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‘Love Your Columbia’ happens Aug. 22

Riverkeeper seeks volunteers for a day of clean-up projects

Columbia Riverkeeper is partnering in the second annual Love Your Columbia Day Aug. 22, and anyone may get involved.

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Mt. Adams fire doubles to 18,000 acres

An angry curl of smoke over Mt. Adams signaled one of the largest fires the Columbia River Gorge has seen this summer.

Five human caused fires on Mt. Hood

Firefighters caught five human caused fires in the Mt. Hood National Forest last weekend, three of which burned in the Hood River Ranger District.

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Youth Conservation Corps makes a difference in the Mt. Hood National Forest

Some might go into the woods to live deliberately, but in the case of five Hood River County teens, their time in the forest this summer has been hard work.

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Washington fire contained

The Milepost 30 fire, which burned an estimated 5 acres in the western Columbia River Gorge, was 100 percent contained Monday, according to fire officials.

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White Salmon not calling for more conservation after water line break

A water emergency declared Sunday morning by White Salmon Mayor David Poucher was lifted at 8 a.m. on Tuesday.

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Pear harvest sweeps in early

Harsh summer temperatures ushered in an early pear harvest for Hood River Valley.

Thirsty hikers walk out, after two trail rescues

‘Reach and Treat’ system responding

Back country rescues are part of life in the Columbia River Gorge and Mt. Hood region, regardless of the time of year.

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Recreational pot sales easing in statewide Oct. 1

Third medical marijuana dispensary opens downtown

Just months before early recreational marijuana sales germinate across Oregon, a third medical marijuana dispensary comes to Hood River.

Zoning overhaul focuses on farms, forest

Planners schedule hearing in September

The Hood River County Planning Commission is ironing out a comprehensive zoning code update that redefines farm and forest use across the county.

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Cougar sighted again, Thursday on Heights

A cougar was seen on the Heights for the second time in four days.

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Half of Columbia River sockeye salmon dying due to hot water

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — More than a quarter million sockeye salmon returning from the ocean to spawn are either dead or dying in the Columbia River and its tributaries due to warming water temperatures.

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Northwest set to train for monster quake

If doomsday watchers are correct, any minute now the I-5 corridor and everything west of it, from Vancouver, B.C. to northern California, will be toast. Burnt, crumbled toast.

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Residents Committee sues U.S. Forest Service

Local group sees no other option over delays in Mt. Hood land exchange

A local land use watchdog group, the Hood River Valley Residents Committee, filed a lawsuit Monday against the U.S. Forest Service over slow action in carrying out a congressionally mandated land exchange with Mt. Hood Meadows.

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Author Kristy Athens at Library on Aug. 22

Oregon boasts a multibillion-dollar agricultural economy that includes both industrial agriculture and small-scale efforts such as community supported agriculture memberships, farmers markets, and community gardens.