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A 30-year ‘jewel’: Gorge Scenic Area celebrates its birth by battle

Thursday marks three decades since a reluctant President Ronald Reagan signed the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Act into law.

Groups, BNSF reach agreement in coal dust suit

A coalition of environmental groups on Tuesday reached a tentative agreement with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad (BNSF), signaling the end of a three-year court tussle over coal pollution.

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Pipeline protest

Dozens rallied Tuesday at the Second Street overpass above Interstate 84 in Hood River, one of many coordinated protests against the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline, held in cities around the nation this week

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Workshop kicks off county energy planning

It was standing room only at an energy sustainability workshop held in Hood River recently.

Klickitat Co. denies Dallesport rezone plans

Developer has right to appeal or submit revised plan, following county’s decision

Citing safety concerns, the Klickitat County Board of Commissioners voted 2-0 in Goldendale on Tuesday to deny a rezoning application on a residential parcel in Dallesport.

Groups, BNSF reach agreement in coal train lawsuit

A coalition of environmental groups on Tuesday morning reached an agreement in court with Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad (BNSF) over coal dust pollution.

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‘Stepping Outside Polite Conversation’: Tar Sands Valve Turners speak Tuesday in HR

The Tar Sands Valve Turners — not a rock band, but a group of committed anti-fossil fuel activists — will speak Nov. 15 in the Pioneer Room at Riverside Community Church in Hood River. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the program starts at 7 p.m.

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City accepts leaves at public works

Hood River City residents may dispose of leaves at the City Public Works facility at 18th and May Streets. Disposal hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

Mosier track expansion denied

Wasco County objects to Union Pacific proposal

Following a Wednesday evening appeal hearing that stretched over five hours, the Wasco County Board of Commissioners reversed an earlier decision by the county’s planning commission and voted unanimously to deny Union Pacific’s application to add several miles of new track through the Mosier area.

Comments wrap up on Boardman ‘mega-dairy’ plan

A proposed dairy at the former Boardman Tree Farm property drew thousands of public comments before the extended round of public input ended on Nov. 4.

Sno-Park permits now needed

As you prepare for the coming winter season, be sure to buy a Sno-Park permit. This year’s Sno-Park season began Nov. 1 and runs through April 30, 2017.

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Gorge residents stand in support of Standing Rock protest

On Sunday, Oct. 30, more than 50 people of diverse faiths, ages and backgrounds stood together in the rain at Hood River’s Waterfront Park to show their support for the struggle of indigenous people and their allies at the Standing Rock reservation in North Dakota.

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Forest Service releases EIS report for Mt. Hood land swap

The Mount Hood National Forest Service has unveiled a draft environmental impact statement concerning a long-stalled Mount Hood land exchange.

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Dancers step up to Orange Bowl

Twelve teenagers from the newly formed nonprofit Columbia Gorge Company Dancers have their sights set on Florida this December.

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Hood River’s ‘energy future’

RARE volunteer Marla Harvey leads county plan

Marla Harvey, a RARE AmeriCorps volunteer, has stepped into a newly created position: Hood River County’s energy and sustainability coordinator.

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