• Tuesday Final Day In Oregon To Register To Vote
    Tuesday is the final day to register to vote in the November election in Oregon.  People can register at their county elections’ office, or online at oregonvotes.org.  Ballots will be mailed out on Wednesday, and should arrive in mailboxes within two to three days after being sent out.  Elections officials recommends those who plan to […] The post Tuesday Fi […]
  • Applications For Fire Relief Fund Being Taken
    The Oregon Farm Bureau’s fire relief fund has raised over $27,000.  An advisory committee made up of local farmers and ranchers from Wasco and Sherman Counties with two staff from OFB will review applications for aid.  The task force chair is Wasco County Farm Bureau president and The Dalles-area fruit grower Ken Polehn.  The current […] The post Application […]
  • Fish Accords Renewed
    States, tribes and three federal agencies will continue to work side by side for the good of endangered salmon and steelhead as they extended the Columbia Basin Fish Accords for up to four more years.  The original agreements, signed in 2008, provided states and tribes more than $900 million to implement projects benefiting salmon, steelhead, […] The post Fi […]
  • HR Bridge Closed Early Tuesday Morning For Striping
    The Hood River/White Salmon Interstate Bridge will be closed to all traffic beginning at 2 a.m. Tuesday for centerline striping of the entire bridge and lift span.  The closure is expected to continue until 5:30 a.m.  Motorists are encouraged to seek alternate routes during these hours. The post HR Bridge Closed Early Tuesday Morning For Striping appeared fi […]
  • October 12-13 Prep Sports Roundup
    Football Forest Grove 22, Hood River Valley 21 South Wasco 77, Monument/Dayville 19 Columbia 34, King’s Way Christian 14 Stevenson 27, Castle Rock 14 Riverview 35, Goldendale 16 Lyle-Wishram 46, Adrian 22   Cross Country Hood River Valley won the girls’ team title at the Champoeg Invitational with three finishers in the top nine.  Frances […] The post Octobe […]
  • October 11 Prep Sports Roundup
    Football Estacada 44, The Dalles 22:  Estacada ran for 427 yards and held the Riverhawks scoreless in the second half to take over sole possession of second place in Class 4A Special District 2.  Riverhawk quarterback Gabe Helseth threw for 272 yards in the game.  Estacada moved to 3-1 in district, while The Dalles falls […] The post October 11 Prep Sports R […]
  • Harvest Fest This Weekend
    The Hood River Valley Harvest Festival starts Friday and runs through Sunday at the Hood River Event Site.  The good news this year is that the weather forecast is good for the event, and Hood River County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Michael Glover says just as importantly for people who come from the Portland […] The post Harvest Fest This Weeken […]
  • Fire Season Ending
    The Oregon Department of Forestry says the seasonal burn ban in Wasco and Hood River counties will terminate on Monday.  The ODF announced that fire season in its Central Oregon District will terminate fire season on Friday.  Continued cool moist weather over the last few weeks has significantly reduced the fire danger within the district, […] The post Fire […]
  • Small Businesses Eligible For Drought Assistance
    Small nonfarm businesses in Skamania, Klickitat, Hood River, Wasco, and Sherman counties are now eligible to apply for low‑interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.  These loans offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by drought that began July 24.  Small nonfarm businesses, agricultural cooperatives, smal […]
  • October 10 Prep Sports Roundup
    Cross Country Columbia topped Stevenson in a dual cross country meet on Strawberry Island.   The Bruins’ Jacob Lockman, Tommy Ziegler, and Gerald Hoff topped the boys’ race with a 1-2-3 finish, while Joules Hope and Lillian Nelson ran 1-2 for CHS in the girls’ race, with Isabella Spencer of Stevenson finishing third.   Volleyball Lyle-Wishram […] The post Oc […]