• Fire West Of Parkdale Estimated At 40 Acres
    Crews from a number of different agencies are on the scene of a fire west of Parkdale.  The Oregon Department of Forestry as of Monday evening put the size of the fire at 40 acres…and a Type 3 management team is being brought in. ODF spokesperson Christie Shaw says aerial resources are being used to […]
  • City of HR To Consider Recycling Surcharge
    The Hood River City Council will consider whether to give the go-ahead to Hood River Garbage’s parent company Waste Connections to add a 2.61% surcharge to customers’ bills for the cost of recycling.  Recycling has become more difficult since China stopped accepting some materials a couple of years ago, severely impacting the market for plastics […]
  • Klickitat County To Hold Open House On Building Concept
    Klickitat County will hold an informal open house on Thursday evening to talk to the public about plans to construct a new County Services Building in Goldendale across from the County Courthouse to replace a number of annex buildings that have reached a point where the cost of repair has become prohibitive.  Commissioner Rex Johnston […]
  • Applications Being Taken For CGCC Board Vacancy
    Applications are now being taken to fill a vacancy on the Columbia Gorge Community College Board of Education for a positon representing Wasco County.  Wasco County residents within the CGCC district are eligible to fill the remaining portion of the current term in position two, which will run through June 30, 2021.  The seat became […]
  • Cougar Shot In Cascade Locks
    A Hood River County Sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a cougar Friday night at a residence in Cascade Locks.  According to the Sheriff’s Office, the cougar was adjacent to a vehicle with an infant inside at a home on John Quincy Avenue, preventing the mother from being able to safely remove the child.  The cougar […]
  • TD Planning Recommends Code Change For STR License
    The Dalles Planning Commission approved a recommendation to City Council to remove the current Bed and Breakfast and Vacation Rental permit from the land use section of municipal code to set the stage for introducing a Short Term Rental license into the code’s business section, which oversees Transient Room Taxes.  Community Development Department Planning Tech […]