"Just what we need: El Niño may make the drought worse...... — The drought conditions in Washington that prompted Gov. Jay Inslee last week to declare an emergency are likely to grow worse because of a strengthening El Niño tropical weather pattern in the Pacific Ocean, a weather researcher for Washington State University said Thursday."
Washington State's first discovered Dinosaur bone...identified. "The fossil is a partial left thigh bone of a theropod dinosaur, the group of two-legged, meat-eating dinosaurs that includes Velociraptor, Tyrannosaurus rex and modern birds. It was found along the shores of Sucia Island State Park in the San Juan Islands."
Indian Henry and the Mashel Prairie:
On a beautiful October morning in 2009, among trees of bright yellow leaves, the Sutterlict family song filled the Mashel Prairie sky once again. Descendants of Indian Henry (Soo-Too-Lick) had come to connect the broken line of their family......READ MORE HERE
This isn't Glenwood. It is Cliffs, Washington. There is nothing there now except the railroad tracks, a road that runs beside the tracks, some grape vines and rock cliffs. It was just down river from where the John Day Dam now sits. There was a post office from 1907 to 1950.
In the spring, the "lake bottom" turns purple with blooming Camas. During the summer, the "lake bottom" becomes a grassy valley used by ranchers for hay and home to ducks, geese, sand hill cranes, swans, elk, frogs, deer and any of us that want to gaze upon its beauty and diversity, although access to the "lake bottom" is limited since more than 6500 acres is owned by the Federal Government.
Peter Conboy was one of the first to establish a homestead in the valley and the Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge carries the family name. But don't bring your boat expecting to find a lake to play in.