• HR Schools Work On Student Success Act Proposal
    The Hood River County School District is in the process of preparing its proposal to the state for how it would use around $3,000,000 in additional funding through the Student Success Act approved by the Oregon Legislature last year.  Superintendent Sara Hahn-Huston says they have just wrapped up an online survey, and they did a […]
  • I-976 Passage May Delay Bingen Underpass, But It Will Happen
    The passage of Washington Initiative 976 to limit the cost of car tabs may postpone construction of the Highway 14 underpass at Bingen Point, but it will still happen.  Bingen Mayor Betty Barnes says that’s the word she has received from state transportation officials.  She notes the majority of the property acquisition for the project […]
  • PacifiCorp Reaches Deal With Yakama Nation For “Right Of First Offer”
    PacifiCorp has reached a deal with the Yakama Nation to give the tribe a Right of First Offer for as much as 289 acres of land along the White Salmon River should the utility ever decide to sell.  The property is not currently for sale.  The land included in the agreement begins at the former […]
  • Port of HR To Hold Fall Planning Session Tuesday
    The Port of Hood River will hold its fall planning session on Tuesday, and the focus will be on strategic planning for the next six years.  Port Executive Director Michael McElwee says this session will start the update of their current business plan to take it to 2026, the year which is targeted to begin […]
  • MCHA Receives HUD Vouchers For Tri-County Area
    Mid-Columbia Housing Authority has been approved by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development to receive $255,826 for Hood River, Wasco, and Sherman counties under the Mainstream Voucher Program for fiscal year 2019.  MCHA executive director Joel Madsen says the agency expects to be able to serve an additional 40 households in those three […]
  • Starlight Parade Entry Deadline Is November 27
    There is a bit more than a week left for those wishing to enter the Starlight Parade in The Dalles on November 29 to do so.  The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce CEO Lisa Farquharson says they will be taking applications until next Wednesday, November 27.  The theme is “Ruby Red Christmas.”  To register for […]