• State To Temporarily Administer Wasco County Building Codes
    The building codes division of the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services will be administering and enforcing Wasco County’s building inspection program on a temporary basis starting February 1.  State officials met with County Commissioners to discuss the situation during the Commission’s Wednesday meeting.  The building codes services were provided in Wasco County through […]
  • HR County Commission Says It Can Afford ID Program
    Hood River County Commissioners have told supporters of a county identification card program that with its current budget issues, they aren’t in a position to establish one right now.  Gorge Ecumenical Ministries has made the proposal to establish the ID card program for those who cannot establish other forms of identification.  Commission Chair Ron Rivers […]
  • Recreational Sturgeon Season In The Dalles Pool Closing Saturday
    Fishery managers in Oregon and Washington say the recreational sturgeon season in The Dalles Pool, from The Dalles Dam upstream to John Day Dam, will close effective at 12:01 Saturday morning.  The states decided to close the sturgeon sport fishery based on catch projections which indicate the 100 fish guideline will be achieved by Friday […]
  • Rivers Announces He Won’t Seek Re-election
    Hood River County Commission Chair Ron Rivers announced he will not run for re-election.  Rivers, who is entering his 12th year in the position, made the announcement at Tuesday evening’s Commission meeting.  Rivers says he feels like he still have things to give to the county, “but it’s time for new blood,” adding “change is […]
  • Sherman County Crab Feed Will Go On As Scheduled
    One of Sherman County’s biggest events will go on as scheduled.  The Sherman County Athletic Foundation Crab and Oyster Feed will take place on January 27.  There had been concerns the event would have to be postponed due to delays in the Dungeness crab season on the Oregon coast, but the foundation’s Ron Mobley says […]
  • White Salmon Schools Move Toward Literacy Curriculum
    The White Salmon Valley School District is progressing toward adoption of a new literacy curriculum, including both reading and writing.  Superintendent Jerry Lewis says one of their goals is to have alignment all the way through the K-12 system, adding establishing reading skills in the early grades is the building block to all education.  He […]