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With Eastbound I-84 Finally Open, Gorge Commuters Return To Normal

OPB | Sept. 25, 2017 11:15 a.m.

Regular commuters on Interstate 84 started their week with a return to normal driving routines. 

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Competing For Trash: The Hidden Landfills Of The Columbia River Gorge

Northwest News Network | Sept. 24, 2017 11:45 a.m.

Every weekday, 50 to 60 semi-trucks pull off the interstate at Arlington, Oregon, and head up to the Columbia Ridge Landfill with Portland's garbage. Seattle and Kitsap County's also goes there, but by train.

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Geologists Sound Alarm Over Future Landslides In Columbia River Gorge

Northwest News Network | Sept. 21, 2017 7:30 a.m.

Geologists for the state of Oregon are warning of the risk of major landslides in parts of the Columbia River Gorge that were hit by wildfires this year.

local | Environment | News | Northwest Wildfires 2017

Hikers Caught Between Columbia Gorge Wildfires Rescued

OPB | Sept. 2, 2017 5:26 p.m.

The Columbia River Gorge town of Cascade Locks is under evacuation notices due to the nearby Eagle Creek Fire, which is just 1/2 mile away. On Sunday, crews rescued hikers stranded in the Gorge overnight.

Climate change | Environment | Science | Recreation | Water | Land | Oregon Field Guide

Columbia River Gorge Geology Tour

OPB | Feb. 16, 2017 8:30 p.m.

The Columbia River Gorge is a sight to behold, but what's even more breathtaking is the story behind its creation. Here's how two major floods shaped this spectacular area.

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Heavy Rain, Freezing Rain Follow Week Of Snow, Cold For Oregon

OPB | Jan. 16, 2017 2:16 p.m. | Portland

The National Weather Service in Portland issued an ice storm warning for the greater Portland metro area, the Columbia River Gorge, the Hood River and Wind River valleys as well as most valleys within the Gifford Pinchot National Forest early Tuesday.

Energy | Environment

Union Pacific Sues For Exemption To Columbia River Gorge Scenic Area Rules

OPB/EarthFix | Jan. 11, 2017 10:45 a.m.

Union Pacific Railroad is suing Wasco County and Columbia River Gorge commissioners in an effort to push through a proposed track expansion.

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Oneonta Gorge: Forest Service Calls Crowds ‘Concerning’

Statesman Journal | Sept. 2, 2016 7:56 a.m.

But sharply increasing crowds at Oneonta during recent summers, numbering in the hundreds on weekends, has the U.S. Forest Service concerned about the impact to the gorge’s ecosystem.

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How Bad Could The Mosier Oil Spill Have Been?

Northwest News Network | Aug. 10, 2016 4:29 p.m.

Many in Mosier say the derailment of a train carrying Bakken crude could have been much worse than it was.

Energy | Environment | local | Water | News | Transportation | Oil Trains In The Northwest

Oregon, Union Pacific Use Microbes To Clean Up Oil Train Spill

Northwest News Network | Aug. 10, 2016 4:02 p.m.

Union Pacific Railroad will be working with Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality to clean up oil that spilled from a derailed train in Mosier, Oregon.

local | Transportation | Environment | News | Oil Trains In The Northwest

Oil Train Derailment: Q&A With Federal Railroad Administration Head

OPB | June 23, 2016 2:30 p.m.

It’s Union Pacific’s fault. That’s the basic thrust of a preliminary report from federal railroad regulators Thursday.

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Eagle Creek Trail Section To Remain Closed For More Than A Year

Statesman Journal | March 11, 2016 7:40 a.m.

Eagle Creek Trail, located just east of Bonneville, had a bridge knocked out by a large tree that fell during a storm last December, which won’t be repaired for at least a year.

Sports | local | Recreation | NW Life | Greetings From The Northwest: Under The Weather

7 Oregon Adventures For The Winter

OPB | Jan. 4, 2016 midnight

With a bevy of places to ski, snowboard, snowshoe and explore in the Northwest, here are seven picks that are a great place to adventure.

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Groups Challenge BPA Approval To Connect Wind Farm

AP | Sept. 9, 2015 6:39 p.m. | Portland

Opponents of a wind farm on the north side of the Columbia River Gorge are challenging the approval to connect the project to the energy grid.

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Wildfire Burns 2 houses In Columbia River Gorge

AP | June 11, 2015 7:45 a.m. | Biggs, Oregon

A fire that started in an abandoned apartment building in the Columbia River Gorge burned two homes before winds began spreading it eastward.

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4 Great Spots To See Gorge Wildflowers In Bloom

OPB | May 4, 2015 2:54 p.m.

Spring is a great time to see wildflowers in the Columbia River Gorge. Here are four ideal spots to view them.

NW Life | Forestry | Land use | Oregon Field Guide

Hiker Discovers Railroad History Hidden In Columbia Gorge

OPB | Feb. 4, 2015 4:14 p.m.

A hiker finds long lost evidence of a spider web of railroad lines used to cut down trees in the gorge.

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Couple In Viral Photo Balance Long Distance, Wedding Plans

OPB | Dec. 5, 2014 2:14 p.m. | Portland

For groom- and bride-to-be Al Gentsitskiy and Katie Verkovod, the last week has been a whirlwind after they were identified as the newly-engaged couple in a viral proposal photo.

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Top Stories: Snow Expected Around Oregon, Uber Launches In Portland Suburbs

OPB | Nov. 12, 2014 7:45 a.m. | Portland

Headlines for Wednesday, Nov. 12: Snow is coming to Oregon; the rideshare company Uber is launching in Portland suburbs today; Oregon gas prices reach a four-year low; and more.

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Top Stories: North Salem Student Allegedly Threatens Shooting, Uber Ordered To Stop Service In Eugene

OPB | Oct. 30, 2014 7:45 a.m. | Portland

Headlines for Thursday, Oct. 30: A student allegedly threatened a shooting at North Salem High School; Eugene officials have ordered rideshare service Uber to stop operating in the city; a map of lands ODF protects from wildfire in Deschutes County is expected to be updated; and more.