic feet per second.

Two tribes want three Columbia River dams removed

April 18, 2003 -- Jeremiah Coughlan -- Water roils through the spillway and mist whips up the gates at Bonneville Dam,  releasing water at a rate of 263,000 cubic feet per second.

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

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Searchers combing Skamania County for missing mushroom picker

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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

Contracted workers from Advanced American Construction work to replace the sill at Bonneville Navigation Lock on Wednesday morning. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hosted a tour at the lock to show off the emergency repair project.

Corps mission: trying to fix a broken lockvideo icon

Contracted workers from Advanced American Construction work to replace the sill at Bonneville Navigation Lock on Wednesday morning. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hosted a tour at the lock to show off the emergency repair project.

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