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County Public Health Department: Tips on protecting yourself from harmful air

Heavy, unhealthy smoke in the Hood River area has prompted questions regarding the use of masks. The best protection is to avoid smoke altogether by staying inside.

Friends calls on public to stay out of the Gorge

On the afternoon of Sept. 2, a wildfire erupted in the Eagle Creek area. The wildfire has now grown to over 30,000 acres — including new fires that have started on the Washington side of the Gorge.

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Odell fire camp supports a growing cadre of firefighters

The largest firefighting department in Oregon is at work in the rugged hills of the Eagle Creek/Indian Creek fire.

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Fire meeting: Highlights from the Unified Command fire information meeting Thursday at Hood River Valley High School

‘Be patient. It’ll go out one of these days. They always do.’

About 800 people filled the bleachers an another 2,000 or so tuned in via TV and YouTube as speakers gave updates on the Eagle Creek-Indian Creek fire.

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Feds asked to sidestep salmon rules

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A group that represents farmers is calling the costs of saving imperiled salmon in the largest river system in the Pacific Northwest unsustainable and is turning to the Trump administration to sidestep endangered species laws.

Kalama port drops methanol shoreline permiting appeal

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — The Port of Kalama is dropping its appeal of the state's shoreline permit for the Kalama methanol plant, removing a major challenge to the permit.

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Fire images: Sept. 6 edition

Photos of Eagle Creek Fire.

‘Love your Columbia’ events return Saturday

Community clean-up events and celebrations are coming back to the Columbia Gorge.

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Golden Eagle

The old picnic shelter is gone and where it stood is the new asphalt base for tennis and pickleball courts and basketball hoops at Golden Eagle Park.

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Trump puts HR County closer to storm relief funds

President Donald Trump signed a disaster declaration for Oregon this month, putting Hood River and three other Oregon counties in line for recovery funds in the wake of January’s ice storm.

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Power line fire doused Monday

A power pole caught fire on Guignard Road Monday but utility and fire crews teamed up to choke the flare-up in less than an hour.

‘Eclipse 2017’ Souvenir Edition comes Wednesday

The special publication of Hood River News, The Dalles Chronicle and White Salmon Enterprise explores all aspects of the expected Aug. 21 astronomical phenomenon.

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Weed of the Month: This is the best time to eradicate Knotweed

Knotweed is another horribly invasive plant unleashed on the countryside by gardeners attracted to its ornamental qualities.

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The not so simple ‘hike to the falls’

MSN ‘best of’ list gives nod to the Gorge, again

We sure are popular here in the Gorge.

Northeast Ore. rancher asks state to kill wolves

SALEM (AP) — A rancher in northeastern Oregon's Wallowa County has asked state officials to kill wolves from the Harl Butte pack after an investigator confirmed wolves killed a calf.

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