• Rain Leaves Fire In Smoldering State
    Substantial rain that fell across the Eagle Creek Fire Tuesday left most portions of the fire in a smoldering state.  The exception was in the northeast corner where minimal creeping has been observed, but even that resulted in only three acres of growth in the past 24 hours.  Smoke can still be seen in many […]
  • Port of HR Pushes Ahead With Bridge Replacement Planning
    The Port of Hood River is going to push ahead with preparing a request for proposal for engineering, environmental feasibility study, and financial feasibility assessment work on a potential new Interstate Bridge after learning the Oregon Department of Transportation may make five million dollars for those projects approved by the Legislature this summer available by […]
  • HR County Reopens Most Forest Lands
    The Hood River County Board of Commissioners approved the re-opening of county forest lands.  The only roads and areas to remain closed are those adjacent to the fire lines that run between Kingsley Reservoir and Post Canyon.  Those areas are signed.  Mount Hood National Forest areas west of Highway 35 and north of Mt. Hood […]
  • Bingen To Seek Federal Funds For Reservoir Replacement
    The City of Bingen will be applying for a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development program to replace the city’s water reservoir.  Bingen Mayor Betty Barnes says the project has been on their radar for some time.  The reservoir was constructed in 1948.  Barnes adds the City is loaning its water fund […]
  • September 19 Prep Sports Roundup
    Volleyball Hood River Valley def. Hermiston 25-12, 25-14, 25-21:  Kennedy James and Shae Duffy had seven kills each for the Eagles. Pendleton def. The Dalles 25-13, 25-16, 21-25, 25-15 South Wasco def. Sherman 25-7, 23-25, 25-16, 25-13 Dufur def. Klickitat 25-17, 25-8, 25-15 Lyle-Wishram def. Mabton 25-18, 25-16, 18-25, 25-20:  Amber Tompkins had six aces, […]
  • Eastbound I-84 Remains Closed
    There is still no timetable for re-opening eastbound lanes of Interstate 84 between Hood River and Troutdale.  Oregon Department of Transportation spokesman Don Hamilton says they are getting closer to opening it, but they want to make sure it is as safe as possible before doing so.  Hamilton says they are watching the slopes closely […]