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The federal government is giving $1.8 million to Oregon to tackle toxic waste that is sickening fish in the Columbia River. The grant was announced Wednesday by Environmental Protection Agency officials as well as state, local and tribal leaders in Portland along the banks of the river. The money will go to environmentalists, researchers and […]
The call came in at about 10:30 in the morning: An employee at the Bonneville Fish Hatchery in the Columbia River Gorge had spotted a plume of smoke coming from the cliffs at Munra Point. It wasn’t a forest fire — it looked more like a smoke signal.
I hiked to a cliché recently and the experience was more compelling than I expected it to be.
A unique rail-to-barge grain facility at Oregon’s Port of Morrow is expanding with help from a $2 million grant recently approved by state transportation officials.
PORTLAND — On May 9, Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) introduced the Mt. Hood and Columbia River Gorge Recreation Enhancement and Conservation (REC) Act. The bill contains a groundbreaking model of tribal co-management directing the Forest Service to co-develop a management plan with the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs to protect and enhance Tribal Treaty resources within agreed-upon Treaty Resource Emphasis Zones. The co-management plan will be developed with public input, subject to all existing environmental laws, including the National Environmental Policy Act. The legislation also enhances recreation, transportation, and conservation on Mount Hood and the Columbia River Gorge.
BEND — Central Oregon has the highest fire risk of anywhere in the state heading into the summer.
PORTLAND — Anglers can earn more money by catching northern pikeminnows in the Columbia and Snake rivers this year.
ASOTIN, Wash. — Charles “Chuck” Axtell rang a bell and Shannon Wheeler rapped a drum as part of an extended blessing and welcoming ceremony fo…