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Pine St. Kitchen hosts GO! Solar event Feb. 20

Join Gorge Owned (GO!) to learn if solar is right for your business or commercial building from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Feb. 20 at Pine Street Kitchen. GO! is working with local solar contractors and partners to offer discounted, bulk rates on solar panel installations on commercial buildings in Hood River County.

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Raising the bar at Kingsley Reservoir

Expansion will improve irrigation, relocate campground

Kingsley Reservoir, a major water source for Hood River valley agriculture, will play an even bigger role in the coming years.

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Storm watch continues: Winter prepares another punch

Prepare for power outages that could last several days.

Trump wall, ACA repeal get Walden thumb’s up

Dist. 2 rep conducts ‘telephone town hall’

Keep elements of the ACA but not the ACA.

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Mt. Hood snowpack returns to ‘normal’ level

The Hood basin is enjoying more snowpack than it’s seen in recent years.

Mt. Hood depot reaches million pounds recycled

The recycling depot at the Mt. Hood Town Hall recently passed a major milestone. Upper Hood River Valley residents have recycled one million pounds of materials since its opening in 2006.

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Army Corps replaces massive gate at The Dalles dam

On Tuesday morning, contractors used heavy-duty cranes to lower a new upstream gate at The Dalles Lock & Dam. The gate, which weighs 110.5 tons, is a vital piece of machinery for operation of the navigation locks, and represents the most important component of the annual maintenance upgrades and repairs at the dam this winter.

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Oregon faces major timber fund cut

SALEM (AP) — A U.S. Forest Service program that infused rural communities with millions to make up for lost timber revenue is drying up, and that means Oregon will see a 90 percent reduction in the payments that have kept critical services afloat in many counties since environmental rules curtailed logging nearly 30 years ago.

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ODFW efforts help deer, elk survive winter

After six years of drought, parts of Oregon are experiencing a harsh winter with impressive snow packs. Although fish and wildlife populations will certainly see long-term benefits from the winter moisture, Oregonians may be worried about increased winter mortality of deer, elk and other wildlife.

Leaders renew push for Mt. Hood land exchange

Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, and Representatives Greg Walden (R-Hood River) and Earl Blumenauer (D-Portland), introduced legislation this week to push forward a long-stalled land exchange on Mount Hood.

ODA holds Odell Creek Strategic Implementation Area event Feb. 8 at Wy’east Middle School

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) invites the public to an open house covering the results of a recent agricultural lands evaluation conducted in the Hood River area.

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‘Eagle Watch’ Jan. 28 at Dalles Dam

Every year, bald eagles congregate along the Columbia River in search of food during their winter migration.

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Debate emerges over what replaces PGE coal plant

PORTLAND (AP) — Portland General Electric's agreement to close its only coal-fired power plant won praise seven years ago as an environmental victory with national implications in the fight against air pollution and climate change.

Groups intervene on Union Pacific Railroad fed lawsuit

Environmental and health groups have responded to Union Pacific Railroad’s recent lawsuit against Wasco County with their own legal challenge in federal court.

Gorge Owned, contractors team up for incentives

Gorge Owned (GO!) is working with local solar contractors and partners to offer discounted, bulk rates on solar panel installations to Gorge homeowners.

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