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Seed Share

The basement of the Rockford Grange was packed Saturday, March 18 as community members came together to learn how to save seeds and go through the grange’s extensive seed collection.

Environment Oregon hosts solar town hall

With the Oregon State legislative session underway, Environment Oregon hosted a solar town hall on Thursday, March 16 at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center.

Boaters warned of WS River fish traps

A rotary screw trap for fisheries research is being temporarily installed again this year on the lower White Salmon River. The fish trap will be used by the U.S. Geological Survey and Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group to monitor migrant juvenile salmon and steelhead. The work is part of a broader assessment of fish recolonization of the White Salmon River after the removal of Condit Dam.

Veggie Rx: Prescriptions for healthy nutrition

Let’s say you have just spent the last of your month’s budget on rent and are unsure how you will feed your children. While visiting the clinic, you share this concern and your doctor writes you a “Veggie Prescription.” They tell you that you and your family deserve fresh food, and that it is a cornerstone of your health. You are able to purchase whole fruits and vegetables for the first time in ages and something shifts for you and your healthcare provider.

Learning opportunities offered to Odell watershed residents

The Odell watershed was chosen by the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) as one of six “Strategic Implementation Areas” in the state. Agricultural properties in the Odell watershed were evaluated using aerial photos and/or field verifications from publicly accessible areas, primarily road sides.

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Federal court dismisses UP lawsuit

Railroad will appeal ruling, officials say

The legal back and forth over the proposed extension of a railroad siding at Mosier continues.

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Crystal Springs line break leads to boil water order

A Crystal Springs Water District mainline pipe broke Tuesday afternoon, prompting a boil water order for about 35 Odell area homes for roughly two days.

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Search continues for missing Mt. Hood skier

Wind, new snow hamper efforts to find Steve Leavitt

A skier from The Dalles has been missing at Mount Hood Meadows ski resort since Tuesday, amid avalanche warnings and near whiteout conditions.

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Bridge on Eagle Creek Trail replaced

Crews installed a new 41-foot truss bridge at Tish Creek, along Eagle Creek Trail, on Feb. 28. A helicopter flew the old bridge away from the site and delivered a new one in its place.

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Low snowpacks of 2014, 2015 may become more common

Hood River basin, other regions surprisingly low, after heavy winter snowfall

Oregon experienced very low snowpack levels in 2014 and historically low snowpack levels in 2015; now a new study suggests that these occurrences may not be anomalous in the future and could become much more common if average temperatures warm just two degrees (Celsius).

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HR County Forestry Department recognized for efforts

At the Feb. 21 Hood River County Board of Commissioners meeting, the Hood River County (HRC) Forestry Department was awarded a Letter of Commendation by the Oregon Department of Forestry and the Eastern Oregon Regional Forest Practices Committee for consistently meeting and exceeding the requirements of the Oregon Forest Practices Act.

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Groups challenge EPA over hot river water

A coalition of environmental groups has followed up on its plan to sue the Environmental Protection Agency over hot river temperatures — and the impact on salmon.

Solar town hall March 16

Stand up for Solar Energy! Environment Oregon brings the discussion to Columbia Gorge Discovery Center on Thursday, March 16 from 6 to 8 p.m

Soil and Water District: Water quality listing spurs a history lesson

Locals may have heard that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently proposed the addition of 1,055 water quality limited stream segments to Oregon’s 303(d) list, including five waterways in the Hood River Basin.

Tri-County Recycling announces collection events

Tri-County Hazardous Waste and Recycling Program hold hazardous waste collection events periodically throughout the year around the Gorge.