It still felt like summer on Friday, September 13, but just barely, as I drove toward Mt. View Orchards. The sky was blue and the breeze was warm but promised to turn chilly before the evening was over. I parked at the Mt. View Orchards venue in front of trees heavy with near-ripe pears. Mt.…
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…
For the third year in a row, Westside Elementary has partnered with Columbia Riverkeeper to help second-graders get hands-on education in Nichols Basin on the Hood River waterfront.
“We hear the planet say ‘enough is enough,’ and we hear the voices of our young people asking us to use our power to adopt a serious, urgent climate recovery plan.” — John Boonstra, Gorge Climate Action Network, speaking at the Sept. 20 climate action rally in Hood River.
The Deschutes River Alliance is hosting a barbecue and educational forum focused on the lower Deschutes River on National Public Lands Day, Saturday, Sept. 28 in Maupin from noon to 4 p.m. at Kaiser Park.
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.
The Cascade passes in Western Oregon may see the season’s first dusting of snow Friday and Saturday, a reminder to travelers to be prepared if driving conditions become dangerous.
Columbia Riverkeeper invites the public to fall work parties at the Nichols Natural Area on Wednesday, Sept. 25 from 5-7 p.m. with pizza and drinks; and Saturday, Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to noon with coffee and donuts.
Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) has terminated Regulated-Use Closure for lands within the Central Oregon District (COD) effective Sept. 16. Lands affected include private, county, and municipal ownership inside the Central Oregon District Protection Boundary, which includes Wasco and Hoo…
Starting on Friday, Sept. 20, and running through Sept. 27, youth and adults from around the Columbia Gorge will kickstart a week of climate action, participating in a worldwide strike for the climate. They will join millions of other people across the globe calling attention to the climate…
Hood River Valley High School senior Eva Jones has been accepted to attend the first ever United Nations Youth Climate Summit in New York City on Sept. 21
Klickitat PUD will host dignitaries and members of the public this month to dedicate and tour its new renewable natural gas plant located near Roosevelt, Wash. The event will include keynote addresses by Washington’s Gov. Jay Inslee and Sen. Curtis King on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 10 a.m., fol…
The Oregon Tourism Commission, dba Travel Oregon, has awarded more than $470,000 in matching grant funding to organizations around the state to enhance, expand and promote the tourism industry.
English ivy is a rapidly growing evergreen vine. You typically see it 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 dow…
Mount Hood National Forest Supervisor Richard Periman signed the Decision Notice and Finding or No Significant Impact (DN/FONSI) on Aug 15 to allow the installation of four volcano monitoring stations on the upper flanks of Mt. Hood. The unmanned remote monitoring stations will be located in…
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…
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 the United State Department …
It was a big year for The Next Door’s Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). So big, in fact, that the program needed an extra work crew to complete its projects in Hood River and Wasco counties.
Forty-five people gathered Tuesday evening in Cascade Locks at the “Forgotten Toxic Waste Dump” community forum hosted by environmental nonprofit Columbia Riverkeeper.
The Hood River Energy Council is requesting $10,000 from its four governing jurisdictions — Hood River County, the City of Hood River, the Port of Hood River and the Port of Cascade Locks — for implementation of the Hood River Energy Plan through the 2019-20 fiscal year.
On Aug. 1, the Oregon Supreme Court ruled in favor of a coalition of nine conservation organizations, led by the Friends of the Columbia Gorge, invalidating rules adopted in 2017 by the Oregon Energy Facility Siting Council (EFSC).
Providence Brookside Manor will soon generate its own clean, renewable power thanks to a funding award from Pacific Power’s Blue Sky program participants. The money will support the installation of solar panels at Providence Brookside, a facility in Hood River providing memory care and assis…
Have you noticed the new crop identification signs displayed around the valley? Members of Oregon Women for Agriculture have been placing the signs along roadways and train tracks to help inform the public about what crops they are passing.
Pacific Power is implementing a new fire-safety measure called the Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS), where the company shuts down power to at-risk areas during dangerous weather conditions that could cause wildfires.
As part of its public wildfire education and outreach campaign, Pacific Power has released more information on its new proactive wildfire safety measure, the Public Safety Power Shutoff, printed below. Q: What is a Public Safety Power Shutoff?
Scotch broom was introduced as an ornamental along highway corridors and in western Oregon as a dune stabilizer. It is now one the most extensive forest weed species.
A cougar was shot and killed by a deputy with the Hood River County Sheriff’s Office during an incident at a Cascade Locks residence Friday night.
During the week of May 20, a group of 15 participants converged on the Snake River in Hells Canyon for a planning exercise in the event the Columbia River Basin tests positive for quagga or zebra mussels.
An electric car-share program could be coming to Hood River for a three-year test run. Forth, a nonprofit trade association based in Portland, is in the process of applying for a federal grant that would allow them to place up to five electric vehicles in Hood River.
Hood River County and five partner organizations involved in the development of the Hood River Energy Plan are working collaboratively to meet the ambitious goals of the plan.
The Port of Hood River has agreed to continue discussions with the Hood River Energy Council about the possibility of setting up a community solar project at the Hood River Airport.
Summer hiking season is upon us, and state, federal and non-profit groups are encouraging people to plan ahead at ReadySetGorge.com before they venture to the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.
People living near cherry orchards should expect spraying to begin as soon as May 25, in the Mosier area, as orchardists combat the first emergency of the Western cherry fruit fly.
Oak Grove Park received a generous amount of TLC last week, when volunteers of all ages from the community, Friends of Oak Grove and the Insitu Volunteer Committee got together to complete a wide variety of tasks in the park. Friends of Oak Grove would like to thank: Volunteers for their har…
Beneath tents adorned with dozens of paper flags, each bearing the name, internment camp number and birthdate of a Hood River area resident of Japanese descent who was interned during World War II, the Japanese Heritage Garden celebrated its 10th anniversary on Friday, May 17, with a series …
The Mt. Hood National Forest announced that a portion of the 16 Road, sometimes referred to as “Red Hill Road” within the Hood River Ranger District, will be closed for the remainder of May and most of June due to timber harvest operations taking place in the area.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center invite the public to celebrate the 26th Annual Migratory Bird Day on Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This annual commemoration highlights the spectacular journeys that migratory birds take each year as they trav…
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…
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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- This will be a packed weekend in Hood River County
- Bridge of the Gods to start electronic tolling in 2020
- Obituary: Rick Nishimoto
- Parks district considers funding options for new aquatic center
- Death Notices, Oct. 16 edition: Margaret Larsen, Mary Mauroni, Lyle Stubbs, Marlys Elaine Krein and Ruvim Andryushin
- Another Voice: Vote no on Measure 14-67: Protect our democratic process
- Another Voice: Parks Protection Measure: Let the people decide
- Letters to the Editor for Oct. 12
- Obituary: Mariloy Fowler
- Obituary: David Phelps
- POLICE LOG, Oct. 6 to 12
- Stories of Hope: Next Door shares Sept. event stories
- Don’t fall in the fall: Some of the leading causes of injury can be prevented
- Hood River Watershed Group hosts Clean Rivers Coalition presentation
- Water polo results: Ochesky lobs last-second winner; Boys overcome Parkrose, lose to David Douglas
- Yakama, Lummi Nations call for removal of Columbia Basin dams
- Radio Tierra celebrates 15 years
- City-only parks measure, West Side Fire levy renewal on Nov. 5 ballot