Fatal Fall At Lava Canyon

  July 18, 2016   On Sunday, July 17, the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call regarding a subject being swept over the falls at Lava Canyon. The area in question is 20 miles northeast of Cougar, Washington off of the USFS 83 Road in the Gifford Pinchot National … [Read more...]

A Statement From The Sheriff

Today, like every day, I am extremely proud of the men and women of the Skamania County Sheriff's Office. They are the finest, hardest working, most dedicated lawmen and women anywhere. They will nurse, warn, beg, plead and look for ways to help you, unless you cross that line, then they will do … [Read more...]

Wild Fire Investigated As Arson

June 10, 2016   The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with investigators from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, is investigating a fire that is believed to have been intentionally set. Fire crews and law enforcement responded to a logging site Thursday … [Read more...]

Injured Hiker At Lower Falls Campground

June 6, 2016   At approximately 2:00 pm on Saturday, June 4th, The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an injured hiker near the Lower Falls Campground, 32 miles east of Cougar, Washington. Stephanie Amell, 37, of Yelm, Washington was hiking with her boyfriend below … [Read more...]

Injured Climber Rescued On Mt. St. Helens

  June 3, 2016   The Skamania County Sheriff’s dispatch received a 911 call on Thursday afternoon at approximately 12:45 pm from a climber on Mt. St. Helens who reported he had slid approximately 100 yards down the mountain and had broken his leg or ankle.  Andrew Maris, 19 years old … [Read more...]

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...]