• HR County Commission Approves Exchange With Farmers
    Hood River County Commissioners have approved a forestland exchange with Farmers Irrigation District.  Under the deal, the County exchanges just over nineteen acres of forestland surrounding Kingsley Reservoir for over 39 acres owned by the irrigation district that will be incorporated into the designated County Forest.  The exchange compensates the County f […]
  • Petition Omission Forces District For WS Pool To Take Different Direction
    An omission on petition sheets has White Salmon, Bingen, and Klickitat County officials taking a new direction to get a Metropolitan Park District to establish and operate a new swimming pool in White Salmon before voters in November.  Mayor David Poucher says they were informed by the County Auditor that petitions signed by over 700 […] The post Petition Om […]
  • Port of HR Parking Changes Having Impact
    Paid parking has been in effect on some Port of Hood River owned streets in the Waterfront area, and Port Executive Director Michael McElwee says it is achieving most of the targets set out for it.  McElwee says they are seeing people beginning to understand the system, and the rate of people using it going […] The post Port of HR Parking Changes Having Impa […]
  • TD Chamber Seeks Tourism Director
    The Dalles Chamber of Commerce CEO Lisa Farquharson is working to find a tourism director to lead the community into its next growth phase in tourism. In past years, Farquharson has served as the tourism director, but funding from the City for the current fiscal year allowed her to seek someone to serve in that […] The post TD Chamber Seeks Tourism Director […]
  • Bridge Closure Late Thursday Night
    There will be a full closure of the Hood River/White Salmon Interstate Bridge beginning at 11:00 p.m. on Thursday and continuing through 1:00 a.m. Friday.  Northwest Natural Gas crews will be on the bridge performing inspections of their gas line utility.  This work requires a full height lift of the bridge’s lift span.  Port crews […] The post Bridge Closur […]
  • 25 Acre Fire Burns On Mt. Hood Forest
    A 25 acre wildfire was discovered late Sunday afternoon on the Clackamas River Ranger District of the Mt. Hood National forest.  The Collawash Fire is burning in grass and brush under a Bonneville Power Administration powerline corridor along Forest Road 63 south of Raab Campground.  A Forest Service spokesperson says multiple engines, water tenders, and […] […]
  • Fire In High Prairie Area Burns 86 Acres
    A fire Sunday afternoon on Mott Road in the High Prairie area burned about 86 acres.  Klickitat County Fire District #14 Chief Tim Darland says no structures were lost.  The fire started around 4:30 Sunday afternoon, and was contained by 10:30 p.m.  The Washington Department of Natural Resources had a strike team of five engines […] The post Fire In High Pra […]
  • I-84 Closure This Week
    Interstate 84 will be closed nights eastbound and westbound at exit 56 west of Hood River the next four nights, but delays may be minimal because the off-ramp leads directly to an on-ramp and a quick return to the highway.  The Oregon Department of Transportation says they closure will be in place Monday through Thursday […] The post I-84 Closure This Week a […]
  • Columbia Gorge CCO To Receive Funds Health
    The PacificSource Columbia Gorge Coordinated Care Organization announced that it will receive more than $2.8 million dollars from Quality Pool payments from the Oregon Health Authority for quality performance during 2017.  PacificSource Community Solutions will allocate the money received from OHA back to the care providers for the Columbia Gorge CCO, as wel […]
  • White Salmon Man Injured In Highway 14 Accident
    A 30-year-old White Salmon motorcyclist was injured in an accident on Saturday on Highway 141 alternate just west of the White Salmon city limits.  According to the Washington State Patrol, Ryan Lawson was southbound on 141 alternate near milepost 6 when a northbound pickup truck driven by a 41-year-old Carson man crossed over the center […] The post White S […]