winter

Oregon Dept. of Transportation crews finally completed blowing snow out of the middle of Highway 242 late Monday. However, according to ODOT spokesman Rick Little, "It is very important that early users understand they will likely encounter a layer of ice on the asphalt when temperatures remain near freezing and high water conditions when the temperature is warmer."
In addition, and very importantly, the extreme cold temperatures of the winter have resulted in the heaving of asphalt at two locations:  Milepost 72.01 and 75.03.

Pond skimmingToday - Saturday, April 12, - features Pond Skimming. Grab your swimsuit and sunscreen and head to Hoodoo for the best slope slide party of the year. Dress up in your funniest costume and enter the Pond Skimming Battle Royale, presented by Three Creeks Brewing.

Hoodoo pondMother Nature was very generous to Hoodoo this week, dropping a nice base of 72 inches. That’s more than 25 inches of new snow this week. The Hoodoo crew has been working hard to get the mountain groomed and ready for this weekend with much success.

Winter plantsBy Denise Ruttan
When you think ornamentals, flowers may immediately come to mind. But consider shrubs with vibrant leaves to add interest to your landscape all year.
"Always look for different textures," said Barb Fick, horticulturist with the Oregon State University Extension Service.

The State of the Snow at Hoodoo

Skiing at HoodooReleased 1/15/14
Waiting for snow, but hoping to open very soon!

By Matthew McFarland, General Manager, Hoodoo Ski Area

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