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Trump admin rolls back Obama-era oil train rules

Portland (AP) — The Trump administration has angered environmental groups and residents of the Columbia River Gorge by rolling back a 2015 rule on oil train safety.

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CRITFC asks for Lamprey photos

Portland — The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) is exploring the historical range and abundance of Pacific Lamprey throughout the Columbia River Basin.

Hood River man rejoins Earthjustice as trustee

Former Earthjustice President Vawter “Buck” Parker, a Hood River resident, has returned to the organization where he worked for 35 years to serve as a member of its board of trustees.

HR Soil and Water Conservation District native plant sale now on

Did you lose trees to winter storms or bark beetle damage? Want to add color to your garden in the grey winter months?

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Forum explores environmental, business impacts of Eagle Cr. fire

More than 200 people turned out for a forum reflecting on forest ecology in the wake of the Eagle Creek fire.

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Multnomah Falls Lodge reopens

Visitors got their first glimpse of Multnomah Falls Nov. 29 as the lodge reopened to the public following the Eagle Creek fire.

Panel outlines oil terminal risks

SEATTLE (AP) — A major oil-by-rail terminal proposed on the Columbia River in Washington state poses a potential risk of oil spills, train accidents and longer emergency response times due to road traffic, an environmental study has found.

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Gleaning: Where surplus and hunger meet

The Columbia Gorge Gleaning Project connects those experiencing hunger to local, farm-fresh produce. The need is high — one in three residents of the Gorge are food insecure — yet produce left in local fields is abundant. According to Feeding America, nearly half of the food grown, processed and transported in the U.S. goes to waste.

‘Weather Spotters’ training comes to CL

National Weather Service (NWS) Portland is coming to Cascade Locks to help recruit and train a stable of local weather volunteers in Hood River and eastern Multnomah County.

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Oregon State Parks celebrate ‘Green Friday’

Oregon State Parks invites you to play for free on Friday, Nov. 24 in celebration of “Green Friday.” The agency will waive day-use parking fees in 26 Oregon State Parks the day after Thanksgiving. For more details, visit oregonstateparks.org

Nov. 29 ‘Trained Weather Spotters’ in Cascade Locks

National Weather Service (NWS) Portland is coming to Cascade Locks to help recruit and train a stable of local weather volunteers in Hood River and eastern Multnomah County.

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Pinchot Forest benefits from volunteer foresters

For the past four years, Neal Ballard has helped install cameras that capture images of animals in southwest Washington’s Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

Dam deal goes to ODFW

Portland — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $6.2 million contract to Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to operate and maintain the Bonneville Fish Hatchery, on the Columbia River.

Leaf drop-off resumes at City Public Works

The City of Hood River is resuming leaf drop-off at the city’s public works facility effective immediately in response to concerns from residents that this service is important during fall season.

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Judge sides with Washington coal hub backers

A Washington state judge on Friday handed a victory to the developers of a massive proposed coal-export terminal on the Columbia River, saying the state acted arbitrarily when it blocked a sublease sought for the project.

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