• D21 Board Approves Wahtonka Charter App And 2018-19 Budget
    The North Wasco County School District 21 board approved Wahtonka Community School’s charter school application.  That sets up the next step to negotiate the charter agreement itself, and Superintendent Candy Armstrong says that will start immediately, with an aim to make the change over in September.  In a related move Aaron Bowman, who is on […]
  • Children’s Park Work Continues June 21-23
    The expected final three days of the Hood River Children’s Park rebuild have been scheduled for June 21 through June 23.  Around 400 volunteers helped get the park’s play structure to the point where it is estimated to be 85 percent complete.  Three shift options are available between 8:00 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. each day, […]
  • HR Parks District Starting Master Plan Outreach
    The Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District will use Saturday’s grand opening for Golden Eagle Park to kick-off a community engagement effort for a multi-jurisdictional parks plan.  The City, County, and Port of Hood River along with the Hood River County School District will take part in the master planning effort.  Parks and Rec […]
  • Early Snowmelt Means Low Streamflows
    Warm temperatures led to rapid snow melt in May, and that means lower than normal streamflows during the summer irrigation season in the Mid-Columbia.  The Natural Resources Conservation Service recently issued its June water supply outlook report.  May also brought much lower than normal precipitation, so NRCS Snow Survey Supervisor Scott Oviatt says irrigators should […]
  • VeggieRX Program Available To Hood River WIC Clients
    The VeggieRX program from Gorge Grown Food Network is available to Women, Infants, and Children’s clients at the Hood River County Health Department, with an emphasis on pregnant women.  The VeggieRX program’s goal is to get fresh local fruits and vegetables to families that couldn’t otherwise afford it through vouchers to take to farmers’ markets […]
  • Corps Confirms Oil Loss At The Dalles Dam
    Dam operators from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers confirmed the loss of approximately 53 gallons of oil from one of the generating units at The Dalles Dam.  The Corps says it is in the process of determining the exact cause of the spill, and partner agencies, including the National Response Center, Oregon and Washington […]