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Crazy Boat Wreck on the Columbia River [VIDEO]
This wreck happened last summer,an off-duty Hermiston police officer fishing with co-worker  and friend   they soon realized the other boat was not going to stop and had no other choice but to jump!! This happened near the mouth of the Columbia river...
Best Places to Swim in the River
I see a lot of people swimming next to the boat ramps in Columbia Park and Howard Amon, but those places are kind of gross. Here are the four best family beaches for swimming in the river:
Local Man Beats Feds Over Columbia River Island Access
Bradley Miltenberger of Echo, Oregon, (below Hermiston) drove up to Yakima three times to attend federal court and fight a $125 ticket. His gas and food probably cost more than that, but it was the principle of the thing. And he won.
So Much for a White Christmas in the Tri-Cities!
The weather was absolutely gorgeous Monday afternoon. I took my daughter down to the river to throw rocks in and I just couldn't muster sadness for the lack of snow. If you can't have a white Christmas, the next best thing is a beautiful, sunny Christmas in the Mid-Columbia!

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