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Extreme Heat Reverses Benefits Of Oregon’s Above-Average Snowpack

OPB | Aug. 8, 2017 11:56 a.m. | Portland

The benefits of an above-average snowpack measured in most locations statewide earlier this year have yet to be fully realized due to extreme heat.

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Mount Hood Community College Bond Fails — Again

OPB | May 17, 2017 12:24 p.m. | Portland

School districts in Portland and Deschutes County are celebrating big wins for bond measures in Tuesday’s election, but Mt. Hood Community College was handed its sixth bond defeat since 1974.

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Avalanche Warning Issued For Mount Hood

Statesman Journal | Feb. 28, 2017 1:53 p.m.

A strong storm hitting Northwest mountains has created dangerous avalanche conditions in the Mount Hood area, officials said on Tuesday.

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What Happened To Mount Hood's Glacier Caves?

OPB | Feb. 14, 2017 11:13 a.m. | Mount Hood, Oregon

The spectacular glacier caves of Mount Hood collapsed and disappeared completely within just a few years of their discovery. Scientists are only now learning what happened.

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20 Years Later: Hypothermia Is Still Hypothermia

OPB | Dec. 23, 2015 3:50 p.m.

About 400 times a year, search and rescue teams are deployed in Oregon. Most folks who get into trouble get lost in the snow, where the number one danger is death from hypothermia.

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Warm Springs Tribes Celebrate Huckleberry Season

OPB | Sept. 26, 2015 1:14 p.m. | Portland

A couple hundred members of the Warm Springs Tribes converged on Mount Hood Saturday to celebrate the huckleberry season.