• HR County Schedules Hearing On Community ID Card
    The Hood River County Commission has scheduled a public hearing for June 18 at 6 p.m. on a community identification card program that has been backed by a citizen group including Gorge Ecumenical Ministries.  Proponents say some county residents lack a form of official identification, restricting access to some services.  County Commissioners have had concerns […]
  • Busy Time For Skamania County SAR
    It has been an uncommonly busy month for search and rescue crews in Skamania County.  Skamania County Undersheriff Pat Bond says in May they have received 19 calls for service, compared to four in the same time period one year ago.  Bond says they are seeing a bigger influx of hikers…particularly in the Mt. St. […]
  • High Water Effects Hood River Waterfront
    High Columbia River water levels are effectively shrinking Hood River waterfront recreation beaches and parks.  Spring runoff is causing high water levels throughout the Columbia/Snake River system, but local concerns are focused on water safety in the run up to Memorial Day weekend.  The Port of Hood River says several local kiting and windsurfing schools […]
  • May 21 Prep Sports Roundup
    Oregon Girls Lacrosse Association Semi-Finals Lake Oswego 14, Hood River Valley 9:  The top-seeded Lakers took the lead early and never looked back on the way to grabbing a berth in Thursday’s championship game.  The Eagles finished their season with a 13-4 record. The post May 21 Prep Sports Roundup appeared first on Gorge Radio.
  • “Portland Loo” Potential Option For The Dalles
    The City of The Dalles has received a suggestion from some citizens to look at “The Portland Loo” as a way to provide public toilets.  Mayor Steve Lawrence says the initial cost of the solar-powered, durable stainless steel makes it prohibitive for the City to buy them, but they will participate if advocates want to […]
  • Appeal Of DeeTour Permit Extension Denied
    Hood River County Commissioners denied an appeal by the Hood River Valley Residents Committee of a decision at the staff level to extend the commercial land use permit to build the DeeTour amphitheater at the former Dee Mill site.  Project proponent Apollo Land Holdings had asked for the one-year extension of the permit initially approved […]