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Cycle Oregon’s ‘Gravel’ goes east into wide open Wasco County

Once home to the Molalla Tribe before white immigrants forced them out, this area east of Dufur is now dotted by large farms and ranches — and perfectly groomed gravel roads. This view is from Roberts Market Road looking northwest toward the Columbia Hills that rise above the Columbia River in Washington.(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland) Dufur City Park was our host. With its second year in the books, it feels like the Gravel event has found a home with Cycle Oregon. After three decades of thei...
Tags: Washington, Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Portland Trail Blazers, Oakridge, Columbia River, Deschutes River, Columbia Hills, Cycle Oregon, Gravel, Jonathan Maus, Rides/Events, Wasco County

Oregon Republicans and Democrats Kill Sweeping Gun Control Bill

Opinion In a deal to pass a major education package in Oregon, Democrats agreed to abandon a sweeping gun control measure, according to published reports. U.S.A. –-( Beaver State gun owners are breathing easier in the aftermath of a GOP legislative maneuver that saw state Senate Republicans return to the chamber floor this week to help pass a major education funding bill, because Democrats agreed to kill a sweeping gun control package in exchange, according to the Salem Statesm...
Tags: Guns, Washington, Oregon, Senate, Wikipedia, Gop, House, Portland, Salem, Npr, Bill, Seattle, Nra, Willamette Valley, State Legislature, Columbia River

OR Republicans & Dems Kill Gun Sweeping Control Bill in Education Deal

Opinion In a deal to pass a major education package in Oregon, Democrats agreed to abandon a sweeping gun control measure, according to published reports. U.S.A. –-( Beaver State gun owners are breathing easier in the aftermath of a GOP legislative maneuver that saw state Senate Republicans return to the chamber floor this week to help pass a major education funding bill, because Democrats agreed to kill a sweeping gun control package in exchange, according to the Salem Statesm...
Tags: Guns, Washington, Oregon, Senate, Wikipedia, Gop, House, Portland, Salem, Npr, Seattle, Nra, Willamette Valley, State Legislature, Columbia River, Burdick

Washington Legislature moves transportation toward a costly future

Washington's lawmakers made some forward-looking choices on transportation this session, including a restart for the new I-5 bridge over the Columbia River, but the decision to sell bonds against future toll revenue will weigh down policy for years.
Tags: News, Opinion, Washington, Editorials, Columbia River, Washington Legislature

Columbia County to develop 40 miles of unpaved roads and trails near St. Helens

Approximate location of future roads/trails. St. Helens and Columbia River are in lower right. Columbia County will get another bicycling boost thanks to Travel Oregon and the City of St. Helens. “We are considered to be part of the Portland region, but we don’t get as much attention as things around Portland. So this is really refreshing and a very good thing for us.”— Karen Kane, Columbia County In the hills just west of St. Helens about 37 miles north of downtown Portland, the county...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, St Helens, Columbia County, Travel Oregon, Columbia River, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, Jonathan Maus, Clatskanie, Highway 30, BP Headlines, Casey Garrett, Karen Kane Columbia County

Salmon-eating sea lions targeted at Columbia River dam

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Authorities have started killing more California sea lions preying on imperiled salmon in the Columbia River below a hydroelectric project on the Oregon-Washington border. The National Marine Fisheries Service on Friday made public revised criteria for removing sea lions at Bonneville Dam about 145 miles (235 kilometers) from the Pacific Ocean. […]
Tags: News, California, Nation, Pacific Ocean, Northwest, Boise, Columbia River, Oregon Washington, National Marine Fisheries Service, Idaho AP, Bonneville Dam

Despite Self-Congratulations NW Anti-Gunners Haven’t Stopped Violent Crime

Efforts by gun control advocates in the Pacific Northwest haven't stopped bad people from committing violent crimes, while ratcheting down on the rights of law-abiding citizens. (Dave Workman) U.S.A. –-( “This year in Washington (state),” the self-congratulatory email from Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America’s Washington chapter read, “our volunteers made their voices heard.” But those voices could not drown out the ten gun shots heard on a dramatic 911 audio released by...
Tags: Guns, Washington, Oregon, Senate, America, Salem, Gun Control, Bill, Washington State, Seattle, Pacific Northwest, Tacoma, Nra, Legislature, Bellingham, Columbia River

Washington state’s poet laureate wins $100,000 fellowship for poetry events along the Columbia River

With the fellowship money, Claudia Castro Luna plans to hold a series of poetry writing workshops and readings along the entire length of the Columbia River.
Tags: Books, News, Entertainment, Washington, Columbia River, Claudia Castro Luna

This Tiny Home Is Ready for Outer Space

Ground control to Major Tom: Here's a home unlike any other we've seen. A lifelong architect went intergalactic to find inspiration for one of his latest designs: a tiny home shaped like a lunar lander . Nestled on the banks of the Columbia River in central Washington, the roughly 250-square-foot home is hexagon-shaped, perched nearly 9 feet above the ground on three massive steel beams. Inside, earthlings are greeted by an open floor plan. A breakfast nook has a porthole-shaped wind...
Tags: Washington, Radio, Zillow, Tom, Hughes, Columbia River, Mid Century Modern, Kurt Hughes, Marcus Ricci, This Tiny Cabin Near a National Park, Square Foot Cave Mansion

Thousands Rally For 2A in Oregon; Have Antis Reached Their Limit?

Opinion Thousands of Second Amendment activists gathered at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem Saturday. (Screen snip, YouTube, MaharlikaAWA) Oregon – -( Thousands of Second Amendment activists gathered over the weekend at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem, according to KGW, essentially telling Beaver State anti-gunners that enough is enough. Whether their effort will be adequate to derail anti-gun legislation remains to be seen, but this was a significant turnout in a state w...
Tags: Guns, Washington, Oregon, Senate, Portland, Salem, Seattle, Pacific Northwest, Northwest, Nra, Olympia, Capitol, Legislature, Willamette Valley, Sen Bernie Sanders, Oregon State Capitol

WA ‘bump stock buyback’ funded as OR braces for ban initiative

Bump fire stocks, like this one pictured in a YouTube screen snip from Central Texas Survival, are being “bought back” in Washington State. U.S.A. –-( While Washington State lawmakers have approved funding for a “bump stock buyback” at $150 apiece, gun owners in neighboring Oregon are already bracing for a fight next year when anti-gunners will push a measure aimed at banning “a variety of semi-automatic firearms,” as reported by KATU in Portland. In the Evergreen State—which ne...
Tags: Guns, Washington, Oregon, Senate, House Of Representatives, Portland, Ayn Rand, Gun Control, Ferguson, Las Vegas, Pacific Northwest, Gun Rights, Northwest, Morton, Second Amendment, Nra

Wonk Night highlights widespread I-5 Rose Quarter project concerns

Great turnout! (Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) The idea behind Wonk Night is to go deeper into the issues, get questions answered, and connect with other people. Based on early reviews from last night’s event, it appears to have been a big success. About 40 people braved a stormy evening and came together in the offices of Lancaster Engineering downtown to learn more about the I-5 Rose Quarter project’s environmental assessment (EA). We had drinks (thanks in part to an assist from The Stre...
Tags: Washington, Oregon, Sport, EA, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Salem, Epa, PSU, Republican Party, Smith, Flint, Chris Smith, Don, CRC

Solar project, with more than a half-million panels, proposed for private and state lands near Columbia River

Solar-energy farms have boomed in California, but have gotten off to a much slower start in Washington. But recently there has been a surge of interest in building new solar farms as well as in expanding wind power.
Tags: Business, News, California, Washington, Environment, Local News, Northwest, Columbia River

Best bridges in the United States

Bridges seem to captivate people more than any other structures, not only as engineering marvels that connect previously separated areas but also as local icons that become unmistakable parts of a city. They’re places to relax, places to hone your photography skills, and sometimes places to beat your head against the steering wheel when stuck in traffic. But they always bring a sense of wonder and a little bit of closeness to the water. So it’s no wonder that bridges are among the most photog...
Tags: All, Bridge, Bridges, Iconic Bridges, Prettiest Bridges, US bridges

Oregon Anti-Gunners Launch Attack; 20 Rounds a Month in One Bill!

One bill now in the Oregon Legislature would limit people to purchasing 20 rounds of ammunition a month. (Dave Workman) U.S.A. –-( While gun rights activists across the country have been focusing considerable attention on the war being waged against Washington state gun owners, because that state is something of a “test tube” for gun control schemes, there’s a second front in the effort to erode the Second Amendment going on south of the Columbia River in neighboring Oregon. Per...
Tags: Guns, Washington, Oregon, Salem, Gun Control, Bill, Washington State, Gun Rights, Nra, Kate Brown, Seattle Times, Oregon Legislature, Columbia River, Paul Evans, Evergreen State, Dave Workman

The biggest measles outbreak in decades is still spreading

The current measles outbreak in Washington state has tallied the highest number of infections since 1996, an official said Wednesday. The 37 cases there include 36 in Clark County, across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon, and one case in King County, which includes Seattle; one case in Oregon is linked to the outbreak, Washington Secretary of Health John Wiesman said. Two patients have been hospitalized.
Tags: News, Washington, Oregon, Stories, Portland Oregon, Seattle, Clark County, King County, Columbia River, John Wiesman

Measles crisis now impacts Seattle's King County

Washington Governor Jay Inslee has declared an emergency as measles spreads to Seattle's King County. CNN: As of Monday, there are 36 confirmed cases of measles in the state of Washington -- an outbreak that has already prompted Gov. Jay Inslee to declare a state of emergency. "Measles is a highly contagious infectious disease that can be fatal in small children," Inslee said in his proclamation on Friday, adding that these cases create "an extreme public health risk that may quickly spread ...
Tags: Post, News, Washington, Oregon, Portland, Portland Oregon, Seattle, Inslee, Jay Inslee, Clark County, King County, Columbia River, Portland International Airport, Washington State Department of Health, House Health Care Wellness Committee, Anti-vaxx

Land board remands rezoning for Port Westward expansion

CLATSKANIE, Ore. (AP) — The state Land Use Board of Appeals has remanded a decision to rezone 837 acres (339 hectares) of farmland for industrial development and expansion at Port Westward Industrial Park along the Columbia River in northwest Oregon. The Capital Press reports the Port of Columbia County had applied to rezone the land […]
Tags: News, Oregon, Northwest, Capital Press, Columbia River, Clatskanie, Land Use Board of Appeals, Port Westward Industrial Park, Port of Columbia County

Trump signs legislation making it easier to kill sea lions in the Columbia River

The bill streamlines the process for Washington, Idaho, Oregon and several Pacific Northwest Native American tribes to capture and euthanize potentially hundreds of sea lions found in the river east of Portland.
Tags: News, Local News, Northwest, Trump, Columbia River, Washington Idaho Oregon, Nation & World Politics, Pacific Northwest Native

Targeting sea lions will help orcas, Columbia River salmon

Congress did the right thing by making it easier to kill sea lions that prey on salmon in the Columbia River Basin, something a state task force recently recommended to help endangered orcas.
Tags: News, Congress, Editorials, Columbia River, Columbia River Basin

Police: Woman who fled to Japan after 2011 homicide booked into the King County Jail

Toshio Ota, 75, of Seattle was reported missing in March 2011 and his body was found floating in the Columbia River 17 months later. In 2016, King County prosecutors charged Kyung Hee Dowdle with first-degree murder, five years after she fled to Japan. She was extradited back to the U.S. last week and remains jailed in lieu of $5 million bail.
Tags: Japan, Crime, News, Seattle, Local News, Columbia River, King County Jail, Toshio Ota, Kyung Hee Dowdle

Coleman Oil fined $189,000 for spilling 3,840 gallons of biodiesel

In Washington, state Department of Ecology fined Lewiston-based fuel retailer Coleman Oil $189,000 for spilling 3,840 gallons of biodiesel from a corroded underground pipe at its bulk oil plant in Wenatchee. The fuel contaminated nearby soil and groundwater, and seeped into the Columbia River, creating a visible sheen that appeared off and on for more than a year. The property is now a toxic cleanup site. Ecology cited Coleman Oil for negligence and not monitoring levels in the 20,000-gallon abo...
Tags: Washington, Producer News, Biodiesel, Lewiston, Department of Ecology, Columbia River, Wenatchee, Coleman Oil

The Fifth Risk: Michael Lewis explains how the "deep state" is just nerds versus grifters

Michael Lewis is a national treasure, whose gift for explaining how finance grifters think and operate has spawned a whole genre, which he dominates with books like Liar's Poker (an insider view of the S&L crisis); The Big Short (a character-driven, crystal-clear explainer on the financial engineering that led to the 2008 crisis), and Flash Boys (the shitty math and bafflegab behind high-speed trading); and now, The Fifth Risk: an astounding and terrifying book about the experts who fill the ra...
Tags: Reviews, Expertise, Post, Books, Gift Guide, News, Oregon, US, Washington State, Michael Lewis, Exxon, Trumpism, Trump, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, Lewis, Columbia River

Momentum builds for carfree river ferry service between Portland and Vancouver

Susan Bladholm, president of Frog Ferry, at the Oregon Transportation Commission this morning. The ‘Frog Ferry’ has taken a major leap forward this week. The passenger ferry concept is making its first major public debut with media coverage and a spot on the agenda at today’s meeting of the Oregon Transportation Commission (the governor-appointed body that sets transportation policy for the State of Oregon). Spearheading the effort is Susan Bladholm, a former director of Cycle Oregon and corpor...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Ford, Portland, Vancouver, St Helens, Metro, Simpson, Lake Oswego, Columbia River, ODOT, Yates, TriMet, Matt Garrett

Honors given to tugboat crew who rescued two whose boat capsized on Columbia River

PASCO, Wash. — The crew of a tugboat operated by Tidewater Transportation was honored recently for saving the lives of two whose boat had capsized. On Sept. 11, the Umatilla, Oregon, couple were clinging to their overturned boat in the Columbia River downriver of McNary Dam when the tugboat crew saw them at 6 p.m. […]
Tags: News, Northwest, Columbia River, Umatilla Oregon, Tidewater Transportation

Guest post: ‘Pushing On’ along the Oregon Timber Trail

Karey Miles and Deann Garcia enjoying the fruits of their labor atop Winter Rim above Summer Lake. (Photos courtesy Rebecca Hamilton/West Coast Women’s Cycling) The Oregon Timber Trail – a new, 669-mile backcountry singletrack route that a rider can follow from the California border to the Columbia River – is a gem of an idea poised to become the definitive off-road cycling experience in Oregon. Don’t miss the event this Saturday (11/17)! And as a new trail that’s only two seasons old (it la...
Tags: California, Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Willamette, Lakeview, Oakridge, Columbia River, California Oregon, Rides/Events, Rebecca Hamilton, Off-road Cycling, Oregon Timber Trail, BP Headlines, Oregon Timber Trail Alliance

The best ski towns to shop and eat

There’s nothing worse than getting invited on a ski trip, where all of your friends will be bonding and making memories for a week on the slopes, and having to decline because you’re unable to ski. But don’t be so quick to skip out on the group’s winter vacation; depending on where they’re going, you may be able to have a great time tagging along, even if you never sit down on a chairlift. If skiing and snowboarding aren’t your thing, there are plenty of ski resorts in the US and Canada that ...
Tags: Travel, Hollywood, France, US, America, Canada, Britain, United States, Skiing, North America, Whistler, Park City, Quebec, British Columbia, Mont Sainte Anne, Columbia

7 tiny homes to get you in the Halloween spirit

Tiny homes are a popular trend that allows people to live simply and affordably. But just because they are compact spaces doesn’t mean there isn’t room to get creative. To get you into the Halloween spirit, here are seven homes and resorts that don’t need any spooky decorations, because each tiny home itself represents the holiday perfectly with whimsy, imagination and larger-than-life personality. Travel to space in the Lunar Lander If you have dreams of going to outer space, you will love...
Tags: Design, New Zealand, Bordeaux, Frigo, Bruit, Javier Senosiain, Columbia River, Rocky Mountain National Park, Central Washington, Lyons Colorado, Wild Wild West, Batchelder, Hobbit House, Nautilus House, Bègles France, Kurt Hughes

Razor clam digging delayed until March due to small clams

SEASIDE, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Department of Agriculture is delaying the razor clam harvest on an 18-mile stretch of beach between Seaside and the mouth of the Columbia River. The agency said Friday the harvest would open March 1. Razor clamming typically reopens on Oct. 1 each year. But fishery managers had already delayed […]
Tags: News, Ap, Oregon Department of Agriculture, Columbia River, Nation & World

Trail Mix – Jeff Cramer Song Premiere!

Blow up your TV, throw away your paper, go to the country, build you a home . . .  I’ve been singing John Prine’s “Spanish Pipedream” for years, and – from time to time – I think he hit the nail squarely on the head. Who doesn’t want to quit the rat race, leave the cell phone and day job behind and head to the woods for a life surrounded by Mother Nature’s bounty? Denver, Colorado, based singer/songwriter Jeff Cramer tackles that very sentiment in “Legend of Bo Tim,” a reality-based cautionary t...
Tags: Music, Colorado, Montana, Sport, Cycling, Douglas, Brothers, Lewis, Jeff, Tim, Clark, John Prine, Jefferson, Cramer, Corps, Denver Colorado