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Firefighters battle South Valley Fire

Firefighters overnight “made good containment progress” on the South Valley Fire near Dufur, despite gusty and battling winds that remained strong through most of the night, according to fire officials’ statements issued Friday.

August 4, 2018 midnight read more..


Remembering the Forgotten Giant

One of the world’s foremost authorities on Mount Adams, Darryl Lloyd offers up his 70 years of hiking, climbing and photographing Mount Adams in his new book, “Ever Wild: A Lifetime on Mount Adams.” Columbia Center for the Arts, Waucoma Bookstore and Carpe Diem Books will host Lloyd for an author talk and book signing on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 6 p.m. in the CCA theater to celebrate the book’s launch.

August 4, 2018 midnight read more..
 

Grant provides Health Dept. solar energy

Hood River County, in partnership with Sustainable Northwest, Pacific Power, and the Oregon Clean Power Cooperative, welcomes the public to the Hood River County Health Department building, 1109 June St., on July 31 at 11 a.m. for the ribbon cutting event for a new 24-kilowatt rooftop solar array.

July 25, 2018 midnight read more..


Fire reported south of Mt. Hood

A 25-acre wildfire was discovered late Sunday afternoon on the Clackamas River Ranger District of the Mt. Hood National Forest, south of Mt. Hood.

July 18, 2018 midnight read more..
   

Small fire leads to I-84 lane closure Thursday

One lane of eastbound Interstate 84 is closed Thursday morning at Mitchell Point, three miles west of Hood River, as firefighters contain a fire, approximately half-acre in size, that started at about 3 a.m. Thursday.

June 21, 2018 9:58 a.m. read more..
 

‘We need to be more of a partner with fire’

Fire season is back in Oregon. Too soon, it seems, for residents still recovering from last year’s devastating Eagle Creek fire. That fire, first reported Sept. 2, 2017, after a teen set off fireworks during a burn-ban, burned 50,000 acres in the 90 days it ran loose and though it has been fully contained, has yet to be completely extinguished.

June 20, 2018 midnight read more..


Drawing attention to straws:

A mind-boggling 500 million plastic straws are produced around the world every day, and most are used for just a few minutes and then discarded.

June 16, 2018 midnight read more..

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