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Vehicle fire’s never peachy, unless you find the silver lining

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Success on the river: He did it! On Aug. 9, Matt Honor of Wenatchee reached his goal of paddleboarding the length of the Columbia River. The 23-year-old special education teacher at Eastmont Junior High School put in at the river’s headwaters in British Columbia on June 11. His final take-out spot was Hammond, Ore., about five miles downriver from Astoria.

“It was the farthest I could go and still be able to portage out,” he said.

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