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...]

Hiker Injured At Middle Falls Trail

Hiker injured at Middle Falls Trail May 9, 2018On May 8, 2018 at approximately 2:38 pm the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an injured hiker near the overlook at Middle Falls Trail, off the USFS 90 road, approximately 37 miles east of Cougar, Washington. The initial report … [Read more...]

Injured Climber Rescued Off Mt. St. Helens

Monday, 23 April,20181200 PM On Sunday, April 22, 2018, at approximately 8:41 am The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an injured hiker on Mt. St. Helens. The information received was a female hiker had injured and possibly broken her ankle on her decent from the summit. She was … [Read more...]

Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash

Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision April 4, 2018 On April 3, 2018 at approximately 11:08 pm, the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single vehicle traffic collision just north of Stevenson, Washington.The preliminary investigation revealed a full size pickup truck was travelling south on … [Read more...]