The shortest month of the year delivered record breaking snowfall across the state, dramatically improving Oregon’s summer water supply outlook, said a USDA press release.
Chanting “Stop denying the earth is dying,” Hood River Middle School students skipped school this afternoon and marched through downtown Hood River, carrying signs protesting pollution and government inaction to climate change as part of the worldwide youth Climate Strike.
Just when the roads were finally clear and the piles of snow on the side of the road were starting to melt, Hood River got another big dump of snow Sunday night, and snow continued accumulating through Monday afternoon.
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking qualified applicants to fill two soon to be vacant positions on the Fish Restoration and Enhancement (R&E) Program Board.
City and county residents should expect sub-freezing temperatures all week and a new snow storm this weekend, with snow continuing to fall into next week.
Friends of the Columbia Gorge honored Sofie Larsen-Teskey as its Youth Activist of the Year at its an annual appreciation dinner Jan. 23 in Portland.
Crystal Springs Water District has signed a lease with Hood River County for about 1.62 acres of designated county forestland on the northeast side of Middle Mountain for construction of a water reservoir site that will improve water pressure for the Odell area.
While new markets have yet to open up, Jim Winterbottom, district manager of The Dalles Disposal/Hood River Garbage, continues to urge residents to continue to recycle as usual, even though comingled materials are still being landfilled.
The effects of climate change, predicted over the last three decades, are now arriving in Oregon, challenging Oregon communities, businesses and households — and heralded by the wildfire smoke that has choked Oregon towns from Ashland to Sisters to Portland over the last two years.
The coalition is challenging the validity several rule changes that EFSC and ODOE adopted in October 2017 — rules that, the coalition claims, “dramatically curtain transparency and public participation in permitting decisions for large power plants throughout Oregon,” said a December 2017 press release.
Three different storms are aligned to deliver an early season punch — with one to two feet of snow possible Wednesday into Saturday at Mt. Hood Meadows.
The Tri-County Hazardous Waste & Recycling Program held a farmers-only event at Hood River Garbage Service on Halloween to allow farmers to get rid of items such as unused pesticides and herbicides. Tri-County will hold another event specifically for households and businesses to dispose of waste on Nov. 16 in Hood River and Nov. 17 in The Dalles.
On Sunday afternoon, students from Hood River Valley High School Earth Action Club went to “court” to speak out, demanding that the U.S. Government take action to reduce carbon emissions and support their constitutional right to a safe and stable climate.
A network of active fault lines have been discovered on Mount Hood, which pose serious danger to the cities of Hood River, Odell, Parkdale, White Salmon, Stevenson, Cascade Locks, Government Camp and the Villages at Mount Hood — as well as Portland — researchers announced Monday.
With the ground-breaking Juliana v. United States climate change trial coming next week, what does the issue really mean to local young people? Find out Sunday in a two-part event starting at 3:30 p.m. in downtown Hood River.
The Port of Hood River added its name to the list of agencies that have adopted The Hood River County Multi-Jurisdictional Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan, a document that details the area’s prominent natural hazards and lays out mitigation strategies.
For National Public Lands Day, Sept. 22, organizations teamed up to thank Eagle Creek fire volunteers for their work to support recovery efforts in the Columbia River Gorge over the past year.
The Port of Hood River needs a federal agency to take the lead on the bridge replacement project before it can move forward, and they’ll soon determine whether the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is willing to take that on.
Orchard workers are busy this time of year bringing in fruit, with the mainstay Anjou and Bartlett harvests all or nearly done and “looking very good,” said Mike Doke of Columbia Gorge Fruit Growers.
The Columbia River Gorge Commission gave the Hood River County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) a status update on “Gorge 2020,” its National Scenic Area Management Plan review process, at the BOCC’s work session last Monday.
The Memaloose 2 Fire is currently estimated at 167 acres and 65 percent contained, the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) reported. Suppression efforts are now focused on strengthening containment lines and mopping up the interior of the fire.
One of the world’s foremost authorities on Mount Adams, Darryl Lloyd offers up his 70 years of hiking, climbing and photographing Mount Adams in his new book, “Ever Wild: A Lifetime on Mount Adams.” Columbia Center for the Arts, Waucoma Bookstore and Carpe Diem Books will host Lloyd for an author talk and book signing on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 6 p.m. in the CCA theater to celebrate the book’s launch.
As of Tuesday morning, the Long Hollow fire had burned 34,451 acres of brush and grass south of Dufur and is 75 percent contained.
Hood River County, in partnership with Sustainable Northwest, Pacific Power, and the Oregon Clean Power Cooperative, welcomes the public to the Hood River County Health Department building, 1109 June St., on July 31 at 11 a.m. for the ribbon cutting event for a new 24-kilowatt rooftop solar array.
It has been a 20-year tradition for members and friends of the Washington Butterfly Association to gather for a butterfly study weekend at some location in the state, and sometimes even just over the border into Oregon or Idaho.
One lane of eastbound Interstate 84 is closed Thursday morning at Mitchell Point, three miles west of Hood River, as firefighters contain a fire, approximately half-acre in size, that started at about 3 a.m. Thursday.
Fire season is back in Oregon. Too soon, it seems, for residents still recovering from last year’s devastating Eagle Creek fire. That fire, first reported Sept. 2, 2017, after a teen set off fireworks during a burn-ban, burned 50,000 acres in the 90 days it ran loose and though it has been fully contained, has yet to be completely extinguished.
Join the Hood River Soil and Water Conservation District and OSU Extension Service from 2-5 p.m. on June 28 for a free community workshop on irrigation water management.
Emily Martin, Cascade Mountain School director, was recently recognized by The Garden Club of America as the 2018 Elizabeth Abernathy Hull Award winner for outstanding contribution to the environmental education of youth.
PORTLAND — The June Water Supply Outlook Report from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service predicts water shortages across much of Oregon this summer. Unseasonably warm temperatures in May, combined with a drier than normal snow season, will mean significantly low streams in many areas.
The South Gifford Pinchot Collaborative (SGPC) is hosting a public workshop June 7 from 6-8 p.m. at the Hegewald Center, 710 S.W. Rock Creek Drive, Stevenson, to gather public input on the future management of developed recreation sites on the Gifford Pinchot National Forest (GPNF).
The Hood River waterfront recreation beaches and parks are effectively shrinking as high water levels in the Columbia River climb higher up the shoreline. The spring runoff is causing high water levels throughout the Columbia/Snake River system, but local concerns are focused on water safety in the run up to Memorial Day weekend.
The Vancouver youth who started the Eagle Creek fire could have an eight-figure bill to think about in the five weeks leading up to his 16th birthday.
A peculiar war is being waged on the Columbia River as tribes seek to keep sea lions from decimating salmon runs, and the sea mammals refuse to give up the all-you-can-eat buffet.
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