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Snow turns to ice, slush in the Gorge

Two weeks of snow and ice appeared to abate Monday night, with warming temperatures and rain turning much of the snow to slush.

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Stay ready for winter: American Red Cross issues cold weather and heating safety tips

While the Red Cross encourages you to stay off the road if possible, if you have to drive in snow or freezing rain, follow these tips about how to drive safely in winter weather.

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Winter officially starts today: some snow and ice rules to remember

Snow and freezing temperatures bring dangerous travel conditions to highways in the Gorge.

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Un-stuck

Hood River Towing’s Kenton Chandler loosened a jackknifed semi stuck at Third and Cascade streets

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Thanks for ’Comfort and Joy’; Shelter shifts to Riverside

Hood River Warming Shelter moved Sunday to Riverside Community Church, Fourth and State.

Weather info for Monday, Dec. 19

Chains are required on I-84 from milepost 64 to Cascade Locks. According to dispatchers, traffic is backed up westbound from milepost 48; semis are stopping in the middle of the freeway and chaining up.

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Ducks Unlimited

Steve Pribyl, left, Fred Coleman and Rich Thurman display awards received by the Gorge Chapter of Ducks Unlimited for excellence in gross and net fundraising efficiency at their February 2016 banquet and auction.

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Oregon State Parks hosts ‘First Day’ hikes

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) joins America’s State Parks in sponsoring “First Day” hikes in 21 Oregon State Parks on New Year’s Day.

Controlled burns scheduled in Gorge

Drivers on Interstate 84 in the Columbia Gorge will see controlled burns across the river, in Washington, soon

Columbia Gorge Ecology Institute to hold volunteer workshop in January

The Columbia Gorge Ecology Institute will host a free workshop on environmental education in the Gorge on Wednesday, Jan. 11 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Hood River Library meeting room, 502 State St.

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Mosier track appeals filed in Wasco County

Two dueling appeals have been filed against Wasco County’s denial of a Union Pacific Railroad track expansion project in Mosier.

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Governor advocates funding hike for Gorge Commission

‘First gentleman’ Dan Little speaks at Tuesday meeting

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has proposed a 21 percent budget increase for the Columbia River Gorge Commission in the state’s next funding cycle.

Closures and cancelations as of Wednesday, Dec. 14

Closures and cancelations as of Wednesday, Dec. 14

Pinchot Forest holds Huckleberry open house Dec. 8

The Pinchot Partners and the Gifford Pinchot National Forest are hosting a casual open house Thursday, Dec. 8, to talk about huckleberry areas. The open house will be in Packwood at the Packwood Fire Hall from 6 to 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

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Cost of Mosier derailment adding up

Vancouver (AP) — Six months after a train hauling Bakken crude oil derailed in Mosier, officials in Washington, Oregon, and elsewhere are still tabulating a bill to send to Union Pacific Railroad.