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Timberland companies announce fire closures

Local timberland companies are announcing that due to conditions of high fire danger, all lands in Klickitat, Skamania, Yakima, Hood River and Wasco counties will be closed to public entry starting Aug. 5 until further notice.

Watching the Eclipse?

The 2017 Solar Eclipse is a captivating event.

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105 degrees: Heat wave hits the Gorge

Blistering temperatures have come in what’s set to be Hood River’s hottest week in several years.

Mosier okays UP railroad settlement

A group of Mosier officials voted Monday to accept the terms of the latest $2.4 million offer from Union Pacific Railroad, subject to further negotiations on the scope of the release provided to the railroad in return for their payment and in-kind donations.

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Solar ‘pioneer’: Renewable energy project coming to HR public works

A group of renewable energy leaders gathered Thursday to celebrate a solar array slated for construction atop the Hood River Public Works building.

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Smoky Indian Creek blaze will be burning for ‘a long time’

A fire in westernmost Hood River County that broke out in early July hasn’t been silenced. Officials estimated its size at more than 70 acres this week.

‘Camp Prepare’: Red Cross places preparation stakes in eclipse

How’s this for a get-outside summer idea with a purpose?

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Pick of the Week: Westside forum July 26

An informational meeting about the Westside Area Concept Plan — a study by the City of Hood River to prepare for future growth — takes place Wednesday, July 26 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Columbia Center for the Arts, 215 Cascade Ave., Hood River.

Green Drinks focuses on fossil fuel threats

Gorge Owned’s next Green Drinks event will be Aug. 7 at the Griffin House in Hood River from 5:30-7 p.m.

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Two sworn in at Port, one to go

The Hood River Port Commission swore in two commissioners: Ben Sheppard and John Everitt.

Groups host July 26 forum on Westside Plan

The local advocacy groups will host an event on July 26, “What’s Up With Westside? A Forum on Hood River’s Future,” at the Columbia Center for the Arts, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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Master Gardeners hosts International Master Gardener Conference

Central Gorge Master Gardeners hosted two tour busses July 12 at OSU Extension.

Historic Hwy. delays for bridge work near Mosier

Mosier — Crews with Wildish Standard Paving, under contract with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), are continuing construction on the $7.4 million project to repair and/or replace three bridges on the Historic Columbia River Highway, U.S. Highway 30, between Mosier and The Dalles, near Rowena.

Gorge Commission talks in WS July 18

On July 18, the Klickitat Democrats will host a staffer and board member from the Columbia River Gorge Commission at the White Salmon Library.

Oil train safety bill dies in Salem

A bill targeting safety plans for oil spills failed to pass before the Oregon Legislature adjourned its 2017 session Friday.