Subjects Trapped At Lava Canyon

Saturday, 14 July 20185:00 PM  On 7/14/18 at approximately 13:18 PM the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office received information of two subjects trapped on a rock within Lave Canyon. This area is northeast of Cougar, Washington. A Forest Service LEO responded and requested assistance in getting the … [Read more...]

Injured Hiker On Mt. St. Helens

Saturday, 14 July 20184:45 PM  On 7/14/18 at approximately 11:18 AM the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office received information of an injured hiker on Mt. St. Helens. Our north county Sheriff’s Deputy was advised of a hiker that had slipped and fell near the monitor ridge climbing route. He was … [Read more...]

Fatality At Panther Creek Falls

Saturday, 14 July 20184:30 PMOn 7113118 at approximately 7:1Opm the Skamania County Sheriff's Office were notified of a fall victim at Panther Creek Falls, north of Carson, Washington. A Forest Service Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) received the initial information and responded to the area with … [Read more...]

Ready, Set, Go!

July 10, 2018READY, SET, GO!You can’t help but notice that we are in the midst of a long, windy dry spell.  While the 4th of July has passed, our susceptibility to wildfire is just beginning.   We have already seen several small wildfires develop over the past few weeks throughout the Columbia River … [Read more...]

FIREWORKS, SAFETY AND THE LAW

June 21, 2018 As we celebrate the 242nd anniversary of our Nation’s founding we ask that you do so safely and responsibly. We will soon see fireworks stands erected and sales commence. Under Washington state law, legal fireworks may be sold beginning June 28th through July 5th.Skamania County … [Read more...]

Lost Hiker Located

Monday, 11 June 20183:00 PM On Sunday, June 10, 2018, at approximately 4:20 pm The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office received a report that a hiker had become lost while hiking above Stevenson. The caller, Scott Mouser, Vancouver, advised his wife Shawna Lamb, 44, of Vancouver went solo camping. She … [Read more...]

Fatal Fire In Stevenson

24 May 20181110 AM On Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at approximately 7:22 pm The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a structure fire at 241 Moore Road in Stevenson, Washington.  The 911 caller advised her neighbors home was on fire.Skamania County Deputies, Stevenson Fire, Fire … [Read more...]

Search And Rescue Calls Continue Part 2

Monday, 21 May,20182:30 PM On Friday, May 18, 2018, at approximately 6:27 pm The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office received a report that a hiker had become lost on Mt. St. Helens. The call had been transferred to our office from the Washington State Emergency Management Center. The information … [Read more...]

Search And Rescue Calls Continue

Wednesday, 17 May,20180822 AM On May 15, 2018 at approximately 5:47pm, the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an injured hiker at the 4700’ level of Mt. St. Helens. A search & rescue Deputy was already in the area due to the volume of incidents in the mountain. The Volcano … [Read more...]

Warm Weather Brings SAR Response

May 15, 2018   The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office received several calls requesting assistance due to high recreational visitors to Mt. St. Helens and Columbia Gorge Scenic area. An estimated 600 permits were issued for Mother’s Day weekend. On 5/11/18 at approximately 10:09 pm, the Skamania … [Read more...]