Gorge environmental advocates protest Vancouver proposed train terminal
The oil train issue has rekindled in the Columbia River Gorge.
The Friends of Mount Adams organization (FOMA) is presenting a free public forum, “Mt. Adams Cougar Creek Burn: The Future,” on Friday, Dec. 11, 7 to 9 p.m. at Columbia High School Library in White Salmon.
Until recently, little was known about the extent and value of glacier caves hidden under the Cascade Mountains. But new studies show that these caves are much more than just curious holes in the ice; they serve as valuable climatic and volcanic indicators, and laboratories for astrobiological studies.
In an Oct. 21 letter to the president of Klickitat County Public Utility District’s board of commissioners, the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs Yakama Agency issued a demand for payment of more than $65 million for calculated losses due to the Mile Marker 28 Fire of July 2013.
Citizens will march Sunday in Hood River as part of a “global mobilization” on climate change, in advance of the Paris summit Nov. 30- to Dec. 11.
First Friday on Nov. 4 featured a unique citizen art project with a purpose.
Gorge Grown hosts a “Community Conversation” on local agriculture Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. at Rockford Grange. Everyone is welcome to attend, be they vendors, shoppers, or community partners.
Willow Ponds neighborhood bands together on community wetlands project
Where once there was a bristling tangle of bramble and noxious weeds, the Friends of Willow Ponds are shaping a patch of healthy wetlands for native creatures to enjoy.
More than 50 people gathered on Nov. 6 at the Hood River fire station to explore ways Hood River can increase its investment in clean energy and benefit from local energy projects. On the same day that President Obama rejected the Keystone XL Pipeline, local government leaders, including city councilors and State Rep. Mark Johnson, came together with city staff, business owners, residents and regional experts to discuss Hood River’s clean energy future.
Fifth grade students at Wallace and Priscilla Stevenson Intermediate School in White Salmon got a chance to experience outdoor education and stewardship firsthand thanks to a Columbia Gorge Ecology Institute program funded by Hood River’s annual Festival of the Fly.
Thursday event looks at ‘outdated’ Ski Activities Statute
State Rep. Mark Johnson (R-Hood River) will host a forum Thursday to discuss Oregon’s current Ski Activities Statue and how it relates to recreation based businesses in Oregon. The event will happen from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Benson Ballroom of Columbia Gorge Hotel.
Veteran Hood River climber Walter Burkhardt and friends set out before dawn Tuesday for a climb on Eliot Glacier, via Cooper Spur, on the north face of Mt. Hood.
Thomas Bolman of Stericycle unloads a pickup bed full of hazardous waste brought by Pine Grove orchardist Vince Ackerman to the Nov. 4 collection event for farmers and businesses at the Hood River Garbage Service facility on Guignard Road.
As you prepare for your winter recreation activities, remember that Sno-Park parking permits are required. Oregon’s Sno-Park program
Kate McCarthy of Parkdale, who throughout her life served in many conservation groups through tireless advocating on behalf of environmental policies and issues, died Tuesday at the age of 98.
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