Skamania County

Skamania County, Washington

240 Vancouver Ave
Stevenson, WA 98648
Phone: (509) 427-9430
Fax: (509) 427-7386

On the southern border of WA, northeast of Portland, OR; organized Mar 9, 1854 (prior to statehood) from Clark County. Name Origin: From the Indian name for parts of the Columbia River, which forms the county's southern border. The usual interpretation is 'swift water.'

Area (sq mi):: 1683.86 (land 1656.44; water 27.42) Population per square mile: 6.40
Population 2005: 10,664 State rank: 34 Population change: 2000-20005 8.00%; 1990-2000 19.10% Population 2000: 9,872 (White 90.40%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 4.00%; Asian 0.50%; Other 7.00%). Foreign born: 3.50%. Median age: 38.70
Income 2000: per capita $18,002; median household $39,317; Population below poverty level: 13.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,445-$22,758
Unemployment (2004): 8.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): -2.50% Median travel time to work: 29.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 52.30%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Skamania County PUD Commissioner Liz Green was elected WPUDA vice-president after serving a year as secretary; Jefferson County PUD Commissioner Ken Collins was elected secretary; and Lewis County PUD Commissioner Ben Kostick was elected to serve a two-year term as treasurer.
Tests to measure whether flies attack and larvae can develop in apple and tropical fruit in the field were conducted by hanging fruit in fly-infested apple trees at sites in Woodland (Cowlitz County), Vancouver (Clark County), and in Skamania County in western Washington State in 2013 and in Woodland in 2014.
But if you do manage to kill the real Bigfoot, just make sure it isn't in Skamania County. Since 1969, the county has had a Sasquatch protection ordinance: Bigfoot's killer faces a $1,000 fine and up to one year in prison.
MOUNT ST HELENS: Mount St Helens is located in Skamania County, Washington, USA.
Pope Resources (NASDAQ:POPE), a manager of timber resources, closed the conservation easement sale of almost 6,900 acres south of the Swift Reservoir in Skamania County for USD2.4m, it declared on Thursday.
For example, on September 29, 2001, Deputy Sheriff Mark Mercer of the Skamania County, Washington, Sheriff's Office was dispatched to a gravel pit in a rural area after a neighbor heard rapid gunfire.
The chain opened one outlet last year and bought the pharmacy files of an independent store in the small town of Stevenson, Wash., in Skamania County (the original name of which is being retained).
Operated by the Skamania County Historical Society, the $10-million center was funded by the society and a number of government and private organizations.
Launched in July 1991 on the site of a former regional landfill, the project is a joint venture between Washington's Skamania County and Portland-based Salishan Lodge, Inc., one of two privately-held companies owned by Gray.
Skamania County Sheriff Dave Brown said Tuesday evening that the search for Maureen Kelly, 19, was being stopped until the end of the week.