Oxbow springs is a source of pristine water gushing from the base of steep cliff walls that dominate the Cascade Locks skyline. The spring, seen here near the Oxbow Fish Hatchery, is at the center of a continuing controversy, as the interests of environmental groups clash with potential economic development.
Nick and Pam Bielemeier are touring the valley in search of as many barns as they can find. The two have been working to photograph and gather details about the county’s many barns for a book project and for The History Museum of Hood River County. The barn above, pictured in spring of 2011, was owned by the late Frank Herman.
Dec. 19 - 8 a.m. Country Club Road poses ice slide hazards this morning along with most streets across the Valley. Be careful out there.