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Environment Oregon launches solar campaign

Environment Oregon hosted a happy hour event Feb. 1 to address the importance of continuing the Residential Energy Tax Credits for solar energy in Oregon. At the launching of their spring campaign, Stand up for Solar, Environment Oregon had speakers from the Hood River City Council to speak about solar energy’s future in Oregon.

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Too many elk in the upper valley?

Farmers decry damage, consider responses

Hooved intruders are posing a challenge for Hood River Valley farmers.

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‘I can fix this!’

Building owner Brad Perron, left, and friends salvage parts of a 110-year-old Philadelphia-made carousel from the wreckage of Perron’s storage building in Dee on Monday.

Tri-County Recycling announces hazardous waste collection events

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

Coal hub backer appeals lease denial

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — Developers of a proposed coal-export terminal in southwest Washington have appealed after the state last month denied the project an aquatic lands sublease.

Mt. Hood snowboarder found uninjured Sunday

GOVERNMENT CAMP, Ore. (AP) — A 19-year-old snowboarder reported missing after riding out of bounds of the Timberline Ski Area on the south side of Mount Hood has been found safe.

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A close call

Rick Larson’s oak tree split off a major portion last Thursday at 10:30 a.m., narrowly missing the corner of his home at 15th and Cascade.

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Early warnings

Agencies plan to install Mt. Hood volcano monitoring sites

Mount Hood’s volcanic activity will be getting a closer look.

Rescuers help missing hikers to safety on Eagle Creek Trail

Local rescue crews located a pair of missing hikers in western Hood River County and escorted them to safety early Monday morning.

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Cold and icy spell due Wednesday

The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a Winter Storm Watch, which is in effect from late Tuesday night through late Wednesday night.

Cascade Volcanoes virtual tour Feb. 17

Take a virtual tour of the Cascade Volcanoes with Dr. Tom Pierson on Friday, Feb. 17 at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles. An optional dinner begins at 6 p.m., followed by the 7 p.m. presentation.

Pine St. Kitchen hosts GO! Solar event Feb. 20

Join Gorge Owned (GO!) to learn if solar is right for your business or commercial building from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Feb. 20 at Pine Street Kitchen. GO! is working with local solar contractors and partners to offer discounted, bulk rates on solar panel installations on commercial buildings in Hood River County.

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Raising the bar at Kingsley Reservoir

Expansion will improve irrigation, relocate campground

Kingsley Reservoir, a major water source for Hood River valley agriculture, will play an even bigger role in the coming years.

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Storm watch continues: Winter prepares another punch

Prepare for power outages that could last several days.

Trump wall, ACA repeal get Walden thumb’s up

Dist. 2 rep conducts ‘telephone town hall’

Keep elements of the ACA but not the ACA.

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