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Ed Edmo, a tribal member and storyteller, and Lani Roberts, a retired ethics professor, will speak at The Dalles High School Auditorium, Sunday, Nov. 10 in an event sponsored by Confluences. Doors open at 3 p.m. and the event starts at 3:30 p.m.Roberts grew up six miles away just outside The…

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Standing on the banks of a calm section of the Columbia River that was once Celilo Falls on Columbus Day — reclaimed as Indigenous Peoples’ Day — representatives from the Yakama and Lummi nations called for the federal government to remove three hydroelectric dams in the lower Columbia river…

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“Across the Poliical Divide” is a timely event for Gorge Happiness Month, Oct. 15 in White Salmon. Happiness Month is 31 days focused on the three daily actions scientifically proven to make people happier: Gratitude, acts of kindness and moments of silence.The goal is to inspire as many peo…

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Gorge Happiness Month events return for the fourth year in the Gorge in October with 20 different free events and participation by more than 140 different businesses and organizations in 10 different towns.

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The Underwood Community Blood Drive happens Friday, Oct. 11, and 10 more donors are needed. There are appointments open starting at 11:45 a.m. until 4 p.m., said a press release. 

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Recent cool temperatures and precipitation have brought an end to the 2019 fire season for Oregon Department of Forestry’s (ODF) Central Oregon District. At 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26, fire season was officially terminated, according to an ODF press release.

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Gorge Happiness Month events return for fourth year in the Gorge in October with 20 different free events and participation by over 140 different businesses and organizations in 10 different towns.

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Columbia Gorge Express will transition to its fall schedule starting Sept. 16.Service will taper in phases to accommodate the gradually shrinking crowds, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation.

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The public will have another chance to provide input on the Hood River-White Salmon Interstate Bridge Replacement Project on Thursday, Sept. 12, during a project meeting at the White Salmon Fire Department. The meeting runs 4-6 p.m., and there will be a reserved time for public comment.

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Better ways to combat invasive weeds, developing planning tools to sequester carbon in forests, creating pollinator habitat on irrigation pipeline corridors — these are just a few applications that will come to fruition in the coming years because of funding from USDA’s Natural Resources Con…

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The ribbon was cut Aug. 13 as Copper West Real Estate formally moved into new headquarters in The Dalles, giving new life to the former Auto Electric building at 314 Lincoln St. at the west edge of the downtown core.

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The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of Vancouver Police and the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, arrested two subjects suspected of an early morning assault that occurred Friday at a residence in Skamania, approximately 10 miles west of Stevenson. After the alleged assaul…

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Columbia Area Transit (CAT) has scheduled three public meetings to inform the public of their expanded services and to gather input from residents and businesses. Through funding from an Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) grant, CAT will begin providing the Columbia Gorge Express service.

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As of Aug. 7, the Oregon Department of Forestry is increasing fire prevention measures for public use of equipment and raising the Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) to a Level 3 in an attempt to reduce human-caused wildfires.

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Every year, flaggers and other highway workers are injured and killed on highways in Oregon and across the nation. The Oregon Department of Transportation has begun deploying new flagging technology — auto flaggers —  that takes work zone flaggers out of the line of traffic, making them safer.

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Rain fell Monday morning, but an un-permitted burn pile at a Hood River mobile home park was immediately doused by firefighters.

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Columbia Gorge CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) has three new child advocates: Ashley Braniff, Bingen; Greta Root, Mt. Hood; and Brian Rohter, Hood River.After completing 32 hours of training, the group was sworn into duty by the Judge John A. Olson on July 9. Olson welcomed the newe…

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The “100 Deadliest Days of Summer” have already arrived — and the car safety experts at Les Schwab Tires created a free Summer Road Trip Checklist to help everyone stay safe on the roads this summer, said a press release.

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U.S. Small Business Administration reminds small non-farm businesses in eight Oregon counties and a neighboring county in Washington of the July 1 deadline to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for economic injury. These low-interest loans are to offset economic losses because of reduced…

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The Hood River County Library District announces its newest collection, a Library of Things. The collection supports lifelong learning and creativity by providing the physical tools necessary to explore new areas of interest and learn new skills, said a press release.

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The Port of Hood River announced that contract crews from Abhe & Svoboda completed their work a week ahead of schedule, and the remaining nighttime bridge closures scheduled for this project (May 19-23) have been canceled.Abhe & Svoboda completed all repairs to the bridge portal fram…

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Members of the Hood River Watershed Group, an organization dedicated to improving the local watershed, gathered at The Ruins last week to talk about the importance of the watershed and the group’s upcoming 2040 plan, expected to be released early next year.

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The Columbia Gorge STEM Hub is seeking businesses and organizations to host booths at the annual Gorge STEM Fair. This free event, open to the public, will be held on June 7 from 5–7 p.m. in downtown Hood River.

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