‘Quake Ex-II’ open to public
On Saturday, Oct. 10 the Hood River County ARES/RACES team will participate in a State Wide Communications Exercise from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Columbia Riverkeeper is hosting a free event Sunday in White Salmon featuring speaker Dr. Ceiridwen Terrill, a Concordia University professor who will be walking 225 miles from Portland to the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in an effort to raise awareness about the history and cleanup of the nuclear site on the Washington side of the Columbia River.
Starting this month, forest visitors on Mount Hood will see interviewers working at recreation sites and along Forest Service roads. The trained interviewers will want to know about your visit to the Mt. Hood National Forest.
A wildfire in the Barlow Ranger District of the Mt. Hood National Forest swelled to an estimated 10-12 acres over the weekend.
Construction on a key piece of the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail between Cascade Locks and Hood River is slated for late fall.
The Hood River County Board of Commissioners heard a report last Wednesday by Beth Goodman, a consultant for ECONorthwest firm, which revealed short-term rentals are rarer than expected outside the city’s urban growth boundary.
Sen. Ron Wyden has introduced a U.S. Senate bill attempting to speed up a delayed land exchange between Mt. Hood Meadows resort and the U.S. Forest Service.
Barb Ayers, Hood River County Emergency Program manager, added a timely update to her column in the Sept. 26 News on emergency preparedness. In it, she said:
Hood River photographer Stephen Datnoff provided this image of Sunday’s supermoon, aka Blood Moon.
Cause still unknown in Sunday blaze that scorched sections of popular trail
This one could have been far worse.
The Hood River and Barlow Ranger Districts of the Mt. Hood National Forest will be carrying out fall prescribed burns as early as next week and continuing into October with pile burns.
In honor of the International Day of Peace on Sept. 21, Columbia River Fellowship for Peace will hold a celebration at Wyeth Campground that afternoon.
Impacts of wind farm debated
Environmental groups Friends of the Columbia Gorge (Friends) and Save Our Scenic Area (SOSA) filed a petition for judicial review in the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals last week challenging a recent decision by the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) to approve the Whistling Ridge Energy Project’s application to connect to BPA’s energy grid.
GOLDENDALE — The Klickitat County Sheriff’s office has lifted Level 3 evacuation notices for Wishram as the nearby Horsethief Butte fire that threatened homes is reported to be 90 percent contained. Reports on Monday put the fire at about 8,000 acres.
September 10 dawned bright and clear for the annual day of service in honor of Jerry Cranmer. Friends, family and community members met at Waterfront Park at 9 a.m. — as they have for the past three years — and spent the morning completing grounds-keeping tasks.