• Smoke From Underwood Fire Remains Visible
    Klickitat County Emergency Management is advising that minor smoke from the site of the Underwood Fruit and Warehouse fire in Bingen will be visible for a couple of more days.  The fire that started early Wednesday morning is under control and contained in the building where it started.  Investigators are on site and the Bingen […] The post Smoke From Underw […]
  • October 19 Prep Sports Roundup
    Cross Country The Dalles and Hood River Valley tied for first at the Wildhorse Invitational in Pendleton.  Josephine Dickinson of HRV won the race with teammate Frances Dickinson in second.  Emma Mullins was the top finisher for The Dalles in seventh.  In the boys’ run Hood River Valley was second to Union of Washington while […] The post October 19 Prep Spo […]
  • Underwood Fruit CEO Outlines Fire Damage
    The CEO of Underwood Fruit and Warehouse says the damage suffered at the company’s Bingen facility in a fire that started Wednesday is substantial.  Don Gibson says packed fruit storage for a couple hundred thousand boxes, a state of the art pear packing line, and another small line for varietals, adding the cost of replacement […] The post Underwood Fruit C […]
  • 15-Year-Old Arraigned In Juvenile Court On Eagle Creek Fire Charges
    A fifteen-year-old boy has been arraigned on a juvenile court petition in Hood River County on charges related to the Eagle Creek Fire.  According to a statement released Thursday by the Oregon State Police of behalf of the Hood River County District Attorney’s Office, legal proceeding in the case have commenced in Hood River County […] The post 15-Year-Old […]
  • Fund Set Up For Underwood Fruit Employees
    A fundraising drive is underway to help Underwood Fruit employees in the wake of Wednesday’s fire at the company’s warehouses in Bingen.  Bingen Mayor Betty Barnes says the City has partnered with Washington Gorge Action Programs on an account to take donations to help the employees with the holidays and winter coming.  Donations can be […] The post Fund Set […]
  • Underwood Fruit Fire Has Early Morning Re-flare
    Fire rekindled early this morning at the Underwood Fruit facility on the west end of Bingen, sending flames back into the air.  That did not come as a surprise to fire officials, who had said late Wednesday afternoon that they expected the fire to flare up and burn additional material and release heavy smoke.  The […] The post Underwood Fruit Fire Has Early […]
  • HR County Looks At Event Permit Ordinance
    Hood River County is looking at establishing an event permit ordinance.  County Administrator Jeff Hecksel says they have had two recent situations that have led to looking at the topic.  One involved a bike race organizer that asked for a fee reduction but had not applied for a permit, and when the County said they […] The post HR County Looks At Event Perm […]
  • October 18 Prep Sports Roundup
    Cross Country Columbia finished second to LaCenter in both the boys and girls races of the Trico League Championships at Vancouver Lake Park. Columbia’s  Jacob Lockman was third and Dylan Beneventi fourth in the boys race, while Haley Blair was third and Joules Hope fifth for the Bruin girls.  Stevenson was fourth in the girls’ […] The post October 18 Prep S […]
  • Underwood Fruit Fire Contained To Building Of Origin
    Areas of Bingen and White Salmon are experiencing power outages in the wake of a large fire this morning at Underwood Fruit on the west end of Bingen.  The fire is under control, but Bingen Mayor Betty Barnes said the power outages would continue until crews can completely extinguish it.  According to Klickitat County Emergency Management, […] The post Under […]
  • URA Approves Sunshine Mill Loan Restructure
    By a narrow 5-4 vote, the Columbia Gateway Urban Renewal Agency board approved a restructuring of the installment loan agreement and land sales contract for the Sunshine Mill.  Under the agreement, the outstanding balance of $290,000 for the installment loan and nearly $310,000 for the land sale are combined into a new loan agreement.  Monthly […] The post U […]