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HRV students continue streamside enhancement

Cleaning out your desk in the final days of school is one thing.

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Wind stokes Thursday morning brush fire

About 1,000 customers lost power after blaze next to freeway

A wind-rocked power line apparently sparked and caused Thursday morning’s fire that resulted in about 1,000 electrical customers losing power.

Workshops set for bird and pollinator habitats

Learn to create habitat around your home at the Hood River Watershed Group’s upcoming Backyard Habitat Workshop on Saturday, June 13 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Rally looks at sea lion predation

Faced with unprecedented levels of predation from growing numbers of sea lions in the Columbia and Willamette Rivers, leaders from the Columbia River Treaty Tribes, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW), and the recreational fishing community were joined at a public gathering on the shore of the Willamette River by Oregon U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader and hundreds of concerned citizens to support the passage of federal legislation to protect endangered salmon.

BLM issues fireworks ban, urges caution

Effective June 1, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) prohibits the use of fireworks and exploding targets on all BLM-managed public lands throughout Oregon and Washington. The ban will be in effect from June 1 to Oct. 15.

Workshops set for bird and pollinator habitats

Learn to create habitat around your home at the Hood River Watershed Group’s upcoming Backyard Habitat Workshop on Saturday, June 13 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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Cloud Cap Inn tours beginning June 21

Parkdale — The Mt. Hood National Forest Service will be hosting free interpretive tours of the historic Cloud Cap Inn starting June 21 through Labor Day on September 7, weather and road conditions permitting. The Hood River Ranger District is inviting the public to tour the inn, discover its history, and enjoy the majesty of Mt. Hood.

Recycling on wheels: HR Lions set up mobile stations

People wishing to easily recycle deposit-value beverage containers have a 24/7 option.

Marbach, Cook partner with Columbia Gorge Press on new Gorge Scenic Area book

The Columbia Gorge Press has ventured in to the book publishing arena with a stunning new photo essay project with Peter Marbach and Janet Cook.

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Mount St. Helens ‘Crater Glacier View Climb’ offers view like no other

Mount St. Helens Institute is leading multiple guided trips this summer to an up-close view of Crater Glacier from a vantage point on the north side of the mountain.

Friends of the Columbia River Gorge sue USDOT over oil train safety rules

Seven U.S. environmental groups, including Friends of the Columbia River Gorge, filed a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Department of Transportation’s new crude-by-rail safety rules, calling them too “weak” to prevent fiery derailments.

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Derailment in Midwest heats up oil train discussion in Gorge

A train that derailed and caught fire last Wednesday in rural North Dakota was hauling crude oil from the state’s oil patch, raising questions nationwide and in the Columbia River Gorge regarding the efficiency of new federal safety standards for oil trains.

Union Pacific president visits

Railroad chief meets with local leaders

The top executive for Union Pacific Railroad and his communication team met Tuesday with city, county and port officials in the gorge to discuss safety concerns related to crude oil shipments.

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Hail storm damage still being assessed

Wednesday’s surprise hail storm caused some damage in lower Hood River valley orchards, but the extent is still being assessed.

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Forest service hosting free fishing clinics for kids

The Barlow Ranger District and Hood River Ranger District of the Mt. Hood National Forest will be hosting free fishing clinics for kids. The Barlow Ranger District event will take place on Saturday, May 9, and Hood River Ranger District’s fishing clinic will take place on Saturday, May 16. Both events will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 1 p.m.