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9 Iconic Places Burned By Oregon Wildfires This Season

Statesman Journal | Sept. 23, 2017 11:31 a.m.

The flames tore into beloved places across the state, torching mountains and forests Oregonians traditionally pilgrimage to each summer and fall.

News | Transportation | local

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 | News | local | 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.

News | local | 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. 

News | Environment | Nation | local | 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.

Forestry | News | Environment | Politics | local

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.

News | Environment | Economy | local | 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.

Fish & Wildlife | News | Environment | local | Northwest Wildfires 2017

'Herman The Sturgeon' Survives Stabbing, Kidnapping, And Now Wildfire

OPB | Sept. 6, 2017 5:44 p.m.

A beloved 79-year old sturgeon has survived a wildfire that forced the evacuation of the Bonneville Fish Hatchery.

Recreation | News | Environment | local | 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.

News | local | 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.

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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...

Fish & Wildlife | Flora and Fauna | Environment

Fish Contamination Levels In Columbia River's Hanford Reach Prompts Advisory

NWPR/EarthFix | Aug. 23, 2017 4:25 p.m. | Richland, Washington

Six types of resident fish in Washington's Hanford Reach aren't safe to eat on a regular basis.

Fish & Wildlife | News | Environment

Fate Of Pacific Northwest Orcas Tied To Having Enough Columbia River Salmon

Northwest News Partnership | July 11, 2017 2:30 p.m.

What does the next decade hold for killer whales that share the Puget Sound with millions of people and just a fraction of the salmon that historically were the beloved sea mammals; main food source.

Fish & Wildlife | News | Environment | local

High Flows, Cool Temperatures Throw Northwest Salmon Forecast For A Loop

Daily Astorian | May 13, 2017 12:03 p.m.

Oregon fishery managers say abnormal water conditions this spring have flung them, and their ability to predict what will happen next, into new territory.

Water | Climate change | Agriculture | Transportation | Energy | Environment | Fish & Wildlife

Lawsuit Seeks To Keep Columbia And Snake Rivers Cold For Salmon

OPB/EarthFix | Feb. 23, 2017 10 a.m.

A lawsuit filed by salmon advocates calls for the Environmental Protection Agency to pick up where it left off in 2003 in considering steps to lower temperatures in the Columbia and Snake rivers.

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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 | News | local

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.

Energy | Environment | Oil Trains In The Northwest

Oil Train Opponents Hail Track Expansion Defeat In Columbia Gorge

NWPR/EarthFix | Nov. 4, 2016 1 p.m.

Northwest oil train opponents are celebrating  after a county in the Columbia River Gorge rejected a track-expansion request from Union Pacific Railroad.

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NW States Get 5 More Years To Kill Salmon-Eating Sea Lions

OPB/EarthFix | July 6, 2016 12:40 p.m.

 A federal agency has approved the continued killing of California sea lions that are eating salmon and steelhead near the Columbia River’s Bonneville Dam.  

Land | Environment | Climate change | Animals | 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?