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Coming soon... Facility improvements, plenty of snow in store for Mt. Hood Meadows this season

Although we’ve yet to see any flakes fly in Hood River, Mother Nature is already busy dumping plenty of snow up on Mount Hood.

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Resiliency in Tsuruta

Sister City residents band together in post-storm recovery

Summer is over and the arrival of fall is something I greatly anticipate, especially in Japan.

Help needed in clean-up on Indian Creek Trail

The Indian Creek Stewards group is holding a clean-up along a section of Hood River’s Indian Creek on Sunday, Nov. 3, from noon to 3 p.m.

Bridge deck panels cracking much faster than expected

When the Port of Hood River had new deck panels installed in 2004, they were supposed to last a generation.

Help Saturday in river cleanup

Local volunteers and organizations will be conducting a leisurely and social-oriented river clean-up at the USFS boat launch in BZ Corners, beginning at 9:30 a.m. and ending at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 26.

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The fate of Barrett Park is still uncertain

County Planning’s 3-2 vote means Board of Commissioners will have final say

The fate of Barrett Park now lies in the hands of the Hood River County Board of Commissioners after the Hood River County Planning Commission failed to make a decision on the park during a public remand hearing Wednesday night.

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Out of a flood comes an innovative filter

Hood River’s Farmers Conservation Alliance springs from FID efforts to help fish

In 1996, a historic flood turned the Hood River into a muddy torrent that wiped out roads, rail lines, and a portion of the Powerdale Dam facility.

September second-wettest on record

The torrential rainstorms that drenched the Pacific Northwest last weekend were largely responsible for producing one of the wettest Septembers on record for the Hood River area.

Green Home Tour is this weekend

Green Home Expo starts things off Friday with local speakers

With a unique line-up of new and remodeled homes, the 12th annual Green Home Tour set for Oct. 5, aims to inspire homeowners and businesses to invest in buildings that increase value while reducing their overall environmental footprint.

Beetle basics

Forum looks at reducing bark beetle infestation

Oregon State University Extension Service is holding a presentation and discussion session on the bark beetle infestations affecting trees in the Hood River area.

4th annual Gorge Food Forum unfolds Oct. 12

The fourth-annual Gorge Food Forum will take place at the Hegewald Center and Exhibit Hall at the Skamania Fairgrounds on Oct.12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The center is located at 710 S.W. Rock Creek Drive in Stevenson, Wash.

States issue Columbia River fish warning

Advisory does not apply to migratory fish, such as salmon and steelhead

SALEM (AP) — Health officials in Oregon and Washington said Monday that people should protect themselves against mercury and PCB contamination by limiting consumption of certain fish species from a 150-mile section of the Columbia.

Watershed Group receives planning grant

HRWG meets Tuesday at OSU Extension office

Hood River Watershed Group has received a $99,629, two-year grant from the Bureau of Reclamation Cooperative Watershed Management to expand its outreach program, conduct additional analyses to support Hood River County’s Water Planning and Water Resources model, and produce a basin-wide Water Conservation Strategy. HRWG was one of five award recipients in the western United States, according to Cindy Thieman, Hood River Watershed Group coordinator.

Craftsmanship meets efficiency in Gorge Green Home Tour

With a unique lineup of new and remodeled homes, the 12th annual Green Home Tour set for Saturday, Oct. 5, aims to inspire homeowners and businesses to invest in buildings that increase value while reducing their overall environmental footprint.

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HawkWatch opens raptor observation site

Butte near Mount Hood is prime viewing location this month

HawkWatch International announces the beginning of the 20th season of raptor migration research at Bonney Butte, located in Mt. Hood National Forest.