• Appeal Of Morrison Park Rezone Filed
    Opponents of rezoning Morrison Park in Hood River for a low-income housing project have filed an appeal of the City’s decision with the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals, contending the City has violated its comprehensive land use plan.  The Hood River City Council in March approved changing the zoning for 2.76 acres of Lot […]
  • HR School Board Approves Boundary Changes
    The Hood River County School District board has approved changes to elementary and middle school boundaries as recommended by administration.  Two weeks ago the board had asked for plans for transportation adjustments…in particular re-establishing an activity bus between Wy’east and Hood River middle schools.  Superintendent Dan Goldman says there is a plan in place to […]
  • CGCC Ramps Up Elementary Ed Program
    Columbia Gorge Community College is ramping up its Elementary Educators Pathways program in conjunction with Oregon State University and local school districts.  CGCC Dean of College Transfer Programs and General Education Stephen Shwiff says the idea is to homegrow future elementary school teachers through two years at CGCC and then two years of an OSU […]
  • Performing Arts Initiative Hires Project Manager
    The Performing Arts Initiative, the group that is seeking to establish a performing arts center in the Gorge, has recently hired a project manager.  Mark Steighner is one of the founding members of the group says CBRE Heery will take the project from concept to construction.  Steighner says their next goal is to hire a […]
  • May 22 Prep Sports Roundup
    Oregon Class 5A Softball Playoffs First Round Hood River Valley 8, St. Helens 0:  Makenzie Chambers and Haylee Baker homered while Lauren Decker pitched a shutout as HRV advanced to the quarterfinals.  Chambers got the Eagles going in the first inning with a two-run homer, while Baker homered and Molly Routson added a two-run triple […]
  • Both HR County Tax Measures Defeated
    Both of the tax measures Hood River County sought to deal with its budget woes went down to defeat in Tuesday night’s vote count.  Measure 14-65, a five-year local option property tax levy of 89 cents per thousand dollars of assessed property value for public health and safety, came closest to passage.  51.4% of voters […]