• Google Issues Economic Report
    Google issued a report on Monday highlighting the economic contributions of its data centers in The Dalles and five others in the U.S.  Google says it has invested $10.5 billion building data centers across the country since 2006, when it opened its location in The Dalles.  The company opened its third data center in The […] The post Google Issues Economic R […]
  • HR County Budget Committee Gets Two Scenarios
    Hood River County’s budget committee received two different scenarios from staff based on direction the panel has given to use approximately $750,000 in reserves to help fill a $1.4 million shortfall in the 2018-19 budget.  One used $739,000 in reserves, while a second actually used over $850,000.  County Administrator Jeff Hecksel says part of the […] The p […]
  • City of HR Starting Budget Process
    The City of Hood River has begun its budget process for the 2018-19 fiscal year.  In his budget message, City Manager Steve Wheeler termed the outlook for the upcoming year as “strong and stable” thanks to a robust local economy, and the City will be able to meet key expectations.  Mayor Paul Blackburn says that […] The post City of HR Starting Budget Proces […]
  • Cherry Fest Week Arrives
    Northwest Cherry Festival week has arrived in The Dalles.  The big focus is on the coming weekend, with the downtown events to begin on Friday evening and continuing through Sunday afternoon.  The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce CEO Lisa Farquharson says one change this year is the carnival, a schedule conflict necessitating a change from […] The post Cherry […]
  • April 20-21 Prep Sports Roundup
    Baseball Hood River Valley splits with Pendleton, losing game one 8-5 in 10 innings and winning game two 3-0. The Dalles splits with Hermiston, losing game one 7-6 and winning game two 7-6. Columbia 7, Stevenson 0 Sherman sweeps Heppner 13-12 and 15-4 Culver sweeps Dufur 10-0 and 6-0 DeSales sweeps Lyle-Klickitat-Wishram 4-3 and 14-4 […] The post April 20-21 […]
  • HR Schools Seek Option Levy Renewal
    The Hood River County School District is asking voters to renew the district’s five-year local option levy in the May 15 election.  The levy has been in place for 13 years, and the district is once again seeking a rate of $1.25 per thousand dollars of assessed property value, unchanged from the past ten years.  […] The post HR Schools Seek Option Levy Renewa […]
  • Wahtonka Charter Applications Closer To Complete
    Wahtonka Community School’s application to become a charter school isn’t complete yet, but it’s closer than it was a few months ago.  The North Wasco County School District 21 board received the application this week, and Superintendent Candy Armstrong says this time most of the heavy lifting like curriculum plans and course statements is done, […] The post […]
  • Road Closure For East 18th Between Thompson And Morton
    One lane and occasional full road closures will be in effect on East 18th Street between Thompson and Morton as work to extend sewer service to new homes under construction in that area continues through April 27.  Motorists are encouraged to minimize through traffic and use alternate routes when possible.  The Dalles Public Works Department […] The post Roa […]
  • Chip Seal Prep Continues On East 12th
    The Dalles Public Works will be doing work on East 12th Street between H and Kelly this coming week in preparation for chip sealing activities in June.  No parking zone signs have been placed ahead of a full road closure on Monday between 6:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.  Motorists are asked to park vehicles outside […] The post Chip Seal Prep Continues On East 12th app […]
  • April 19 Prep Sports Roundup
    Baseball King’s Way Christian 19, Columbia 0   Softball Hood River Valley 8, Hermiston 0:  Hannah McNerney drove in three runs and struck out eight while pitching a three-hit shutout.  Haylee Baker doubled three times as HRV amassed 12 hits. Columbia 22, Lyle-Wishram 3   Boys Tennis Hood River Valley 8, Pendleton 0 Hermiston 5, […] The post April 19 Prep Spo […]