• Experts Outline Bridge Replacement Steps
    A pair of experts talked to the Port of Hood River Commission and other area elected officials about the process for putting an environmental impact statement together and financing options for a new Hood River-White Salmon Interstate Bridge.  Angela Findley of WSP Engineering and Lowell Clary of Clary Consulting outlined the range of possibilities regarding […]
  • No Change For Recycling Markets
    There has been no change in recycling markets over the past few months since China drastically reduced the amount of contaminants they would accept in any shipment.  Jim Winterbottom of Hood River Garbage and The Dalles Disposal says they have continued to collect curbside co-mingled recyclables…take them to the Wasco County Landfill, and handle them […] The […]
  • Children’s Park Build Continues Thursday
    Another set of build days for Hood River’s Children’s Park play structure are set for Thursday through Saturday.  The structure was 85 percent complete at the conclusion of seven days of work in early June, and the goal is to finish this week.  Work will take place each day from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., […] The post Children’s Park Build Continues Thursday appea […]
  • New Livestock Pavilion Being Constructed At CHS
    School is out in the White Salmon Valley School District, but that does not mean there is no activity taking place.  District Superintendent Jerry Lewis says maintenance work will be taking place at all of their facilities over the next couple of months.  One project that will take place is construction of a livestock pavilion […] The post New Livestock Pavi […]
  • D21 Accepting Out Of District Tuition Applications
    North Wasco County School District 21 says it is accepting applications for out-of-district students who wish to pay tuition.  Applicants may apply for any school within the District and will be accepted on a space-available basis.  The cost of tuition for out-of-district students for the 2018-2019 school year is $9,300.00.   An application form may be […] T […]
  • HR County Commission Approves Community ID Card Program
    The Hood River County Commission voted to adopt an ordinance establishing a three-year pilot program to make community identification cards available.  The program will be funded by private grants and card fees.  Gorge Ecumenical Ministries has received nearly $70,000 in grant funds to launch the program, which is slated to begin as early as January.  […] Th […]
  • New Experience Center Opens At Cottonwood Canyon State Park
    A new facility has opened up at Cottonwood Canyon State Park that will serve as space for an outdoor school and a gathering place for groups.  The Oregon State Parks Department and the Oregon State Parks Foundation cut the ribbon on the Experience Center.  The 1,700 square foot multi-use facility will include classroom space, interpretive […] The post New Ex […]
  • White Salmon Home Damaged By Fire
    Fire damaged a home in White Salmon Friday night.  White Salmon Fire Department Chief Bill Hunsaker says they were called to the two-story home at 425 NW Loop Road at around 9 p.m. Friday.  He estimated 50 percent of the structure was damaged by the fire.  Hunsaker adds the fire started in the area of […] The post White Salmon Home Damaged By Fire appeared f […]
  • Port of HR To Hold Bridge Worksession Tuesday
    The Port of Hood River Commission will conduct the latest in a series of worksessions Tuesday afternoon on the process of replacing the Interstate Bridge.  Port Executive Director Michael McElwee says it’s intended to be an educational opportunity with people who have experience in developing large projects like replacing the bridge.  The two expert panelist […]
  • The Dalles Chamber Putting Welcome Bags Together For Sports Events
    The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce is putting together welcome bags for visitors attending two large-scale youth sports events in the next couple of weeks.  The Ted Walker Swim Meet will take place this weekend, with the Oregon District 5 Little League tournament arriving in The Dalles on June 29.  Chamber CEO Lisa Farquharson says […] The post The Dalles C […]