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May 14, 2014 at 6:54 AM

Wednesday Memo: Boy swept off falls … Dam math … Hot today! … Richer than Richard Sherman?

A 7-year-old boy was swept off a rock at Whatcom Falls yesterday and  is in critical condition at Children’s Hospital in Seattle this morning. The youngster was with his family when he slipped and went over the 20-foot high falls at Whatcom Falls Park. The boy was first reported to be dead,…


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May 9, 2014 at 9:44 AM

Helicopter moving young salmon in Columbia River

By Christine Pratt / The Wenatchee World WENATCHEE — Seen a helicopter dipping a basket into the Columbia River below Rock Island Dam lately? It wasn’t fighting a wildfire. The Grant County PUD is using a helicopter to release tagged juvenile salmon into the river to track their movements through Wanapum and Priest Rapids dams. The two dams…


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March 6, 2014 at 10:22 AM

Columbia River shoreline exposed by drawdown closed to public

The Associated Press SPOKANE, Wash.  — That new shoreline exposed by the drawdown of cracked Wanapum Dam is being closed to the public. The Grant County Public Utility District announced the closure Thursday. The district owns the shoreline. Utility officials say people have been drawn to the area and are even driving on the newly exposed shoreline, which…


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