• HR Schools Work On Student Success Act Proposal
    The Hood River County School District is in the process of preparing its proposal to the state for how it would use around $3,000,000 in additional funding through the Student Success Act approved by the Oregon Legislature last year.  Superintendent Sara Hahn-Huston says they have just wrapped up an online survey, and they did a […] The post HR Schools Work […]
  • I-976 Passage May Delay Bingen Underpass, But It Will Happen
    The passage of Washington Initiative 976 to limit the cost of car tabs may postpone construction of the Highway 14 underpass at Bingen Point, but it will still happen.  Bingen Mayor Betty Barnes says that’s the word she has received from state transportation officials.  She notes the majority of the property acquisition for the project […] The post I-976 Pas […]
  • PacifiCorp Reaches Deal With Yakama Nation For “Right Of First Offer”
    PacifiCorp has reached a deal with the Yakama Nation to give the tribe a Right of First Offer for as much as 289 acres of land along the White Salmon River should the utility ever decide to sell.  The property is not currently for sale.  The land included in the agreement begins at the former […] The post PacifiCorp Reaches Deal With Yakama Nation For “Right […]
  • Port of HR To Hold Fall Planning Session Tuesday
    The Port of Hood River will hold its fall planning session on Tuesday, and the focus will be on strategic planning for the next six years.  Port Executive Director Michael McElwee says this session will start the update of their current business plan to take it to 2026, the year which is targeted to begin […] The post Port of HR To Hold Fall Planning Session […]
  • MCHA Receives HUD Vouchers For Tri-County Area
    Mid-Columbia Housing Authority has been approved by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development to receive $255,826 for Hood River, Wasco, and Sherman counties under the Mainstream Voucher Program for fiscal year 2019.  MCHA executive director Joel Madsen says the agency expects to be able to serve an additional 40 households in those three […] T […]
  • Starlight Parade Entry Deadline Is November 27
    There is a bit more than a week left for those wishing to enter the Starlight Parade in The Dalles on November 29 to do so.  The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce CEO Lisa Farquharson says they will be taking applications until next Wednesday, November 27.  The theme is “Ruby Red Christmas.”  To register for […] The post Starlight Parade Entry Deadline Is Nove […]
  • SR 14 Roundabout At Wind River Road Open
    After two months construction work to revamp the connection between Washington Highway 14 and Wind River Road is in its final phase.  A new roundabout at the intersection of the two roads is now open to traffic.  It’s designed to provide improved connectivity between Highway 14 and Carson.  Final work is scheduled for January.  Currently, […] The post SR 14 […]
  • SR 142 Open House In Klickitat
    Community members in Klickitat are invited to an open house on Tuesday to share suggestions for State Route 142, including improvements for people who walk, bike or drive in the area.   The open house is the first step of a larger study the Washington State Department of Transportation is conducting to gather feedback from community […] The post SR 142 Open […]
  • CGCC Looks For Budget Committee Members
    Columbia Gorge Community College is looking for people in Hood River and Wasco counties interested in serving on the school’s budget committee.  Those appointed by the CGCC Board of Education would receive a three-year term as a Budget Committee member.  Those interested should send a letter including qualifications, telephone, and address to the Board of [… […]
  • November 14-16 Prep Sports Roundup
    Oregon Class 4A Football Quarterfinal The Dalles 58, Tillamook 51:   Okean Green ran for five touchdowns to lift the Riverhawks into the semi-finals in a game that featured over 1,000 yards of total offense.  Green ran for 146 yards and four scores while accumulating 86 yards receiving with a touchdown.  Green’s final two touchdowns broke […] The post Novemb […]