• Juvenile Accused Of Starting Eagle Creek Fire Receives Probation And Community Service
    The juvenile accused of starting September’s Eagle Creek Fire entered into a plea agreement in court Friday, admitting to twelve misdemeanor counts before Hood River County Circuit Judge John Olson.  The 15-year-old, whose name has not been released due to ongoing concerns for the safety of the juvenile and his family, admitted to eight counts […]
  • Bonham Introduces Bill To Expand Good Neighbor Authority
    In his first session in the Oregon Legislature, 29th District Representative Daniel Bonham has presented two bills for consideration.  One is before the House Ag and Natural Resources Committee, and Bonham says it would expand the good neighbor authority agreed to by the Governor and the U.S. Forest Service to allow Oregon departments of Forestry […]
  • Exclusion Day Coming Wednesday
    This coming Wednesday will be the day students in Oregon will not be able to go to school unless their immunization records are up to date.  Trish Elliott of the Hood River County Health Department says parents were sent notices last week if there is no record of their children having required shots.  Under state […]
  • HR County Gets Blue Sky Grant For Solar Project
    Hood River County is receiving a nearly 70-thousand dollar grant from Pacific Power’s Blue Sky energy program to outfit the County’s Health Department building with a roof-mounted solar installation and battery back-up system.  The Health Department building currently has a diesel backup generator, to ensure that the County’s supply of vaccines stay refrigerated during power […]
  • HR Schools To Seek Renewal Of Local Option
    The Hood River County School District will seek a five-year renewal of its local option levy during the May election.  School board members voted to place the issue on the ballot during their Tuesday night meeting.  The levy would remain up to a dollar-25 per thousand dollars of assessed value, where it has been since […]
  • Jupe Named New Interim Principal At Chenowith
    A familiar face will spend the rest of the school year as interim principal at Chenowith Elementary School in The Dalles.  Stephen Jupe, who served as principal at The Dalles-Wahtonka High School for nearly a decade before becoming superintendent of the Scappoose School District, has taken on the position.  Jupe takes over for Dick Kessler, […]