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2009-01-15 15:15:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- This morning, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee panel conducted the nomination hearing for Senator Ken Salazar, incoming Secretary of the United States Department of the Interior. As the chief steward of our public lands, Interior Secretary Nominee Salazar will inherit one of Oregon's most significant land use decisions -- a proposal to build Oregon's first off-reservation casino in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge. Leaders...

2008-12-31 15:31:52

Authorities in Oregon said a nude man who attacked an elderly woman in her home fled after the victim squeezed his crotch. The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office said police in Troutdale arrested Michael Dick, 46, after he allegedly entered the 88-year-old woman's home through an unlocked sliding door at about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, The (Portland) Oregonian reported Wednesday. The victim told police that an attacker backed her into her living room and shoved her face-down into a chair. She said...

2008-09-12 21:00:14

By ALLEN THOMAS Fall chinook salmon retention in the lower Columbia River will not close early, instead remaining open through Tuesday. Washington and Oregon officials made the decision on Thursday to leave fall chinook angling between Tongue Point and Bonneville Dam open through the scheduled season, which concludes at the end of Tuesday. Chinook retention at Buoy 10 in the Columbia River estuary closed a week earlier than scheduled, and rumors on the river had an early closure looming...

2008-08-25 09:00:58

As a Provo native, I am alarmed at Brady Harper and Robin Roller's business plan to commercialize the Bridal Veil Falls area in Provo Canyon. The two claim that their goal is to "restore" the falls area in a "very green, environmentally sensitive way" -- which apparently means building a restaurant, amphitheater and a tram line. I fail to see how erecting large business buildings in a beautiful nature area is equated with "environmentally sensitive." In the past there was a gift shop and...

2008-08-01 09:00:35

By James Davis Deseret News OREM -- The Bridal Veil Falls fire was completely contained Wednesday, U.S. Forest Service officials said. However, U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Kim Osborn said crews will continue to work on the blaze until at least Sunday. "One hundred percent containment means that the fire is not going to spread and it's contained in that one area," she said. "But it doesn't mean that there's not still stuff up there burning in that containment area. So we're still...

2008-07-25 15:00:40

By Steve Gehrke, The Salt Lake Tribune Jul. 25--Three Utah County fires have crews and investigators busy today. One fire began late last night on Provo's 'Y' Mountain. Crews believe fireworks started the 5- to 10-acre blaze, and investigators have contacted the people who they believe are responsible. Those flames are burning grass, sagebrush and oak brush, said Loyal Clark, a spokeswoman with the National Forest Service. "We're going to put all our efforts into that one due to its...

2008-07-10 21:00:16

By ALLEN THOMAS Having exceeded harvest guidelines, sturgeon angling in the Bonneville pool of the Columbia River Gorge will shift to catch-and- release beginning Saturday. Washington and Oregon fishery officials made the decision Tuesday to end retention of sturgeon between Bonneville and The Dalles dams effective 12:01 a.m. Saturday. The catch through last Saturday was 786 sturgeon on a guideline of 700 for Bonneville pool in 2008, said Olaf Langness, a biologist for the Washington...

2008-07-08 21:00:15

By Allen Thomas, The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash. Jul. 8--Having exceeded harvest guidelines, sturgeon angling in the Bonneville pool of the Columbia River Gorge will shift to catch-and-release beginning Saturday. Washington and Oregon fishery officials made the decision Tuesday to end retention of sturgeon between Bonneville and The Dalles dams effective 12:01 a.m. Saturday. The catch through last Saturday was 786 sturgeon on a guideline of 700 for Bonneville pool in 2008, said Olaf...

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2008-03-19 00:05:00

Many sea lions frequenting their usual springtime spot at Bonneville Dam may be in danger of being put to death by federal authorities.The National Marine Fisheries Service told officials in Oregon and Washington to first attempt to capture the sea lions to see if a local aquarium or zoo would take them. If that option didn't work, officials were told that the sea lions could be euthanized.In a recent opinion article, Fidelia Andy, chairwoman of the Columbia Intertribal Fish Commission, said...

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2005-05-06 07:36:35

NORTH BONNEVILLE, Wash. (AP) -- Hungry sea lions feasting on chinook salmon at Bonneville Dam were chased off Thursday by harmless underwater firecrackers and noisemaking guns that biologists hope will keep them away for good. But if the scare tactics fail, the states of Oregon and Washington may have to ask for federal permission to trap or even kill the playful and intelligent marine mammals, which are protected under federal law, just like the salmon. The sea lions have been feeding near...


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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'