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BPA expects ‘normal’ water year for dam operations

PORTLAND — The Bonneville Power Administration is looking at a normal water year after putting in place dry-year operations in 2015. Record-setting precipitation in December and a wet March have helped boost this year's water supply forecast.

Coastal oil terminal project scrapped, backers report

WARRENTON — Oregon LNG confirmed last week that a $6 billion terminal and pipeline project on the Skipanon Peninsula was scrapped because Leucadia National Corp., the New York-based holding company that financed the project, decided to cease funding.

Celebrate Earth Day with cleanup projects

There are four Earth Day cleanup opportunities on Saturday, April 23, giving kids and parents a variety of ways to lend a hand:

Senate pushes forward Mount Hood land trade

A stalled land exchange between the U.S. Forest Service and Mt. Hood Meadows ski resort inched forward this week.

‘Solar Saturday’ at CGDC

Bob Yoesle from Friends of the Goldendale Observatory will present a free solar viewing to the public Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, weather permitting (sorry, we can’t control clouds).

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Punchbowl land transferred to county

The scenic waterfall realm that will become Punchbowl Falls Park has passed into Hood River County’s hands.

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GEM hosts annual awards dinner May 1

Friends and members of Gorge-area faith communities are invited to Gorge Ecumenical Ministries’ annual celebration on May 1 at 6:30 p.m.

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Earth Week 2016 events expand

‘Fuel the Future’ fair, Friday gathering join Saturday procession

Earth Week events expand this year, including Friday’s Earth Day evening program at Riverside Community Church.

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Be prepared for 'Big One'

Earthquake event Thursday brings experts, skill stations to Hood River.

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Vancouver Port gives oil terminal backers more time

Backers of a proposed Columbia River terminal have been granted more time to get permits.

‘The Big One’: Cascadia subduction earthquake event April 21

In honor of Earth Day, Columbia Gorge Community College and Hood River County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Management present an interactive learning event, offering insight into Cascadia earthquake geology, impacts and preparedness actions residents can take. Cascadia earthquake is “Oregon’s greatest natural threat,” according to the Governor’s Task Force on Resilience

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Flammable, but not oil

Mt. Hood Railroad stores ‘mostly’ empty propane cars on upper valley tracks

Black railcars stowed on the tracks from Hood River to Mount Hood may resemble oil trains, but fire officials say they’re actually storage cars that formerly held propane and other raw chemicals.

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Hood River officials urge Vancouver port to reject oil terminal

Hood River elected leaders and environmental advocates on Tuesday called for the Port of Vancouver to end its lease on a proposed Columbia River oil terminal.

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HRV Leos holds Soles4Souls drive

Attention anyone with a closet: Those shoes you no longer want are needed to help fight global poverty.

Gorge Grown hosts two school garden workshops

Gorge Grown Food Network is hosting two events this spring to support and celebrate regional school gardens.

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