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Rock blasting on I-84 west of Hood River starts Thursday

Rock blasting and highway work will lead to delays on Interstate 84 near milepost 53, starting Thursday.

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‘H is for Harvest’ benefits Residents Committee

“Homegrown” best describes the third annual “H is for Harvest” auction fundraiser for Hood River Valley Residents Committee on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 6-9 p.m. at Springhouse Cellars.

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Wash. coal hub suffers blow

Olympia, Wash. (AP) — A company that wants to build and operate a large terminal to export coal from the western U.S. to Asia was denied a key permit by Washington state on Sept. 26 because of environmental concerns.

Fire activity ‘limited’ despite dry week

Dicey weather didn’t outrage the Eagle Creek fire, which showed subdued activity as firefighters pressed on with repair efforts.

Monday in CL: Fire recovery information presented at Port Pavilion

Fire recovery: What happens next?

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Summer of Smoke

Susan Crowley’s early-September image of a kiteboarder on the Hood River Sandbar invokes the pervasive impacts of the Eagle Creek fire.

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Plan Bee: Students create Gorge-wide pollinators sculpture project

Good things come in small spaces.

Next Door Inc.’s Summer Youth Employment program ‘win-win-win’

This summer, The Next Door employed several youth, including two crew leaders, through a grant-funded program called Summer Youth Employment.

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Weed of the month: English ivy

English ivy is a rapidly growing evergreen vine typically seen growing on hillsides, climbing trees, growing over fences and up the sides of houses. It out-competes other plants for soil, sunlight and water. English ivy can kill large trees by suffocating their trunks and weighing down branches. A mature English ivy plant can weigh up to 2,100 pounds, with trunk-like stems that can be nearly a foot thick.

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Take precautions as air quality decreases

Wildfires are raging across the state and Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and public health officials are urging residents to take precautions amid smoke.

Hood River County holds Energy Plan meetings

Through a series of town hall meetings, Hood River County invites the public to learn about and provide insights into a countywide Energy Plan that charts a course for the future.

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Gorge gets challenged to ‘Drive Less’

The Oregon Drive Less Challenge pulls up soon. Its finish line: energy efficiency.

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Polallie in two parts: Forest Service splits up Mt. Hood timber thin

The U.S. Forest Service will divide a timber thinning and fuels reduction project on the north slope of Mount Hood into two parts.

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Fire update Monday: Growth moderates, evac levels stay same

The Eagle Creek Fire saw some growth this weekend, up to about 34,000 acres, but crews were able to dig in and defend key areas. The blaze is still 7 percent contained.

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County Public Health Department: Tips on protecting yourself from harmful air

Heavy, unhealthy smoke in the Hood River area has prompted questions regarding the use of masks. The best protection is to avoid smoke altogether by staying inside.

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