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Water from the Columbia River freezes on rocks and foliage at Government Beach on a recent 20-degree day.

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A cold search for an elusive bald eagle along the Columbia proves fruitless

Freezing weather seems a likely time to track down the regal birds, but a recent exploration turned up none of them along the Columbia River.

Bald eagles should be showing up here abouts by now. Waters in the far-north latitudes of Alaska's Chilkat River Valley and Haines must be frozen over.That's when eagles by the dozens flap south to the Snake and Columbia rivers after filets of salmon, car

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