Owners Seek To Improve The Gorge On concert weekends, the Gorge Amphitheatre becomes the largest community in rural Grant County in central Washington. Now owner Live Nation wants to improve and expand the scenic venue, upsetting residents who are tired of battling the crowds, the drinking and the trespassing that often accompany the concerts.
7-foot Mola Sunfish Washes Ashore Near IlwacoA warm-water fish rarely seen in Washington waters washed ashore last week on a beach at Cape Disappointment State Park near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Math Error May Be Cause For $60M Wanapum Dam CrackA team of engineers discovered the mathematical error while examining the original design calculations
Columbia River Dam Repairs Will Cost Estimated $61MEstimated cost could change as the utility continues to investigate the cause of the fracture
Best Summer Backpacking Trips In AmericaWhile it’s important to understand how to be prepared and stay safe during a backpacking trip, even if it’s only for the day, there’s a wealth of natural beauty to explore throughout the country. The following are just five of the best summer backpacking trips in America.
Blast Rocks Washington Gas Plant, 5 Workers HurtA large explosion rocked a natural gas processing plant on the Washington-Oregon border Monday, injuring five workers, causing about 400 people to evacuate from nearby farms and homes, and emitting a mushroom cloud of black smoke that was visible for more than a mile.
Fire Lends Ore. Town's Water Smoky Taste And Smell Residents of an Oregon town on the Columbia River gorge have complained about a smoky taste and smell in their water.
Washington State Dispatcher Sends Mom To Rescue A 911 dispatcher in Washington state called on her own mother to rescue a stranded boater in the Columbia River, knowing her mother could kayak to the area faster than sending the sheriff's office patrol boat.
Plans For New I-5 Bridge Over Columbia River In The WorksOregon business leaders and Gov. John Kitzhaber on Monday called on the Legislature to approve funding for a new bridge carrying Interstate 5 across the Columbia River.
Wind and Rain Pummel Pacific NorthwestRain and wind pounded Washington and Oregon on Monday, flooding streets, toppling large trucks, cutting power to more than 20,000 people and causing at least one death.
US News Names Columbia Gorge One of America's Best Fall DrivesAccording to an article in USNews.com, the Northwest ranks right up there with New England when it comes to lush fall color and beautiful road trips.
Police Think Astoria, Ore., 40-bomb Threat A Hoax Police in Astoria, Ore., say a man's telephoned threat to detonate 40 bombs in the community at the mouth of the Columbia River is likely a hoax.