• TD And Wasco Panels Talk Building Code Services
    During a joint worksession Monday evening Wasco County Commissioners and The Dalles City Council agreed while they would prefer the state to handle building codes services, the state’s unwillingness to commit to a local office probably makes it preferable for the County to run it.  The state has been handling County building code services since […]
  • Thanksgiving Dinners Planned
    Community Thanksgiving dinners are set for Hood River, Cascade Locks, and The Dalles on Thursday.  Community Thanksgiving dinners take place in Hood River from noon to 4 p.m. at Riverside Church on 317 State Street, and in Cascade Locks at the Port Pavilion from noon to 2 p.m.  Those who are homebound and would like […]
  • HR County Commission Hears From Sheriff On Public Safety Levy
    Hood River County Commissioners heard from Sheriff Matt English about public safety levy options that could both provide the Sheriff’s Department with funds to meet current needs and also save general fund dollars as the County tries to find a way to close its budget gap.  Commission Chair Ron Rivers said English’s proposals were very […]
  • WS Council Offers Help For New Pool District
    With the establishment of the new Metropolitan Park District to oversee a new swimming pool in White Salmon, the City of White Salmon is offering its help as the new district and its board get organized. Mayor David Poucher says the City has offered to help with legal advice through their attorney and help from […]
  • Work Progresses On New May Street Elementary
    Progress continues on construction of the new May Street Elementary School in Hood River.  Hood River County School District Superintendent Dan Goldman says the big challenge has been acquiring steel for the project, but they are on track for a September opening.  The biggest challenge on the schedule will be getting the asphalt required for […]
  • TD Chamber Seeks Distinguished Service Nominations
    The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for annual Distinguished Service Awards to be given out during the Chamber’s annual banquet in January.  Chamber CEO Lisa Farquharson says they are taking nominees in a number of different categories, including man, woman, volunteer, agricultural person, youth, educator, first responder, and business.  Nominations are open […]