Kiteboarding for Cancer Raises $194,000

By Lori Kimbel The 10th Annual Kiteboarding 4 Cancer event in Hood River was pure success. Raising over $194,000 in a single weekend, the event continues to grow in popularity for kiteboarders as well as spectators. The event had 230 kiteboarders participate and approximately 3,000 spectators. On hand were 80 volunteers to help make the…

14th Annual Mt. Adams Country Bicycle Tour – Saturday June 25, 2016

The southern slopes of Mt. Adams in June are a bicyclist’s paradise with good roads, exceptional weather, cool temps, easy to challenging rides and unequalled vistas against the glorious snow clad backdrop of magnificent Mt Adams.   The Mt Adams Country Bicycle Tour is the perfect way to enjoy and explore this spectacular sun-drenched area…

Senate Passes Bipartisan Energy Bill with Big Benefits for Fish and Wildlife

Sportsmen have been fighting for years to move these conservation priorities across the finish line   The Senate has just passed a comprehensive energy reform bill that includes key conservation provisions to benefit fish, wildlife, and sportsmen’s access. This is a true bipartisan achievement that highlights our uniquely American conservation values.   “Sportsmen’s groups, including…

Columbia Gorge Roads and Bridges in Final transportation Agreement

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) announced that he has secured language in the final congressional transportation agreement to help improve roads and bridges in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area (NSA). The long-term, bipartisan transportation agreement between the Senate and the House reauthorizes and reforms federal highway, transit, and highway safety programs. It…

Business Owners Donate Time and Effort for Hunt of a Lifetime

Recently I was invited to visit with a group of hunters in NE Oregon. Emotions were hidden by dark sunglasses and tears were forced to be unshed as they each explained what makes Hunt of a Lifetime so special to them, as men, as hunters, and as mentors. This was a special group, I knew…

Blue Mountain Century Scenic Bikeway Ride Set for September 19 – 20

The Blue Mountain Century Scenic Bikeway is one of the best-of-the-best road bike routes in Oregon. Join a fully supported bicycle tour of the route Sept. 19-20, complete with sag wagons, food and mechanic support.   The fourth annual Blue Mountain Century Ride is hosted by local bikeway leaders and starts Sept. 19 with a…

Divide Camp Seeks Post 9-11 Combat Wounded Veteran Applicants

Divide Camp (dividecamp.org), a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to serving Post 9-11 combat wounded veterans, is seeking applicants who would participate in wilderness activities in Northeast Oregon.   Travel expenses and accommodations are provided to the veteran guests who visit the former elk hunting camp located in Wallowa County.   From this base camp, warriors can…

Travel Oregon Brings Back Popular ‘7 Wonders of Oregon’ Campaign

The Oregon Tourism Commission, dba Travel Oregon, is re-launching the state’s most successful marketing campaign to date: “The 7 Wonders of Oregon.” Introduced last spring, the campaign contributed to nearly 10 percent growth in statewide lodging revenue in 2014 over 2013, according to STR, Inc. What’s more, Travel Oregon’s fan base grew by more than…

Landmark Agreements to Conserve up to 2.3 Million Acres of Sage Grouse Habitat in Oregon

Landowners gain greater regulatory certainty under innovative, voluntary program; Nearly all Oregon’s greater sage-grouse habitat on private, state and federal lands now have conservation agreements.   Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today joined Oregon Governor Kate Brown and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary Ann Mills to celebrate landmark agreements that will…

EOU wins Cycle Oregon grant in support of Rail-with-Trail Study

Eastern Oregon University has been awarded a $10,456 grant from the Cycle Oregon Fund at the Oregon Community Foundation.   The grant will support involvement from EOU students and the public in preparation of a Joseph Branch Rail-with-Trail Feasibility Study for the Wallowa Union Railroad Authority (WURA).   The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, Northeast…

Wildhorse Golf Superintendent named to 2015 Plant Health Academy

Pendleton, OR – Environmental Science, a division of Bayer CropScience LP, announced the 2015 Plant Heath Academy class at the 2015 Golf Industry Show in San Antonio, TX last month. Among the new class is Sean Hoolehan, Golf Superintendent at the Wildhorse Resort and Casino Golf Course.   Hoolehan has been the Superintendent at Wildhorse…

Friends of the Columbia Gorge Launches the 35 & Gorgeous Hike Challenge

This year’s challenge commemorates Friends’ 35 years of work protecting a unique American natural treasure Friends of the Columbia Gorge is launching the 35 & Gorgeous hike challenge this month. This year’s challenge offers something for everyone, from outdoor enthusiasts and day-hikers to families and community groups! The challenge invites participants to hike 15 trails…

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