Yesteryears: Columbia River algae a big problem in 1938

Little Algae, the chlorophyll-containing water plant of a lowly type, which has associated itself with more or less stagnant water, is making its presence noticeable along the Columbia River banks in this county, not only on account of its vivid green color, but on account of its characteristic odor, a mixture of rotten eggs and stale fish.

September 26, 2018 midnight read more..

Cascade Observations: The magic of libraries

Growing up, my house was always filled with books — many thick volumes with dark covers: Poems by Robert Frost, novels with names like “Jane Eyre” and “Gone with the Wind” and textbooks about European history.

September 12, 2018 midnight read more..

Pick of the Week: Annual Gorge Grown Harvest Dinner on Sunday

Meet local farmers, enjoy the mountain-view scenery of a working orchard and cidery, savor local flavors and support the nonprofit Gorge Grown Food Network on Sunday, Sept. 16 at the annual Gorge Grown Food Network Harvest Dinner fundraiser, held at Mt. View Orchards, Parkdale, beginning at 4 p.m.

September 12, 2018 midnight read more..

The Porch, Sept. 8 edition

SEEN AND HEARD: “Thanks a LOT, Mom! I love you!” shouts a middle schooler, riding out of his yard with a grin on his face, first day of school …

September 8, 2018 midnight read more..

Yesteryears: Cooper Spur ‘practical’ in 1938

Members of Hood River Ski Club, who spent last Sunday at the new ski area, developed by the Forest Service and the CCC near the junction of Cooper Spur Road, are highly enthusiastic over the work which has been already accomplished, to the end that Hood River Valley shall have one of the most practical ski areas in Oregon.

August 29, 2018 midnight read more..


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