State grant won’t be used for Barrett Park

HRVPRD votes to invest $494K grant at a TBD park site

A $494,000 state grant Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District received nearly two years ago to develop Barrett Park won’t be spent on the park site anymore.

State Parks says Barrett Park grant could be used for alternate HR site

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department has decided to hold off on executing a grant agreement for Barrett Park while the state tries to figure out if Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District’s proposed development for the land still qualifies for funding — or if the money should be used to develop another site of HRVPRD’s choosing.

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Lure of Hood claims another climber’s life

Recovery of 57-year-old’s body on hold due to mountain conditions

The body of a man who died while climbing Mount Hood on Tuesday has been identified, but recovering the man’s body has so far proven too dangerous for local rescuers to attempt.

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Megan Saunders: Braving bears and briars to monitor the health of the Hood

On paper, Megan Saunders has not just one, but two job titles, and in reality, should could have many more.

Authorities searching for fallen Mt. Hood climber

Hood River County Sheriff’s Office spent Tuesday looking for a man who was believed to have fallen about 1,000 feet while climbing Mt. Hood.

HRVRC files intent to appeal RC flyer decision with LUBA

The Hood River Valley Residents Committee has announced it intends to appeal to the state level a recent county planning decision that approved a land use permit for a radio-control flyer field at Barrett Park.

Input sought on White Salmon River fish conservation at May 17 public meeting

Presentation and discussion to focus on lands previously affected by Condit Dam

WHITE SALMON, WA – A long-term vision, goals and potential focus areas for future habitat conservation in the Lower White Salmon River will be discussed during an upcoming public meeting sponsored by the Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group and the White Salmon River Watershed Management Committee. The meeting will be held Saturday, May 17, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Husum Fire Hall.

Discovery Center hosts Mother’s Day dinner, free guided wildflower walk

THE DALLES — The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center is offering free admission to everyone during the annual Mother’s Day Extravaganza on May 11. The first 50 mothers will receive a special gift from the Columbia River Trading Company.

HRMS team places third at Wind Challenge

One-hundred high school and middle school students from across the Columbia Gorge competed in the 2014 Wind Challenge event on May 3, racing against the clock to build the strongest, fastest wind turbines.

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Growing glaciers on Mount Hood presents unique challenge

Mount Hood glaciers are the lifeblood of the Hood River Valley. They represent the bulk of the water present in our rivers and streams, create habitat for salmon and other marine life, provide opportunities for recreation, and irrigate the valley’s orchards and farmland.

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HRVRC renews battle over Barrett Park

Land use watchdogs appeal RC flyer decision, ask state to pull park grant

Barrett Park has been the source of much controversy over the past two years and now, once again, finds itself embroiled in not one, but two new disputes over land use issues.

Tour Portland gardens with study groups May 22

OSU Home Extension Services invites the community to join the Mid-Columbia Family and Community Education Study Groups on their annual Spring Tour, set for May 22.

Gorge park plan meeting this Thursday

Members of the public will have an opportunity to help shape the future of parks in the Gorge this Thursday in Hood River.

Kitzhaber opposes Ambre coal terminal

Governor sets May deadline for export site application

Gov. John Kitzhaber has taken his strongest stand against a proposed coal export terminal proposed at the Port of Morrow in Boardman, saying it should be rejected and setting a May 31 deadline for a state decision on the project.

Gorge Commission rejects scenic area ban

Despite its legal staff saying the Gorge Commission had authority to ban growing and selling marijuana on the Washington side of the national scenic area, the commission took a pass on the idea.