Search & Rescue On Mt. St. Helens

May 16, 2016   Skamania County Deputies, North County EMS/ Volcano Rescue Team, and MSH Institute Climbing Rangers and US Forest Service were very busy Saturday evening. There were over 500 climbers registered to summit. At 6:43 pm, the Sheriff’s Office received a call, reporting an … [Read more...]

Felony Assault In The Gifford Pinchot

Monday, May 16, 2016   On 5/15/16 at approximately 05:00 am, the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting an assault. The caller, Jillian Denton, 34, of Portland, Oregon reported being assaulted by her ex-boyfriend while the couple was camping near Old Man Pass, 25 … [Read more...]

Skamania County West End Transit Dog Mountain Shuttle

Are you planning on coming out to the Columbia River Gorge and hiking Dog Mountain Trail?  The Skamania County West End Transit (WET) began a shuttle service from the Stevenson Fairgrounds to the Dog Mountain trail head to help with parking issues at Dog Mountain.  Click on the link below to view … [Read more...]

Climber Falls At The Ozone Wall

Thursday, 12 May, 2016   On 5/11/16 at approximately 3:20pm, the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting an injured climber at the Ozone Climbing Route, near milepost 24 on State Route 14. The caller reported his friend had fallen 20 to 25 feet and injured his … [Read more...]

Fatal Fall In The Gifford Pinchot NF

Monday, 2 May, 2016 On May 1, 2016 at approximately 8:45pm, the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting a person may have fallen. The reporting party told dispatchers his friend, Bradlee Byfield, 26, of La Center, Washington had climbed over the guardrail and tried to reach … [Read more...]

Missing Hikers Located In The Trapper Creek Wilderness Area

Media Release 26, April 2016   On 4/24/16 at approximately 10:23 pm, the Skamania County Sheriff’s received a phone call from Kathy Sartain, from Grandview, WA, reporting her two daughters overdue from a hiking trip into the Trapper Creek Wilderness area. Kathy told dispatchers her … [Read more...]

Talk with your kids about NOT using Marijuana Day

On April 20th 2016, the Skamania Board of Commissioners released the following decoration naming 4/20/2016 as "Talk with your kids about NOT using Marijuana Day". Talk with your kids about NOT using Marijuana … [Read more...]

Climber Falls 50’ From The Ozone Climbing Route

  Climber falls 50’ from the Ozone Climbing Route     On April 17, 2016 at approximately 10:43 am, the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call requesting assistance for a rock climber that had fallen approximately 50 feet and is not responsive. The location given … [Read more...]

Kayaker Injured In The Little White Salmon River

Kayaker Injured in the Little White Salmon River   On April 16, 2016 at approximately 3:25 pm, the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting a kayaker had injured his back going over a falls in the Little White Salmon River near Underwood, Washington. The reporting … [Read more...]

Hiker Falls On Archer Mountain

Monday, 18 April, 2016 Hiker Falls on Archer Mountain   On April 15, 2016 at approximately 4:35 pm, the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from a hiker on Archer Mountain, 6 miles NW of North Bonneville, Washington. Wyatt Glaeser, 16, of Skamania, Washington reported he’d … [Read more...]