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Columbia River Weather
Chance of Rain
Thursday 90%
High 53° / Low 42°
Partly Cloudy
Friday 10%
High 60° / Low 46°
Chance of Rain
Saturday 50%
High 55° / Low 43°

Port of HR In Line For Nichols Basin Trail Grant

It appears the Port of Hood River will receive a $450,000 grant from the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department for construction of a trail along the west edge of the Nichols Basin.  Port Commissioner Rich McBride says an advisory committee put the project fourth on a statewide list to receive funding, noting it is still subject to approval from the full parks department commission.  The Port already has a $125,000 grant for the project, and McBride says they are seeking another grant in the vicinity of $375,000  He adds the state parks grant will allow more grading work from the high water mark, some landscaping, and adding retaining walls.