Local fire crews dispatched to aid in Wasco Co. conflagration
Hood River County fire crews are part of a group of over 700 firefighters who are trying to extinguish the nearly 7,000-acre Government Flats Complex wildfire burning approximately 6-10 miles southwest of The Dalles. The Oregon State Fire Marshal reported Tuesday morning that two homes and five outbuildings have been consumed by the flames.
Oregon State Parks is conducting a comprehensive planning process of its 24 state parks in the Columbia Gorge and is asking for comments from the public. Comments received and decisions made will affect Gorge parks for the next decade.
Summer is a season long awaited by many Hood River residents. After months of winter rains and a spring spotted with intermittent showers, summertime is as dry as it gets. With chances of precipitation extremely low for the months of July and August, one can usually skip checking the forecast and not fear getting caught in the rain.
Loretta DeKay of White Salmon has been appointed by Washington Governor Jay Inslee to join the Columbia River Gorge Commission.
City orders cutting of two infested trees in Jackson Park and on Rand Road
Trees dying from the widening bark beetle infestation problem in the Gorge will be removed at Jackson Park and on Rand Road this week.
Dr. Vic Baker, professor emeritus, University of Arizona, Tucson, will speak Aug. 10 at 1 p.m. at the Hood River Library about the controversy that J. Harlen Bretz encountered with his idea of a giant flood creating the scablands of eastern Washington.
Irrigation districts voice concerns as temps rise and reservoirs drop
July’s uninterrupted hot, dry weather has upstaged arid August, and water supplies are a concern in the Hood River Valley.
The Oregon legislature provided an end-of-session boost to the future of Gorge communities and the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.
Author and teacher Scott Sadil of Hood River completed the initial 170-mile leg of his voyage from the mouth of the Columbia to Lewiston, Idaho.
We have so much to learn about our water.
Between the hot, windy weather in the Gorge and revelers setting off fireworks both legal and not, this past Fourth of July holiday and the days surrounding it were primed for wildfires.
The Oregon Court of Appeals affirmed the Columbia River Gorge Commission’s Regional Air Quality Strategy for the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area on June 19, rejecting a Friends of the Columbia Gorge challenge that claimed it neither provided enough remedies, nor even constituted a strategy.
Hood River Valley growers, residents and property owners: Are you concerned with the growing numbers of deer and elk moving through your orchards and property?
Riverkeeper notified the city and port Thursday that testing shows dangerous levels of E. coli bacteria in the water of the popular Event Site on the Columbia River.
The Central Gorge Master Gardeners Association tour takes place June 29, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. around Hood River.
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