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Tag: Longview

July
16th

Coast Guard helicopter rescues woman injured while rafting Tilton River

A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter was needed Sunday to rescue a 40-year-old female on the Tilton River about 30 miles northwest of Longview.

The woman was injured after being thrown from a raft on the river. Lewis County emergency response crews were unable to safely rescue her from the river bank due to the steep terrain a the ravine.

The Coast Guard sent an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Astoria, Ore., to assist. The crew arrived on scene and hoisted the woman on board at 4:51 p.m.

The helicopter crew transported the woman to a Lewis Country fire

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June
20th

A good opening weekend for Columbia summer chinook fishery

State fish biologist Joe Hymer reported this morning that during the opening weekend (Saturday and Sunday), anglers on the lower Columbia River made 9,700 trips and caught 1,559 adult summer chinook (938 kept and 621 released). Those anglers also caught and kept 820 sockeye and 372 steelhead and released 156 sockeye and 110 steelhead. The best catches were downstream of Longview, Hymer said.

Prior to an update in the run size, the allowable harvest allocation is 3,800 fish for the recreational sport fishery below Bonneville Dam. The impact limit on the Columbia River return of Endangered Species Act-listed sockeye is

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Oct.
6th

Longview man pleads guilty to fossil theft at Oregon’s John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

From the National Park Service:

On September 30th, David Wixon, a resident of Longview, Washington, pled guilty and was sentenced in federal court following his conviction for “depredation of federal property” for excavating and taking a fossilized oreodont skull from the park in 2007. Oreodonts lived 40 to 15 million years ago and are distantly related to present day camels. The sentencing was the result of a lengthy investigation by the National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management and a subsequent plea agreement between the United States Attorney’s Office and Wixon. Wixon was sentenced to three years of probation,

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