Fire and Smoking Prohibited on Gifford Pinchot National Forest

Effective Immediately Release Date: September 5, 2017   Beginning Tuesday, September 5, the Gifford Pinchot National Forest is prohibiting fire use and smoking throughout the forest.  These restrictions apply to all National Forest System lands within the Gifford Pinchot National Forest and Mount … [Read more...]

Bear Creek Fire Update 09/05/17

Bear Creek fire has been active for two days now.  It is currently sitting at 10 acres and USFS is working on its containment.  The following roads have an Evacuation Status:   Level 1 Bear Creek Rd Borden Rd Old State Rd … [Read more...]

Active Fires Affect Skamania County Residents

5 Sept 2017 1430 hours   The Eagle Creek and Indian Creek fires continue to advance with the relentless east winds in the Columbia River Gorge on the Oregon side of the Columbia River.  Additionally, Skamania County officials have 3 active fires they are keeping a close eye on.   The East … [Read more...]

Archer Mountain Fire Update 09/05/17

1325 We have just received word that the Archer Mountain Fire is currently sitting at 25 acres on top of Archer Mt. and fire crews are working hard to contain the fire. Please continue to follow our page for latest updates. Evacuation levels still remain the same from earlier today. If you live … [Read more...]

Search Efforts Continue For Missing 15 Year Old Girl ***UPDATE***

08/22/17  0752 Missing 15 Year Old Female Update The missing 15 year old female has been located by the Volcano Rescue Team this morning.  She is reported to be in good health.   MEDIA RELEASE 08/22/19 0500 The Skamania County Sheriff's Office will continue search efforts today for a 15 … [Read more...]

Smoky Skies in Skamania County

August 2, 2017 Special Statement   Smoke from British Columbia and Northern Washington wild fires have settled in the Columbia River Gorge, as well as most of Washington State and northern Oregon, creating a heavy haze and smell of smoke for Skamania County residents. The Northwest … [Read more...]

Hot Weather Tips

When Hot Temperatures are expected:  A few tips on keeping Family, Friends, and Pets Safe in the PNW.  Stay indoors and in an air-conditioned environment as much as possible unless you’re sure your body has a high tolerance for heat. Drink plenty of fluids but avoid beverages that contain … [Read more...]

Search & Rescue Calls Continue To Increase In Skamania County

11, July, 2017 Search & Rescue   The search & rescue within Skamania County continue to rise, this last weekend was no exception. We continue to see hikers that are unprepared, unfamiliar, or failed to let family members know their plans or routes taken during their … [Read more...]

Train vs Pedestrian Fatal Collision

Press Release On July 2, 2017 at approximately 12:04pm, Skamania County Deputies as well as Skamania County EMS responded to a report of a pedestrian struck by a train at or near milepost 40, State Route 14. On arrival Deputies found the body of a 16- year old female, Skamania County … [Read more...]

SEARCH EFFORTS SUSPENDED FOR MISSING LONGVIEW MAN

July 3, 2017- 09:30AM The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office suspended search efforts for Wilford “Ray” Johnson Sunday afternoon. Over 50 people including family members, searched the area around Spencer Meadows off forest road 93 northeast of Cougar for the past 3 days.   Searchers were not able to … [Read more...]