• Judge Denies Motion To Dismiss NORCOR Suit
    A judge has denied motions made by the Northern Oregon Corrections Facility to dismiss a lawsuit by four citizens claiming NORCOR is violating state law by allowing Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees to be held there, but did remove Wasco County as a defendant in the lawsuit.  A spokesperson in NORCOR attorney Will Carey’s office […]
  • December 14 Prep Sports Roundup
    Boys Basketball Ridgeview 71, Hood River Valley 67 (overtime):  The Ravens outscored the Eagles 13-9 in the extra session to grab the win.  HRV’s three-game winning streak was snapped with the loss. Horizon Christian 64, Trinity Lutheran 62:  The Hawks with their first game at the Triad Tournament in Klamath Falls, and will play Powers […]
  • Klickitat County Seeks Volunteers For Emergency Operations Center
    The Klickitat County Department of Emergency Management is seeking citizen volunteers to assist in staffing the Emergency Operations Center in Goldendale during large-scale emergencies and exercises.  Department Director Jeff King says volunteers can serve as public information officers, provide logistical support to field operations, plan for multiple-day operations, track financial activities related to the incident or event for […]
  • NORCOR Board Responds To DRO Report
    The Northern Oregon Corrections Facilities board released its response to a scathing Disability Rights Oregon report on NORCOR’s Juvenile Detention Center released last week, calling DRO’s claim of the facility as inhumane “totally irresponsible.”  In a letter approved during the board’s Thursday meeting, NORCOR acknowledges there are areas of the juvenile facility that require improvement […]
  • CGCC Talking With Business Reps About Workforce Needs
    Columbia Gorge Community College is talking with business and industry representatives about what they need the school to do to provide a trained workforce in the region.  Three CGCC board members and six faculty members have been doing site visits.  CGCC Community Outreach Director Dan Spatz says they are talking about responsive programs the college […]
  • Bettencourt Named Sheriff Of The Year
    Gilliam County Sheriff Gary Bettencourt has been tabbed by the Oregon State Sheriff”s Association as its 2017 Sheriff of the Year.  The organization cited Bettencourt for his work as a leader within that group, and for his understanding and commitment to dealing with mental health issues.  He has represented the state sheriff’s organization on numerous […]