Dog River Pipeline replacement in the works for more than 2 decades
Orchard owners and operators surrounding the Wasco County Landfill are working with federal and state agencies on a plan to mitigate a super-abundance of ravens and other birds at the landfill.
Farmers markets are a vital part of our community. Every week, thousands of shoppers of all socioeconomic backgrounds in the Gorge head to a farmers market seeking fresh, local food. Hundreds of local farmers, food producers and small businesses in our community have come to rely on the valu…
Oregon is experiencing August-like fire danger conditions in mid-July, creating the likelihood of a historic fire season for the second year in a row.
The Dalles — OSU Master Gardeners are resuming the free, annual “Saturdays at The DIG” Summer Gardening Series. These short garden talks begin at 9 a.m. at The Dalles Imagination Garden (The DIG), located in the Port District of the The Dalles at the corner of Steelhead Way and Klindt Drive.…
SPOKANE — Northwest Farm Credit Services has released its quarterly Market Snapshot reports covering the state of major agricultural commodities in the region. Northwest FCS teams throughout Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington, monitor conditions and report outlooks for commodities finance…
The Hood River County Fair is back this year after last summer’s hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions. Fair Manager Clara Rice said that this year’s fair will be bigger and better than ever. This year, the fair will run from July 21-24. This year’s theme: Celebrate 100 Years of County Fair.
There is a long, rich history behind the Hood River County Public Library, starting in 1876 when the Eliza and Georgiana Smith family arrived by steamer to help settle the area, along with 15 other determined families. Georgiana Smith worked diligently to ensure that the county library was a…
“Growing Oregon Gardeners: Level Up Series” is a monthly Zoom series that offers education for the experienced gardener led by OSU horticulture experts from across the state.
THE DALLES — Nearly 40 visitors, staff and residents gathered at the Oregon Veterans Home in The Dalles on June 16 to dedicate a “Never Forget Garden” in the outer roundabout in front of the facility.
HOOD RIVER — In mid-May, East Fork Irrigation District (EFID) celebrated a project now underway to pipe and pressurize 56 miles of open-ditch irrigation canals.
A pilot project could prove key to the future health of Wasco County’s Fifteenmile Creek, which originates in Mt. Hood National Forest above Dufur and joins the Columbia River just east of The Dalles. The project will test an underground water storage system designed to increase water flow a…
Hood River County, now in “moderate drought,” is faring a little better than its neighbors but the situation is predicted to worsen this summer, according to National Weather Service experts. With the exception of a small portion of the northeast corner, the rest of Oregon is now in moderate…
The U.S. Drought Monitor, as of Thursday June 8, put the eastern portion of Klickitat County in "extreme drought" conditions, the second highest category of drought severity behind "exceptional" drought. Western parts of the county were measured at "abnormally dry" conditions, to "moderate" …
Poison hemlock is an unwelcome invasive plant in the landscape because every part of this plant is poisonous to humans, livestock, and wildlife. It even retains toxicity in hay because dead stems remain toxic for up to three years. Acute toxicity is fatal while skin irritation can occur if i…
The Oregon Master Gardener Association (OMGA) will hold a virtual Mini-College on July 16-17. This year’s theme is “Connect – Collaborate – Cultivate.” Mini-College is a two day gathering of gardeners of all levels who are interested in further developing their knowledge and skills.
A statewide swath of lightning strikes is the “trigger event” that most worries state fire officials planning for what could be a second consecutive severe fire season.
Dying or declining trees stand out in contrast to the lush green of a new growing season in the forest. Bark beetles are the most common cause for dying trees in scattered locations across the Mid-Columbia region. Landowners and others in charge of tree care are advised to take special preca…
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development is making priority funding available to support economic development and create jobs in National Scenic Areas, located along waterways, that have been devastated by wildfires.
The Central Gorge Master Gardener Association has selected four Master Gardeners as recipients of the Master Gardener of the Year and Behind the Scenes Awards for their contributions to the OSU Extension Central Gorge Master Gardener program.
The Columbia Gorge chapter of Oregon Women for Agriculture (OWA) recently selected teacher Jennifer Scotland of Mosier Community School to attend the annual Oregon Agriculture Institute (SAI) training this summer. Her sponsorship for SAI will be paid by both the chapter and the Wasco County …
Residents and visitors of the Columbia River Gorge can “take action” to prevent the spread of invasive species in support of the National Invasive Species Awareness Week. While May 17-21 is the highlighted timeframe for this issue — see more information and free online events at www.nisaw.or…
Hood River’s farmers market, operated by the nonprofit Gorge Grown, reopened its outdoor event Saturday, May 1, on the city’s lot at Fifth and Columbia streets. The Hood River market operates indoors during the winter, and outdoors from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday through Nov. 20. Pandem…
Like the idea of having a little more control over your life and raising some of your own food? Want to have a vegetable garden or put in some strawberries but don’t know where to start?
Often agricultural areas are viewed as being safety buffers during wildfires, where irrigated crops and orchards are less likely to burn than the surrounding landscape. However, dryland crops often have increased fire behavior than the surrounding vegetation, especially when crops are dry an…
The Hood River County Health Department has announced a COVID vaccine clinic for Thursday, April 15, with a goal of reaching farmworkers and household family members of frontline workers,
OSU Hood River County Extension Central Gorge Master Gardeners are trained volunteers who are available to research and offer suggestions for your home gardening questions. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, Hood River County Master Gardener plant clinics will be held virtually, April thr…
The Central Gorge Master Gardeners Annual Plant sale is well under way (virtually of course!) and can be accessed online at https://blogs.oregonstate.edu/cgmga/ If you haven’t placed an order, yet, I highly recommend you do so soon. The deadline to order is May 8; however, supplies are lim…
Oregon State University Extension Service, in partnership with the Oregon Food Bank, is offering a free, five-week Seed to Supper program beginning April 5. Classes will be held via Zoom and include a private Facebook group. Participants will receive a free gardening book, seeds and other re…
The Washington State House of Representatives unanimously approved House Bill 1199, sponsored by District 14 Representative Chris Corry (R-Yakima), which seeks to compensate ranchers and farmers for financial losses when their state-owned land leases are terminated early.
Yup, that’s right — free seeds for your garden! If you haven’t heard about the 2021 "Grow This: OR Garden Challenge," well, pull up a chair and let me share. This is an annual challenge, which started March 1, promoted by Oregon State University in conjunction with Oregon Supplemental Nutrit…
The Dalles — Private forestland owners in central Wasco County can reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire and improve their forest health with conservation assistance available from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Forest Service. Applications for the current …
Do you live in Hood River, Wasco, or Sherman counties and want to talk about the local food system? A group of community organizations is gathering information for the latest update of the Columbia Gorge Community Food Assessment.
Hood River Watershed Group hosts “Irrigation Modernization in Hood River and Beyond,” a Zoom presentation, on Jan. 26 from 6-8 p.m. Pre-registration for the meeting is requested at us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMrd-qqrTMvGtyzBAoj5j6lOE7_w5KabTiD.
“Growing Oregon Gardeners: Level Up Series” is a monthly zoom series that kicks off Jan. 12 and offers education for the experienced gardener led by OSU horticulture experts from across the state.
... And how lovely will it be to put your basket in the crook of your arm and pluck those gorgeously perfect vegetables, or flowers from their stems for a lovely arrangement?! Okay, I think that might have been a scene from a movie I saw once.
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This year our dine and drink business locations throughout the Gorge have suffered with closures. You can help support your favorites by purchasing take out and gift cards. Many of these business will offer curb-side delivery and some will deliver to your home. Let’s keep the Gorge going strong!
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- Deaths and services, Sept. 15, 2021 edition
- Obituary: Charles Decker
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- CAT terminates assistant director
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- School mandates in effect
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