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Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, makes remarks Monday during the Memorial Day Observance event at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.

Herrera Beutler helps land funding for Columbia and Cowlitz River projects

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, makes remarks Monday during the Memorial Day Observance event at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.

June 30, 2022, 8:18am Clark County Politics

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, advanced federal funding for two major river infrastructure projects affecting Cowlitz County. Read story

A man and a woman were rescued Monday night from the Columbia River, just inside the Multnomah Channel, after their inner tubes popped while they were in the water. Neither were injured, and both were wearing life jackets.

Two rescued from Columbia River

A man and a woman were rescued Monday night from the Columbia River, just inside the Multnomah Channel, after their inner tubes popped while they were in the water. Neither were injured, and both were wearing life jackets.

June 29, 2022, 11:39am Clark County News

A man and a woman were rescued Monday night from the Columbia River after the inner tubes they were riding popped while they were in the water. Read story

Crews from a Vancouver Fire Department fireboat rescue a man from the Columbia River on Monday afternoon.

Vancouver fireboat rescues man from swift-flowing Columbia River

Crews from a Vancouver Fire Department fireboat rescue a man from the Columbia River on Monday afternoon.

June 22, 2022, 9:12pm Clark County News

The crew of a Vancouver Fire Department’s Fireboat 1 Discovery battled strong currents to rescue a man who had jumped off the Interstate 5 Bridge into the Columbia River on Wednesday, according to the Vancouver Fire Department. Read story

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Morning Press: Columbia River flooding; Ex-Camas coach arrested; Fatal shooting; Homeless count; I-5 Bridge clearance

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June 18, 2022, 6:00am Clark County News

Here are some of the stories that were most popular this week with Columbian readers. Read story

Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge's flood plain was put to the test this week as heavy rains and mountain runoff inundated the area.

Columbia River overtops banks, sweeps into restored flood plain

Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge's flood plain was put to the test this week as heavy rains and mountain runoff inundated the area.

June 15, 2022, 6:40pm Clark County News

The lower Columbia River’s long history of flooding was revisited this week when the river overtopped its banks on Monday. Although waters have begun to slowly recede, damage from the flooding remains behind. Read story

Salmon fishermen on the Columbia River.

Fishing report for Washington Columbia River mainstem and tributaries, June 6-12

Salmon fishermen on the Columbia River.

June 15, 2022, 3:36pm Outdoors

From the Lower Columbia mainstem Rocky Point/Tongue Point line upstream to Bonneville Dam, there were 129 salmonid boats and 232 Washington bank rods tallied during flight count on Sunday, June 12. Read story

Water from the Columbia River covers a portion of the Waterfront Renaissance Trail near the Columbia Shores Condominiums in Vancouver late Sunday morning. As of noon Sunday, the Columbia was at 15.56 feet, and forecasters predict the river will approach 16 feet until late Wednesday morning. Minor flooding of islands and low-lying areas is expected, as well as flooding of some riverside paths.

Flood watch issued for Columbia River from Vancouver to Longview

Water from the Columbia River covers a portion of the Waterfront Renaissance Trail near the Columbia Shores Condominiums in Vancouver late Sunday morning. As of noon Sunday, the Columbia was at 15.56 feet, and forecasters predict the river will approach 16 feet until late Wednesday morning. Minor flooding of islands and low-lying areas is expected, as well as flooding of some riverside paths.

June 12, 2022, 1:14pm Clark County News

Unusually heavy rain this week and a melting snowpack have pushed the Columbia River to near flood stage from Vancouver to Longview, according to the National Weather Service. Read story

The Columbia Gorge often presents an idealized image of a river dominated by industry.

Columbia River ‘at tipping point’ warns longtime conservation leader

The Columbia Gorge often presents an idealized image of a river dominated by industry.

May 9, 2022, 6:04am Editor's Choice

“There’s such a need for a watchdog group on the Columbia. If there’s any place that deserves a strong presence and watershed-based approach it’s the Columbia River.” Read story

The Wahkiakum County Ferry serves both commuters and tourists. In 2021, 91,450 passengers rode the ferry between Puget Island and Westport, Ore., according to the county's tally.

Wahkiakum County Ferry’s tale is a historic one

The Wahkiakum County Ferry serves both commuters and tourists. In 2021, 91,450 passengers rode the ferry between Puget Island and Westport, Ore., according to the county's tally.

April 29, 2022, 6:00am Clark County Life

At just about every spot where a bridge spans the Columbia today, ferries once plied the river. Between Puget Island and Westport, Ore., one still does. Read story

Conceptual renderings detail the envisioned design of the prototype Frog Ferry vessel, which will be built by All American Marine, based in Bellingham. The 65-foot vessel would be short enough to fit under Portland's Steel Bridge without requiring a bridge lift on most days.

Frog Ferry project still on despite financial woes

Conceptual renderings detail the envisioned design of the prototype Frog Ferry vessel, which will be built by All American Marine, based in Bellingham. The 65-foot vessel would be short enough to fit under Portland's Steel Bridge without requiring a bridge lift on most days.

April 28, 2022, 6:03am Business

A proposed ferry service in Portland and Vancouver called Frog Ferry hit financial trouble, but it will continue to pursue its project. Read story