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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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Lamprey found in White Salmon River, tribes report

The Pacific Lamprey may be on the rebound upstream of the former Condit Dam site on the White Salmon River.

ODF seeks public comment on annual operations plans

Each year the Oregon Department of Forestry invites public comment on work plans, called Annual Operations Plans, which outline state forest activities for an upcoming fiscal year.

Two arrested for bighorn sheep poaching

Oregon State Police arrested two men Sunday in connection with the poaching of bighorn sheep along Interstate 84 in Gilliam County.