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Into the thick of 'thinning'

USFS, local groups talk Polallie Fuels Reduction plan

The U.S. Forest Service met face to face with the public Wednesday to discuss the Polallie Cooper thinning and fuels reduction project.

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Gorge Floods of ’96 revisited

Roads ruined. Houses damaged. Irrigation systems broken.

NW tribes seek to restore Columbia River salmon runs

SPOKANE, WASH. — Some Northwest tribes in the next 20 years want to achieve a long-held dream: restoring wild salmon runs above the giant Grand Coulee Dam.

Steelhead, Chinook fishing clinic Feb. 27

Local fisherman Greg Short and the Hood River Watershed Group are hosting their annual Steelhead and Spring Chinook Fishing one-day clinic.

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Polallie Cooper thinning project draws passion from groups

Forest Service schedules public meeting Wednesday

The U.S. Forest Service is planning a nearly 3,000-acre forest thinning and fuels reduction project on the north slope of Mount Hood, drawing more than a thousand written comments from Oregon environmental advocates and local biking groups.

Up Up! Farm Film Festival continues Feb. 12 at Rockford Community Grange

Gorge Grown Food Network and the Rockford Grange will present the next movie in the Up Up! Farm Film Festival series on Feb. 12 at Rockford Community Grange, on Barrett Drive a mile west of Windmaster Corner, located south of Hood River.

‘Solarize’ campaign relaunches Feb. 1

Gorge Owned offers incentives for solar

Gorge Owned (GO!) is working with local solar contractors and partners to offer discounted, bulk rates on solar panel installations to homeowners in Klickitat, Skamania, Wasco and Hood River counties.

Hedges and hedgerow workshop Saturday

The Underwood Conservation District (UCD) is inviting the public to come and learn about hedges and hedgerows during a workshop Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Underwood Community Center.

Underwood Community Garden announces plans for new season

The Underwood Community Gardens begins its fourth year with plans for enhancement to the gardens and plans for various workshops and presentations and an off-site visit or two – all open to the general public.

Dog River hosts avalanche awareness program on Jan. 21

The Mt. Hood National Forest Service will be presenting an avalanche awareness program on Jan. 21 and Feb. 25 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Dog River Coffee, 411 Oak Street, Hood River.

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'The climate is always changing'

Retired energy consultant issues call to reverse climate trend for agriculture

When Mark Cherniak, a retired energy consultant living in Mosier, spoke about climate change on Thursday, the message was stark: It’s not going to get better; it’s only going to get worse. And we can’t afford to wait any longer to reverse the trend.

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Hazardous waste: Tri-County Recycling events — 2016

From David Skakel, Tri-County Hazardous Waste & Recycling Program comes this list of Community Events for 2016. These are free events where community members and businesses can safely dispose of unwanted pesticides, paint, solvents, oil, batteries, and other toxic substances.

Gorge Stamp: Crown Point graces new $22.95 issue honoring the Gorge

If you plan to send a box via Priority Express come Tuesday, you can attach a scenic slice of the Gorge.

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Councilors rail on oil terminal

Proposal draws fire from City, local groups at hearing

Controversy over oil trains in the Gorge has ramped up as three Hood River City Councilors and numerous local environmental groups speak out against a proposed Tesoro-Savage terminal in Vancouver.

Lights out: Going dark in the Columbia River Gorge

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center presents Lights Out: Going Dark in the Columbia Gorge, on Friday, Jan. 22. Bob Yoesle will talk about the effects and hazards of light pollution.

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