Weather Saturday starts, extinguishes small fire
Hood River residents were treated to an impromptu light show last weekend, courtesy of Mother Nature.
TULE LAKE, Calif. — Japanese Americans living on the West Coast were forcibly removed and incarcerated in remote camps during World War II without being charged of any crime. The National Park Service is seeking public comment to develop a management plan for one of those internment camps.
Oregon Public Broadcasting announces “COAL,” an EarthFix original documentary that will air on OPB-TV on Wednesday, June 19, at 10 p.m.
Last week, several environmental groups made good on their promise from earlier this spring to sue BNSF railroad and a handful of coal export companies for allegedly continuing to pollute a litany of Gorge waterways with coal they say is coming from improperly loaded railcars.
Public may comment on waterfront project at June 10 meeting
At its May 28 meeting, the Hood River City Council considered two aspects of the proposed development of the Nichols Boat Basin waterfront area by Naito Development LLC. The project would create a 20,000-square-foot commercial building alongside an 88-room Hampton Inn & Suites hotel on city-regulated property adjacent to the exit 63 overpass.
According to Jon Gehrig, wildfire coordinator for Hood River Fire and EMS, the unexpectedly heavy rains this last week are putting the fire season back to normal after an early drying spell that had threatened to advance the burn ban date. “No matter how you look at it, this is a lot of rain ... For fire, this means that, at least in the short to mid-term, fire danger should be at normal levels.”
Oregon State University Extension Service is sponsoring a Spring Tour, “Travel Through Time and Territory” on Friday, May 24, 2013. The public is invited to this annual event which is hosted by Wasco and Hood River County Home Extension Council.
Two wildfires broke out over the weekend near The Dalles, timed perfectly for the beginning of “Wildfire Awareness” week in Oregon, and serving as early warning for Gorge residents.
CORVALLIS, Ore. – The spotted wing drosophila fly, which lays its eggs in fruit and makes it unmarketable, could reach record population levels in the Pacific Northwest this year, according to Oregon State University researchers.
With volunteer workers edging over a hundred adults plus innumerable child-helpers, the Earth Day celebration and Waterfront park cleanup event on Saturday simultaneously brought smiles to faces and much-needed order to park landscaping.
Coal train opponents give ultimatum, railroad says suit is ‘without merit’
Columbia Riverkeeper and several other conservation groups have issued an ultimatum to Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad: Clean up coal debris along the tracks or face a lawsuit.
A special event will be offered April 22 for Gorge students who seek to learn the science behind our food system. The “Every Day is Earth Day: School Garden Symposium” will be held on the campus of Hood River Middle School.
Steve Castagnoli will speak on “Innovations in Orchard Management to Protect Water Quality in the Hood River Valley” at the next Hood River Watershed Group meeting, 7 p.m. April 23, at the OSU Extension meeting room.
A handful of environmental groups announced last week they intend to sue BNSF railroad and several coal export companies after finding coal in and near local waterways which they say is from improperly secured loads of coal trains haul through the Gorge every day.
Gorge Owned (GO!) and dozens of partners and sponsors invite residents from around the Gorge to participate in 2013 Gorge Earth Day. GO! is coordinating a community-wide celebration that includes Hands-to-Work volunteer projects, kids activities at Hood River Waterfront Park, the annual Community Pride Cleanup in Bingen and a party at Springhouse Cellar.