Dog River Pipeline replacement in the works for more than 2 decades
THE DALLES — Wasco County has received a $10,000 grant to help cover the cost of land use planning required for the administration of land use in county lands covered by the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area (CGNSA).
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.
Hiking the short Hood River Pipeline Trail is to cross paths with history, stewardship, nature and modern art all mixed together into a unique, 2.8 mile adventure.
The out-and-back trail (officially the Hood River Penstock Flume Pipeline Trail) begins at the Powerdale Substation just upstream from downtown Hood River, with access via a short paved (mostly) access road off Highway 35 an estimated 1/2 mile from Interstate 84.
The wild and scenic beauty of the lower Deschutes River draws supporters from around the world. The Native Fish Society and the Deschutes River Alliance are two organizations with a deep connection to the river and the wild fish that call it home.
The Dalles City Councilor Dan Richardson skips across Mill Creek in Thompson Park in The Dalles during a Columbia Gorge Toyota and Honda sponsored community cleanup Saturday, Aug. 14. The cleanups are planned to continue the second Saturday of each month through February. Due to smoke and ho…
A proposed closed-loop pumped hydro storage facility near Goldendale is again moving forward. The Goldendale Energy Storage Project proposes to store “clean” energy generated by wind and solar projects.
THE DALLES — Do you love The Dalles and the Columbia Gorge region? If you have photos of The Dalles, or want to take a few, this is your chance to help the city and possibly earn a prize. The City of The Dalles is re-envisioning their municipal website and we are looking for high resolution …
Once again, as high summer temperatures enter the region, our houseless and most vulnerable community members are at extreme risk of heat and sun exposure that threatens their health and well-being.
Across the Pacific Northwest, wheat harvests have been affected by the hot and dry weather. Both yields and quality are significantly lower than usual, spurring an earlier-than-usual harvest and concerns about protein levels.
Sockeye salmon arriving at the Little White Salmon River west of Hood River are covered with lesions and dying due to high water temperatures in the main stem of the Columbia River.
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.…
The Beautification Committee announces the May/June award recipient of the Beautification Award. Lynn and Marlene Long (pictured here with The Dalles Mayor Rich Mays) put a lot of thought into making their garden a seasonal delight. Their garden and home is at 2401 Mt. Hood St. and easily vi…
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.
Last Tuesday was Hallie Clark’s second day interning with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW), and she spent part of it herding three speedy, skittish fawns to safety along a busy road.
Firefighters responded to three fires Friday morning, June 25, burning adjacent to Interstate 84 near Rowena, and while working to put these fires out two additional starts were discovered along the freeway. These fires, named the Milepost 78 Fire, burned grass, brush and timber primarily wi…
THE DALLES — The Home At Last Humane Society released a statement June 17 thanking everyone who helped them evacuate the shelter in The Dalles following a June 1 fire threat.
Rural fire districts in Wasco County have identified access roads in and out of public lands as a “significant hindrance” to fire mitigation efforts and wildfire preparedness because they are outside the county road system, and the board on Wednesday agreed to support a grant proposal that w…
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…
Students at Dry Hollow raised $3,000 to purchase trees at Sorosis Park in The Dalles. Classes competed to raise funds, with the winning class choosing which staff member got to "kiss the pig." The pig, Penelope, was provided by River City Saloon owner Clare Kirkwood. Pictured Left to Right: …
On May 3, the Northern Wasco County Parks & Recreation District (NWCPRD) was awarded just over $2.6 million from the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) to support construction of the Mill Creek Greenway. These funds, along with a 10 percent local match from the Columbia Gateway U…
Crews from the Oregon Department of Forestry and Mosier Fire District were already working fires on Aug. 12, 2020, when the Mosier Creek Fire started.
Mosier Chief Mike Renault said fuels, wind and terrain “truly aligned” that day. ODF The Dalles Fire Protection Supervisor Rick Fletcher ordered the largest incident management team he could as soon as he hit the road for the new start and saw its smoke column.
Fire season restrictions began May 15 in The Dalles units of the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF), according to a press release. Forest land in Wasco and Hood River counties will be impacted by the restrictions.
The Spring Community Clean Up Event 2021 that usually takes place in May of each year is canceled, according to a press release from the City of The Dalles Public Works. To maintain social distancing and minimize the possible spread of COVID-19, the decision was made to again cancel the Spri…
Sunday, Feb. 13: Snow, mainly before 11 a.m., with a high near 27 degrees; north wind 5-7 mph becoming light and variable in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1-3 inches possible. Saturday evening, snow likely, mainly before 11 p.m. Clo…
Mark Twain is quoted as saying, “Whiskey is for drinking. Water is for fighting over.” Most of us understand the value of water, and depending on where you live, you may have a lot of water or very little. We don’t know a lot about groundwater and how long it will sustain us as we continue t…
The western side the Mt. Hood National Forest suffered extensive and severe damage as a result of the historic Labor Day windstorm that brought down tens of thousands of trees and fueled wildfires across the Cascades.
Hood River County Health Department urges the community to be prepared for all hazards and potential emergency situations. In addition to the global COVID pandemic, this week, the area experienced wildfires and short-duration power outages.
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