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Mar 22, 2013 at 2:14 PM PDT
A former forest ranger station popular with overnight visitors to Gifford Pinchot National Forest until it burned down last year is being replaced with a former bunk house and tool shed located 25 miles away.
Dec 6, 2012 at 4:03 PM PDT


Now that Thanksgiving is over, the Christmas holiday season is officially here. That means it's time to get the family favorite - the Christmas tree.

Of course, if you prefer a fake one to a live one, that'll be easy. Either you...
Nov 30, 2012 at 11:16 AM PDT


Now that Thanksgiving is over, the Christmas holiday season is officially here. That means it's time to get the family favorite - the Christmas tree.

Of course, if you prefer a fake one to a live one, that'll be easy. Either you...
Sep 14, 2012 at 3:30 PM PDT
State officials have utilized tinfoil to protect the oldest building in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest from a ravaging wildfire.
Jun 18, 2012 at 10:16 AM PDT

CARSON, Wash. -- A West Linn man who was hiking with his wife Sunday night at on Falls Creek Trail died after he fell off a cliff.

At about 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Thomas Bennett, 65, was hiking with his wife Susan when he stumbled on the...
Jun 18, 2012 at 9:33 AM PDT
At about 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Thomas Bennett, 65, was hiking with his wife Susan when he stumbled on the trail and fell approximately 30 feet over a nearly vertical cliff.
Jun 8, 2012 at 8:56 PM PDT
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife wants to acquire 1,400 acres north of Merrill Lake in Cowlitz County that includes massive old-growth fir and cedar, ancient lava flows and Kalama Falls.
Jun 3, 2012 at 12:42 PM PDT
A man apparently fell to his death off a bridge after taking a picture.
May 12, 2012 at 11:13 AM PDT
Mother's Day weekend is typically a busy climbing weekend at the volcano in part because it precedes the anniversary of the volcano's eruption on May 18, 1980.
Nov 15, 2011 at 11:46 AM PDT
Search crews found the body of David Sherwood Tuesday. Sherwood had been missing since Friday in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.
Nov 13, 2011 at 10:42 PM PDT
Efforts to find an elk hunter missing since Friday from a hunting trip north of Mount St. Helens were suspended Sunday night, according to the Skamania County Sheriff's Office.
Oct 17, 2011 at 4:28 PM PDT
Skeletal remains found near Big Creek earlier this month have been identified as Marie Hanson, the woman missing from last summer’s Rainbow Gathering in a remote Washington forest.
Aug 31, 2011 at 9:10 AM PDT
Investigators have released a sketch of a man described as a person of interest in the case of a woman who disappeared at this year's Rainbow Gathering in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.
Aug 7, 2011 at 12:05 PM PDT
Marie Hanson made a spur-of-the moment decision last month to attend a "peace rally" in a remote Washington forest, after her neighbors told her they had an extra seat in the car. Her family hasn't heard from her since.
Aug 2, 2011 at 7:59 AM PDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - Washington state wildlife officers have tranquilized and removed a young cougar spotted lounging and snoozing 12 feet up a fir tree just south of the Veterans Medical Center in Vancouver.
A veterans center doctor...