• HR County Adopts Budget
    Hood River County Commissioners unanimously approved a budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year essentially as recommended by the County’s budget committee.  The one change was in regard to Oak Grove Park, as Commissioners accepted an offer from Friends of Oak Grove Park to continue to pay for maintenance of that facility for another six months.  […]
  • Wasco County Gets FEMA Approval Of Hazard Mitigation Plan
    Wasco County received final formal FEMA approval of their updated Multi-Jurisdictional Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan.  This plan covers the County and the City of The Dalles.  Updating the plan is a federal requirement that must be undertaken every five years to maintain eligibility for certain mitigation grants, and to establish a comprehensive community level mitigation […]
  • Cougar Sightings In Hood River County
    Both the Hood River Police Department and Hood River County Sheriff’s Office are reporting cougar sightings.  Hood River Police say a cougar was reported underneath a vehicle on 18th Street and Cascade Avenue on Monday night at around 11 p.m.  The reporting party said they watched the cougar walk around the building, but officers searched […]
  • Hansell Bill On Firefighting Liability Signed By Governor
    A bill sponsored by 29th District Senator Bill Hansell to make farmers, ranchers, and volunteers immune from civil liabilities was signed by Governor Kate Brown.  Senate Bill 290 was inspired by the 2018 Substation Fire in Wasco and Sherman counties last year.  Hansell calls it a “Good Samaritan” bill to protect the farmers and ranchers […]
  • Hood River Park Initiative Petition Backers Turn In Signatures
    Backers of an initiative petition to amend the Hood River City Charter to require authorization from voters before municipal parkland could be sold has turned in more than the required number of signatures to qualify for the ballot.  Kim Kean at the Hood River County elections’ office says 1,245 signatures were collected, well over the […]
  • Road Work Planned In The Dalles
    Wasco County road crews will begin work on several pavement preservation projects in the City of The Dalles.   This work has been scheduled for Wednesday, Thursday, and Monday.  The chip seal projects will require short duration road closures between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at each location on the date the work is scheduled to […]