• Klickitat County Commission Discusses Capital Budget With Legislators
    Klickitat County Commissioners met with Washington 14th District State Senator Curtis King and Representative Gina McCabe to discuss their concerns for the 2018 legislative session.  Commissioners were in particular concerned about whether a capital budget will be passed after the 2017 session failed to produce one.  The legislators indicated they expected o […]
  • TD City Council To Hold Tourism Worksession
    The Dalles City Council is planning to hold a worksession on tourism, and how transient room taxes in the city get used, early in 2018.  Councilors discussed the potential formation of a tourism commission, something that came out of two prior town halls on the subject earlier this year, but instead rolled back to taking […] The post TD City Council To Hold […]
  • City of HR Population Estimate Goes Up
    Portland State University’s population estimate for the City of Hood River went up by one-and-a-half percent to 7,880, but that may be a bit low.  City Manager Steve Wheeler says they are unsure if recently annexed areas were included in that estimate, and the City is looking into that.  He adds the population data is […] The post City of HR Population Estim […]
  • December 12 Prep Basketball Roundup
    Boys Basketball Hood River Valley 69, Gresham 68:  J.J. Mears scored on a driving lay-in with just over four seconds left to give the Eagles the win.  HRV came back from a nine point deficit in the fourth quarter to win its third straight game.  Erik Siekkinen led the Eagles with 15 points while Carson […] The post December 12 Prep Basketball Roundup appeare […]
  • HR Council Receives “Kitchen Table” Report
    The Hood River City Council received a report from Oregon Kitchen Table out of Portland State University that gathered viewpoints on the City’s continuing affordable housing issues, with a particular focus on underrepresented community members.  City Manager Steve Wheeler says the intent of it was not meant to be a statistically valid survey, but instead […] […]
  • Gas Tax Should Help Wasco County Roads
    The gas tax increase approved by the 2017 Oregon Legislature as part of a state-wide transportation package should help Wasco County’s road program.  Arthur Smith of Wasco County Public Works says the County in the last two years has been able to increase the pace of pavement maintenance to 30 miles per year, and will […] The post Gas Tax Should Help Wasco C […]
  • New Food Bank Warehouse To Hold Open House Next Week
    The new Columbia Gorge Food Bank, which will be serve as a warehouse and distributor for 17 different hunger relief organizations in Wasco, Hood River, and Sherman counties, will hold its formal grand opening next week.  Sharon Thornberry of the Oregon Food Bank says for the last two years they have used the docks at […] The post New Food Bank Warehouse To H […]
  • Survey Results Show Opposition To HR County Sales Tax
    Hood River County has received the results of a survey on whether citizens would be receptive to a sales and tourist tax to help fund county services.  County Administrator Jeff Hecksel says 53 percent of respondents were against a two percent sales tax and 42 percent said they would vote for it, while if it […] The post Survey Results Show Opposition To HR […]
  • Gorgeworks Application Period Starts Friday
    Applications for Gorge Works inaugural paid regional internship and apprenticeship opportunities will be available on Friday.  The application period will continue through the end of January.  Port of The Dalles Executive Director Andrea Klaas says there are nine different businesses offering internships in this initial round.  Gorge Works applicants don’t h […]
  • West End Of Historic Highway Closed
    The Historic Columbia River Highway was closed early Monday morning between Larch Mountain Road and Bridal Veil because trees and other debris have fallen and blocked the road.  High winds and continuing debris fall have made the road unsafe for cleanup crews and there is no timeline for reopening.  The Oregon Department of Transportation was […] The post We […]