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October 19th, 2008

Broughton mill plan gains passing mark grade

Proponents of a destination recreation resort at the former Broughton Lumber Company site got a boost at Tuesday’s meeting of the Columbia River Gorge Commission.

September 9th, 2008

Foes of gorge resort appeal rule’s adoption

Friends of the Columbia Gorge and 30 other parties have formally appealed a rule adopted by the Columbia River Gorge Commission that could allow a large destination resort on the site of a closed gorge lumber mill.

April 17th, 2008

Broughton plan takes big step forward

The proposed Broughton destination resort facility west of Underwood now has some major momentum.

April 10th, 2008

Shoutin’ about Broughton

Tuesday’s decision by the Columbia River Gorge Commission to modify the National Scenic Area Management Plan concerning the former Broughton Lumber Company mill site does not mean we will see bulldozers ripping down the old buildings any time soon.

April 9th, 2008

Gorge Commission OKs Broughton Resort

STEVENSON — The owners of a defunct Columbia River Gorge lumber mill won the first round Tuesday in what’s likely to be a long legal bout with those who oppose their plan to build a $70 million destination resort on the site near Underwood.

April 9th, 2008

Agency OKs gorge developmenton votes to allow large development

Land use - The approval is the first step toward clearing the way for building a multimillion-dollar resort

April 9th, 2008

Broughton clears commission hurdle

A proposal to redevelop the decaying former Broughton Lumber mill site west of Bingen into a $80 to $90 million destination resort cleared a major hurdle Tuesday. The Columbia River Gorge Commission passed an amendment to the Management Plan for the National Scenic Area that would greatly expand the scale of what could be done at the site.

April 7th, 2008

Gorge commission plans Broughton vote

The Columbia River Gorge Commission is almost certain to vote Tuesday on a complex proposal that has consumed a vast quantily of staff time and resources for two years.

April 6th, 2008

The Real Crisis

To the editor: There’s a crisis in the gorge, but it has nothing to do with the impacts of environmental contamination or even the outfall of a legislative Plan Amendment proposal.

April 1st, 2008

Debate on mill site needn't wait for pollution probe

An initial investigation of possible contamination at the Broughton Mill site need not delay a vote on its proposed redevelopment, says Jay Manning, director of the Department of Ecology.

March 29th, 2008

Project would eliminate gorge eyesore

Tom Koenniger's recent column (Development seeks to chip away at gorge, Wednesday, March 26, 2008) used the metaphor of diamond cutting to illustrate his opposition to proposals by Broughton and SDS Lumber Companies. If the Columbia Gorge is the "$1 billion" diamond analogized by Koenninger, then surely the Broughton Mill--a decaying former industrial site in the center of the National Scenic Area, would be analogous to an impurity in diamonds that gemologists call "inclusions". Just as skilled diamond cutters enhance the value of diamonds by eliminating inclusions, the Gorge Commission is exercising responsible stewardship by amending the Management Plan to create a means of eliminating what it terms a "discordant feature in the landscape".

March 28th, 2008

Broughton may aid Ecology in probe of site

Broughton Lumber Co. might cooperate with the Department of Ecology in investigating whether old underground fuel tanks have contaminated the site of its proposed destination resort in the Columbia River Gorge.

March 21st, 2008

Broughton probe request angers leaders

Skamania County commissioners Thursday denounced two members of the Columbia River Gorge Commission for requesting a state investigation of possible industrial contamination at the Broughton mill property, site of a proposed destination resort in the gorge.

March 21st, 2008

Skamania officials censure over Broughton

A pair of gorge commissioners and a trio of Skamania County Commissioners are tangling over the proposed Broughton Landing destination project at a former mill site west of Bingen.

March 20th, 2008

Probe of proposed gorge resort site sought

Two Columbia River Gorge commissioners are asking the Department of Ecology to launch an immediate investigation of possible industrial contamination at the former Broughton mill property near Underwood, the proposed site of a major resort in the heart of the gorge.