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ROWENA ROCKFALL WORK

The Dalles — Construction crews are returning this week to the scene of a big rockfall along U.S. Highway 30.

Parks announce local government grants

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (ORPD) has opened the grant cycle for the 2018 Local Government Grant Program (LGGP).

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Ecology Institute hosts volunteer workshop Thursday

The Columbia Gorge Ecology Institute is hosting a free volunteer workshop for anyone interested in learning about place-based education in the Gorge and local volunteer opportunities in environmental education. The workshop will be held on Thursday, Jan. 11 from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Hood River Library Meeting Room, 502 State St., downtown Hood River.

Panel speaks Jan. 10 on Hanford Site

The Pacific Northwest is home to the United States' most contaminated place, the Hanford Nuclear Site.

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ODFW: No wolves released in HR Co.

Rumors that wolves have been let loose in the Hood River Valley sparked local conversations — but according to the Oregon Department of Wildlife, those stories were false.

‘Hanford: Our River Runs Through It’ Jan. 10

The Pacific Northwest is home to the United States' most contaminated place, the Hanford Nuclear Site. Join Gorge Owned on Wednesday, Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. at Columbia Center for the Arts for a panel discussion that will explore the history of Hanford's plutonium production, the contamination that persists as a result, and the importance of the last free-flowing stretch of the Columbia River known as the Hanford Reach.

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US, Canada to talk Columbia River deal

Spokane, Wash. (AP) — Members of Congress from Washington state are praising the decision to start negotiations early next year over the future of a half-century-old agreement between the United States and Canada that governs hydropower and flood control operations along the Columbia River.

Winter road safety: block the GPS, and stock up on these travel supplies

Highway 22 is currently closed and motorists traveling between Central Oregon and the Willamette Valley are being urged to take Highway 20 through Sweet Home or Highway 26 through Government Camp.

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Trump admin rolls back Obama-era oil train rules

Portland (AP) — The Trump administration has angered environmental groups and residents of the Columbia River Gorge by rolling back a 2015 rule on oil train safety.

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CRITFC asks for Lamprey photos

Portland — The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) is exploring the historical range and abundance of Pacific Lamprey throughout the Columbia River Basin.

Hood River man rejoins Earthjustice as trustee

Former Earthjustice President Vawter “Buck” Parker, a Hood River resident, has returned to the organization where he worked for 35 years to serve as a member of its board of trustees.

HR Soil and Water Conservation District native plant sale now on

Did you lose trees to winter storms or bark beetle damage? Want to add color to your garden in the grey winter months?

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Forum explores environmental, business impacts of Eagle Cr. fire

More than 200 people turned out for a forum reflecting on forest ecology in the wake of the Eagle Creek fire.

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Multnomah Falls Lodge reopens

Visitors got their first glimpse of Multnomah Falls Nov. 29 as the lodge reopened to the public following the Eagle Creek fire.

Panel outlines oil terminal risks

SEATTLE (AP) — A major oil-by-rail terminal proposed on the Columbia River in Washington state poses a potential risk of oil spills, train accidents and longer emergency response times due to road traffic, an environmental study has found.

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