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I-84 Eastbound Could Be Open Again By Sunday Night

OPB | Sept. 21, 2017 4:22 p.m. | Portland

The eastbound lanes of Interstate 84 along the Columbia River Gorge could be open as early as Sunday evening or Monday morning.

Education | local | News | Northwest Wildfires 2017

Hood River County Works To Keep Kids In School During Wildfire

OPB | Sept. 13, 2017 2:59 p.m.

Hood River County teachers and administrators have been working to keep students in school as firefighters attempt to contain the Eagle Creek Fire.

local | News | Northwest Wildfires 2017

Some Residents Allowed To Return Home During Eagle Creek Fire

OPB | Sept. 13, 2017 1:07 p.m. | Portland

Fire containment numbers have increased to 13 percent as about 100 families are allowed to return home. 

local | Nation | News | Environment | Northwest Wildfires 2017

Eagle Creek Fire Brings Together Local, State, Federal Leaders

OPB | Sept. 9, 2017 4:53 p.m. | Troutdale, Oregon

The fire brought together a run of show that included local, state and federal leaders talking about the lessons that can be learned from the fire burning in the Columbia River Gorge.

Politics | local | Forestry | News | Environment

Walden Introduces Bill To Expedite Reforestation In The Gorge

OPB | Sept. 9, 2017 9:29 a.m. | Portland

Oregon Republican Congressman Greg Walden said he wants to expedite salvage and reforestation projects in the Columbia River Gorge.

local | Economy | Environment | News | Northwest Wildfires 2017

Hood River's Smoky Week Slowed Business, Shuttered Schools

OPB | Sept. 8, 2017 6:38 p.m. | Hood River, Oregon

Smoke and lack of interstate access caused by the Eagle Creek Fire has hurt Hood River's businesses and schools.

Recreation | local | News | Environment | Northwest Wildfires 2017

Fire Crews Fight To Preserve Multnomah Falls: 'It's Still Green.'

OPB | Sept. 6, 2017 4:40 p.m. | Multnomah Falls, Oregon

Wildfire crews fought hard this week to preserve the area surrounding Multnomah Falls as the Eagle Creek Fire raged in the Columbia River Gorge.

local | News | Northwest Wildfires 2017

Shelters Become Homes To Hundreds As Gorge Fires Rage On

OPB | Sept. 6, 2017 3:40 p.m. | Stevenson, Washington

As wildfires have swept across Oregon and Washington this summer, emergency shelters have become temporary homes for hundreds of people and, in some cases, their pets.

local | News | Environment

Tribes Worry Over Lower Columbia Gorge Coho Runs With Forest Fires

Northwest News Network | Sept. 6, 2017 2:34 p.m.

The forest fires raging in the Columbia River Gorge are unlikely to disturb adult coho salmon right now. But Northwest tribal fishers are worried about...

NW Life | local | News

Ice Storm Paralyzes Columbia River Gorge

AP | Jan. 18, 2017 4:39 p.m. | Troutdale, Oregon

An ice storm shut down major highways Wednesday in Oregon and Washington state and paralyzed towns in the Columbia River Gorge with up to 2 inches of ice.

Education | local | News

Oregon Schools To Homebound Kids: Please Read And Do Math

OPB | Jan. 18, 2017 4:36 p.m. | Portland

The ice, harsh winds and steep hills conspired to keep the Corbett School District superintendent from even reaching the office Wednesday, along with all of the district's students.

Climate change | Animals | Environment | Land | Oregon Field Guide

Pika

OPB | Feb. 11, 2016 midnight

Pikas are the adorable masters of the high country. These potato-sized members of the rabbit family squeak like plush toys and live among the rocks and under deep blankets of snow on the highest cascade peaks. So why are thousands of them living just a few hundred feet above sea level in the Columbia River Gorge?

Environment | Think Out Loud

Application Brings Nestlé One Step Closer To Oregon

OPB | Jan. 29, 2015 12:06 p.m.

THURSDAY: Nestlé has cleared one more hurdle in its effort to open a water bottling plant in Cascade Locks.

Think Out Loud

Rowena Fire

OPB | Aug. 6, 2014 12:06 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: We get the latest on the Columbia Gorge fire that has caused evacuations in the Oregon town of Rowena.