• Klickitat County Commission Discusses Capital Budget With Legislators
    Klickitat County Commissioners met with Washington 14th District State Senator Curtis King and Representative Gina McCabe to discuss their concerns for the 2018 legislative session.  Commissioners were in particular concerned about whether a capital budget will be passed after the 2017 session failed to produce one.  The legislators indicated they expected one to pass, with […]
  • TD City Council To Hold Tourism Worksession
    The Dalles City Council is planning to hold a worksession on tourism, and how transient room taxes in the city get used, early in 2018.  Councilors discussed the potential formation of a tourism commission, something that came out of two prior town halls on the subject earlier this year, but instead rolled back to taking […]
  • City of HR Population Estimate Goes Up
    Portland State University’s population estimate for the City of Hood River went up by one-and-a-half percent to 7,880, but that may be a bit low.  City Manager Steve Wheeler says they are unsure if recently annexed areas were included in that estimate, and the City is looking into that.  He adds the population data is […]
  • December 12 Prep Basketball Roundup
    Boys Basketball Hood River Valley 69, Gresham 68:  J.J. Mears scored on a driving lay-in with just over four seconds left to give the Eagles the win.  HRV came back from a nine point deficit in the fourth quarter to win its third straight game.  Erik Siekkinen led the Eagles with 15 points while Carson […]
  • HR Council Receives “Kitchen Table” Report
    The Hood River City Council received a report from Oregon Kitchen Table out of Portland State University that gathered viewpoints on the City’s continuing affordable housing issues, with a particular focus on underrepresented community members.  City Manager Steve Wheeler says the intent of it was not meant to be a statistically valid survey, but instead […]
  • Gas Tax Should Help Wasco County Roads
    The gas tax increase approved by the 2017 Oregon Legislature as part of a state-wide transportation package should help Wasco County’s road program.  Arthur Smith of Wasco County Public Works says the County in the last two years has been able to increase the pace of pavement maintenance to 30 miles per year, and will […]