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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.

‘Country Garden Tour’ June 27 in Upper Valley

‘Country Garden Tour’ June 27 in Upper Valley

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Heat is on

Local law, fire leaders urge safety

It’s going to be a scorcher. With an anticipated surge of locals and tourists hitting the Columbia River and other natural water playgrounds throughout Hood River County, local law enforcement and safety officials are urging caution.

Klickitat County considers two-year ban on new pot businesses

GOLDENDALE — The Klickitat County Planning Commission was one vote shy of unanimity in its meeting Monday night in proposing a two-year ban with a sunset clause on new marijuana businesses to the County Commissioners. The vote has no binding authority but rather serves as a recommendation for action to the county commission. No action would affect existing county businesses.

Washington cross-mountain endurance race coming August 7

Runners will scale the Cascade Mountains of Washington in August — from St. Helens to Mt. Adams.

Cascade Locks holds town hall on Nestlé

The city of Cascade Locks is hosting a town hall meeting Thursday, facilitated by a neutral party, to hear questions and comments from the public regarding Nestlé’s proposed water bottling plant.

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