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Columbia Gorge Discovery Center dedicates renewable energy exhibit

Grants provide funds to build renewable energy exhibits, provide STEM education

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center dedicated their Renewable Energy Exhibit with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, August 28, 2015. The interpretive exhibit on solar energy includes schematics of solar energy systems and a real-time display of solar energy being produced.

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Klickitat logging industry shut down due to wildfire danger

The state Department of Natural Resources shut down Klickitat County’s logging industry last Wednesday, Aug. 19, in response to the extreme wildfire conditions that exist throughout the county.

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Cascade Locks fire Thursday caused by bird

Gentle wings caused a tremendous brush fire Thursday in Cascade Locks.

Updated: Body of missing paddle boarder found in Columbia River

Law enforcement recovered the body of a missing paddle boarder Wednesday morning from the Columbia River, just west of Hood River.

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Fire brushes downtown Cascade Locks

Blaze claims Port storage; several homes evacuated, no one injured

The most destructive wildfire of 2015 in Hood River County took out two buildings but no homes, forced evacuations, and charred trees and brush on a hillside near downtown Cascade Locks Thursday night.

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Totem pole gift journeys through Gorge

Symbol of opposition to fossil fuel projects makes stop in Hood River

A crowd climbed aboard a flatbed truck Tuesday to touch a sacred object.

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Lummi Totem visits Hood River

Gorge residents touch the 22-foot cedar totem pole carved by Bellingham carver Jewell James of the Lummi Nation, in its visit Tuesday to Hood River.

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Gorge paddleboarders mourn 'lost brother’

Police believe missing paddler is likely dead, search now termed a 'recovery'

Brutal winds on the Columbia River took down a stand-up paddle boarder Friday afternoon, prompting an intensive search by law enforcement and volunteers.

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Living with Smoke

Air quality: the clearest thing is that dangers continue

The famous crystal clear views of the Gorge have been little seen in the past three weeks, but the concern with our smoke-congested environs more for health than aesthetics – especially for the sake of the elderly, those with chronic diseases, and for children.

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Cougar Creek fire creeps north

The Cougar Creek fire near Glenwood is scorching its way north — as of Tuesday, the fire was burning 35,000 acres.

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County joins Residents’ lawsuit against USFS

Hood River County has joined a lawsuit filed by Hood River Valley Residents Committee against the U.S. Forest Service over a delayed land exchange with Mt. Hood Meadows.

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Cascade Locks woman protests Nestlé with 5-day fast

Five hot and hungry days didn’t wither Anna Mae Leonard.

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Barbara Ayers helps county plan for emergencies

Barbara Ayers, Emergency Manager Public Information Officer for Hood River County, says her days aren’t exactly exciting.

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Lummi totem visits Hood River Aug. 25

Community members are invited to participate Aug. 25 as Lummi Tribal members bring a 22 foot totem pole to Hood River, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Riverside Community Church, 4th and State streets.

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Mt. Adams fire 15 percent contained

Glenwood, Wash. — The Cougar Creek Fire burning near Glenwood swelled to 22,500 acres over the weekend, with firefighters keeping it at 15 percent contained as of Monday.

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