• Substation Fire: Magill Lowers Wasco County Evac Levels (as of 5:45 p.m. 7/20/18)
    Wasco County Sheriff Lane Magill has reduced evacuation levels in areas of Wasco County impacted by the Substation Fire from Level 3 “Go Now” to Level 2 “Get Set.”   In a statement, Magill said fires can change quickly and residents returning to their homes should be ready to leave on a moment’s notice.   […]
  • HR County Commission Approves Exchange With Farmers
    Hood River County Commissioners have approved a forestland exchange with Farmers Irrigation District.  Under the deal, the County exchanges just over nineteen acres of forestland surrounding Kingsley Reservoir for over 39 acres owned by the irrigation district that will be incorporated into the designated County Forest.  The exchange compensates the County for land, timber and […]
  • Petition Omission Forces District For WS Pool To Take Different Direction
    An omission on petition sheets has White Salmon, Bingen, and Klickitat County officials taking a new direction to get a Metropolitan Park District to establish and operate a new swimming pool in White Salmon before voters in November.  Mayor David Poucher says they were informed by the County Auditor that petitions signed by over 700 […]
  • Port of HR Parking Changes Having Impact
    Paid parking has been in effect on some Port of Hood River owned streets in the Waterfront area, and Port Executive Director Michael McElwee says it is achieving most of the targets set out for it.  McElwee says they are seeing people beginning to understand the system, and the rate of people using it going […]
  • TD Chamber Seeks Tourism Director
    The Dalles Chamber of Commerce CEO Lisa Farquharson is working to find a tourism director to lead the community into its next growth phase in tourism. In past years, Farquharson has served as the tourism director, but funding from the City for the current fiscal year allowed her to seek someone to serve in that […]
  • Bridge Closure Late Thursday Night
    There will be a full closure of the Hood River/White Salmon Interstate Bridge beginning at 11:00 p.m. on Thursday and continuing through 1:00 a.m. Friday.  Northwest Natural Gas crews will be on the bridge performing inspections of their gas line utility.  This work requires a full height lift of the bridge’s lift span.  Port crews […]

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