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Look beyond ‘easy solutions’ on climate says former White House staffer

In Wednesday talk, former Federal official says ‘what’s really needed is carbon pricing’

A crowd of about 60 gathered at Springhouse Cellars to hear former White House staffer Dr. Johannes Loschnigg speak about climate change, common misconceptions and steps residents can take to brace themselves for the global shift.

‘Pair it Forward’: local youth collect used shoes

Attention anyone with a closet: Those shoes you no longer want are desperately needed to help fight global poverty.

Climate Action Network plans Earth Day events

Columbia Gorge Climate Action Network (CGCAN) is coordinating a series of Earth Day events on Saturday, April 25 in Hood River to celebrate and connect Columbia Gorge residents around Earth awareness.

‘Politics of Climate Change’ speaker today

“The Politics of Climate Change” will be the focus of a presentation this Wednesday, April 8, featuring former White House staffer Dr. Johannes Loschnigg at Springhouse Cellars in Hood River. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the presentation is at 7:30 p.m., followed by questions and answers.

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Earliest bloom in decades

Horticulturist: fruit should weather well when harvest comes

Around dawn Friday, the low but steady flutter reverberated in the Hood River Valley.

Forum highlights solar issues

A community meeting Friday will highlight solar Issues in Oregon. Environmental advocates, businesses, representatives are expected to gather for the5 p.m. event at the Hood River Community Library meeting room, 502 State St, Hood River.

Earth Day celebrations highlight businesses, community leaders and clean-up projects

To celebrate Earth Day, many different groups have come together to organize events around the Gorge.

ODOT announces long-term repairs on Highway 26

Look for delays in areas west of Government Camp

Construction will delay travelers over Mt. Hood on U.S. 26 with congestion, one hour road closures, 20-minute traffic stops and increased truck traffic west of Government Camp. This project will take place April through October in 2015 and 2016.

Fire incident conference meets in Vancouver

Agencies from region look at 2015 fire season

The 2015 Northwest Incident Management Team Review Conference will be held in Vancouver on April 7 – 10 at the Vancouver Convention Center.

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Making the best of what Mother Nature brings: With a fickle snow year, Meadows is forced to get creative

The last time the News wrote about Mt. Hood’s snowpack was Feb. 4 of this year, and we, just like many others in the region, were hopeful that the typically prodigious snowfall months of February and March would help turn around what had been a dismal winter recreation season.

Envirogorge offers Nature Space Awards

The Hood River nonprofit advocacy organization Envirogorge is renewing its Nature Space Awards for 2015.

Zombie coal subsidy returns and gets killed again

Call it the zombie subsidy.

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County approves Punchbowl plans

County commissioners authorized an application for a state grant to create a public park at Punchbowl Falls Thursday night.

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County to decide on Punchbowl Falls plans

The Hood River County board of commissioners will meet for a special work session at 5 pm Thursday March 19 to approve or deny designs for a county park at Punchbowl Falls, a waterfall near Dee. If approved, the county would apply for an Oregon state park grant.

Final oil transport study outlines key steps for Legislature

The Washington Department of Ecology recently delivered the final oil transportation study to state legislators outlining key recommendations to improve public safety in response to the rapid increase of oil transportation through Washington.