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Railroad sues over Mosier track project

The legal conflict over a train track expansion project in Mosier has risen to federal court.

Gorge Owned, contractors team up for solar incentives

Gorge Owned (GO!) is working with local solar contractors and partners to offer discounted, bulk rates on solar panel installations to Gorge homeowners in Klickitat, Skamania, Wasco and Hood River counties.

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Shelter moves

Hood River Warming Shelter host Sandy Spellecy, right, briefs shelter volunteers Leigh Hancock, center, and Michelle Nijhuis on procedures at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, the shelter site last week. On Jan. 8, the shelter moved to Covenant Christian Church.

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Marbach’s Columbia exhibit opens Friday at Oregon Historical Society

The Columbia River flows for over 1,200 miles, born free in the cradle of the Rocky Mountains in British Columbia. From its humble beginnings from a tiny spring you can straddle, to a two mile wide confluence with the Pacific Ocean, the river flowed for thousands of years in a natural state of astounding beauty. It was also the place of a miraculous ancient migration of Pacific salmon that came all the way home to the headwaters in Canada.

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The storm persists

The 2016-17 winter storm persists this week with snow advisories continued overnight Tuesday and into Wednesday, with more snow expected Wednesday.

Coal hub rebuffed

Longview sublease denied, fight may continue

A proposed Columbia River coal terminal suffered what opponents called a “nail in the coffin” when a Washington commissioner denied a sublease to a piece of state-owned land the deal relies upon.

A note to readers

The weather affects peoples’ lives in many ways, including delivery of this newspaper.

Cancelations for Tuesday, Jan. 10

We will update as news becomes available.

Cancelations, delays for Monday, Jan. 9

We will update as information becomes available.

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Ice on the roads: Tips for safe driving

Standard winter driving tips can help prevent ice or snow-related driving accidents:

Start your planting with Soil and Water District annual plant sale

The Hood River Soil and Water Conservation District has begun taking orders for its annual native plant sale, with a large selection of native plant species at discounted prices.

Free recreational crabbing this weekend

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife wants to make it easy for anglers to kick off the new year with a free fishing weekend on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1.

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UP Railroad agrees to changes

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The nation's largest freight railroad has agreed to more thorough inspections and maintenance improvements after a fiery oil train derailment in Oregon and the discovery of more than 800 potential safety violations across its sprawling network.

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Mt. Hood National Forest seeks outfitter guides to serve youth, underrepresented groups this winter

The Mt. Hood National Forest will be accepting proposals for new outfitter guide temporary use permits during the open season from Jan. 1 through March 1.

Congress passes Columbia River Restoration Act

Oregon legislators laud Congressional passage of river cleanup bill

The U.S. Congress has passed a bill allowing the Environmental Protection Agency to establish a grant program dedicated to Columbia River cleanup work.