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Mt. Hood’s Timberline Trail reopens after upgrades

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An iconic pathway around Oregon’s tallest mountain has fully reopened to the public.

Salmon viewing in Cascade Locks Oct. 8

Join Columbia Riverkeeper and Kat Brigham, former chair of the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) and a tribal leader with the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, for a salmon viewing at Eagle Creek in Cascade Locks.

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Historic Hwy. Trail segment opens west of Hood River

Outdoor aficionados in Hood River don’t have to travel far to enjoy a waterfall stroll or bike ride, and the trip just got shorter.

EnviroGorge Kids announces summer writing winners

EnviroGorge sponsored a free kids writing contest this summer where elementary, middle school and high school students were invited to submit an open-topic entry having to do with the environmental and the Columbia River Gorge.

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Tribal members protest Nestlé deal in Salem

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Columbia River tribal members dressed in traditional regalia came to the Oregon State Capitol on Wednesday to protest persistent attempts to bring a Nestlé water bottling plant to Hood River County, where voters rejected the plan in a ballot measure in May.

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Odell Creek restoration presentation

The Hood River Watershed Group will present the results of the Odell Creek dam removal and stream restoration project Sept. 27.

Hood River County trail committee meets Sept. 28

Hood River County Forestry Department has scheduled a regular meeting of the Forest Recreation Trail Committee.

White Salmon library hosts Repair Café Saturday

Why throw something away when it can be fixed? That’s the main question behind the Repair Café series.

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HR Elks renew support to help local youth attend speech, hearing Camp Meadowood

Hood River Elks Lodge No. 1507 supports a number of local and statewide organizations, but this summer had the opportunity to do something it hasn’t in 25 years — send two local kids to camp.

Imagine cohousing in the Gorge: Authors, cohousing architects coming to HR Oct. 21

Gorge Cohousing hosts a public presentation Oct. 21 with Charles Durrett and Kathryn McCamant, two leaders of the cohousing movement in the U.S. The event begins at 7 p.m. at Springhouse Cellars. There will be an additional two-day workshop Oct. 22-23. For more information or to RSPV, email friends@gorge-cohousing.com or go to www.gorgecohousing.com.

DEQ fines Hood River $2,380 for wastewater violations

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has issued a $2,380 civil penalty to the City of Hood River for violating environmental standards at its municipal wastewater treatment plant.

Oregon’s drought taking toll on conifers

Conifer trees are struggling in Oregon's recent drought streak.

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Pollinators: students create art with function

An innovative arts-meets-ag project is now in place at Hood River FISH Food Bank garden on Tucker Road, in a collaboration with Hood River County students, and the Arts in Education of the Gorge, directed by Shelley Toon Lindberg.

Planned burns coming to Gorge

Fire managers at the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area are planning a set of prescribed burns over the next few months as the region cools down with early fall.

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Repairs start Tuesday along eastbound I-84 to reduce rockfall danger near Hood River

A project to reduce the threat of rockfalls on the south side of Interstate 84, west of Hood River, gets underway Tuesday, Sept. 6. Work will last until next spring.

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