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Cougars In The Cross Hairs

Funny thing, those unintended consequences. A decade ago, back when the Clinton presidency was still young and vigorous, Oregonians collectively sighed and said, "Oh, that's so mean!" and voted to ban sport hunters from using dogs to bag cougars. The cougars' population growth is such that the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) is proposing to cull the cougars. A new plan,released this month, calls for ODFW agents to actively reduce cougar populations in problem areas. Birth control by bullets, one might say.

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Attention Shoppers: Albertsons Is Changing Hands

The Dalles' Albertsons, a decades-long staple for easter Columbia Gorge shoppers, may have a new name, and other changes coming: After months of on-again, off-again negotiations, Albertson's Inc. says it will sell its chain of grocery stores to three buyers. The buyers (Supervalu, CVS Corporation and an investor consortium) will pay $17.4 billion in cash, stock and assumed debt, and will split the Albertsons chain of 2,479 stores and pharmacies between themselves.

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Few Local Bloggers…Or Well-Hidden

If you search for local comment blogs, or just online postings by local folks, it doesn't take long to discover that the Gorge has few rip-roarin' reads. (Ahem.) There are a few...

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An Experiment in Writing, Reading and Community Is Successful

By the 7 p.m. start, more than 100 people crowded the intimate Hood River bistro, Jean's at 110, for a new event called "13 on the 13th." The evening offered thirteen writers reading their works on…Friday, January 13th. The seven-member Columbia River Writers group invited six other writers to join them in offering this free public event — an experiment in writing, reading and community...

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A Thousand-Year Question

A thousand-year flood? It could happen...and the Hood River News asks, what if it did? Actually, they've reported on a group of emergency workers asking the question, but good on them for covering the topic. And there's good reason to...

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Lyle Skier Survive Close Call On Mount Hood

With the monsoon-like precipitation we've been getting in Oregon, the mountains are packed with snow — some of it ready to slide. Jim Minick, of Lyle, had a close call when a snow slope let loose while he was cross-country skiing this weekend. The avalanche rushed towards him and a group of skiers, and... Well, let Jim tell the story:

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Profs Ask Journal to Reject Student’s Forestry Paper

An Oregon State University study alleging that salvage logging kills off forest re-growth has sparked a wildfire of controversy ...from fellow forestry professors.

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A Costco, Now?

If a recent article in the Gresham Outlook has it right, Columbia Gorge shoppers may soon add a Costco to their Metro-area shopping stops...

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…Up With The New

Here's the transition from the old economy to a brave, new one in a single photograph. On the left is the sprawling, shuttered aluminum plant in The Dalles; the collection of buildings to its right is the new Google campus. The transition will be one of the biggest stories of the year.

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Wind Towers Proposed For Hood River, The Dalles

Renewable power is a-blowin' in the wind, my friends. When agencies like Hood River County and groups of farmers are exploring the idea of raising wind turbine towers, you know that wind power projects are on the cusp of becoming a real movement in the Columbia Gorge. First came the private companies with their projects in Sherman County near Condon and, recently, in Klickitat County. Now, the idea seems to be catching...

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