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HR Valley Residents Committee: ‘Long-term watchdogs’ celebrate Sunday

One of the longest-standing conservation groups in the Gorge, Hood River Valley Residents Committee, celebrates four decades of serving Hood River, on May 21, starting with a 3-4 p.m. social.

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Moro: Azure weed plan takes root

Social media, the tailgate, and neighboring farm methods

Sherman County residents expressed anger Wednesday not only about Azure Farms, Inc., violating local and state weed control laws, but urging a social media uprising against enforcement action.

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HAHRC Beats: Poison oak: Having fun without the rash

Over the last couple weeks, we have seen a few cases of poison oak pop up recently. The cases range from a few itchy spots to full on misery with a wide spread pesky rash. Along with poison ivy and poison sumac, poison oak has an oil called urushiol.

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‘The serious nature of heart disease’

Heart Disease remains the number one killer of both men and women in the United States. The American Heart Association reports that on average per year, nearly 750,000 people, both men and women, suffer a heart attack or cardiovascular event.

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Rockfall work underway

The Oregon Department of Transportation is hard at work to remove the recent rockslide that occurred just east of the Rowena Crest Overlook between Mosier and Rowena.

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Mosier derailment: No pollution in Columbia, groundwater tests continue

Nearly a year after a fiery train wreck in Mosier leaked thousands of gallons of oil into soil near the Columbia River, environmental regulators are still keeping tabs on contamination levels in groundwater near the site.

Residents Committee marks 40th anniversary

Conservation group holds party on May 21 at Crag Rat Hut

Hood River Valley Residents Committee celebrates four decades of serving this place on May 21, starting with a 3:30 p.m. social.

Eclipse: Park Foundation announces online auction of Cove Palisade campsites

The Oregon State Parks Foundation announced this week it will host an online silent auction of 30 campsites at the Crooked River Campground in the Cove Palisades State Park in Central Oregon. This location is within the path of totality for the eclipse, and slightly south of the expected central line for the Aug. 21 event.

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Pick of the Week: Raices annual organic plant sale May 13

Hood River Valley High School FFA holds plant sale May 13-14

For the third year, Raices Cooperative Farm, an economic development program of The Next Door, will hold its organic plant start sale the Saturday before Mothers’ Day, May 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in The Next Door parking lot, 965 Tucker Road, Hood River.

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Southside trail party

About 40 people gathered at Southside Indian Creek Trail off 12th street to celebrate Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District’s new trail segment opening.

Hazardous waste events planned

Tri-County Hazardous Waste and Recycling Program hold hazardous waste collection events periodically throughout the year around the Gorge.

Green Drinks gathers May 10 in CL

The next Gorge Owned Green Drinks event happens May 10 at The Renewal Workshop in Cascade Locks from 5:30-7 p.m.

A new weapon in the fight against invasive species

Invasive plants and animals are stressing Oregon’s native species and have the potential to cost millions in economic damage to the state’s water infrastructure systems, agriculture and forestry.

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Climate rally, march hits downtown Hood River

Voices of protestors rang out against President Donald Trump’s environmental policies Saturday morning at the People’s Climate and Justice March in Hood River.

OSU spring plant sale canceled

The annual OSU Central Gorge Master Gardener Spring Plant Sale, scheduled for Saturday, May 13, has been cancelled due to the combination of a cold, wet spring and lack of access to a greenhouse. The greenhouse is needed to start vegetable plants, while the cold and wet weather delayed digging and potting of perennial flowers and shrubs.

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