columbia river gorge

Family of Washington Driver Crushed by Tree Sues Oregon
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The family of a Washington man killed when a tree fell on his car in the Columbia River Gorge seeks $2.2 million in a lawsuit against the state of Oregon.
The suit filed Wednesday in Portland asserts the Oregon Department of Transportation has a duty to maintain trees along High…
Railroad Sues to Force Approval of Oregon Track Expansion
MOSIER, Ore. (AP) — Union Pacific is asking a federal judge to reject local rules that threaten to derail its plans to add a second main track along the Columbia River Gorge where a crude oil train derailed last June.
The Omaha, Nebraska-based railroad filed the lawsuit Tuesday against Wasco Co…
Another Winter Storm Strikes Parts of Oregon
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Another winter storm threatens to disrupt traffic in parts of Oregon in time for the holiday travel rush.
Blizzard-like conditions closed Interstate 84 in Eastern Oregon between Baker City and Pendleton early Friday...
Body of Missing Hiker Found in Columbia River Gorge
STEVENSON, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say the body of an Oregon man who hadn't returned from a hike in the Columbia River Gorge has been found.
Skamania County Sheriff Dave Brown says search crews located the body of 31-year-old Melvin Burtch of Beaverton at about 5 p...
Union Pacific Resuming Oil Trains in Columbia Gorge
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Union Pacific plans to resume transporting oil by train through the Oregon side of the scenic Columbia River Gorge at some point this week.
It will mark the first time trains carrying barrels of crude oil will move through the area since June 3, when a train derailed near …
Regulators Inspecting Railroad Along Columbia River Gorge
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — State and federal inspectors are inspecting railroad tracks along the Columbia River Gorge this week after the fiery crude oil train derailment in Oregon this month.
The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission said Monday it has sent two track inspectors to work with …
Oil Removed From Train That Derailed in Columbia River Town
MOSIER, Ore. (AP) — Crews have removed the last of the crude oil from a train that derailed Friday in the tiny Columbia River Gorge town of Mosier.
Greg Svelund with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality says the oil has been trucked to The Dalles, and crews were working Wednesday to d…
White Salmon Fire Threatens 450 Homes
White Salmon, Wash. (AP) - Residents of a few more houses were told to evacuate early Thursday as a wildfire threatens homes and cabins in the Columbia River Gorge near White Salmon.
A spokesman for firefighters, Stan Hinatsu of the forest service, says a total of about 450 houses are threatened by…