• Tuesday A Busy Day For Meetings
    It’s going to be a busy Tuesday for governmental meetings in the region.  The Hood River County Commission has moved its monthly meeting to the Hood River Valley Adult Center to start at 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday.  That’s to accommodate a second round of testimony on the proposed Sales and Admissions Tax ordinance, scheduled to […] The post Tuesday A Busy Day For […]
  • Lot 1 Infrastructure Study Expected To Take Six Months
    The Port of Hood River is expecting it to take about six months to complete an infrastructure needs study for Lot 1 on the Waterfront.  Port Executive Director Michael McElwee says one of the challenges will be the public nature of the location, which will require serving light industrial uses but also with broad sidewalks […] The post Lot 1 Infrastructure S […]
  • MCFR Seeks Volunteers
    Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue is looking for more volunteers to help bolster its ranks.  Rob Torrey, who recently joined MCFR in a four-year grant-funded position to be in charge of volunteer recruitment and retention, says their numbers are low right now.  Torrey says they only have eight volunteers right now, and would like to see […] The post MCFR Seeks Vo […]
  • CGCC Talking To Semi-Finalists
    Columbia Gorge Community College this week will be doing online interviews with semi-finalists seeking to become the school’s next president.  CGCC had 44 applicants when that phase of the process closed on February 1.  After the CGCC Board of Education and its search committee conducts the online interviews, finalists will be recommended to the board, […] T […]
  • Feb. 16-17 Prep Sports Roundup: Shaner Wins State Wrestling Title
    Wrestling Hood River Valley’s Jason Shaner completed at unbeaten season by winning the 132 pound division at the Oregon Class 5A high school wrestling tournament.  Shaner defeated Bryant Smith of Milwaukie 9-7 in the final after topping Hunter Rickman of Sandy 21-8 in the semi-final.  Shaner finished the season with a 52-0 record.  Three other […] The post F […]
  • Juvenile Accused Of Starting Eagle Creek Fire Receives Probation And Community Service
    The juvenile accused of starting September’s Eagle Creek Fire entered into a plea agreement in court Friday, admitting to twelve misdemeanor counts before Hood River County Circuit Judge John Olson.  The 15-year-old, whose name has not been released due to ongoing concerns for the safety of the juvenile and his family, admitted to eight counts […] The post J […]
  • Bonham Introduces Bill To Expand Good Neighbor Authority
    In his first session in the Oregon Legislature, 29th District Representative Daniel Bonham has presented two bills for consideration.  One is before the House Ag and Natural Resources Committee, and Bonham says it would expand the good neighbor authority agreed to by the Governor and the U.S. Forest Service to allow Oregon departments of Forestry […] The pos […]
  • Exclusion Day Coming Wednesday
    This coming Wednesday will be the day students in Oregon will not be able to go to school unless their immunization records are up to date.  Trish Elliott of the Hood River County Health Department says parents were sent notices last week if there is no record of their children having required shots.  Under state […] The post Exclusion Day Coming Wednesday a […]
  • HR County Gets Blue Sky Grant For Solar Project
    Hood River County is receiving a nearly 70-thousand dollar grant from Pacific Power’s Blue Sky energy program to outfit the County’s Health Department building with a roof-mounted solar installation and battery back-up system.  The Health Department building currently has a diesel backup generator, to ensure that the County’s supply of vaccines stay refriger […]
  • HR Schools To Seek Renewal Of Local Option
    The Hood River County School District will seek a five-year renewal of its local option levy during the May election.  School board members voted to place the issue on the ballot during their Tuesday night meeting.  The levy would remain up to a dollar-25 per thousand dollars of assessed value, where it has been since […] The post HR Schools To Seek Renewal […]