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Sockeye showing over 7,000 a day past Bonneville, run likely to be twice 2004-13 average

Sockeye salmon, known for their bright red meat and high oil content, are starting to surge up the Columbia River on their spawning mission toward the Okanogan and Wenatchee rivers -- which branch off from the big river in central Washington -- and toward the Snake River’s Salmon River drainage.

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Cloud Cap Inn tours begin July 27

PARKDALE — In partnership with the Hood River Crag Rats Mountain Rescue Organization, the Hood River Ranger District will host free interpretive tours of the historic Cloud Cap Inn.

Skaters compete June 18

SKATE YOUR SKILLS competition will be Saturday, June 28, at 11 a.m. at the Ben Rockwell Memorial Skate Park, West Second and Mt. Hood streets, in The Dalles. DJ Zinker will provide entertainment. Hotdogs, pizza and drinks will be for sale. Entry fee is $5.

County focuses on river safety

Full-time deputy will patrol Lower Deschutes

Study looks at 0ff-channel habitat contribution to Columbia River basin salmon production

Off-channel habitat created in a river’s flood plain – sloughs, beaver ponds, wetlands and side channels – can play an important role in salmonid production.

$1.8 million grant to study climate change impacts, upper Deschutes

The Department of the Interior announced Monday that the Bureau of Reclamation will make $1.8 million available for comprehensive water studies addressing climate change options to three western river basins, with the largest grant going to the upper Deschutes River basin in central Oregon.

Summer salmon fisheries scheduled; large sockeye return anticipated

Oregon and Washington fishery managers of Columbia River on Wednesday approved both tribal and non-Indian commercial fisheries for the early summer period, and laid out the ground rules for sport fisheries that are expected to target Chinook salmon and what is expected to be a bumper crops of sockeye salmon returning, for the most part, to the Okanogan River basin.

BPA's Columbia basin mitigation costs pegged at $682 million for 2013

The Bonneville Power Administration said it incurred $682.4 million in total fish and wildlife costs during fiscal year 2013, a total derived in great part by the need to buy and sell power and operate dams with the goal of improving salmon and steelhead passage up and down the federal Columbia/Snake River hydro system.

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Latest federal plan for Columbia salmon challenged

GRANTS PASS — Conservation groups and salmon advocates have challenged the Obama administration’s latest plan for making Columbia Basin dams safe for salmon.

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Nurses earn pins in traditional ceremony at CGCC

On June 12, 17 Columbia Gorge Community College nursing students transitioned into nursing graduates in front of their family, friends and instructors at the Ft. Dalles Readiness and Workforce Innovations Center.

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Barnwood yields settlers’ stories

Cottonwood Canyon exhibit uses ranch items

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NWPRD offers full slate of activities

From archery to tennis, disc golf and water fun, there is plenty to do in the gorge

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Deer in the campground? Watch your food

Deer: Cute, but sneaky, too

ODFW scrambles to cover $32M deficit

SALEM (AP) — The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission is hunting for revenue to help close a projected $32 million gap in the 2015-17 budget.

June 7 free fishing at Lost Creek cancelled

CENTRAL POINT (ODFW) – A Free Fishing Weekend event scheduled for this Saturday on Lost Creek Reservoir has been cancelled due to a harmful algae bloom.

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