Skamania County, WA


There She Blows

Mount St. Helens is an active stratovolcano located in Skamania County, Washington in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It lies 52 miles northeast of Portland, Oregon and 98 miles south of Seattle and 42 years ago, The landscape changed for ever in the PNW #OTD in 1980, Mt. St. Helens erupted. and raods were destroyed lifes lost and drastic changes came to Lewis County and Cowlitz Co.

42-year-anniversary of Mnt. St. Helens erupting

SKAMANIA COUNTY, Wash. - May 18 marks the 42-year anniversary of the eruption of Mnt. St. Helens. A day that many people in the Pacific Northwest remember like yesterday. The volcano showed signs on March 16, 1980, two months before the eruption. The volcano showed continuous signs until its eruption...

Letters to the Editor for May 12, 2022

Skamania County public utilities commissioner candidates needed. The application period for candidates seeking the Skamania County Public Utilities Commissioner District 2 seat is May 16-20. We desperately need candidates to run against the incumbent. Interested candidates can apply at Skamania County Courthouse, auditor’s office or online. For more information, call...

Suspect arrested after body found in Kennewick home

KENNEWICK, WA – Police say they arrested a 44-year-old man in Skamania county, suspected of killing a Kennewick man in his 70s. A housekeeper found 76-year-old Clayton Wick’s body in his S. Buchanan St. home on May 3rd.  Investigators say Wick had been violently beaten, and likely died several days before his body was found. Kennewick senior identified as victim...

Kennewick Murder Suspect Nabbed After Chase Near Vancouver WA

What began as a brutal Kennewick murder ended Thursday with a chase and apprehension in rural Skamania County, not that far from Vancouver, WA. Elderly Kennewick man apparently killed by 44-year-old who knew him. Following the discovery of a deceased man in his Kennewick home Tuesday afternoon, identified as Clayton...

Kennewick Murder Suspect Arrested After Chase in Skamania County

(Stevenson, WA) — Authorities have made an arrest in the case of 76-year-old Clayton Wick whose body was found by a housekeeper inside a home off 440 South Buchanan Street Tuesday. 44-year-old Christopher Calvert was taken into custody after a chase in rural Stevenson, Washington, about 1 hour east of Vancouver. Kennewick Police say Calvert had taken Wick’s Honda SUV after the murder, and that’s how police caught up to him. When confronted, Calvert took off in the stolen SUV, but deputies were able to force him into a ditch, where he got stuck. Police were able to arrest him for both first degree murder and auto theft. He’s now in the Benton County Jail. Calvert was an acquaintance of Wick. The motive is not completely known at this time. Wick appears to have suffered from a violent assault and blunt force trauma. The cause of death will be determined by an autopsy.