Stories tagged: Columbia River Gorge
Sun., April 15, 2018, 8 a.m.
The Dalles up in lights: National Neon Sign Museum brightens up the Columbia River Gorge
David Benko’s National Neon Sign Museum is finally ready to open its doors to the public.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 16, 2018, 1:16 p.m.
Guilty plea for teen accused of sparking Columbia River Gorge wildfire
A teenager charged in juvenile court with starting an explosive wildfire in Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge last fall by tossing a lit firecracker into the woods pleaded guilty Friday in …
Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 9:27 a.m.
Court date scheduled for teen accused of starting Gorge blaze
The teenage boy accused of starting a large wildfire in Oregon’s scenic Columbia River Gorge is scheduled to appear in court next month and enter a plea.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 5:46 p.m.
Trump administration rolls back Obama-era oil train rules
The Trump administration is angering environmental groups and residents of the Columbia River Gorge by rolling back a 2015 rule on oil train safety.
Wed., Dec. 6, 2017
Lodge reopening signals Gorge’s resilience
Foremost among the continuing issues will be the regenerative power of nature and the notion of justice for the Vancouver teen accused of sparking the blaze.
Fri., Dec. 1, 2017
Outside View: Right call to oppose oil terminal
That marks a victory for those who have opposed the effort to establish Vancouver as an oil town. It also marks a reinforcement of the area’s desire to maintain and …
Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 9:47 p.m.
Charges brought against teen in Columbia Gorge fire
SALEM – A 15-year-old boy who allegedly started a wildfire by tossing fireworks along a hiking trail in Oregon’s scenic Columbia River Gorge, with the blaze causing evacuations, the closing …
Sat., Sept. 9, 2017
Outside View: Gorge fire is cause for mourning
Beloved hiking trails, forests, meadows and scenic areas are engulfed in flames, leaving those who long have been inspired by the region to wonder what will remain once the damage …
Mon., July 3, 2017, 8:28 a.m.
Teen struck, killed by train in Columbia River Gorge
A train struck and killed a 16-year-old girl walking by railroad tracks in the Columbia River Gorge.
Sat., Dec. 3, 2016, 8:43 p.m.
Costs of train derailment along Columbia River adding up
Six months after a train hauling Bakken crude oil derailed along the Columbia River Gorge, Washington, Oregon and other officials are still tabulating a bill to send to Union Pacific …
Sat., Nov. 26, 2016, 5:36 p.m.
New mapping shows history of Columbia River Gorge landslides
The Columbia River Gorge is famous for sweeping dramatic vistas, but new research published by the U.S. Geological Survey reveals a shifting landscape beneath the forest.
Fri., Nov. 25, 2016, 3:16 p.m.
One of the oldest, biggest pines in the Pacific Northwest is dead
A giant among giants and a beacon for countless tourists driving through the Columbia River Gorge is dead.
Fri., Nov. 4, 2016, 1:59 p.m.
Oregon county denies track expansion near train derailment
An Oregon county has tentatively denied Union Pacific Railroad’s plan to add a second mainline track along the Columbia River Gorge where an oil-train derailed in June.
Wed., June 22, 2016, 11:30 a.m.
Union Pacific to resume oil trains in Columbia River Gorge
Union Pacific plans to resume transporting oil by train through the Oregon side of the scenic Columbia River Gorge at some point this week.
Thu., June 16, 2016, 3:50 p.m.
Oregon officials seek to suspend oil trains after derailment
Oregon transportation officials are asking federal rail authorities to suspend crude oil trains in the Pacific Northwest’s Columbia River Gorge until there is a better understanding of what caused a …
Sat., June 11, 2016, 3:41 p.m.
Railroad says broken bolt caused Oregon train derailment
Railroad officials say at least one broken bolt holding the rail in place caused the fiery derailment of a Union Pacific train moving volatile crude oil through the Columbia River …
Wed., March 23, 2016, 10:57 a.m.
Water bottling plant debate gets louder ahead of May vote
Opponents of a proposed Nestlé water bottling plant in the Columbia River Gorge are now facing an organized group of project supporters.
Thu., Aug. 6, 2015
The Columbia River Gorge provides all sorts of outdoor recreation opportunities
It might surprise you: you needn’t ride a board to enjoy the great outdoors in the Columbia River Gorge. As it happens, the Gorge is a great place for hiking, …
Sun., Oct. 13, 2013
North Bonneville considering opening marijuana retail store
The Columbia River Gorge, a hub for hiking and windsurfing, may become a destination for another kind of recreation. North Bonneville, a city of about 1,000 residents in Skamania County, …
Sun., May 30, 2010
Columbia River bounty
It’s not easy to take it all in. The scenery changes from flat, farm land into a spectacular, picturesque gorge while traveling at high speed on I-84 toward Portland. The …