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LeFevre Sustainability Awards nomination period now open

Gorge Owned (GO!) is now accepting nominations for the seventh annual Tod J. LeFevre Sustainability Champion Awards, which celebrates people who are working on innovative, creative solutions to the environmental, economic and social issues facing the Gorge.

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Lions Follies’ Supersized Show

It’s the year of the Superhero show, starting with the Mid-Columbia Lions Follies. The 2017 show will be “Kid Awesome and the Disco Girls.” It is an original script with story by Terri Tyler and Bev Bridgewater, written by Tyler.

Senate committee approves Mt. Hood Land Bill

A bill seeking to resolve a protracted land dispute on Mount Hood found success in a Senate Committee last week, which will bring the matter to the Senate floor for a vote.

Solar project planned at HR Public Works

A new solar energy array has been planned for construction atop the City of Hood River public works building on 18th Street.

Oregon Hanford cleanup board meetings April 3-4

The Oregon Hanford Cleanup Board will meet April 3-4 at the Hampton Suites in Hood River, 1 Nichols Parkway. This meeting was originally scheduled for January but was cancelled due to inclement weather.

Hood River City Council will review bag rules

Hood River City Council will consider issuing a proclamation declaring April 1-8 as Sexual Assault Awareness Week. This dovetails with a variety of events in schools and the community planned for early April.

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Seed Share

The basement of the Rockford Grange was packed Saturday, March 18 as community members came together to learn how to save seeds and go through the grange’s extensive seed collection.

Environment Oregon hosts solar town hall

With the Oregon State legislative session underway, Environment Oregon hosted a solar town hall on Thursday, March 16 at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center.

Boaters warned of WS River fish traps

A rotary screw trap for fisheries research is being temporarily installed again this year on the lower White Salmon River. The fish trap will be used by the U.S. Geological Survey and Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group to monitor migrant juvenile salmon and steelhead. The work is part of a broader assessment of fish recolonization of the White Salmon River after the removal of Condit Dam.

Veggie Rx: Prescriptions for healthy nutrition

Let’s say you have just spent the last of your month’s budget on rent and are unsure how you will feed your children. While visiting the clinic, you share this concern and your doctor writes you a “Veggie Prescription.” They tell you that you and your family deserve fresh food, and that it is a cornerstone of your health. You are able to purchase whole fruits and vegetables for the first time in ages and something shifts for you and your healthcare provider.

Learning opportunities offered to Odell watershed residents

The Odell watershed was chosen by the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) as one of six “Strategic Implementation Areas” in the state. Agricultural properties in the Odell watershed were evaluated using aerial photos and/or field verifications from publicly accessible areas, primarily road sides.

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Federal court dismisses UP lawsuit

Railroad will appeal ruling, officials say

The legal back and forth over the proposed extension of a railroad siding at Mosier continues.

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Crystal Springs line break leads to boil water order

A Crystal Springs Water District mainline pipe broke Tuesday afternoon, prompting a boil water order for about 35 Odell area homes for roughly two days.

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Search continues for missing Mt. Hood skier

Wind, new snow hamper efforts to find Steve Leavitt

A skier from The Dalles has been missing at Mount Hood Meadows ski resort since Tuesday, amid avalanche warnings and near whiteout conditions.

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Bridge on Eagle Creek Trail replaced

Crews installed a new 41-foot truss bridge at Tish Creek, along Eagle Creek Trail, on Feb. 28. A helicopter flew the old bridge away from the site and delivered a new one in its place.

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