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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.

Gorge Owned seeks nominees for LeFevre Sustainability Awards

Gorge Owned (GO!) is accepting nominations for the sixth annual Tod J. LeFevre Sustainability Champion Awards, which celebrates people who are working on innovative, creative solutions to the environmental, economic and social issues facing the Gorge.

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Learn about salmon population monitoring

Join the Hood River Watershed Group on Saturday, April 2 for its Salmon Population Monitoring and Restoration Tour.

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The Future of Water: HR Watershed Group presents conservation strategies, costs

When the Hood River Watershed Group (HRWG) met March 22 for its regular monthly meeting, members and interested citizens — from Hood River and The Dalles — got a first glimpse of the Hood River Water Conservation Strategy, presented by Ed Salminen and Nicklas Christensen, Watershed Professionals Network, and Cindy Thieman, HRWG coordinator.

No extension: March 31 studded tires deadline is firm

ODOT: plan ahead to allow enough time to meet the deadline

ODOT won’t extend the 2015-16 studded tire season past March 31. Studded tires are allowed in Oregon from Nov. 1 through March 31 each year. The law allows ODOT to extend the studded tire season when necessary, but current weather forecasts do not support an extension this year.

Gorge Owned seeks nominees for LeFevre Sustainability Awards

Gorge Owned (GO!) is accepting nominations for the sixth annual Tod J. LeFevre Sustainability Champion Awards, which celebrates people who are working on innovative, creative solutions to the environmental, economic and social issues facing the Gorge. GO! will present the awards to one individual, one business and one student at the Gorge Earth Day celebration on Wednesday, April 20 at Springhouse Cellars in Hood River.

Susan Hoffman of Mosier receives Biola University mentoring award

Susan Hoffman of Mosier was among four women honored with Women’s History Month awards at California’s Biola University on March 18.