• 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 […] The post URA To […]
  • 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 […] The post Riverside Rai […]
  • 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 […] The post Highway 14 O […]
  • 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 […] The post HR Co […]
  • 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 [ […]
  • Interstate Bridge Closures Early Wednesday and Monday
    The Hood River-White Salmon Interstate Bridge will be closed on Wednesday morning from 5:30 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. and again on Monday morning from 5:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.  Port of Hood River facilities crews will perform maintenance lifts of the bridge lift span during those times.  Both lanes of the bridge will be closed […] The post Interstate Bridge Closures E […]
  • West 6th Street Construction Project In The Dalles Begins Thursday
    The Dalles Public Works will begin a street construction project Thursday at West 6th Street between Hostetler Street and Chenowith Loop Road.  City officials say the eastbound lane of West 6th Street will be closed to all traffic in that area during working hours from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting Thursday and continuing until […] The post West 6th Street Const […]
  • HR Public Works Asks For Caution For Chip Sealing Projects
    The Hood River County Public Works Department Tuesday started chip sealing approximately 20 miles of roads.  Work is starting in the upper valley, will progress to the lower valley by next week, and continue into late August as roads will also need to be swept and re-striped.  Roads being worked on include Fairview Drive and Post Canyon Drive and […] The pos […]
  • TD Chamber Plans Tourism Videos
    The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce is planning to do three videos to promote tourism in the community.  Chamber CEO Lisa Farquharson says the videos will be on YouTube, the Chamber website, and a Northwest fishing program that airs on Fox television stations in the region.  Farquharson says the YouTube question is whether they are […] The post TD Chamber Pl […]