• Logo Dispute Settlement Reached
    Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue and the Mid-Columbia Firefighters Association have reached an agreement in their dispute over using similar logos.  In a press release issued by both organizations, there is no longer a dispute on how the logo was developed and used, and as a result of the resolution the Firefighters will no longer use […] The post Logo Dispute S […]
  • HR County To Hold Tuesday Hearing On Levy Measure
    Hood River County Commissioners will hold a public hearing Tuesday evening on the proposed public safety levy the Commission plans to put on the May ballot.  It is a near-given that the Commission will place the five-year levy of 78-cents-per-thousand dollars of assessed property value on the ballot in a second attempt to address the […] The post HR County T […]
  • White Salmon Starts Water Main Replacement
    The City of White Salmon is starting the replacement of a water main along Jewett Boulevard.  The contractor started work Monday, and it is expected to continue through September, and that will involve lane closures and detours along Jewett from the Bingen city limits through downtown White Salmon to Garfield Street.  Monday and Tuesday the […] The post Whit […]
  • Salmon Fishery Plans Announced
    The directors of the Washington and Oregon departments of Fish and Wildlife reached an agreement this week on allocations and gear types for Columbia River salmon fisheries in 2020.  Under the 2020 plan, 75 percent of the spring Chinook would be allocated to recreational anglers – a 5 percent increase from the allocation outlined in […] The post Salmon Fishe […]
  • February 14-15 Prep Sports Roundup
    Swimming Hood River Valley won the Intermountain Conference girls’ swimming championship for the second straight year, outdistancing Pendleton by 128 points.  HRV won all three of the relays to advance to this coming weekend’s Oregon Class 5A meet at Tualatin Hills Aquatic Center in Beaverton, along with first place finishes for Sarah Arpag in the […] The po […]
  • Climate Policy Bill Heads To Ways & Means Over GOP Objections
    Democrats in the Oregon Legislature made last-minute changes to their controversial climate change policy Thursday before voting it out of committee along party lines amid strenuous objections from Republicans in the Senate.  Senate Bill 1530 now moves to the Joint Ways and Means committee.  Thursday’s hearing before the Senate Committee on Environment and N […]
  • Arlington Landfill Gets Violation Notice For Accepting Fracking Waste
    A chemical waste landfill near Arlington accepted radioactive fracking waste from North Dakota in violation of Oregon regulations. Oregon Energy Department authorities say the company won’t be fined because state officials believe landfill operators misunderstood state guidelines and were unaware of the violations.  The Oregonian/OregonLive reported that Ore […]
  • Little Change In School Vote Counts
    No change in outcomes for educational enrichment levies on the ballot in the Mid-Columbia after updated vote counts were released on Thursday, even though the margin in the close numbers in Glenwood was down to a single vote.  Glenwood’s two-year levy is now failing 92-91 after it was trailing by three in Wednesday’s results.  The […] The post Little Change […]
  • February 13 Prep Basketball Roundup
    Girls Basketball The Dalles 52, Crook County 32:  The Riverhawks blew open a close game in the third quarter to stay right behind Ridgeview at the top of the Intermountain Conference standings.  Jenna Miller paced The Dalles with 18 points, while Raine Codding added 12  and Lauryn Belanger 10.  The Riverhawks visit Ridgeview on Tuesday […] The post February […]
  • Acting Wasco DA Installed; Nisley Contends AG Can’t Remove Him From Office
    An assistant attorney general with the Oregon Department of Justice has been installed as acting District Attorney in Wasco County while D.A. Eric Nisley serves a 60-day suspension and questions swirl around whether he can return to the position after the suspension ends.  Nisley’s suspension for lying to state investigators began on Monday, as a […] The pos […]