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Gorge receives national honor this weekend

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) will honor the Columbia Gorge Region, Oregon and Washington at its RWJF Culture of Health Prize National Celebration and Learning Event this weekend at its headquarters in Princeton, N.J.

Battery disposal, recycling at HR Hobbies

Hood River Hobbies is now a collection site for all batteries (except car batteries).

Conifers naturally shed needles in the fall

Watching trees turn shades of orange, red and yellow is part of the magic of autumn, but seeing needles on conifers fade to yellow and fall to the ground can be unnerving.

Five Tips for Fall Car Care Month

October is Fall Car Care Month. Why not take a little time to be car care aware and make sure your vehicle is ready for the harsh winter weather ahead? Taking a few simple steps now can save you the headaches and cost of an emergency break-down later, says the Car Care Council.

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Shelter Services gear up for winter season

With a new name and leadership, Warming Shelter seeks a home for 2016-17 and for the future

Headlines in the Hood River News eight years ago told of a homeless person who froze to death on a sidewalk in Hood River. This became a wake-up call for a group of people connected to GEM (Gorge Ecumenical Ministries). The Hood River Warming Shelter Steering committee was formed and the Warming Shelter opened in December 2012.

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Judge forces dam removal discussion

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A federal judge is forcing discussion of a radical step to save endangered salmon: taking out four dams on the Lower Snake River.

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Tilly Jane cabin historically restored

The Mt. Hood National Forest and the Portland Chapter of the Oregon Nordic Club have partnered to restore the historic Tilly Jane A-Frame, a picturesque 1930s-era mountain retreat.

Love Your Columbia In CL, tribal leaders lead salmon viewing Oct. 8

Join Riverkeeper and Kat Brigham, former chair of the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) and a tribal leader with the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, for a salmon viewing at Eagle Creek in Cascade Locks as a part of Columbia Riverkeeper’s “Love Your Columbia Event Series, on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 9:45-11:15 a.m.

Warm Springs tribe member describes Dakota pipeline experiences Oct. 4 at RCC

Carina Miller, a member of the Tribal Council for the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, will speak in Hood River on Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. about her recent trip to the Standing Rock reservation in North Dakota.

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Wasco Co. gives green light to Mosier rail project

Wasco County has given a green light to Union Pacific Railroad’s expansion plans for the Mosier area. On Sept. 26, the Wasco County Planning Commission voted 5-2 to approve the railroad’s “Mosier Double Track Extension” project, although there are multiple conditions attached to the approval.

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Mt. Hood’s Timberline Trail reopens after upgrades

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An iconic pathway around Oregon’s tallest mountain has fully reopened to the public.

Salmon viewing in Cascade Locks Oct. 8

Join Columbia Riverkeeper and Kat Brigham, former chair of the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) and a tribal leader with the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, for a salmon viewing at Eagle Creek in Cascade Locks.

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Historic Hwy. Trail segment opens west of Hood River

Outdoor aficionados in Hood River don’t have to travel far to enjoy a waterfall stroll or bike ride, and the trip just got shorter.

EnviroGorge Kids announces summer writing winners

EnviroGorge sponsored a free kids writing contest this summer where elementary, middle school and high school students were invited to submit an open-topic entry having to do with the environmental and the Columbia River Gorge.

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Tribal members protest Nestlé deal in Salem

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Columbia River tribal members dressed in traditional regalia came to the Oregon State Capitol on Wednesday to protest persistent attempts to bring a Nestlé water bottling plant to Hood River County, where voters rejected the plan in a ballot measure in May.

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