Search and rescue missions throughout the Columbia River Gorge and Mount Hood are getting swifter and stronger this summer, thanks to a new program that unites police, fire and emergency crews in a tighter collective response.
Riverkeeper seeks volunteers for a day of clean-up projects
Columbia Riverkeeper is partnering in the second annual Love Your Columbia Day Aug. 22, and anyone may get involved.
An angry curl of smoke over Mt. Adams signaled one of the largest fires the Columbia River Gorge has seen this summer.
Firefighters caught five human caused fires in the Mt. Hood National Forest last weekend, three of which burned in the Hood River Ranger District.
Some might go into the woods to live deliberately, but in the case of five Hood River County teens, their time in the forest this summer has been hard work.
The Milepost 30 fire, which burned an estimated 5 acres in the western Columbia River Gorge, was 100 percent contained Monday, according to fire officials.
A water emergency declared Sunday morning by White Salmon Mayor David Poucher was lifted at 8 a.m. on Tuesday.
Harsh summer temperatures ushered in an early pear harvest for Hood River Valley.
‘Reach and Treat’ system responding
Back country rescues are part of life in the Columbia River Gorge and Mt. Hood region, regardless of the time of year.
Third medical marijuana dispensary opens downtown
Just months before early recreational marijuana sales germinate across Oregon, a third medical marijuana dispensary comes to Hood River.
Planners schedule hearing in September
The Hood River County Planning Commission is ironing out a comprehensive zoning code update that redefines farm and forest use across the county.
A cougar was seen on the Heights for the second time in four days.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — More than a quarter million sockeye salmon returning from the ocean to spawn are either dead or dying in the Columbia River and its tributaries due to warming water temperatures.
If doomsday watchers are correct, any minute now the I-5 corridor and everything west of it, from Vancouver, B.C. to northern California, will be toast. Burnt, crumbled toast.
Local group sees no other option over delays in Mt. Hood land exchange
A local land use watchdog group, the Hood River Valley Residents Committee, filed a lawsuit Monday against the U.S. Forest Service over slow action in carrying out a congressionally mandated land exchange with Mt. Hood Meadows.