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Groups host July 26 forum on Westside Plan

The local advocacy groups will host an event on July 26, “What’s Up With Westside? A Forum on Hood River’s Future,” at the Columbia Center for the Arts, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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Master Gardeners hosts International Master Gardener Conference

Central Gorge Master Gardeners hosted two tour busses July 12 at OSU Extension.

Historic Hwy. delays for bridge work near Mosier

Mosier — Crews with Wildish Standard Paving, under contract with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), are continuing construction on the $7.4 million project to repair and/or replace three bridges on the Historic Columbia River Highway, U.S. Highway 30, between Mosier and The Dalles, near Rowena.

Gorge Commission talks in WS July 18

On July 18, the Klickitat Democrats will host a staffer and board member from the Columbia River Gorge Commission at the White Salmon Library.

Oil train safety bill dies in Salem

A bill targeting safety plans for oil spills failed to pass before the Oregon Legislature adjourned its 2017 session Friday.

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Gorge wildfires burning more than 300 acres

Heralding the official start of fire season, a handful of large wildfires have burned in the Gorge since July 4.

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Weed of the Month: The invasive thistle-like knapweed

Hood River County has many kinds of knapweed, but the three most commonly found are Spotted, Diffuse and Meadow.

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‘Greening the OR’ at Providence Hood River

Reprocessing more than 3,300 pounds of surgical items and increasing recycling by nearly 20 percent was just part of the work that earned Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital national recognition for “Greening the OR,” according to a Providence press release.

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Thrillist pumps up Hood River as top Oregon destination

Waterfalls of the Gorge also gain national mention

Hood River travel kudos keep coming from the national media. Two weeks ago, Hood River News reported on the Culture Trip website’s designation of Hood River as “The Most Beautiful Town in Oregon.”

Fireworks reminder: Most wildfires are human caused

This Independence Day, visitors to Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area are reminded to plan ahead and leave fireworks at home when heading out to federal public lands.

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Defeat the Heat: Officials urge safe beach use, paddling preparedness

Hood River faces temperatures around 98 degrees Saturday, with no tailing cooldown — Sunday may rear up as a scorcher in the triple digits.

Columbia sturgeon season returns

ASTORIA (AP) — What fights like a salmon, looks like a shark and has the dense meat of a chicken? White sturgeon, apparently.

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‘Insanely photographic’ Hood River

Historic Highway, Trillium Lake also gain online favors

Just in time for the summer rush: The web site Culture Trip has revealed its list of “The Most Beautiful Towns to Visit in Each U.S. State” and Hood River has been named the most beautiful in Oregon.

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Public access planned at Powerdale Corridor

Columbia Land Trust has announced that the new Powerdale Recreation and Access Plan will be presented to the public on June 27 at a meeting hosted by the Hood River Watershed Group from 6–8 p.m. at the Hood River Library.

Agreement near in Sherman Co. weeds dispute

Azure Farms, Inc., and the Sherman County Court appear close to reaching an agreement about how to keep noxious weed seeds from spreading to neighboring properties and beyond.

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