The Mt. Hood National Forest has closed a portion of the 16 Road, sometimes referred to as “Red Hill Road,” on the Hood River Ranger District. The road will be closed for the remainder of May and most of June due to timber harvest operations taking place in the area., according to the forest service.
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Closures and delays for Thursday, Feb. 14
Hood River Co. Sch. Dist.: Buses on snow routes UPDATE So. Wasco Co. Sch. Dist.: 2 Hours Late White Salmon Sch. Dist.: Closed Lyle Sch. Dist.: Closed UPDATE White Salmon Sch. Dist.: Closed Horizon Christian - Hood River: Closed Klickitat Sch. Dist.: 2 Hours Late Stevenson-Carson Sch. Dist.: Closed
The Badger Lake area remains closed due to a wildfire that started Oct. 3 and grew to approximately 80 acres early in the week due to dry and windy conditions, but is no longer actively burning, according to the U.S. Forest Service. Improved weather conditions slowed the fire Thursday, and it is no longer actively burning, although one Forest Service engine remains on scene. The closure order will be evaluated Tuesday and includes roads, trails and developed recreational sites.
A friend of mine from South Dakota noted that the U.S. Postal Service delivered a lump of coal to many small towns last Christmas when it proceeded to eliminate overnight mail in most of the nation in 2015.