Pacific Northwest


History grants available

The Oregon Heritage Commission is offering grants to qualified museums for collections, heritage tourism, and education and interpretation projects. Awards typically range between $2,000 and $10,000.

January 22, 2019 2:08 p.m. read more..

Eagle Watch

Visitors gather across from The Dalles Dam powerhouse during the annual Eagle Watch event at the dam visitor center. Bald eagles migrate into the area every winter, attracted by a run of shad, a small but abundant fish with a deeply forked tail.

January 22, 2019 2 p.m. read more..

No-interest loans offered

Washington Federal is offering a 90-day interest-free loan for federal workers through the government shutdown period for an amount equal to the net take-home pay for up to six missed paychecks. It is available to any eligible federal government employee, current customer or not, living within the bank’s eight-state territory.

January 18, 2019 2:27 p.m. read more..

Winter waterfowl

A great blue heron stands on a small island in a pond at the corner of River Road and Klindt Drive in The Dalles as a pair of mallard ducks swims by in the background.

January 15, 2019 2:42 p.m. read more..

Partial shutdown impacts local offices

The partial shutdown of the federal government, which was in its record-setting 24th day Monday, has closed two area offices, the Farm Service Administration in The Dalles and the Barlow Ranger District office in Dufur. Some 25 percent of the federal government is impacted by the shutdown.

January 15, 2019 2:37 p.m. read more..

Roadkill salvage now legal in Oregon

Under new rules that took effect Jan. 1, the salvage of deer and elk struck accidentally by vehicles is now legal in Oregon, provided an online permit is submitted at within 24 hours of the salvage.

January 8, 2019 1:43 p.m. read more..

How much wiggle room would carbon tax leave?

In two generations, Oregonians might drive along freeways and not see a single industrial smokestack. They might instead see solar panels or wind turbines. And they might see them from an electric vehicle. That’s the goal of Oregon politicians trying to pass legislation to charge companies for polluting.

December 31, 2018 2:24 p.m. read more..

Gorge pika resilient in wake of fire

In the wake of last year’s Eagle Creek Fire, a group of citizen scientists ventured out to the Columbia River Gorge with one question on their minds: How are the pikas?

December 31, 2018 2:01 p.m. read more..



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