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EFID, Dee Irrigation present fish project results

The Hood River Watershed Group will host presentations by Doug Hart with the Dee Irrigation District and John Buckley with the East Fork Irrigation District on their latest water conservation projects.

USFS lifts closure order for Cloud Cap Road

The United States Forest Service recently announced it has lifted the closure order for Cloud Cap Road located on the northeastern flank of Mount Hood in the Hood River Ranger District of the Mt. Hood National Forest.

Three tributaries of Columbia River designated wild steelhead gene banks

OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) today designated three tributaries of the lower Columbia River as “wild steelhead gene banks,” where it will no longer release steelhead raised in fish hatcheries.

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USFS aims to open bridge at Multnomah Falls by Memorial Day

An iconic pedestrian bridge at Multnomah Falls that was damaged by a large falling rock earlier this year is expected to be restored by Memorial Day Weekend, according to the United States Forest Service.

Volunteers sought for trail work party March 29

Hood River County will be holding a trail work party March 29 to begin construction of the Pinemont Loop Connector.

OTC resolves to make Historic Trail completion a ‘priority’

The completion of the Historic Columbia River State Highway Trail is an endeavor that has enjoyed wide public support, but finding enough money to finish the ambitious project hasn’t been as easy to come by.

Logging activities will affect Family Man area

Hood River County Forestry issued the following advisory this week:

Serious crack in Columbia dam affects hydroelectric system

EPHRATA, Wash. (AP) — A crack in a spillway pier at the Wanapum Dam on the Columbia River is a serious situation, but not a threat of downstream flooding even in a worst-case scenario, a spokesman for the Grant County Public Utility District said.

‘Active Hope’ retreat focuses on climate change

Women and men of the Columbia Gorge are invited to participate in “Active Hope” on March 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Trout Lake Abbey, in Trout Lake, Wash. (The event was rescheduled from its earlier date due to the February snowstorms.)

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Wolf tracks in Mt. Hood NF show a hunter’s gradual return

After a nearly 70-year absence, wolves have returned to the North Cascades.

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USFS pre-approves Meadows’ parking lot

After three years of planning and analysis, a new parking lot slated for construction at Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort looks like it might be a go.

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Landslide forces closure of Dee Hwy. Tuesday

Another weather-related landslide occurred Tuesday evening outside of Hood River, this time on the Dee Highway, capping off a series of geologic events in the Columbia River Gorge that closed roads and snarled traffic for days.

CGCC hosts renewable energy technology career fair

Columbia Gorge Community College is hosting an annual Renewable Energy Technology Career Fair for enrolled students on April 4 from 10 a.m. to noon. This career fair attracts highly skilled RET students with experience in electrical systems, mechanical systems, and electronics with a focus on the renewable-energy industry.

Washington coal terminal to get extensive review

Additional certification required for Oregon terminal proposal

SEATTLE (AP) — State and local regulators said Wednesday they’ll consider a sweeping environmental review of the effects of a proposed terminal along the Columbia River in Washington that would export millions of tons of coal to Asia.

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I-84 reopens following rockslide

To the great relief of travelers and Columbia River Gorge businesses, all lanes of Interstate 84 opened Monday afternoon following the cleanup of a weather-related landslide that forced the closure of the freeway’s eastbound lanes for several days.