• URA To Issue RFP For Tony’s Building
    The Columbia Gateway Urban Renewal Agency Board voted to have its staff develop a request for proposals for the former Tony’s Town and Country property in downtown The Dalles.  That property became available again when Tokola Properties pulled out of a Development and Disposition agreement with the URA when the Oregon Bureau of Labor and […]
  • Riverside Raising Funds For Organ Repair To Honor Schock
    Riverside Community Church is raising funds to repair the only pipe organ in Hood River County.  The organ was installed in the church 50 years ago, and is used in numerous musical performances at the church.  The church’s Stu Watson says the facility’s musical director, Diana Beterbide, has indicated there are certain notes on the […]
  • Highway 14 Overpass Targeted To Go Out To Bid In 2020
    The planned overpass for Highway 14 at Bingen Point may go out to bid sometime in 2020.  Bingen Mayor Betty Barnes says the lengthy planning process with the Washington State Department of Transportation, with much of the attention right now on talks with Burlington Northern Railroad on a “shoofly,” which is temporary track to allow […]
  • White Salmon Council Discussing STR Permitting
    The White Salmon City Council will discuss a proposed ordinance for short-term rental permitting at its Wednesday meeting.  The City’s Community Development Committee is proposing $300 application and renewal fee in an effort to determine where STR’s are located and how many there are, to ensure they meet minimum qualifications, and to inform owners they […]
  • HR County “A Long Way” From Being Ready For Power Shutoffs
    Hood River County emergency management personnel told County Commissioners they have a long way to go before they could be ready for Pacific Power to declare a Public Safety Power Shutoff, but they did say a recent meeting brought some progress and improved communication.  County Emergency Services Director Barb Ayres said they need a year […]
  • Walden Statement Says Trump Tweets “Do Not Reflect The Values We Hold Dear”
    Oregon Second District Congressman Greg Walden released a written statement Tuesday on President Donald Trump’s recent comments on Twitter about four progressive Democratic congresswomen, who are all women of color.  The Hood River Republican said the tweets “do not reflect the values that we hold dear in America” and “should not be made about any American […]