One Deceased After Shooting In Stevenson

Monday, 18 December,2017 0930 AM   On Sunday, December 17, 2017, at approximately 8:35 am The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a shooting in the 1500 block of Lakeview Drive in Stevenson, Washington.  The original caller reported hearing multiple gunshots and people … [Read more...]


11/25/17  8:40AM   The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office received notification yesterday afternoon from searchers with Silver Star search and rescue that evidence had been located in the search for Joel Presler from Vancouver.  Deputies responded to the location near where Presler’s vehicle had … [Read more...]

Search Efforts Continue For Missing Hunter Northwest Of Trout Lake ***Updated 11.20.17 0830***

Update #4   Search efforts suspended for Vancouver man 11/18/17 6:00pm The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office is suspending search efforts for 37 year old Joel Presler from Vancouver. With assistance from the King County Sheriff’s Office air wing unit, the search area was flown today by … [Read more...]

Search Efforts Underway For Missing Hunter Northwest Of Troutlake, WA

November 16, 2017   The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office has initiated search efforts for an overdue elk hunter in the forlorn lakes area of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Joel Presler, 37 years of age from Vancouver last had contact with family on Saturday November 11th.  Presler is … [Read more...]

Skamania County Sheriff’s Office Now Hiring

Our office is now seeking applications for the positions of Civil Deputy and Corrections/911 Deputy.   Please download the application below and mail or turn into our office once completed.  We will then contact you with testing times and information.  The closing for all applications will be on … [Read more...]

Underwood Fruit & Warehouse Fire

This morning, the Underwood Fruit & Warehouse experienced a fire.  Please click on the link below to read more.   Underwood Fruit & Warehouse Co. Fire Press Release … [Read more...]

Skamania County Dive Team Is Looking For Volunteers

Our dive team is looking for more divers. Please click on the link (Divers Needed) below to read more and if interested fill out an application at Skamania County S.O. Dive Team Application.   Divers Needed … [Read more...]


September 13, 2017   The Archer Mt. Fire has been declared 100 % contained as of 7AM this morning.  All evacuation notices for the Archer Mt. Fire have been lifted.  Residents who have been under level 2 and level 1 evacuation notices are now being advised they are completely clear of any … [Read more...]

Archer Mountain Fire Update 09/12/17

Archer Mt. Fire.   Acreage estimated at 259 acres as of 7:00 am  9/11/17 Nearly 100 firefighters continue to shore up the fire line which is now completely around the perimeter of the fire. There continues to be a great deal of work to be done to ensure the fire stays contained within the box … [Read more...]


MEDIA RELEASE   8 Sept 2017 8:30AM     After consultation with the Incident Commander for the Archer Mountain Fire, the Skamania County Sheriff is reducing the following evacuation levels:   Archer Mt. Road west of Deville Drive-   Reduced to Level 2   The entire segment of … [Read more...]