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Irrigation Limitations: Farmers water district goes to rotation schedule

The FID Board of Directors unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday declaring an emergency authorizing the district to implement water rotation procedures to address drought conditions.

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Port opens Nichols trail

Parking expanded along the waterfront

The Port of Hood River is wrapping up construction at the west end of the Nichols Basin Trail, opening the bicycle and pedestrian path to the beach just in time for Independence Day festivities.

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Dave and Sarah Kalousdian spark fun on the Fourth

Dave Kalousdian’s Fourth of July will be different this year, but only just.

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Dripping, soaking, or just plain going dry

What are large users of water around the county doing to reduce? We called public agencies, and some private, Wednesday and Thursday to find out:

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Tucker-ed Out

Swimmers pause on the Hood River bank just below Tucker Bridge, where property owner Bob White is trying to get word out that access is not allowed.

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HR Parks District presents Guignard Road park proposal

A new park for the south part of Hood River took one step closer to reality last week.

Port announces waterfront closures for July 4 festivities

The Fourth of July holiday will limit access to several Port of Hood River waterfront properties beginning Friday, July 3 when the Hood River Eyeopeners Lions Club begins setting up its fireworks display just west of the mouth of the Hood River.

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Preserving a spectacular view: Cape Horn Waterfall Overlook set in stone

Preserving a spectacular view: Cape Horn Waterfall Overlook set in stone

Groups clash in court over Columbia River Basin salmon plan

PORTLAND (AP) — Federal authorities defended their latest plan for mitigating damage to salmon and steelhead imperiled by hydroelectric dams in the Columbia River Basin.

Fire watch: Lightning storm Illuminates the fact that Gorge fuels remain tinder-dry

Like flash pots in a stadium rock show, the lighting and thunder impressed with nature’s power Sunday night.

Farmers Irrigation asks users to reduce water use

Farmers Irrigation District is making it official: keep your lawn brown for much-needed conservation of water.

Give your trees a deep drink during hot weather

The weather forecast is calling for high temperatures around most of the state through the weekend and even into the middle of next week. It’s a time to keep fire prevention uppermost in our minds, and also, to remember to protect the health of trees in yards and landscapes by deeply watering them

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Health, comfort, efficiency measures allow homes to work better

‘Total Home Performance’ helps Parkdale homeowner stay cool and comfortable

Summer is definitely here, long after the first waves of hot weather. Many of us will spend the coming months doing our best to stay cool and protected from the hot sun. For Rick Anderson, staying cool is not just about comfort — it’s critical to keep his multiple sclerosis symptoms in check.

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‘Water is survival': County Commission declares drought

Three main irrigation districts request users cut back by 25 percent

The Hood River County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to pass a countywide drought declaration at a special meeting Wednesday. The resolution will go to Gov. Kate Brown’s desk for executive action.

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100°⁰and up?

Stay cool as you can, keep safety rules in mind

Dangerously hot weather is predicted for Oregon and Southwest Washington through Sunday.

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