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.
A cougar was seen on the Heights for the second time in four days.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hood River Co. and two-thirds of Oregon are now designated
Hood River County joins two more counties on Oregon Governor Kate Brown’s drought emergency list.
Runs, hikes, music, and educational events in store for resort’s second summer season
Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort usually asks its patrons to “pray for snow,” but for the month of August, “pray for sun,” would be probably be a better request.
In the wake of continued above-average high temperatures, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has instituted new fishing regulations to help mitigate the stress on salmon and other fish that has been caused by the heat and low water levels.
Two fires, each hard to get to in their own ways, challenged local firefighters in the past week.
The Hood River County Board of Commissioners signed multiple resolutions into action at a regular meeting Monday night — most notably, one declared tighter enforcement on oil trains rolling through the Gorge, and one reallocated $7,000 to the County 911 Emergency Dispatch radio system, which police and emergency officials have called “poor to non-existent” in some areas.
OPRD awards funding for park at falls
Oregon Parks and Recreation District has awarded Hood River County a $470,000 grant to acquire and develop a park at Punchbowl Falls, a waterfall near Dee.
Fish and wildlife agencies encourage anglers to focus on warm-water fish
Cooler weather finally returned to the Gorge this past weekend, ending a two-week period where the mercury refused to dip below 90 degrees and on more than one occasion, soared into the triple digits.
In the case of forest fires, redemption lies in ruin.
Quick collective response to heavy drought conditions
A wildfire near Dee consumed roughly three acres of trees and brush Tuesday — and threated nearby orchards and homes — but a valley-wide response wrestled down the flames within hours.
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